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“home cooked comfort food”

Red's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #3 of 231 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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.
Orillia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“home cooked comfort food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

You can't go wrong with chicken pot pie and grilled cheese sandwiches! If you're looking for home cooking, you've come to the right place. Portions are large, the prices are right, and the waitresses motherly.

  • Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“It's all about the fries!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stopped in at Red's a little before their 3pm closing time and had a great salad (beets, cheese, etc) and the most decadent sandwich we've had in a long time. But the very best thing are their fries. DO NOT MISS THEM!

Visited July 2013
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Saint Johns, Michigan
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“Great Breakfast Great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great food great price...service was awesome everyone was very nice...right in the middle of all Salem Attractions

  • Visited July 2013
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Atlanta
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38 reviews
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“Terrific food, great atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

The food was great and the portions large. My wife and I were from WAY out of town; but the staff made us feel right at home. Recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Terrific Local Breakfast and Lunch Joint - with History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went to Salem to visit the Peabody Essex Museum. A complete must for anyone visiting the area! Needed lunch and happened upon Red's. What a find. Inexpensive menu, over-sized portions and super-friendly staff. Fast service and local ambiance. The typical tourist doesn't venture here. The building is historic - circa 1698. It was once called the London Coffee House and was a meeting place of the Patriots before the American Revolution. Not gourmet but just terrific. Go hungry!

  • Visited July 2013
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