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“Always great food and service”

Salem Cross Inn Restaurant and Tavern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I've been to Salem Cross many times and have never been disappointed. The food is always cooked to perfection and the service is always good. It's nice to be seated next to the fireplace on a cold winter's night. The atmosphere is very nice being in an old 1700's tavern. The special events are fun too.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Every winter on several weekends, this family-owned restaurant (and 600 acre farm!) hosts an event called a "Fireplace Feast". Guests begin the feast in the lower level by a large stone fireplace, where an amazing 18th-century "roasting jack" is turning several large prime rib roasts in front of a roaring fire. Hot mulled cider or hot wine is available to all, which is especially good after coming in from a sleigh ride, drawn by Belgian draft horses, on the rolling hills of their large estate. Guests are invited to "help out" with the cooking of their famous seafood chowder in a big old cast-iron cauldron in the same stone fireplace. Also in this fireplace room, there is a colonial style, apple-pie making demonstration and an ample supply of crackers and cheese-spread for everyone, which is deliciously addictive!

Once the prime ribs have been roasted and removed from the fireplace, and likewise the chowder has been cooked, then all the guests (approx 100-150) are invited upstairs to the dining area for a fabulous feast of chowder, prime ribs, veggies, home-made breads and muffins, and finally deep-dish apple pie, all made there at the inn. The REAL whipped-cream atop the apple pie is a major treat, and is doled out with some "ceremony".

Definitely one of their best events, especially in the midst of a snowy New England winter weekend! Sleigh ride, old-fashioned cooking demonstrations, interactive guest participation, and a fantastic dinner is hard to beat at any price. And the cost here is very reasonable. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Attended the "Fireplace Feast" this past Saturday night to celebrate my sister-in-laws birthday. The feast was sold out as usual. The previous day's snowstorm the allowed for sleigh rides.

The food, service and atmosphere are all outstanding. There are other events throughout the year which are equally enjoying. This old colonial restaurant is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a true pleasure to visit for any occasion.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The food is excellent and they have probably one of the best surroundings in the area for eating at. It is actually an old in that is still going. They have specials throughout the year where you can actually watch as the cook meat over open pits and in the original huge fireplaces using period correct equipment. They even dress the part. Very nice, but be warned the prices are up there for the area.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went here recently for a shower. We were in the barn which was beautifully decorated and gave you the feel that you were on the farm. The goodd was very good and plentiful. Am looking forward to returning to try their regular menu.

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