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Witch's Brew Cafe

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156 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970-5643
(978) 745-8717
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Lunch

We stopped for a quick lunch, good service but waiter did not come back to our table to see if we needed more water etc. I finally got water when he came around for the bill. Very few people were there at this time. The food was good and plentiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Roberta S
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped for a quick lunch, good service but waiter did not come back to our table to see if we needed more water etc. I finally got water when he came around for the bill. Very few people were there at this time. The food was good and plentiful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went on my anniversary. Wasn't very busy but was still pretty much ignored. Got expensive steak special. Must have been special for them because it was tough and mostly tasteless.

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Abington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stumbled upon this place after a a trip to the museum. We were just looking for a quick bite to eat and this place was perfect. Waitress/bartender was very friendly. Food came right out and was great. You could tell the regulars in there. The bartender knew their names and the cook even came out to say hello to someone.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We happen to stumble into this place as we were walking to different place and being in Salem we couldn't pass up eating at a place named like this. The food was good, I had the clam chowder. The waitress was nice and very attentive. We asked for separate bills and she was able to accommodate. I will definitely be... More 

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Macon, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were at the Witch's Brew while we loved the setting and the food was good the rudeness of the staff will keep us from returning. When we came inside there wasn't a hostess or sign asking us to wait to be seated. We began to walk to dining room and half way there we were stopped and informed we... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very laid back and great food. Short walking distance from the Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast. Local people, great little pub. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My daughter and I were staying in Salem to see friends. Locals in the bar and the restaurant pretty full. Fabulous atmosphere. Although small you can be lost within it. We love the food. Fairly basic fare but welcoming, very good value and tasty. For us a must if in town a great place to eat.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food was good. The good customer service and prices were good. I would definitely return. My children are picky eaters.Everyone found something they enjoyed.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loved it here! There is a bar area and locals do come here but the food is amazing the portions are great and the price is really good! We had starters and mains and I have to say we couldn't finish either! Such good food, had Pork chops with sweet and sour the chops were the biggest i've ever seen!... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stopped here for a quick lunch after touring the House of Seven Gables. We should have chose the other restaurant. We shared a Club sandwich and fries, which was plenty, but the food was "ho-hum" the turkey was deli meat, not cooked turkey and the fries I suspect were frozen. The service was alright, and the waitress was friendly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 156 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970-5643
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: (978) 745-8717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?