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176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
(978) 740-3203
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best kielbasa ever!

I love real deli's, and this place is the real McCoy! They have awesome cold cuts and a really nice selection. I could not resist getting the kielbasa. It was great. They make nice sandwiches and we had a nice lunch with a real taste treat! I can highly recommend this deli!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
George C
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I love real deli's, and this place is the real McCoy! They have awesome cold cuts and a really nice selection. I could not resist getting the kielbasa. It was great. They make nice sandwiches and we had a nice lunch with a real taste treat! I can highly recommend this deli!

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Moorpark, California
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145 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We wanted a quick snack before touring the Peabody Essex Musuem, so we stopped here and shared a Polish Sandwich and drink. It was really quite good. We sat at one of the few tables inside. Efficient server.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wonderful sandwiches or deli products. The pork shoulder in the deli case was the best I have ever gotten at a deli ! Great European pickle products and frozen dinner options. They make a wide variety of different sandwiches , which are delicious and a few tables outside to enjoy your lunch.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful service. Creamy icecream. Very friendly. Great location. Just a few chairs inside. But the aircondition was delightful on a hot day. They have lots of polish and europian products to choose from.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fast & friendly service, the paninis are amazing, I recommend the spicy jalapeno cheese (great flavor with a little kick!). When I am in the mood for sweet I always go for the mint chip yogurt, which is lighter than ice cream, so a much better choice for me on a hot day!!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

In Salem for the weekend and stopped in for ice cream. Later stopped back for polish sausage. Folks were extremely friendly, giving us samples before we purchased. Had the double smoke and Apple smoked polish sausage. Loved them both, but the double smoked was my absolute favorite. Wished I would have bought more to bring home. Definitely a place to... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stopped in for some munchies and were surprised at the nice selection of sausages and cheeses as well as some great Polish condiments and snacks. The ice cream was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I was there 3 times for the past 2 months. I love their food. I go only for the deli. If you like European style deli you will like it! The prices are OK.

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New Jersey
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204 reviews 204 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A poster on the window touts European panini. When I ordered one, it was as if they'd never made one before. I waited a good 10 minutes. Turned out to be a fairly small sandwich not worth the money. Very few tables. Uncomfortable, all in all.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This place is a must-visit. They have a lot of hard-to-find, specialty foods, especially if you are Polish or Eastern-European. The prices are reasonable, and the staff is beyond friendly. If you are not looking for anything particular and aren't feeling adventurous to try the Old World sweets, try their fresh breads or deli meats. Finally, the ice cream is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: (978) 740-3203

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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