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The Great Escape - CLOSED

50 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA 01970-4062
+1 978-745-5022
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Mar 28, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
“Okay food in a unique site”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
50 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA 01970-4062
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon and there were a few other couples there. The decor is excellent with some of the original jail cell doors and framed history of the jail. Very unique. The food was good, the service was good but the whole...More

1  Thank CrystalN320
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This restaurant combines good food and service with the fun atmosphere of an old jail complete with bars and all. The waiter was great and the chef made a substitution protein in our risotto for us .

Thank Petrea969
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a restaurant made out of the old Salem jail, with decorations from the jail included. We had so much fun posing behind the bars! Not only was that fun, but we had an excellent meal and outstanding service. I would go back in...More

Thank MoonKat3
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent night in Salem on our way to Maine. Accidentally found this restaurant that for many years was a notorious prison (Boston Stangler slept here). Italian cuisine and reasonable and service and meal was wonderful.

Thank Samim3149
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The place was very cool! They should have more info on its past. We found out later that we really could have been haunted at dinner! The food was very nice, hot and prepared just how we asked. Definitely will get back there in the...More

Thank sisterjo3
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stopped at The Great Escape for dinner one night by accident and were completely delighted with our experience. The food was fantastic -- presented in a way that was more upscale than the decor of the restaurant or the pricepoint would suggest. The restaurant...More

Thank ima_spursfan
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I came to the Great Escape solo. That's what happens when you are on business trip alone. However, the waitstaff here did not make me feel like I was not welcome at all. I felt quite comfortable sitting inside of a former jail (hmmm)... I...More

Thank Noriko M
Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband had an excellent steak with a lovely presentation of veggies and a roasted potato. I had an awesome pasta dish with shrimp and scallops which was a nightly special. The service was lovely and very attentive. The seating was not very comfortable as...More

Thank Overlook413
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We were driving back to Ontario with our 3 children and made a detour to Salem. Stopped for lunch here after searching on Google. Staff were pleasant and the food was good. Atmosphere very nice. I had the fish that was recommended by the waitress...More

1  Thank dee90909
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I bought 2 groupons for this place and it was a wonderful experience both times. I am deadly allergic to seafood and they took the time to adjust things so I would have a wonderful meal. Ali

1  Thank MrsMass2000
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA 01970-4062
    (Bridge Street)
  • Public Transportation: Commuter rail is across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-5022
  • E-mail
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