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In a Pig's Eye

American, Bar, Pub
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148 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5644
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Erial, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a hamburger, fries, grilled cheese and mac & cheese. They were out of hamburgers and fries. So we ordered 2 hot dogs and onion rings. Food was good, but limited choices.

Thank Christine P
Briantree, MA
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this place and downloaded a Groupon, cheap eats! It was late on a Saturday evening when we arrived. The first three entrees we ordered were sold out. Eventually we found something they had. Our waiter sensed our disappointment and asked if we wanted to try a piece of the stripped sea bass he caught that morning. It was... More 

Thank eddier02184
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

THis is my favorite place to eat in Salem. It is a small charming bar/restaurant that is a favorite of both locals and tourists. Food is a notch above standard pub fare but not fancy. Drinks are served cold and quick THe staff is terrific. Many years ago I went for a casual Sunday brunch which was as good as... More 

Thank 79lauriea
Salem, Massachusetts
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This is place is a local gem. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is always entertaining. I highly recommend the trivia on Tuesday night.

Thank Amanda T
Las Vegas, Nevada
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255 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Wonderful lunch in an old 1800's building with a tin ceiling. As the name suggests, the meals are mainly made of pork. Loved the hot pretzels topped with pulled pork and cheddar cheese and the clam chowder. The atmosphere was so cool. I bet it's lots of fun at happy hour!

Thank Jola O
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We walked into this restaurant after walking around the city for a bit. We hadn't been to Salem before and this place is near to the tourist trail. The food was not great and the kitchen left off ingredients. After asking about the missing ingredients, they apologized and said they "ran out". The fries were not fresh either. Overall, the... More 

Thank newplacesnewfriends
Ladoga, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Saw this place reviewed and made a note when we were visiting as a place to try..,glad I did. Good food. Came in with family. Didn't realize it was a bar but it was quiet and they didn't mind the kids there so we stayed. Food was fresh and even my picky eater liked it. The staff was friendly to... More 

Thank Katrinallynn
Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A short walk on Derby street from the House of the Seven Gables. A friendly local pub, with great food, and attentive help. A casual place to grab a quick bite and a cold beer. The hamburgers are freshly made (no food service package frozen ones here) and cooked to your satisfaction. Their onion rings were probably the best I... More 

Thank jjbrown0058
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We ate lunch here on our way to The House of the Seven Gables. Small pub with a cute chalkboard menu outside. The menu had something everyone liked, from my 86 year old mother in law to my 13 year old son. Nothing fancy, just a few tables and a bar. They had great music playing (Led Zepplin). I ordered... More 

Thank Holly B
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We ducked into this pub to escape a passing thunderstorm. Am I glad we did! The name attracted me, but the atmosphere was great and they have a nice selection of drink choices. Bar food is available as well. The bartender was friendly and made sure we were happy. They do have music on weekend nights.

Thank Janene1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5644
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-741-4436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?