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Red's Sandwich Shop

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15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
978-745-3527
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6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was great!! Good food. Good atmosphere and great service. I had pancakes. They are fluffy delicious and very very large. My sister had the ham club and she said it was also very good.

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Queens, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard and read good things about this restaurant and wanted to try it. Although we were pressed for time, we informed the waiter, and the food was brought out in record time in spite of the large crowd. The food was tasty and reasonably priced.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You must have a pancake and share it with the group! Yikes they are crazy good but huge!!! I had some fish cake benedict which was great! A local told us about it or we never would have gone there! Very busy place but great service

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in on our way out of Salem at lunchtime on a Friday, it was very busy. We tried the clam chowder and the lobster rolls. Both were very good.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, Friendly service, Great Vibe !!! Big portions all around-Most dishes can be split in two.

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Thank pennylouf
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Salem, Mass, you have to eat at the Red's Sandwich, they are open for breakfast and lunch

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Holden, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch before our tour. Service was quick and friendly and the food was very good. My lobster roll was just okay (but I'm picky about lobster rolls) but my husband's chicken salad sandwich and my son's fish and chips were both reportedly outstanding!

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Thank Robin C
Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to get the best breakfast in Salem or really on the north shore go to Red's. No ambiance at all but friendly staff, quickly served hot meals and the old school line cooking make this the best place ever. I've been going to Red's for almost all of my 50 years alive. Reasonable prices for a generously... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Breakfast is always great,and luncheon specials are amazing!Service is impeccable and friendly.Building has history

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Thank Timothy A
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent breakfast. Had the Red's Everything Omelet and spilt a pancake with my friend. SO YUMMY. Reasonably priced and large portions so go hungry!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8
Cuisine
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-745-3527
Description
Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted turkey, they mean roasted turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.

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