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In a Pig's Eye

148 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970
978-741-4436
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Ranked #48 of 216 restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Pig's Eye is a Salem institution. Not the place for a romantic dinner, rather gather some buddies and head down for consistent food and fun times. The bar is great and generally other patrons friendly and welcoming. Its a "Cheers"-like atmosphere at lunch and dinner. Nothing fancy but fun and the food choices are classic pub fare. Juicy burgers,... More

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Leesburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great place for live music but the beer on tap was warm and the pint glasses were stacked before dried and so left our beers still tasting soapy... If you only drink spirits then this is a great place to check out.

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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch before heading to the House of the Seven Gables. Quirky kinda place, a bit dirty, yet a surprisingly place I'd go back to! Food was good, service while "odd" ...acceptable. Not your average "touristy" kinda place.

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Washington, DC
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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Right after our visit to the House of the Seven Gables, we walked to found this restaurant while walking around. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise as the chowder was super and so was the hot sandwich. It is a quaint place with the atmosphere which harks back to the olden days. There was only one person doing... More

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Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wow. Service was amazing !!! The lady was very nice. The service was great I had the fish cakes which were delicious and I would recommend and my dad had the tuna wraps which were delicious aswell. The price is great and everything was wonderful would highly recommend.

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Rockport, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife, granddaughter, and I ate here while visiting Winter Island. A local pub serving dinner where we had to wait for the staff to arrive to decide what was going to be on the special for the night. Didn't mind the wait at all since the meal, service and atmosphere was well worth it. Definitely order the clam chowder... More

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Troy, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate here only once. Love the 'pub' ambiance but the food was just okay. We didn't stay for the live bands but I'm sure that makes it more enjoyable.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went to this restaurant as it advertised itself as friendly with chat and music. We thought we would pass a pleasant evening here. The food was OK ,nothing special, but the waiting staff were abrupt and unfriendly. There seemed to be a regular crowd who received much attention with jokes and friendly banter but none for us. We decided... More

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is my second time to 'In a Pig's Eye' and it is a very nice restaurant to visit when you are in town. The food is good bar food. I had a special Mac & Cheese with bacon that could have fed two people, the service is very good and attentive and it was a nice place to spend... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

very small place; enjoy conversation with the locals; food and drink is relaxing; if you're looking for upscale, this is not your place

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