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Engine House Restaurant

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71 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-3619
+1 978-745-1744
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious pizza..poor service

My husband and I came for a casual dinner. It is counter service here and you seat yourself in the various booths and high top tables. For a Friday evening, it wasn't too busy, but it did seem like they were doing a lot of takeout and delivery. We ordered a Greek salad with chicken ($9) and a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jamiebethyoms
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Salem, Massachusetts
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Salem, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came for a casual dinner. It is counter service here and you seat yourself in the various booths and high top tables. For a Friday evening, it wasn't too busy, but it did seem like they were doing a lot of takeout and delivery. We ordered a Greek salad with chicken ($9) and a cheese pizza... More 

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Thank jamiebethyoms
Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Took way longer than the estimated delivery time. The order I recieved was incorrect and I did not recieve part of my order. I told the driver the order was incorrect, he said he would get it but he never came back. The containers were all opened and the buffalo chicken was on the top and chicken and sauce opened... More 

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Thank Nicole M
Salem, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Old trusty standby gone. New ownership awful. First time I got eggplant parmagiana. Undercooked, hardly any sauce. Inedible. Manager gave me a gift certificate. I waited about 6 months to give them time to organize(?) Asked for a salad with only lettuce, tomato and feta. Person repeated it. Got a regular salad with everything I did not ask for and... More 

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Thank margrie b
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

don't go there, the owner is a drunk, I feel bad for the workers, the food has gone down hill, the place is a mess, just all around yuck. Stay away, there are much better places to throw up in than this place

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Lake Ariel PA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Stopped in for dinner our first night in Salem. Staff was unfriendly and the food was not very good. Ordered a large sandwich and it was actually quite small. Chicken was overcooked and hard to chew. Would not go back here again.

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Thank kidsensation23
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The food was awesome. The service a little iffy. The staff was sweet but a little distracted and when we walked in it smelled as if the place had just put a fire out. The burnt smell took away from the experience. Not to mention the bathroom looked like it needed a serious cleaning. Food was great though.

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Thank MrsDerr
Honolulu, HI
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The pizza is good. The sandwiches are amazing. They deliver. The wings are spicy. It's good, and you can order online super easy.

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Thank Amanda T
Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I know why they call this the engine house. I ordered chicken fingers and they were burned beyond edible. The food and service was horrible, and that's being very kind. My meal was not worth eating. Even after picking the burned coating off the chicken, the chicken still tasted bad. Save your money and frustration. This place is horrible.

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Thank sweett2th
Harrison, Nebraska
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178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Stopped in for a pizza pie. We ordered the loaded pizza, without anchovies. Our pizza crust was phenomenal, and the topping were ample and delicious. Kinda pricey, but we were downtown.

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Thank RangerAJ
Lebanon, CT
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Love their pizza here. Great little pizza place in the center of Salem. Quick service and you can eat there or take out.

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Thank Lyn-Ann F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-3619
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-1744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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