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Scratch Kitchen

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245 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3632
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family ate lunch here in August 2016 and would highly recommend it. Everything in the kitchen is made from scratch, from the fresh breads to the amazing bacon. We received warm, friendly service from Deborah, and even though the kitchen didn't get our orders exactly right (small things, really...), Deborah was professional and made everything right for us in... More 

Thank Liz K
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here while visiting family. Had a great experience. Our waitress was awesome e and made us feel right at home and the food was delicious. We'd Definitely come here again and recommend it to other traveling to the area.

Thank zach c
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our week visiting the Boston area, lunch at Scratch was by far our best meal. I had a new item on the menu, a salmon BLT. It was beyond good. The flavor combinations were wonderful!! And it was a really big sandwich! I HIGHLY recommend Scratch if you are in the Boston area. It was truly excellent.

Thank 304kathig
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four took a week long trip to Bar Harbor, Salem, and Boston and this was the best meal we had anywhere! Fresh ingredients, great flavor, interesting combinations, and great prices. I with it was located near my home- I would eat there all the time.

Thank Stephen G
Lansing, Michigan
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything in this place is made from scratch and in house, including the condiments. I had read some reviews complaining about the service, so I was wary walking in. However, we were promptly greeted, seated, and received complimentary chocolate chip bread. We had two waitresses checking on is throughout the meal. Good was excellent. Will go back. Picture below is... More 

Thank polkachicski
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent sandwiches - they make their own bread and condiments. Their meats are from animals raised on small family farms. They cure the bacon in your BLT sandwiches in house! Generous portions.

Thank LP0307
Noblesville, Indiana
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240 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually walked out another restaurant because we couldn't get served and walked into Scratch due to the recommendation from our food tour guide. We got sandwiches and drinks in record time. I had an Ode to Elvis, which was bananas, peanut butter, jam, and bacon on grilled sour dough bread. Yum! My husband had the brisket Reuben. Another win.... More 

Thank Morgan W
Jersey City, New Jersey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Amazing food, excellent location, can't wait to go back and have some of their chowder it's the best!

Thank SecretCritic71
Nyack, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Seriously, this place is so good it should be illegal. They make everything from scratch--the bread, the soups, even the meats, which are grass-fed and organic and which they smoke themselves. They're also quite proud of they're bacon, which they should be, and they squeeze it in wherever they can.

Thank ErikSimon
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Scratch Kitchen lived up to its name and its online promises - simple food done really well. The flavours are well balanced and interesting. Everything is house made down to the pickles and ketchup. The onion rings were the 'best yet' according to my partner. Highly recommended if you care about what you eat and enjoy enthusiastic staff.

Thank Julee00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3632
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-741-2442
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?