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“Neat Experience”
Review of Lobster Shanty

Lobster Shanty
Ranked #10 of 236 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $50
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Description: We are a local dive bar that secretly has class. Great food, great service all served in a very casual atmosphere with absolutely no pretense.We're a little place with a big heart. The Shanty has been serving the Good People of Salem for 30 years and is a local institution.We welcome anyone who wants to come and relax with us. This is one place where you can let your freak flag fly. Our patio allows well-behaved dogs, we even have a doggie menu. Don't worry about bringing water bowls, we've got some.
Wheelersburg, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
373 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Neat Experience”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Happened to stop in after taking a walking tour. Our service was good and the food was excellent. The chowder was very good, as was the Lobster Risotto. Not a bad place to stop by if in Salem.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Sunset Beach, NC
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worth the Trouble to Find”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

On a recent Sunday we visited Salem and happened to ask a local for a restaurant recommendation at lunchtime. She suggested the Lobster Shanty and gave up some basic directions. It ended up being further away than we expected, and took 15-20 minutes to walk there from the waterfront, but it was certainly worthwhile. The menu had plenty to choose from, especially local seafood. All of the food was very good and the service was just fine. The Lobster Shanty is off the beaten track, being sort of in the middle of an alleyway. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank mwleonard
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Good Experience”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stopped while in Salem, for a leisurely lunch. We were greeted by friendly staff and seated outside promptly. Our waitress was pleasant and very helpful on food suggestions. The food was very good, and we did not feel rushed at all, even though the restaurant was very busy. Fun restaurant for seafood and a decent wine selection.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Robert B
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London
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good value seafood from a bar for locals”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Good quality fresh seafood. This is basically a locals bar with good seafood. As long as you don't expect professional service and all the other stuff that goes with it, this is fine. Price reflects this.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank BritishWonder
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“English family in Salem”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We all had the Connecticut lobster roll, which was good. Great fries. Slight confusion on appetisers, as we order an extra one - we've never tried a corn dog and wanted to share one. This meant they delivered my daughter's appetiser with the mains, which was irritating. The beef was good, though my husband had to ask twice for his second one. Still, it was good value, isn't a chain (we think) and it was good.

Visited July 2013
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