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“The Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red's Sandwich Shop

Red's Sandwich Shop
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
978-745-3527
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Ranked #4 of 214 Restaurants in Salem
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted turkey, they mean roasted turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.
Bribie Island, Australia
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“The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Located in a historic house (itself an attraction), this "Sandwich Shop" has it all. The menu takes a while to digest - there is so much to choose from. We chose the seafood special of the day (see photograph - almost enough for 2 people) with mashed potatoes, fresh veggies & a glass of wine to compliment the meal. Absolutely delicious & very reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and g r e a t food. Wish we could find something this good in Australia...Don't miss it!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CambridgeMA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Red's - Bet you can't finish the meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Friends & I love going to Red's Sandwich Shop in Salem. We've got photos of us beside their huge plates. Its received the local Phantom Gourmet award for great food and huge portions. It gets crowded on weekends for breakfast, visited by locals & guests. My personal favs are the Belgium Waffles and their Eggs Benedict with hash browns. Rule of thumb is to not arrive late on Sundays as they close at 1PM, and once the Hollandaise sauce for the Eggs Bene are gone, there is no more. Cant beat the prices. About $7 for the waffles. $7.75 for the egg dish. Believe only cash is accepted. Service is great, but because of its popularity bank in some waiting time.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Eggs Benedict with lobster and asparagus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Not that this place needs another review, being #1 and all, but the food is really that good. Lots of real lobster, good sauce and the home fries are just perfect. Very good coffee, service was excellent. You will like it.

Visited January 2014
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“Well deserved reputation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Not gourmet food but about as good classic American food as you can find at a low prices. Service was fast and efficient. Great value in dishes such as grilled scallops with the trimmings for $8.95 at lunch. I had a pancake with coffee for $3.95 for breakfast. I love the serving staff with their wonderful Boston accents and assertive manners.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“An Absolutely Indomitable Place to Eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Red's is by and far the finest of breakfast eateries I have ever dined at! The local's place to eat!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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