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“A MUST VISIT”

Red's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #3 of 235 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Wallingford, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“A MUST VISIT”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

The breakfast was amazing, it was highly recommended so we had to check it out. And we were not disappointed. The staff was amazing the food was great, and a lot of places to sit, so we didn't wait at all

Visited April 2014
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33 reviews
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“Well worth it!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Went here both mornings for breakfast - try the Cinn. French Toast! Be sure to bring cash as it is a cash only business!!!

Visited April 2014
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Need to eat here once while you are in Salem”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I love Red's Sandwich shop. Every time I visit Salem, I have to eat here. The food is wonderful as is the service. This particular visit, I had the cinnamon french toast. It was the best french toast I've ever had. My friend ordered the chocolate chip pancakes, which were huge! If there is a line when you get there, the wait is worth it and it moves fairly quickly!

  • Visited April 2014
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Ijamsville, MD
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8 reviews
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“Best Breakfast!!”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a must place for breakfast. We were there two days and had breakfast there both mornings. Very reasonably priced and huge portions! (And I mean HUGE.) Don't even think you are going to eat more than one pancake!

Visited April 2014
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“Great place for a quick meal”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stopped for lunch during a trip. It is a diner-like restaurant (I love diners so take that into account). They had a very large menu with a variety of choices. My companion had the chouder and enjoyed it. I had a sandwich which was good. The staff was extremely nice and attentive. The food came incredibly fast. I would definitely go to this restaurant again.

  • Visited April 2014
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