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The Great Escape - CLOSED

50 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA 01970-4062
+1 978-745-5022
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
28 Mar 2014
19 Feb 2014
“Okay food in a unique site”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
50 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA 01970-4062
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This restaurant in the old infamous Salem Jail House is now closed down. It has been replaced by a burger and beer joint. Upstairs in the building are condos. The preserved cell on the first floor is open to the public and worth visiting.

1  Thank fallenidol234
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Have lunch in a former jail? Why not. A fun location but I don't feel the food overall is that great. Burgers are fine. Menu is a little offbeat.

Thank retaxus
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Remove from Tripadvisor!! When it was open, it wasn't very good anyways. can't wait to try the new burger place though.

Thank phalex
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The establishment was clean and nicely decorated with reminders of it's days as a jailhouse. The service and food was just as good. Been there a couple times...and we will return.

Thank bharn52
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

We were there on October 14, 2013. The restaurant was closed. Note in window said A&B Burgers opening in November.

3  Thank genwings
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Great food, great value. Service was excellent. The lunch menu was a bit sparse (not much to choose from) but other than that it was great.

Thank SandySue123
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We ate at The Great Escape after a recommendation from Jeff (of Bewitched in Salem) who educated us on the history of the jail. I ordered the pumpkin soup, scallops over risotto, and crème brulee. My friend ordered stuffed salmon and we were very pleased....More

Thank bird5682
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This was our first time at this restaurant and found the service, food & decor wonderful! Food was reasonably priced. Our server was a fountain of knowledge when it came to the history of this restaurant. It used to be the Salem jail up until...More

Thank SKSC
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The food and service were excellent! The decor of the old jail was intriguing. Ask about the history - no running water even into 1990. Very good value for the price. Best cesar salad and bruschietta I ever ate. Save room for desert!

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This restaurant is in an refurbished county jail. Most of the original flooring and walls remain and some jail cell bars making it a little dark. We went on a fall afternoon and there was only one other party eating The service was good. Parking...More

1  Thank scienceteach28
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA 01970-4062
    (Bridge Street)
  • Public Transportation: Commuter rail is across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-5022
  • E-mail
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