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Fountain Place
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232 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3765
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232 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3765
978-744-9572
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast to die for

Go when hungry. When you are really, really, terribly hungry. A couple of bucks buy you an incredibly hearty portion! And it tastes so good! Avoid it if you are on a diet, because no matter how much you try to restrain yourself, you will give in and gorge on the delicious, amazing, exquisite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
Suzanne F
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Go when hungry. When you are really, really, terribly hungry. A couple of bucks buy you an incredibly hearty portion! And it tastes so good! Avoid it if you are on a diet, because no matter how much you try to restrain yourself, you will give in and gorge on the delicious, amazing, exquisite experience of their food. It tastes... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great little restaurant to grab breakfast or lunch while enjoying the sites of Salem. I have been going there since 2010 and look forward to it every year! My favorite breakfast is eggs and hash with toast and coffee. Or for lunch a juicy homemade burger! The prices are very affordable!!

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Waterville, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place was terrible and in hindsight we should have walked out. My husband and I walked in on a Sunday morning around 10:30am for breakfast and saw a sign that said "seat yourself", so we did. We sat at a dirty table, no big deal because we thought someone would be by to clean up and give us menus.... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited end of September on a coach tour of New England and came across the Place , had beef sandwich, Chips and coffee , best sandwich and best value on lunch food in 10 days travel , watched people having photos taken at bewitched statue from our window seat

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went for breakfast and it could have easily been better. The service was sloooow for a breakfast crowd and it wasn't that busy. The hash browns were cut up potato edges with a garlic overtone. The French toast was cool. The coffee was just bland. Had to ask for the check. Nothing bad but...a little hustle would have gone a... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were looking for a place for lunch and met John who was a local resident that happen to be going into the restaurant. He highly recommended that we visit and we were glad we did. We had the New England Clam Chowder which was very good. We also had the grilled chicken salad which was very tasty. Service was... More 

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Sheffield
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped by for breakfast. Plenty of variety and good food. The restaurant was empty and it was hard to get the servers attention at times. I would eat here again.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stepped in here to grab a basic, quick lunch and we were very pleased with the quality of the food and the service. Nothing fancy, but everything was freshly prepared and tasty. The service was friendly and fast, and the prices were terrific. The clam chowder was a highlight. Great to find this joint right in the heart of... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Looks like there is some new blood taking care of patrons of the fountain place! The food is faster, and delicious, service-better, and more accommodating. I saw one of the newer waitresses, taking very special care of a blind man. Guiding him by the hand in a caring way. When he left she told him to come back soon, and... More 

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Shelter Island, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The service that we received at this luncheonette was not good. Slow and un even. The omelette was flat and unappetizing. Only grape jelly was offered and the coffee was bitter

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3765
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-744-9572
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?