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245 Derby street, Salem, MA 01970
978-741-2442
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Today
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Description: New restaurant.

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Really good locally sourced food. Service can be slow

We like to go the Scratch for lunch on Saturdays. Lots of locally sourced food with the meat being the most outstanding. Husband had brisket sandwich and I had scratch burger. Prepared just right and very flavorful. My 11 year old daughter had the baked navy beans with franks and loved it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
dianeargie
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Mass
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Pelham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I went for lunch on a Friday. It was delicious, fresh and definitely from scratch -- even the mayo, ketchup, and mustard --- seriously! The waiter was first rate, well informed and clearly close to an owner -- he knew it all! what was also so nice to see -- the PRIDE he took in his offerings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Truly amazing eats near the Salem waterfront. Went there with family after visiting the Salem Witch Museum based on other Trip Advisor reviews. Everything is homemade (from scratch of course). My wife and daughter had the grilled cheese, kettle chips, and my other daughter the burger while I had the Cuban sandwich. Also had an order of bacon fries--wow! Salty... More 

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New York
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54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

i was walking around salem with my boyfriend and asked a local where we could get a descent lunch.They recomended this place, saying how some big chef opened it and everything is great. We started off sharing a cup of new england clam chowder which was ok, i feel the bacon was a bit over powering but the clams were... More 

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Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Good food, good beer, friendly staff, reasonable prices. Love the eclectic nature of the restaurant.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We tried this with a coupon, three of us. horrible. Service was bad, food was even worse. I don't know how they will survive because people will try this once and not return.

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Mass
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14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We like to go the Scratch for lunch on Saturdays. Lots of locally sourced food with the meat being the most outstanding. Husband had brisket sandwich and I had scratch burger. Prepared just right and very flavorful. My 11 year old daughter had the baked navy beans with franks and loved it. Some of the hipster wait staff can have... More 

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Boston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were so pleased to discover this restaurant. We love their philosophies around incorporating locally sourced food (e.g. bread, cheese, beers, etc). I don't think we've every had a bad meal here and I love their daily offerings of different soups, desserts, etc. It's so nice to see a place make so much themselves versus getting stuff out of a... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

They make one of the top three best chicken fingers in salem.The breading us light and crispy.The chicken inside is juicy and delicious.

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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

no welcome. Had to ask if we could sit down. We're out of Bloody Mary mix. No coffee was made and we ended up getting it halfway through our meal when we saw staff standing around drinking it upon our arrival. Our server was rude and did not want to be there. Our hash browns came out cold and dry.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I stopped in for lunch, menu looked amazing and the staff was super-friendly. I went with the suggestion of the waitress- a Steak sandwich (something I would have never ordered on my own). All I can say is WOW! Absolutely amazing!!! Also got a beer as she suggested and that was just as yummy. Waitress was so helpful in pointing... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?