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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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5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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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
Great sandwich

We had the Cuban and monte cristo when we stopped in for lunch. both were great as was the service. Both sandwiches made with roasted and sliced meat, not cheap lunch meat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Karen D
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PA
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had the Cuban and monte cristo when we stopped in for lunch. both were great as was the service. Both sandwiches made with roasted and sliced meat, not cheap lunch meat.

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Did I say that was a great meal? Well it was. We liked it so much we came back the next day and that meal was not disappointing at all. The staff were friendly, the meal was served fast and hot, the price for the meal was outstanding. When ever you visit Salem and are looking for a great breakfast... More 

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Gonor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and super friendly service! The Cinnamon French toast was delish! THE service was really friendly, we did not have to wait- although I can see it being a busy place.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Red's has never failed to be a good choice--there is something for everyone. The service is excellent and the sandwiches and other selections lead me back every time I come to Salem.

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Lenox
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This Sandwich is a must stop if you are hungry ,this was our second visit here and we were not disappointed we went for breakfast time the Omlets were huge and one pancake filled a large plate, and the second tome we had lunch there is a great variety of food and breakfast is served all day I had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

if your in town youmust stop in to reds for an all american home cooked breakfast or lunch ! its only open till about 3 in the afternoon as they dont serve dinner dont miss this !☺

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have been coming here for 25 years and have never had a bad meal here. It's not fancy or pretentious. The location isn't by the water. The napkins are paper... And dishes are industrial types. But the building is historic and right in the center of everything. It will most likely be a short walk from wherever you are.... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We always go to Red's for breakfast when we are in town. Okay so the food is not light but it is so tasty. Don't order more than one pancake because they are as large as a plate. We love the corn beef hash -- it's homemade and it's very delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit for the great atmosphere and small time/old fashion feel. The sandwiches were great, but the salads were better! I saw on the way out several people eating more interesting things than we did. The "sandwich" shop name itself encouraged sandwiches but I think there were even better options.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped here because the reviews looked good. I had the half sandwich and cup of soup combo. The chicken and rice soup was great, you could tell it was homemade. The half sandwich not so good. I was expecting shaved ham what I got was one slice of what looked like processed ham square with cheese. The cheese and... More 

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?