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Red's Sandwich Shop

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 423
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Whole lotta food!

We stopped here before our departure on a recommendation from our ghost walk tour guide Jeff. He told us about reds food portions and great prices. The food portions are huge! Plate sized pancakes! Homemade hash delicious bacon and French toast. Friendly staff as well, get there early as this place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Patty P
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Gilbertville, Massachusetts, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Gilbertville, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here before our departure on a recommendation from our ghost walk tour guide Jeff. He told us about reds food portions and great prices. The food portions are huge! Plate sized pancakes! Homemade hash delicious bacon and French toast. Friendly staff as well, get there early as this place fills up fast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This food is insanely delicious. Red's is a quaint diner inside one of Salem's most historical buildings. But the real highlight are the pancakes. Make sure you order the pancakes. They are bigger than your face so only order one. Trust me.

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Marietta, GA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Have only eaten breakfast here, but the food is amazing. The portions are huge, prices good and staff attentive. It is a must if you are going to be in town!

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Carmel, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We come here every time we are in Salem and have never been disappointed. The service is First Class, the food excellently prepared and is right off the grill and the portions are, to say the least, plentiful. The grilled blue berry muffin is unique and exceptional and the only problem with the mushroom omelet is that there are too... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great prices, nice all-in omelette for $8. Served with a load of hash browns-(although they were a bit cool). Very efficient service.

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Middletown, Delaware
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Red's is Awesome... Wait staff are friendly, food is good, and portions are plentiful. You will not leave this place hungry... Seriously. Try the steak tips Benedict.... Its fantastic and a great hangover fix ........ So I've heard ;-)

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TN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal and everything was wonderful! Local flavor, local friendly, and huge portions! Red's is quaint, clean, cozy, and one of our most favorite places to visit when we come to Salem! Highly recommend for couples, families, and business travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a few different Salem natives. The portions are huge. We all got pancakes which was recommended to us. One pancake is more than enough for one person... It is gigantic and delicious. Great restaurant and very affordable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First time eating at the Red. It has everything for everyone. We had breakfast for lunch and it was big. Service was excellent. I will go back. Awesome.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

been rated best by numerous newspapers and critics has been in business for over 35 years wide variety of breakfast foods also carries a wonderful selection of lunch foods

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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 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?