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All 215 Salem Restaurants

The Old Spot - CLOSED

121 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3706
978-745-5656
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CLOSED
Hours:
Mon 5:00 am - 12:30 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - Sun 11:30 pm - 12:30 am
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

174 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place now closed sadly. It was amazing and was my go to spot for a good time :( wish I could've made one last stop but hey it was great while it lasted

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After being a solid choice for good food, drinks, service and company for many years The Old Spot has closed down for good. I noticed they changed their menu and staff in the past year and I have to say their decisions killed their business. It's a pity. I will miss the old Old Spot.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Superb service, delicious food and drinks, and located directly across from the Hawthorne Hotel made this our favorite Salem eatery. Try the pretzels and pub cheese.

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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157 reviews 157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Server Chris P. was great! He could even tell which city we were from! The place was very busy with locals and rightfully so, the food was excellent! I had some delicious onion soup with five cheeses ($6.50) and my husband had the pork sammie ($10). I took several bites. Awesome. People around us were enjoying wings, beer, etc. This... More 

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New York, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place never disappoints! Staff is always friendly and never neglectful. I always get the warm mushroom salad with steak tips! It is incredible and one of the best things I've ever eaten ( and coming from a New Yorker who's had some of the best food in the world). The salad itself is amazing and add the steak tips... More 

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Chicago,IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped here for dinner. Hearty servings of food. Good atmosphere for couples or families. HBLT was a delicious sandwich.

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We just happened upon this small pub in Salem, MA when we were there this past weekend, and are we ever glad we stopped in! Seemed a bit sketchy from the outside, but the food and the beer was excellent... Very reasonably priced, and Rich at the bar was very personable. We really, really enjoyed our meal here - perfect... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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394 reviews 394 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My friend and I decided to stop in at the Old Spot as neither of us had been in quite awhile. It was a busy Friday night but no wait time and we had a table in the (very dark) corner. They have a great menu when it comes to cocktails and beers on tap. I started with a Nancy... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Sadly, The Old Spot has become just that--the old spot my friends and I used to go. I'm not sure if the place has new management, a new owner, or a new chef, but in the past six months or so there's been a definite change in the menu, food, and service. The atmosphere is still great, but the last... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Went for lunch and was underwhelmed to say that least about the food.Chicken tenders and fries were fair at best and for a whopping $12.00? Don't mind paying that for good quality and good service at a higher end restaurant but couldn't make sense of that price here. Caesar salad tasted odd- not a caesar dressing and the portobello mushroom... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Spot

Address: 121 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3706
Phone Number: 978-745-5656
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 5:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 11:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 11:30 pm - 12:30 am

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