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“Amazing Breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red's Sandwich Shop

Red's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #3 of 229 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted turkey, they mean roasted turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.
Santa Monica, California
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5 reviews
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“Amazing Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great deal on breakfast. It was super crowded , but well worth it. The servers were nice and they were doing the best they could with the 98407868 people crammed into the place.

Visited August 2012
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Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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“The Best Place on Earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I saw the picture of the corned beef hash benedict before I went. I went every day I was there for it. I miss it soo much. Just so darn good. Some how tons of people go but the wait to get in is next to nothing. They know the secret. Everyone is in a good mood too. Dont miss this place if you go to Salem. It's not fancy but its definitely down home and cumfy. Affordable.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Terri30PA
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Seattle, Washington
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153 reviews
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“Good food at fair prices in the middle of a tourist town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Looking for lunch near the Witch Museum or the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem? Go to Red's Sandwich Shop. We thought that we wanted soup as an antidote to a cool day, but a police officer directed us to Red's, and we thank him for the advice. The menu offers a wide variety of cuisines, but I stayed with New England food and had a delicious baked haddock that cost a mere $8. You could do a lot worse.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hearty Portions, Great Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Come here with an appetite because you'll definitely get a ton of food and for a low price too! Everyone in our party enjoyed their respective dishes and left satisfied. Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank AnnH100111
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Hugo, Minnesota
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234 reviews
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“Fresh and large breakfast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

I had a veggie omlet which came with toast and potatoes. I added the turkey sausage just because no other restaurant has this and I had to try it. The food was outstanding and I couldn't eat it all. The wait staff was very friendly and the place is packed at all hours.

Visited October 2012
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