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Naumkeag Ordinary

$$ - $$$
Gastropub, American, Bar
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118 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3507
+1 978-744-4968
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed by both the service and food. They were amazing with taking my food allergy seriously and still delivering an incredible meal. I love how their menu is seasonal and beer is local. It's a great date night place but not overly fancy.

Thank Jamie E
Manchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

On a October Friday night in Salem we we're completely shocked there was no wait. Our waitress was super friendly and the food is amazing! Everyone in our group enjoyed the food and drinks. Décor was an added bonus! Def would recommend to friends visiting Salem!

Thank Ashli517
Perth, Australia
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336 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I had the poutine ($12) -- they freely admitted that it wasn't Canadian-style poutine. Theirs had some excellent pulled pork on the top -- this was pulled pork that had been cooked for a long time in the sauce, not like many that seem to have the sauce added afterwards. It was nice and spicy and was perfect for the... More 

Thank Rhonda B
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We had a 1:30 show to attend and arrived at the restaurant at 12 Noon. We were happy to get a seat so quickly as the other two restaurants in the strip were wait listed... I can see why people would rather wait to eat at the other places... We were seated quickly and that is the BEST thing I... More 

Thank jenks0718Magnolia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stopped in late (think around 10PM) on a Thursday for appetizers after our tour and were very pleased. The poutine was out of this world and the server was great. I'm sure the rest of the menu is fantastic and I wish we had more time in the town to try it again!

Thank phigirl
Ashburn, Virginia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

A nice enough restaurant on the inside, but the food is very hit or miss. It's a very limited menu, so they should really be able to nail everything they do. I ordered Poutine as an appetizer and it was pretty average (pork tasted a bit funny and the curds weren't the freshest). After that I ordered the butternut squash... More 

Thank Connoisseur84
Salem, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Amazing drink and beer selection, love the fact that they have Bully Boy whiskey. The food is absolutely amazing, so fear not for what you order but fear for what you didn't order; in other words, bring an appetite. The staff is crazy helpful and amazing, and the owner Matt is exceptionally generous! These people love what they're doing, and... More 

Thank juneof87
Setauket, New York
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Salem has attracted some very strange people. The proprietors of The Naumkeag Ordinary are not among them. We had the Cheese board Meat board combination. The cheese came from a local shop, the pork belly was unctuous and tasty and the star of the board. Together with a Caesar Salad it was a prefect light meal. The owners were delightful... More 

1 Thank John F
Dallas, Tx
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great burgers, great service. Attractive and casual restaurant in a fun part of town. Would happily eat there again.

1 Thank Josephine1212
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Amazing food! We got the cheese plate, the gravalox, and the cubano and we ate every bit. Gourmet food in a relaxed, romantically lit atmosphere. Music was also great as well as our friendly waiter. Will be going back about a billion times!

1 Thank katholmquist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Gastropub, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3507
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-744-4968

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