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Salem Beer Works

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American, Bar, Pub
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278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
10:00 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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419 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here for lunch we were so hungry. We ordered a beer sampler. We were not fans. Very bitter but that is just our taste. The chicken wings were good with a nice yogurt and dill sauce. The rest was just ok. Ribs were ok but the mashed potatoes cold. He Cole slaw had no dressing. Neither did the... More 

Thank Lisetteki
Belford, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We actually spent two nights drinking at the Beer Works. The food was great, but we just got appetizers, and the beer was awesome. They have a big selection and it's all delicious. The staff was great, they were friendly, good service.

Thank purdyjpurdy
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great original beers, good service, reasonable prices, and great fried pickles! The only challenge is parking, although there is a parking garage down the street.

Thank jstoddardjr
Reading, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were 21 of us which included 8 children. Got great seating out of the way ( kids could have a good time without bothering other customers). Food was great, wait staff outstanding. Great experience all around. Highly recommend whatever your planing.

Thank Keith G
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Salem Beer Works as we are always interested in trying a new local libation. The good news first: the beer choices are numerous and the food is excellent. Bad news: we went in and were soundly ignored for probably 15 minutes. It wasn't like the place was busy; the staff was too busy talking among themselves and... More 

Thank Janene1955
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the amazing Peabody Essex Museum for a Father's Day treat, we called for reservations for our group of 4. None were needed, as the place was practically empty. Our server was knowledgable, although not very attentive given the lack of other guests. The food was just average, although the choice of beers was impressive (and who doesn't love... More 

Thank ElvisOnly
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A big fan of the quesadillas at Salem Beer Works. The IPA beer is worth the trip. It never feels crowded here even when there are a lot of people. The staff is responsive and polite and it's a good place to go and hang out and spend time with friends.

Thank Kathy S
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch during our day trip to Salem. They had plenty of TVs to watch sports and a good selection of food. There was seven in our group and everyone was happy with their food.

Thank mauneja
Newton, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We were quickly greeted at the door and sat at a booth across from the bar. The place was quiet for a Saturday I thought, however I'd never been there before. The booth table must have had one of those old motel coin operated bed vibrators under it because the table... More 

Thank Bob O
Anchorage, Alaska
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, with a local feel. The food was plentiful and tasty. The service was good and the cost was reasonable.

Thank Stephan F

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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
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
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?