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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reds is a must in Salem

Awesome breakfast, friendly staff. The pancakes, French toast and all the sides were delicious. Yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New York City, New York
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Southington, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't call this a sandwich shop, it's a diner. It serves breakfast foods and lunch items like club melts. Everybody's food was just ok, except the fries, which were cold and mushy. The waitress was nice but busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome breakfast, friendly staff. The pancakes, French toast and all the sides were delicious. Yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Variety, variety...family place in every way...watch the cooks...patient with my students-waitres wrote individual bills...

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Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast at Red's Sandwich Shop. The service was very good but the food was just alright. My home fries were lukewarm and so was my husband's coffee. I know it gets great reviews so we might have been there on an off day. They only take cash but there is an ATM inside.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable was the description that comes to mind. A quaint restaurant with a local atmosphere and made me feel like I was right at home eating in my favorite local diner where I knew everyone from the busboy to the chef. First the service was fantastic, quick, attentive when needed, ready with coffee or checking on us exactly when needed,... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The place all the Salemites go to eat. So manythings on the menue you will find something to eat. It is reasonably price. Child friendly.Open till 3pm. Sunday get there early for there is always a line.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went here for breakfast (at 11:00) with four hungry teenagers. The place was recommended by our walking tour guide the day before. The hash was amazing. The pancakes huge and delicious and the omelettes were perfect.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were at Red's a few weeks ago for breakfast. A local business recommended Red's and so away we went. What a friendly, busy restaurant. The waitress greeted us upon walking in and led us to a table by the window. The menu was lovely. My husband wanted to have pancakes and the waitress said that the order had 3... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was my first time in Salem, I was up early one morning and super hungry! I made my way through the quiet streets (it was around 630 AM) and found Red's--a welcoming oasis of hearty breakfasts, steaming cups of coffee and good company. I had scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries and toast. It was great. There were a lot... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love coming here for breakfast! Its delicious and cheap and everyone always loves this place! I live in Salem, and whenever I have visitors I always take them here! Always impresses, I've never had a bad experience and I dine here frequently!

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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 8
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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, Families with children, 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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