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“Best Breakfast in Salem”

Red's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #3 of 231 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
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.
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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“Best Breakfast in Salem”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

I live in Salem. This is my favorite place to get breakfast. Don't be intimidated by the line because it moves quick. Waitresses are attentive and friendly. The food is great and try the specials. L

  • Visited February 2014
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Salem, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Reds the best pancakes in Salem,”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Being a Salem resident and going to Reds is a monthly experience, am a pancake lover and can never beat this place. The Reds on Route 1 is also a keeper for lunch and dinner. I go to enjoy the back ground music and great food.

  • Visited February 2014
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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“best in Salem”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is very good. They have a great breakfast. The prices are extremely reasonable.
Located in a historic part of Salem

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank linda60954
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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201 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“pretty good breakfast”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a Sunday morning breakfast here, we were seated quickly and cheerfully greeted by our waitress. Our coffee was brought promptly, it was decent, but not on par with Dunkin' or Starbucks (complimentary coffee at the Hawthorne Hotel was much better). I ordered a 3-egg omelet with cheese, bacon and tomato. It was served with home fried potatoes. The omelet was good, the home fries were not terribly good, too much paprika/seasoning and the serving size was ridiculous, it was a waste of food. There was easily 3-4 servings of potatoes on my plate. The prices are very reasonable. It has a bit of a greasy smell/feel to the place, but not as bad as other places we've been too. My husband ordered a Belgium waffle and a 2-egg cheese omelet. He ate everything except the home fries. He very much enjoyed the waffle, the omelet was good but nothing to rave about.

This was a good, fast and inexpensive breakfast. Nothing special, nothing bad, nothing outstanding.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Annie M
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Newton, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“yum!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

My first time here, and woww those pancakes are huge! I had one with blueberries, that was hanging off my plate! The fruit was fresh, the pancake itself was different, thick, and not too greasy. The best pancake I've had in years! Also very good prices.

  • Visited February 2014
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