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Red's Sandwich Shop

15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Ranked #2 of 216 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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.
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Amsterdam, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The best place to go in Salem for breakfast, Baruch or lunch! Service was quick, wait staff are friendly and attentive, you get huge portions, the flood is delicious and it's inexpensive! Couldn't ask for more!

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Leawood, Kansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while walking in Salem. The historic building drew us in and wow were we surprised. The menu is huge there was so much to choose from. I had a bacon and cheese omelet that was huge and came with a huge portion of home style potatoes and toast. It was all delicious. One of my... More

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Converse, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Terrific selection, quickly prepared & delicious! Butternut squash soup got things off to a great start & the Chicken pot pie was full of white meat chicken & veggies. Husband had Lobster Roll & really enjoyed also. I would eat here everyday if staying in Salem, as their breakfast selections looked incredible too!

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I had a turkey dinner platter for lunch. portions are more than enough. wide variety from which to chose

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Glasgow, Scotland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Both had the chicken pot pie which was huge. Waitress was attentive and super friendly. Really reasonable and a huge menu.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped by at Red's after hearing lots of good things about it online. It lived up to expectations. It's a cute, old fashioned little diner serving great comfort food. I know it's won a lot of awards for its breakfast, although we visited for lunch. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Salem and looking for a tasty lunch at... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Sunday morning we had to wait a bit but this place has good food. Beware that nothing is served small here so sharing or downsizing is recommended. Clearly a locals hangout so you're getting the real thing not a tourist location. Service was excellent and fast.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Best breakfast in Salem. Line can get long outside. But the place is bigger then you think goes fast. Lobster omelet , five meat omelet was excellent

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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Best coffee we found in Salem. The staff was very nice, attentive, and informative. Both of our sandwiches were delicious. They even wrapped a pickle to go. Great place for lunch or dinner, comfortable atmosphere.

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Isle of Man
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Called in today for a sandwich. Do not be deceived from the outside, inside there is a large diner and bar seating with a very large menu. I had a homemade turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwich with fries and gravy. Fantastic. I tried my first iced coffee but this is not for me. Hubby had a soup and sandwich so... More

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