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Scratch Kitchen

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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245 Derby street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 978-741-2442
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found Scratch Kitchen thanks to our trusted Trip Advisor reviewers. Good to know I can count on the reviews. Are here on a BUSY Saturday with my multigenerational family youngest 4 months old. We were greeted by smiling employees who promptly brought a chair for the baby without even having to ask. The food was delicious, fries to die... More 

Thank Lizzardooo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went over Halloween weekend with the family. We LOVED the grilled cheese, chips and fries. The adults liked the mac and cheese but the kids not so much. I had an apple cider mimosa which was good! We were waited on by the manager which as delightful! The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because my daughter... More 

Thank Cecelia W
West Jordan, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had the fish taco and grilled cheese, with fries. A bit pricey for what you get but it was good food, no complaints. They boast that their bacon is the best but I didn't try it.

Thank HowellPartyof5
Mesa, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very disappointed in my cup of clam chowder ordered from their menu in the restaurant. It even stated on the menu that Warning: this chowder is so thick your spoon will stand up by itself. Well, my clam chowder was so watery it was actually a lite soup. I have never seen this before. I asked the waitress about the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You walk into this place and you know you've struck gold: farm to table philosophy, home-made food, simple decor...what's not to love? My colleague and I ordered the Elvis: a peanut butter, jelly and bacon sandwich. I just had to try it. I mean, how many menus feature that? Besides, if it bombed, it's not like I live in Salem... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

After spending a five hr trip to Salem, seeing attractions and a live show, needed a bit to eat to bring back to the room to retire. I ordered a chopped salad that was not chopped and difficult to eat. It was tasty but somewhat bland. Would not go back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went for lunch, food was so so, I had brisket, no sauce just hot mustard, it was ok but nothing special. Wife had ham and cheese which is served cold, they don't tell you that. They were busy and did not have enough staff, waitresses seemed overwhelmed and had to beg her for a check. Music was loud which pleased... More 

Thank bfan99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on our visit to Salem. Very impressed with the freshness of the food. Like the name says...made from scratch foods. So fresh and so good! I had the BLT. They visit the local farmers markets for vegetables, and cure their own bacon. Very friendly service and good prices too! Stop by when in the area!

Thank arch1591
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Called for lunch on my way back to Boston. Good solid food and great service. I asked the waitress for a recommendation and the Reuben didn't dissapoint. The service was great and friendly.

Thank Spud K
Romeoville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ingredients are fresh and local; dishes are inventive and generally tasty, though a few missed the mark for me. If you love bacon, this place is not to be missed; virtually everything contains bacon in some form. Best clam chowder I've ever had, but the bacon dusted fries and bacon dumplings missed the marks for me - very little bacon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Derby street, Salem, MA 01970
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-741-2442
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?