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Naumkeag Ordinary

118 Washington Street, Salem, MA
978-744-4968
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Ranked #28 of 216 restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Naumkeag Ordinary was excellent for a rainy night date night. My boyfriend and I loved their beer selection and it was very hard to choose our food. We sat at the bar and got excellent service. We started with the pate platter and corn fritters - both delicious. For dinner I had the haddock with potato salad and green beans... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've been to Naumkeag a couple of times now, and their food and service seems consistently good--always nice to find that somewhere. My friends have also seemed to enjoy their meals, and we all appreciated a place to sit outside now that the weather is *finally* warming up! My first time there I ordered their burger, which was delicious. I... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Last night (Tuesday) my husband and I tried this restaurant for the first time. It was nearly empty when we walked in, sans reservation, at about 6:30 pm. When we left at nearly 8 pm it was still nearly empty, while the restaurants both adjoining and across the street were bustling. This pleasant place seems to be getting lost among... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had the pleasure of dining with my family, including our grown son who just relocated to the North Shore and has become a "regular" at Naumkeag. The date was May 27th and we celebrating his birthday. There were some diners next to us that almost ruined our evening though. This couple was the rudest, and weirdest, in my opinion... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We liked this restaurant quite a bit -- and there's a lot of competition in this area of Salem! Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was very good and flavorful and accessible. For example, we loved the corn dog appetizer, and my pasta had fiddleheads in it -- so they're not afraid to explore! We especially enjoyed sitting in... More

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Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My daughter's Bridal Shower was here recently and it was wonderful! From initial planning to final cleanup, the place was neat, clean and nicely decorated ... the staff was friendly, helpful and seemed genuinely happy we were there. And the food ... big, happy surprise! Fresh, nicely plated, yummy! Yes, I highly recommend this restaurant for all reasons!

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Salem MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well, this night out was not a good one for the restaurant nor for us. We were there celebrating our anniversary and were using a Groupon. I had been here once before last Fall and had a mixed bag experience food-wise. Service was fine. This latest visit was the first for my wife. When we arrived about 6:15 on this... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We tried Naumkeag Ordinary a few months ago on a Saturday night. We thought it would be a lot more packed inside, but it was pretty quiet. The experience was pleasant - I got the short rib gnocchi, and it was delicious. Definitely worth the calories :) I'm rating this a 3 instead of a 4, only because the service... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We did a quick stop here after sightseeing and whilst waiting for our train back to Boston. Was late afternoon snacks. Was brilliant, could see people going by and soak up the sunshine on tables outside (although v well conditioned and cool inside). The guy that served us (sorry don't know name moved here from Chicago) was really friendly and... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We eat out regularly and use Groupons to try new places and to 'force' ourselves to try new places. Over the years, we've had mixed results over the years finding great treats and one stop places. Naumkeag Ordinary has set a new standard for these visits. The restaurant obviously has a loyal local following with many customers recognized by name.... More

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