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“Go for the sandwiches” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scratch Kitchen

Scratch Kitchen
Ranked #34 of 227 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: New restaurant.
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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799 reviews
569 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Go for the sandwiches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Everything here is made from scratch or sorced locally. The food was wonderful and the trip for the onion rings alone was well-worth it. Creative menu and very fair prices and the service is perky and friendly.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Home-made taste and bring on the Bacon!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

I recently had lunch with my son in Slem, Ma. We had passed the Scratch kitchen many times on our travels and decided to stop this time. I am so glad we did! the food was amazing and really good portions were served. Almost everything could be served with a side of bacon. This is no ordinary bacon but instead thick-cut style prepared there at the location. I had a grilled cheese with bacon and my son had a BLT and fries. In addition to an abundance of breakfast/lunch/dinner selections the local beer selection was extensive! There were 100 or more local and exotic brews offered in bottles and the caps were all added to jars throughout the restaurant for added decor! The Scratch Kitchen is both family friendly as well as a place to grab a
beer and snacks with friends!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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183 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Excellent sandwiches!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stopped by to get some sandwiches for lunch and got them to go. I had a BLT that was simply wonderful. The bacon was awesome and it was served on toasted homemade bread. While the pesto mayonnaise was good, I prefer regular mayo. My companions had smoked brisket; this is served with a spicy brown mustard; the wait staff asked the boys if they wanted the mustard on the side as some people think it's REALLY spicy, both of them opted to have it made with the mustard on the sandwich. :-) Well, that mustard was AWESOME and they weren't kidding when they said it had some kick. My husband does spicy/hot really well, as does my friend. It was amusing to watch them eat their sandwiches, they loved it, but sometimes they were in a wee bit of pain and the sinuses were definitely cleared. The restaurant looks very inviting, quite casual, but we had plans and couldn't eat in. When we're in Salem again, we'll likely be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annie M
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Middletown, NJ
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bacon need I say more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

I love bacon, it is truly a wonderful thing. The bacon here is ok but I've had better. The brisket sandwich is good, but mustard overpowers the taste of the brisket. The pulled pork sandwich was good but a little vinegary.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rxdadof2
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Fabulous farm to table find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Went to scratch kitchen between visits to monster museum and pirate museum (what can I say?, we were on vacation). What a great place. List upon list of local sources where they procured their ingredients. Everything thing we had was excellent. I highly recommend the scratch burger. The bacon and onion jam scared me a bit, but I figured, when in Rome. It was delicious, sweet and not overpowering. Fries, as noted in prior reviews, are crazy good, as are the onion rings. Service was slightly overwhelmed but they were working so hard and being such good sports about it, that it was no problem.

Visited September 2013
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