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Salem Cross Inn Restaurant and Tavern

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 12/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had our whole family for Father’s Day lunch. Service by Amy was fantastic (we had a group of 13 and she had lots of other tables). She did a great job. We had several apps. I especially liked the seafood chowder. The potato skin...special was also a hit. Probably half the group had the swordfish and it was deemed great. The surf and turf was also well received. I had the sirloin but it wasn’t anything special. The desserts were good and the coffee is good. A special place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 9, 2021

SO DISAPPOINTED!! I have been here in Year's past & was excited for another delicious experience...however...the waitress was rushed, there were 5 small stuffed mushrooms which tasted frozen, mushrooms were rubbery & filling, awful. There were 4 small soggy bacon wrapped scallops, need I say...more? The selection for entrees wasn't exciting. I ordered the prime rib which was overdone, tough & tasted like pot roast! YUCK!! No flavor....mashed potatoes were boring & the Quinoa stuffed pepper I make better at home!! Being Mother's Day, I wasn't going to make a skeptical, but for the price & the ride to get there we would've been better off getting a hot dog & icecream cone from the place down the street. I don't mind paying good money for a good meal, but honestly? They should've paid me to eat it and served free champagne so that I wouldn't remember the experience. Unfortunately I won't be back. All 3 meals were terrible! Not the same place I remember pre-covid. Then an already 20% gratuity added!!! WOW! Save your money for an upscale diner! 😞More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 4, 2020

There are so many great reviews so I’m assuming our experience was just on an off day. When I made the reservation we were told a party of 7 could now be seated at one table. When we arrived we followed the instructions to check...in at the podium outdoors. The hostess disappeared to seat the couple ahead of us and then after about 10 minutes of waiting she finally returned. Not sure if she was angry or upset but we definitely felt her frustration. Not greeted warmly at all. Anyway... our table was split so our group could not sit together. We saw other tables that could have accommodated us so we thought we could put our tables together but we were quickly stopped. Our waitress was amazing. Very attentive and apologetic. One of the meals ordered was not correct so that person had to wait for her meal to be re made. Our waitress was wonderful and could see we were a little annoyed. I went indoors to use the ladies room and again met with very rude staff. I understand and expect things to be a little different with the new regulations but there is no reason for rudeness. Our waitress gave us a coupon to be used when we return. I will chalk today’s experience up to perhaps being understaffed on a busy day and give it another try. Food was good and ambiance spectacular. Hope the next time we go everyone will be in a better mood.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020

We had a beautiful 60th wedding anniversary party at Salem Cross Inn. The staff at Salem Cross was excellent. Nancy was very organized and thought of all the details to make it a perfect day. The meal was fantastic and the waitstaff wonderful. It was...a special day and Salem Cross made it even better.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020

It is challenging to treat yourself during these difficult times with the pandemic. A few days ago, my husband and I had ridden on his motorcycle by the Salem Cross Inn and had noticed tables in the midst of the gardens. Then I made a...dinner reservation on Thursday July 30th. An inviting view from the road then turned into a delightful evening with delicious food, fabulous cocktails, and impressive garden strolls. My lobster roll with French Fries plate was adorned with freshly picked lavender sprigs. Our crab cake appetizer was great. My husband liked his baked haddock with mashed potatoes and green beans. Tables were spread far apart on the lawn and everyone wore a mask when walking around. I felt safe and relaxed. The outside air was refreshing. The setting sun and cloud formations were gorgeous. My waitress, named Karen, asked with a concerned look if I was enjoying my herbal cocktail. The ingredients included lovage infused gin, grapefruit juice, fresh cucumber juice, and St. Germain elderflower. I replied that I loved it and understood that lovage is a tricky culinary herb. I have wrecked dishes and drinks by adding too much of this strong and bitter herb. Karen replied that another diner had disliked the taste. Karen and I talked about gardening throughout the evening. I promised her that I would return soon to have a mojito with the mint flourishing in the garden.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 17, 2020 via mobile

Feeling warm and welcomed traditional comfort zone in the restaurant. All staffs were paid in full attention with us. Inside of the restaurant is fascinating to explore farm county decorations and antiques. Outside of the restaurant is a real natural atmospheric county. Worth being there...for us. Definitely go there again soon.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 9, 2020

We met friends (at their suggestion) for the Fireside Feast on a Sunday afternoon. We had no idea what really to expect even though we had read the advertisement on the restaurant web page. It was a great afternoon starting with cheese, crackers; mulled hot...wine; a horse drawn cart ride; and finished with a perfect prime rib dinner and deep dish apple pie for desert. It was fun to participate in the chowder production and watch pie preparation and the prime rib cooking on the open spit. This is a family destination with a number of children and several folks enjoying birthday celebrations. There is a full bar and extensive wine list for those who are interested.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

The Fireside Feast is a fun and flavorful experience! Guests experience, and participate in, cooking over an open fire. This is not an intimate dinner. It's a big party, lots of fun.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

The atmosphere and food were unbelievable. Nothing like I have in my neighborhood. Very old time feel with beautiful fireplaces where the actually cook the food. Almost like going to the theater.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

Everything was excellent, but I am in awe of the short ribs! We strongly recommend stopping if you are in the area.

Date of visit: January 2020
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December 12, 2016|
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Response from Moxierocks | Property representative |
We have room for reservations in our dining room where we will be offering our full menu in addition to some specials created by our chef. Dining room guests are welcomed to join in on thour fun in our Tap Room after dinner... More
October 10, 2015|
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Response from Moxierocks | Property representative |
Yes, we do still have our $22.00 complete dinner special on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This time of year, reservations are always helpful. Hope to see you soon for a great dinner!
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Yes, Salem Cross Inn Restaurant and Tavern is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Salem Cross Inn Restaurant and Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5