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Salem Beer Works

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American, Hamburgers
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278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
978-745-2337
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10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot for lunch. Good food and tasty beer pairings. Good service too.

Party of 3 had lunch on a Tuesday. Waitress was good, efficient, friendly, but not too friendly. Food was quick, and good. Beer was really good. My colleagues had the beer with blueberries. I had the gluten free beer. Would love to go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Ste_NJ
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Party of 3 had lunch on a Tuesday. Waitress was good, efficient, friendly, but not too friendly. Food was quick, and good. Beer was really good. My colleagues had the beer with blueberries. I had the gluten free beer. Would love to go back!

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner. Great atmosphere, food and adorable. The portions are quite large and the food was delicious. There were good choices on the kids menu.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have come here quite a few times, and the last few seem to be lacking in food portion size and in service. Our waiter was running around frantically as they were short staffed, but not that busy. Bring back the enormous platter of nachos!!! Also most wine drinkers don't enjoy wine served in a stemless glass. I know they... More 

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Boston
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137 reviews 137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We eat at the Beer Works restaurants in different locations. The day we ate at Salem Beer works, the food was really extra good for both diners.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a super dinner at Salem Beer Works. Service was great, and the menu offered something for everyone, including my vegetarian daughter!

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Coppell, Texas, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Came here a little pressed for time, but really enjoyed it. My daughter and I sat at the bar and each had salads and bread for dinner. It was actually quite good. I had a salmon salad and the salmon was hot with a sweet glaze that just hit the spot! The service from the bar tender was quite attentive... More 

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New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

i was vacationing in salem,and had my whole itinerary planned.When i go away i love to look up menus of restaurants in that area and hit them for lunch or dinner. This place was not on my list. But because my boyfriend and i were exhausted, we fell asleep and got up a bit to late and all the restaurants... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Went here this weekend with the girls for dinner and drinks. The atmosphere was great, very cool vibe. Surprisingly not too crowded for a Friday night but we did have reservations just in case. The drinks were just alright. None of us got beer, so we can't speak for that but the mix drinks were a bit pricey for what... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Awesome atmosphere and wonderful staff. Very good food and drinks. Really enjoyed our time here. Definitely recommend trying to get in here on off hours, we went and got in no problem on Friday evening but on Saturday night the line was out the door with a very long wait just to get to the bar for a drink. Definitely... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Choice of beers is good. Always want to try a couple besides the usual. Normally several sandwiches hit the spot. Had their version of a "Cuban". Food was good and good portion.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-745-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?