We are North Shore, MA locals, and decided while in Salem we would try something new. Scratch Kitchen is right in the middle of all the Salem Haunted Happenings hoopla, so we had lots of company. It was Sunday of the Columbus Day weekend at 10:30 (open 10:30 to 2:30 on Sunday) when we were there, and every table was full, with people waiting. Though it may have been full of tourists, not locals who went all the time. There were three of us; two had coffee and one wanted Diet Coke. There was no Diet Coke or any Coke, only Diet Cane (which seems like an oxymoron), so she decided on water. We got our coffee and cream, but nothing to stir it with. I asked for a spoon and we received our knife and fork wrapped in a napkin, but still no spoon. So, we stirred with our knives. There were a lot of items on boards as specials. We wanted to order the soup special, but when we ordered, it was not available. So, we ended up with a pulled pork sandwich on a roll, a BLT on sourdough and a fish taco with a homemade tortilla, and a side of 'bacon-dusted' french fries. The word is that all is made from 'scratch', so we waited a little while for our food. The food was okay, but really had nothing superlative about it. And we could not figure out how this white powder on the fries made them 'bacon dusted'! Salem has many, many restaurants - both new and well-established. This place was probably full of tourists I think I will try another next time. We had a $25 Groupon for this place, and the bill was still another $17 on top of that.
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