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Red's Sandwich Shop

15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Ranked #4 of 213 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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English first
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We found Red's on our last trip to Salem for Halloween in 2009. I knew they would be crowded and my memory did not let me down. The first day we hit them, it was only about a ten minute wait. Service is quick and the waitresses are friendly and always ready to talk to you. The Sunday after Halloween,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After 7years I have never had a bad breakfast! Michelle and Susan are amazing waitresses - worth the wait! Their knowledge and friendliness make the meal worth double! Seriously the BEST place in town, glad I am only a 2 min walk!

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Salem, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Red's is an institution in Salem. Everybody loves the food and the staff's warm welcome and hearty breakfasts. The warmth and comfort food always keep you coming "home to Red's".

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Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to Red's for years. As a local I've also learned that the food is so good you have to show up a bit earlier than usual for the breakfast. The place gets crazy busy but it's definitely worth the wait. Their pancakes are really big and can be shared between two people. The prices and the food... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went for an early breakfast because my hotel didn't serve until 6:30am. The place was bustling at 6:15. Excellent breakfast menu and delicious food. Very well priced.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Found Red's on line when searching for breakfast places to recommend to our group. The reviews seemed to be good. Our group of five arrived at 9:30 am Sunday morning just before the Sunday rush. The line was just inside the door. Our wait was about 5 minutes. The place was jammed. As we were escorted to our booth I... More 

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yarmouth, Nova Scotia
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we found red's by accident, but was not disappointed, the portions were huge! I had the corned beef benny. It was good. If I have any complaints its that our waitress didnt come and ask us for coffee refills, and our glass of water took forever, other than that if your looking for more than you can eat, this is... More 

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Bronx, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

went there with my husband for breakfast 2 days in a row, we both enjoyed great corn beef hash and awesome pancakes

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It is no secret when you ask a local where is a good place to go and have breakfast, that they will send you to Red's. We had breakfast there, and it seems this is where all the locals go. The service was fast, the food came even quicker, the portions were really big, the prices were very reasonable, and... More 

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boston, ma
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Food is excellent, menu diverse, quality is superior, service is fine- who else brings refills on ICED COFFEE on a hot summer day? Consistency and reliability reign supreme here. Hard to find a complaint- oh yeah, one tiny little thing- pepper shakers filled so high that when you shake them, nothing can come out. Had to un screw the top,... More 

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Additional Information about Red's Sandwich Shop

Address: 15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
Phone Number: 978-745-3527
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

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