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Scratch Kitchen

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245 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3632
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Salem, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've eaten there a couple of times. It tends to be under-staffed but it is worth the wait. The wait staff was friendly, once we were seated. The food was great, and, one time, they even made me a special dessert!

Thank ama_4327
Uncasville, Connecticut
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We made the mistake of not eating before our sojourn to Salem. After 30 minutes searching for parking, we were STARVING! The first restaurant we found was Scratch Kitchen. The menu was small, but had a good selection. This is a great lunch (and potentially breakfast) spot. Light meals and a nice selection of beer and wine. The server we... More 

Thank Sharon D
Portland Oregon
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was our first stop in Salem. Conveniently located next to the parking garage. We stumbled in, starving. People were friendly and efficiently. Food was fresh, plentiful and flavorful. Service was fast. Menu has a nice variety. Prices reasonable. Highly recommend.

Thank number1Suzieq
new england
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have had dinner at Scratch Kitchen 5 times now and each time we have been happy with our decision to dine there. It is always nice to read the blackboard inside that lists where different items are sourced from, and the fish tacos are always a great, local choice.

Thank mrpf
North Massapequa, New York
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Great food and very fresh. They seem to pride themselves on the fact that the food is all made from scratch ...heck they even make their own homemade ketchup (which was good). We all had burgers which were quite yummy, and cooked to order. Nice fresh rolls they were served on too. We each had different toppings and everything was... More 

Thank Dawn O
Fultonville, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were on a bus trip and time was limited, We were seated right away, after 10 minutes of being ignored and seeing other patrons being attended to even though they arrived after us. We had to flag down a waiter who said I guess I could take your order. One of our party asked for something on the special... More 

1 Thank Daryl K
Boston area
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went here for a birthday dinner 20 minutes before closing and they were more than happy to accomodate the 7 of us. The beer was the freshest we had in Salem (lots of stale kegs--not so at Scratch Kitchen-- everything is fresh, including the beer! 3 of us at the table had the fish tacos, and although they were a... More 

Thank px64
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food was amazing, the service was great!! I would definitely eat here when you visit. I had a veggie burger which was amazing. Everything is homemade including the rolls. The homemade chips were so great. The beer selection was awesome. A must eat!!

Thank Discolemonade03
Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I came upon this place when I had been walking for a couple of hours and I realized I was so hungry. Its a cute place and I really liked it. I had the veggie panini with their house made pickled veggies and goat cheese. It was really good!

Thank nevinbleau
Boxford, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We decided to try Scratch Restaurant after it was named "best barbecue" on the North Shore by the North Shore magaizine. We weren't disappointmed. The server obviously liked working there and was proud of the menu offering us many suggestions. My husband had an assortment of smoked meat including port, ham and bacon. There was plenty left over for another... More 

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine
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?