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“Best crab cake!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Finz Seafood Restaurant & Grill

Finz Seafood Restaurant & Grill
76 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970
+1 978-744-8485
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Ranked #17 of 214 Restaurants in Salem
Price range: $18 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: new derby
Transit: Train service: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line from Boston"s North Station; Bus service: Bus Route 450; Salem Depot - Boston Via Highland & Western Ave; Bus Route 455/459; Salem Depot - Haymarket or Downtown Crossing Via Loring Ave.,Central Sq.,Lynn & Western Ave.;Bus Route 451; North Beverly - Salem Depot Via Cabot St. or Sohier Rd.
Description: Award winning Seafood restaurant, located on Historic Pickering Wharf, Waterfront Dining, outside deck. Fresh Local Seafood, Raw Bar, full Grill menu, Chef inspired Menu using Local ingredients and Daily Specials. Lively Bar featuring a large selection of Local Micro-Brews.
Selestat, France
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best crab cake!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I had a wonderful evening by the water and enjoyed my crab cake outside subathing! Great place for seafood!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dover, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Incredible oysters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here specifically for the oysters with wasabi caviar, which my boyfriend remembered from when he used to live in the area.

We started our meal with an order of the oysters (duxbury), and they were absolutely delicious. I almost didn't want to eat or drink anything else, because I didn't want to let go of the oysters' flavor.

We also had the baked haddock sandwich with cheddar, and the crabcake sandwich, both of which were excellent.

Because of its location at Pickering Wharf, I imagine this place gets pretty busy on the weekends, but it was ideal for a laid-back (if slightly pricey--oysters, what can you do?) meal on the waterfront.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“You had me at sesame tuna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wonderful water side location, tuna was expertly prepared. My friend loved the fish tacos. Service attentive and friendly.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Higher cost than quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were in Salem, Ma to go on an evening sail and stopped for dinner at 6:00 on a Friday. We chose this restaurant over several in the area due to online reviews and were glad to find a table without a reservation. In fact, the inside was nearly empty. The outside tables were quite busy. We both had Haddock with a tablespoon of lump crabmeat. The fish was cooked perfectly, not too dry. The crabmeat was layered on top with breadcrumbs and sweet peppers. The crabmeat was nice and moist but the crumbs were rather dry but not crisp, so a little strange. The seasonal veggies were too al dente (string beans, brocolli, cauliflower, carrot slices). The red potatoes were nicely seasoned and browned. One of us liked the sherry flavored sauce. The $23.00 price tag was a bit high for the portion and taste. Nice choice of draft beers and wines.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good crusine. My life and I had the lobster which was cooked to perfectionc”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After an afternoon exploring Salem Finz was a welcome respite. The wait was about 30 minuters but the beer and wine selection was excellent making the wait rather painless. The food was excellent. There was five in our party and there was no complaints or criticism. Service was excellent and the server pleasant and informative. Will definately make this a dining destination when in the area.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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