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Scratch Kitchen

245 Derby street, Salem, MA 01970
978-741-2442
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Ranked #40 of 213 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: New restaurant.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: New restaurant.
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great burger, beer, and killer cookies. I shop local when at home so it was great to continue to support the local growers too in a new town. Loved the music too. Perfect dinner option after a long day at work.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A very casual restaurant specializing in home grown ingredients. Conveniently located near the water front in a building that houses a multi-level parking garage. I thought the food was good but not great. Place can get crowded at times.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I know I'm in a good restaurant when they list the farms they're using on the chalk board. The food was yummy and well priced, well balanced and felt clean to eat it. I came away feeling healthy and happy

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The food was good, didn't like the wait but understood. The clam chowder tasted like water NO flavor at all also the bacon dusted fries a waste of money, there was NO bacon in it, it was dusted with dried bacon grease blah....If you do stop in try their pulled pork sandwich "DELISH''. And the cobbler "YUMMMMM".

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We are North Shore, MA locals, and decided while in Salem we would try something new. Scratch Kitchen is right in the middle of all the Salem Haunted Happenings hoopla, so we had lots of company. It was Sunday of the Columbus Day weekend at 10:30 (open 10:30 to 2:30 on Sunday) when we were there, and every table was... More

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Monee, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

So we stopped here before exploring Salem. We got a seat quickly. The issue is that it was not that busy but we waited for 10 min before someone came and got our order. Then other people got their food that came in and ordered after us. It almost felt like we were ignored. The male waiter said oh your... More

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Tuolumne, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Sorry to say but this place was terrible to our standards. They claim that everything is made fresh but what they don't say is that they don't offer much for the price. My husband had the pulled pork that was as dry as the sidewalk with smoke being the only real flavor. I had a BLT (figured how can you... More

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Walkersville, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We may have picked an off day but the evening we went for dinner was not anything we enjoyed. The clam chowder was very good I had a Vermont cheddar cheese sandwich on sourdough, it was ok but it also cost $6.00 just for the sandwich. They make all their own condiments so the order of French fries came with... More

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Stratford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

we ended up visiting scratch on our Salem food tour and the experience was amazing. how often does the chef come to your table and tell you about the awesome stuff he prepared for you. The food was fresh and from local vendors which was great if you go the bacon dusted fries are a must and the ham and... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stopped here on our Salem Food Tour with Karen and were thrilled. This place is locally sourced and a must visit while in Salem. The food is great. We wish we had time to eat there again! Delish

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