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“My personal favorite breakfast restaurant”

Red's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #3 of 236 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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.
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“My personal favorite breakfast restaurant”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

The menu has many dishes to chose from for both breakfast and lunch. The service is excellent: friendly, and the food comes really fast. The decaf is also great. I highly recommend eating here.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank matt k
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Summerville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great down to earth place”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was my 2nd visit to this restaurant when visiting Salem and I can only describe it as good home style cooking, super friendly (not pretentious) waitstaff and reasonable pricing. Extensive breakfast menu and then a large 'anytime' menu (soups, salad, sandwiches and daily comfort food specials like roast chicken, sliced steak and mashed potatoes) Don't think of ordering a 'stack' of pancakes as a side with your breakfast .. One pancake is about the size of your head! But yes, get ONE, they are great. Regular egg breakfasts, Yummy French toast and Benedict's (traditional, florentine, lobster, cod, corned beef hash).

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank AdeleG63
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New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

You have to go here if you are in Salem. They give you a great breakfast for a reasonable price. It is great for families too. Hint if you go near Halloween go real Early because then a line forms outside.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank MissAdv10
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Montreal, Quebec
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The simple things done right”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

My boyfriend and I stopped in for a late lunch, planning to just have something simple to hold us over until dinner. He got the chicken club and I had a BLT, and we both commented that those would be the sandwiches we measured all others against from then on. The place isn't the fanciest or the most romantic place you could go, but I always love finding places that know how to do the simple things right... and Red's most certainly does.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank sbaldwin76
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New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“If you have to wait... Soooooo worth it!”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

I can't really add much more than 'awesome'. wonderful value( unlike our lodging!), excellent food... Speedy... The whole enchilada ( or omelet which was fantastic!!!!)

Visited September 2013
Thank PugmomNH
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