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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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5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had breakfast at 6:15am. They were open! That was a plus. Breakfasts was phenomenal. In two minutes it was done. Fast service. Great staff. Amazing omelette!

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Thank girl714
Salem, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Salem has more fun bars and restaurants per capita than anywhere we know, and there is something here for everyone. Reds is more of a local secret. If you are looking for fancy atmosphere and square dishes we have plenty of those. If you are looking for where the locals go, they have been meeting here for over 200 years.... More 

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Thank Briggs F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit and the place is just as good the second time around! We got a BLT and clam chowder, both tasty, along with banana pancakes. They are known for breakfast and there's a reason! The pancakes were outstanding and were literally the diameter of my head! Unless you have a huge appetite or mean to share,... More 

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Thank Jeffrey H
Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When one wants a wonderful breakfast Red's is the place to go!!! The plates are enormous and the food is always of good quality.

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Thank 22jerry36
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my first time visiting Red's Sandwich shop. This place was recommended by a local. Based on our experience at Red's, I would highly recommend this place for lunch. The service was excellent and the meal was hot and very good! The portion were enough for two persons. The menu prices were very reasonable! Great job Red's Sandwich shop!

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Thank Carlos T
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Only open til abt 3pm, much more than sandwiches available. Delicious. Can get very busy so there is a wait at times.

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Thank Heidi B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an awesome place. Every time we come to Salem we have to stop here to eat. The ladies that work here are beyond amazing and friendly. The food is awesome too!

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Thank Jennifer E
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cash only environment. Good food at a good price. Friendly staff. On hot days you will want to sit the far dinning room as the one by the open kitchen gets very warm.

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Thank Brent V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Besides that this historical little place is in a great location with a amazing history, the food is to die for! Went for breakfast and lunch here before and it was amazing every time! Does close early though and only takes cash so no card

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Thank Grannus
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on a brutally hot Friday afternoon in August. The place was refreshingly cool, but not over air-conditioned. All of my parties sandwiches were tasty and affordable (considering the tourist area we were in). The atmosphere is basic family restaurant complete with paper placemats with map and advertisements. I had the Cuban sandwich and they were more... More 

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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, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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