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Salem Beer Works

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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165 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much like all of Salem, this place is extremely busy on the weekends. If you want to go and actually enjoy the brews and food, try it during the week when there are less people. The Pumpkin Works beer was our favorite, the sugar/spice glass rim was perfect. We would for sure go back next time we are in the... More 

Thank JennSkellington
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My cousin and I split a buger and a chicken sandwich. Both were fabulous. We went early for lunch, around 1130, and it did get busy, but it's Salem's busy time!!! If you don't want busy don't go during rush eating times in October. Great service and food!

Thank Eleana T
Southington, Connecticut
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've eaten here before and food was always pretty good. The last 2 times have been very disappointing. I had thr clam chowder and chicken parmigian sandwich. Both were very bland tasting. Girlfriend had a flat pizza. Flat bread was a little doughy. They do have a very good adult beverages.

Thank CTCOP5542092827
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect spot for good food and great service! Joe was our server and he was extremely personable and knowledgeable. My husband had the steak arancini and loved them. My fish and chips was light not greasy...just a great spot in a touristy area to have a good meal without spending a fortune.

Thank Elizabeth C
Paris, France
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very large beer selection of own beers , food is pretty good and quickly served . Outside patio dining or inside sports bar look dining with booths and tables .

Thank Bernoise
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255 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant right near the warf. I know it can get crowded so I went for lunch and got a plate of nachos and a flight of beer samples. The portions are huge, the prices are affordable, the staff are friendly, and the food is delicious. Best nachos I have ever had by far.

Thank Steve O
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there on the busiest day of the year but went to lunch early to beat the crowds. We were able to seat 13 people right away and the food was very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I also enjoyed their own Octoberfest beer. It was delicious.

Thank Stacy C
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food and pretty quick service. Lots of mini beers to sample, only thing that would have made it even better was if the ciders could come in mini sets to try more of as well but there were cocktails too for the non beer drinker in the group!

Thank sxu06ah
Manchester, New Hampshire
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174 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in on a busy Sunday afternoon and were told it would be a 45 minute wait. The wait was more like one hour and 15 minutes. Once seated the service was fairly quick and our drinks and food arrived fairly quickly as well. Our party ordered a variety of burgers, appetizers, and entrees. All food was prepared as... More 

Thank Bden99
Deerfield, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We eat there everytime we are in Salem (Lunch and dinner) Food is great and the beer is even better, The staff is amazin

Thank mjgayhardt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-745-2337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?