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“Not easy to spot, but well worth the effort.”

Red's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #3 of 237 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
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.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were told about Red's by a fellow traveler, and after asking a Police Officer for directions we found Red's after being told that ''it's where the locals go'', ah the times we've heard that one!

However, in this case it is true, the cafe doesn't look much from the outside, but on entering it's like the tardis with lots of room inside. The service is quick, the food is excellent and at a very reasonable price, oh and it was full of locals too.

If you're in Salem give it a try, well worth it!

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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful food. You have to get the Mac and cheese! So creamy and delicious. I thought they had good prices. I gave the atmosphere a 4 because you are kind of crammed in. Overall a great place to eat in Salem!

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Thank aparnaco
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We asked at the visitors center for them to recommend a well priced and quick place to eat as we had just travelled 13 hours and were starving...this is where they recommended. The servings were huge, the staff was friendly and we love all day breakfast.

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Thank SeasonedCottager
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

This place is a staple in Salem. Service and food were bang on. Thanks Donna for making us laugh and feel at home!

Thank Robyn M
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I loved this place! The service and food was excellent. My husband and I ordered breakfast for lunch and it was amazing!

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Thank mrsdavis82206
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