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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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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time at Naumkeag Ordinary. Friendly staff, comfortable seating, unpretentious decor. Menu is simple but has enough to get what you want! We ordered the taco of the day, grilled chicken. Two full tacos with grilled tortillas and well seasoned chicken. Tasted good, might benefit from a citrus crema or light dressing. The meat balls are huge and served with... More 

Thank Seacoastbreeze
Salem, MA
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I saw the menu, I wondered if they had become less adventurous, but I was wrong.. I ordered the Caesar Salad and the Pork Belly Banh Mi and both were excellent. The Banh Mi in particular was delicious, both sweet and spicy.

Thank SalSal_Salem
Northampton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

After being wowed by the creativity of the food when we dined here in March 2016, my husband and I decided to have our rehearsal dinner here in December, and they were so helpful in creating a menu that worked for a seating of 20 people! Our guests could not get over how delicious the food was, and how varied... More 

Thank cinemasonia414
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Stopped in for a burger,after a movie.Best burger in Salem!Wait staff could not be any more friendly and food is prepared as requested.

Thank Timothy A
Beverly, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 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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231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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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
Bar scene, Families with children
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?