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4 Boston St, Salem, MA 01970-2104
978-745-2348
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Treated like family

This my favorite place for breakfast in Salem. The first time I went I was a little nervous; woman holidaying alone in America, enters small local eatery... Then I realised I wasn't being overly cautious, I was being ridiculous. I'm genuinely embarrassed that I was nervous to go in alone because I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Natalie W
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This my favorite place for breakfast in Salem. The first time I went I was a little nervous; woman holidaying alone in America, enters small local eatery... Then I realised I wasn't being overly cautious, I was being ridiculous. I'm genuinely embarrassed that I was nervous to go in alone because I was treated so wonderfully by all the staff.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We found this place on Trip Advisor. Whenever a trip to New England comes along, we look for a diner. Deb's is the real thing, an old manufactured diner with all the ambience one would expect. The food, classic diner fare prepared in plain view by a short order cook, is very tasty. Best of all, the people working there... More 

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The breakfast here is perfect the staff is friendly and attentive and I love that it's a boxcar stile diner i will be frequenting debs

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Also known as Deb's Pilgrim Salem Diner. (That's a mouthful so it is known as Deb's Diner.) You will not see Deb's Diner on the sign but you are in the right place. According to the web this is a 1936 Worcester Diner. The exterior is original but much of the interior is newer. I'm not sure how long it... More 

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Waterville, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

by the looks of it.......you wonder if you should go in, but someone told us to go here so we paid no mind to the looks of the outside. Very tiny inside. The food and service is great. And the place is hopping non stop. Soon as someone is out of a chair....its filled up again. I think its loved... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I would have never, in a million years, gone into this place except that TripAdvisor gave it high ratings and we had walked uphill in the rain for over a mile to get there. Looks are deceiving! Delicious and wonderful service. It was packed with locals the entire time we were there. Would be a regular if I lived close.

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Brooklyn, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

An old fashioned diner in operation since 1939. Itis old inside & out but the breakfast is great. Lots of choices and from the opinion of my 6 guests all of the choices were great my choice was the everything omelet very good. try the eye opener if you are really hungry and want a bit of everything on the... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When I think of breakfast I think amazing, delicious and sweet.. what do you think? Here it doesn't seem to matter because they do it all. This is a small maybe fits 30 people small diner, however what they cook at this place is anything but small. I personally go for some of the creative house specials like Boston Creme... More 

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New york
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This diner is DELICIOUS and local! It is tiny, but we had no trouble getting a table. It is an old train car which adds to the fun. My husband had pancakes that he said were delicious and he's very picky! My raisin french toast and well done hash were so good! Highly recommend!

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is like the buffalo.Nearing extinction. A true diner in the heart of Salem. Usual diner fare with great service. I just wish coffee was included in the breakfast offerings. A restaurant for anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Boston St, Salem, MA 01970-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-745-2348

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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