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“So Much Food”

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: 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.
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So Much Food”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were in Salem for the day looking for lunch and noticed a crowd outside of Red's. This is your typical diner type grill restaurant. We happened to be there on a Sunday, so they were still serving breakfast. The plates were enormous and the food was piled high. I had the omelette, my daughter had the spinach Florentine, and my husband had one of the specials which I think was crab cakes. Everything was really good, but too much food. It seemed a waste as I noticed most people only ate half their home fries. They were really good, but just too much. The service was friendly, and efficient. The atmosphere is very casual. I would recommend it for anyone with a big appetite.

Visited June 2014
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Fairhope, Alabama
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“tjl”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

picked this place because other breakfast reviews in the area kept using reds as a comparison. great choice. i see why they want to be like reds. great food at very good prices. don't miss this place.

Visited June 2014
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Carmel, California
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367 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Love Starting Our Day Here!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Go to Red's only if you want brilliant service, very good food in large portions and a comfortable, locals and friendly atmosphere.

Or you can try the several other breakfast spots in Salem for an average experience.

Isn't it great to have choices?

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Food Fantasy”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Red's is unbelievable. The speed, the service, the kindness and friendliness of everyone from our server to the cooks, it was all too much. The food was cooked well and was very tasty and even with the restaurant full it was cooked immediately when I ordered and arrived only minutes after the order was placed. Everything was as ordered. Everything was delicious. The cook thought I was undereating and sent over a sample of something she thought I'd like. Friendly, cheerful, fast. Red's is the place to eat.

Visited May 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great little place!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

A great little place in a historic building. Best prices for quality of food in Salem. Breakfast all day, homemade specials, and friendly service. We'll be back!

Visited June 2014
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