We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Tavern in the Square

American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 171: English reviews
Cassville, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place, great food! They even allow dogs on the patio and even have their own dog menu for them! So cool! Service was great & food was delicious!

Thank tkl1213
Cumming, Georgia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place for dinner! Excellent service and food! Atmosphere is wonderful, especially on nice days when the all the doors are open! The bartenders are especially attentive and make excellent cocktails!

Thank JBridwell
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I found Tavern in the square earlier in my visit to Salem MA! Excellent food, good service, just a great place with a great atmosphere, very good food, clean, and something for everyone menu and good service. Highly recommended!! Reasonable prices as well!

Thank Katrina O
Salem, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boston in Salem!!! We like the atmosphere-Great people watching-Great location...opens to the street!!! Always hopping!!!

Thank pennylouf
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
133 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to grab a quick bite! Outdoor tables are perfect for a warm day and people watching. Really great fries and fish. Service was not the best as we had to ask for lots of things not given to us.

Thank lmiller586
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff food is very reasonably priced and one meal is huge. We actually only order one meal and split it because it was much.

Thank Tina W
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was an enormous variety of almost everything you could want for breakfast plus loads of interesting lunch items.....buffet was refilled frequently and service was very good!!

Thank rawpl
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have one been to the Boston Tavern in the Square, I was excited when the Salem restaurant met my expectations. Although we only went for drinks this time, the service was great, very attentive and friendly. The restaurant itself was very clean and welcoming, right on the corner with great outside seating. I would absolutely come back!

1 Thank ReviewGuru16
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Loved the outside atmosphere on the patio! Live music outside rockin' the 70's! Great place to people watch!! Superb scallops!! Great service!

1 Thank Connie G
Jackson, New Jersey
Level Contributor
240 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

One of the in places in Salem. Last Friday night it seemed everyone was there. We were part of a rehearsal dinner and it was well done.

1 Thank Bill P

Travelers who viewed Tavern in the Square also viewed


Been to Tavern in the Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-740-2337

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tavern in the Square staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?