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Red's Sandwich Shop

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
978-745-3527
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6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Takeout
Description: Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s...
Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted turkey, they mean roasted turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.
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    Very good
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast in Salem

Red's is an institution in Salem. Located in an old red house in the middle of historic Salem. Picture a roadside diner crammed into a house. Eggs, bacon, sausage, hash are all piled high. Try the eggs Benedict. Steak and eggs - YUM. Best of all is the value of this place. Won't make a dent in your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
witchcity
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Boston
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Red's is an institution in Salem. Located in an old red house in the middle of historic Salem. Picture a roadside diner crammed into a house. Eggs, bacon, sausage, hash are all piled high. Try the eggs Benedict. Steak and eggs - YUM. Best of all is the value of this place. Won't make a dent in your wallet.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We read reviews from elsewhere and decided to try the historic locale of Red's. Waitresses were helpful and were local folks. If you can't find something you like, on their very long menu, then give up. This is not a

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West Wareham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had researched before we went and it got a good review. It lived up to it's reviews. Waitress was wonderful (Terry), was very friendly. Food portions were large. I had cinnamon french toast which was awesome. My husband had eggs, canadian bacon, homefries and toast, which he enjoyed. Great place for breakfast and they serve lunch.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Reds has it all, good food,good service and good prices. Breakfast is my favorite meal and Reds did not disapoint.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Highly recommend Red's. Portions are huge, price is right, food is fresh, service is fast and friendly. We split cinnamon French toast and a turkey sausage, peppers and onion omelet - both were great! When in Salem make sure you stop at Red's.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Thank you Tripadvisor! We called here for breakfast while on a day out from Boston. The service and food were first class. The pancakes were bigger than the plates they were served on. The coffee was bottomless and was topped up frequently without being asked. If you go to Salem then this is a must place to visit.

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Denton, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very nice people inside and the food is god quality just missing a lil spice but yummy overall :) and cheap :)

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Indiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Read the great reviews on trip advisor so we had to try it. We were not disappointed. I had the pancakes and my wife had the French toast. The servings were huge but the taste did not suffer. The 3 pancakes were as large as the plate so the sausage had to come on a separate dish. Im a big... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We love to visit Reds when in Salem! It's home cooked American comfort food! If you are daunted by the huge menu, just ask the server, and they are happy to make recommendations. Donna was a gem, and treated us like family!

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Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a great local restaurant. Very good food. But most of all the servers were so friendly. Treat you just like the locals. Loved that!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-745-3527

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted turkey, they mean roasted turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm

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