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Scratch Kitchen

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245 Derby street, Salem, MA 01970
978-741-2442
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10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Description: New restaurant.

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great quality of food, but...

Good place, that COULD be great. The food is REALLY delicious cool hipster barbecue stuff, with the prerequisite obsession with bacon, pickles, spiced mayos etc... but the portions are nothing to write home about, prices are on the high end (for what is essentially a sandwich shop) and the plates... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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Bedford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious but water poured out of the air conditioner in the ceiling onto our table. The waitress told us it was due to condensation, of course. It was gross. The ceiling is stained with brown water stains. Our soup came after our sandwiches and the anchovies for the caesar salad came with the bill. Service was spotty.

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Good place, that COULD be great. The food is REALLY delicious cool hipster barbecue stuff, with the prerequisite obsession with bacon, pickles, spiced mayos etc... but the portions are nothing to write home about, prices are on the high end (for what is essentially a sandwich shop) and the plates don't even come standard with any sides other than a... More 

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Epping, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My family stopped in for lunch and we were not disappointed. The food was fresh and flavorful. We sampled the homemade chips and dip, clam chowder, blt and panini. We also took some bacon chocolate chip cookies to go. It tasted like heaven in your mouth. I would definitely go back again!

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Treasure Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

To be truthful, we never ate the food. We left because we never got served. Came in sat down, waiter brought menus and never came back... To many good places in Salem to deal with not a lack of service, but no service. Skip it...

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Simply delightful chicken fingers, inventive and clean menu items. The staff is friendly and is timely as they can be with your food. Try not to go during lunch hour unless you want one heck of a wait.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Everything is made here and local hence scratch. Anything and everything is great but start off with the bacon popcorn. Just a quaint little place that is totally real food. Did I say they make their own bacon !

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fantastic food that comes from New England. Usually a good mixture of options and some great desserts. They have a variety of drinks on tap. The waitstaff can sometimes be less than stellar.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped by Scratch Kitchen on a recent trip to Salem-they had great clam chowder! I wished I had gotten a bowl of it! Bacon on all the things! The fish tacos were spot on, I just wish they had sides!

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vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I dont' know what was better - the awesome waitress, the fresh decor or the food made entirely from scratch (and I mean they make the mayo, ketchup, mustart, bread, smoke the meat.....). Had the best ever clam chowder, BLT and fries. You absolutely have to go!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Best grilled cheese sandwich ever. Best grilled BLT ever. I don't know where you get the bacon from but it's delicious. And that's after having each sandwich twice, on subsequent days.

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Additional Information about Scratch Kitchen

Address: 245 Derby street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-741-2442
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Derby street, Salem, MA 01970
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-741-2442

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

New restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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