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Red's Sandwich Shop

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15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
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5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an odd cafe, beautiful on the outside but quirky and a little of a 'greasy spoon' on the inside. The service was OK, but the food was pretty tasty and good value for money. Would stop here again on a rainy day.

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Thank holidays_ahoy_86
Salem, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved Red's! Food and prices are affordable! Excellent Jewel in Salem Parking is tough sometimes tho

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Thank Denise L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for breakfast! It was delightful! Great service and great food! Our server was so personal and fun! Blueberry French toast was the best as well as the corn beef and eggs! We'll be coming back if we visit the area again!

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Thank Gmommyfl
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I was told this was a staple in Salem, I found the restaurant lacking in food quality, service and atmosphere. There are so many wonderful places in Salem there is no reason to stop here.

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Thank Robin M
Cape Cod
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a delicious breakfast here on Super Bowl Sunday morning. We each had one of the French toast specials, cinnamon French toast and blueberry bread French toast. Both were delicious. And, the hash was great. Our server was friendly, efficient and nicely attentive. Highly recommended.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love the food here. The hot chocolate, the all meat omelette is amazing ( just love it) the french toast... I mean everything was gooooooood!! The attentions are excellent.If you go to Salem you have to go to Reds.

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Thank Stefanie G
New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here recently - huge portions, fresh ingredients, friendly servers. Cash only so be prepared. I recommend any of the fish dishes, perfectly prepared, very fresh. Love the historic building.

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Thank lexmiller
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome wholesome good old American bacon and eggs, hash, whatever your heart could possible desire for breakfast. Very generous portions. Yummy homemade soups and sandwiches.

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Thank Heidi W
Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff here was incredible! When the waitress said we couldn't finish 2 pancakes, she was totally right. Delicious home fries, pancakes were fluffy and great, no wait to get in.. Would definitely come back!

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Thank jennifermarra70
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Pancakes the size of an infant. Great down home diner feel to it. Usually fast friendly service. Only bad this is their is usually a line that tends to move in a reasonable clip. Worth the stop one morning at least for the pancakes!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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: +1 978-745-3527
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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