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Tavern in the Square
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Ranked #35 of 237 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I have had a number of great meetings here, great place. Food is quite good, and not too noisy. Staff is great also.

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

First time to the Tavern and it was a pleasant experience. The food was very good, portion size was appropriate. The value was also very good. TVs everywhere with individual TVs at the booths. Everything was clean and the server friendly and attentive.

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Thank Crash620
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Took the family to Salem, MA to experience the upcoming Holloween season. Was fun to see all the people dresses up in costume as well folks who normally dress like its Holloweeen all the time : ). Went to the Witch Museum, etc to get the real story of what happened in the late 1600's. Was amazed at what "religous" people (sounds like today....) are cable of doing based on their fears, not on actual confirmed facts.
Anyway, the day was beautiful and we all enjoyed the experience. When it was time to eat my son suggested the Tavern as he had eaten there before and said it was good. He was right. Huge selection of micro brew beers as well as the usual - I got the shredded steak burger covered with mushrooms, onion and melted cheddar chees with sweet potato fries. It was great. Everyone else enjoyed their lunch as well.
Place was noisy, lots of people coming and going, but what do you expect in a busy, tourist, holiday time, in the middle of the afternoon place? Food was good and worth the wait. If and when we go back, the Tavern will be on our list of go to places.

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Thank NeverGrowUp_55
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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

A group for friends and I dined here while visiting Salem this past weekend. It was centrally located to everything we were seeing that day. Upon entering the extremely small waiting area we were greeted by two young women who behind the hostess counter who were arguing about spreading out where patrons were seated to make it fair for the waitresses. Finally she asked for my name and # in our party. I was surprised that she then wrote down a description of what I was wearing so they could find me when our table was ready. We asked to wait at the bar and made our way there. The war staff seemed very overwhelmed. All draft beers were not available as they were having an issue with the kegs. Waitresses were waiting for drinks. Drinks were sitting on counters waiting for the wait staff to take them. At one point a kitchen member came out to deliver an appetizer to the bar to be told by the bar staff that the customer already received them. After 40 minutes and three times asking we were finally seated at our table. Our server seemed very confused as to why we were seated at our table. She had no idea where we came from or if she was our server. After a few minutes she figured it out and asked for our order. Thankfully we had all looked at the menu at the bar because we were never given one when we were seated. As we began to order we the server informed us that some of those items were no longer available because they had reduced their menu for the weekend. They may have wanted to mention that upfront. We ordered burgers and quesadillas. They food was ok. It wasn't the best burger I had ever had but it was by no means the worst. All the menu items were reasonably priced.

Overall the restaurant was nice. I think the staff needed a little more training and more organization. They definitely did not seem prepared for Saturday evening business.

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Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Went there sunday around 7pm hostess sat us right away at a table 10 minutes pass no waitress or waiter 20, 30, 45 minutes pass still no one has come up to us. We stand up bring the menus back to the hostess stand put them down in front of hostess she is to busy flirting with one of the other employees takes no notice we look back at the table we were sitting at they are wiping it down.

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