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Tavern in the Square

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189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970-3522
+1 978-740-2337
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Tavern in the Square is a great find and a convenient lunch spot when visiting the PEM. Their fish sandwich is outstanding, and almost everything on the menu is offered in a gluten-free version - perfect for my husband who has Celiac disease. The manager was very attentive and brought out our meals to assuring us that my husband's was... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

A bit on the pricier side but totally worth it. The food was incredible as were the drinks. We went at a quieter hour, about 2pm, but what a great first experience!

Thank SimplySarabeth
Salem, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have been to the tavern several times since moving here. The last time I went both my friend and I were not pleased with the food. I got a burger that was flavorless. The service has been good on my visits although the last time the server seemed more interested with chatting with the ladies that paying attention to... More 

Thank Brendalee B
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168 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A nice option to grab lunch at, like their sandwiches and convenient location. Pretty fast service too.

Thank DSW_TX
Eastham, Massachusetts
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I recently spent an afternoon in the Halloween Center of America, Salem, MA. My trip presented itself with an unfortunate fact...that I had to eat lunch in Salem. Upon recommendation, I found my way into the Tavern In the Square, which I understand is a chain. Chains are okay, providing that one thing happens...that someone knows how to cook in... More 

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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

You can count of this restaurant for delicious appetizers and a good meal! We've ate at the bar and a table- service is always excellent and very accommodating. Try the truffle tater tots!

Hartford, CT
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stopped in for some drinks while in Salem for the night. Great atmosphere and a really friendly bartender. The cocktails were excellent and service top notch!! We will be back for sure!

Thank zchicsuniq
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

i loved this place it was my favorite eatery in salem. they had amazing selection of gluten free options...i had a GF pizza which was amazing. the con of this place is how busy it gets. we waited an hr for our table.

Thank Angela P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to watch sports in a bar but I really didn't want greasy bar food. Tavern in the Square was perfect! Multiple TVs, bustling atmosphere, and delicious food! He had the steak tips and I had the quinoa bowl- both were amazing! Excellent sports bar atmosphere with more upscale food!

Thank Jessica E
Waltham, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in on Saturday 10/15 for an appetizer and a few beers to take a break from sightseeing. Given how busy it was, we only had to wait about 20 minutes and a very friendly manager brought us outside. The service was good, our food and drinks came out quickly, no complaints here!

Thank Alli R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-740-2337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?