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Scratch Kitchen

245 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3632
+1 978-741-2442
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“blt” (28 reviews)
“fries” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
245 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3632
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a late lunch after seeing an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum (it is walking distance from the museum). Like others I thought the music was a bit too loud, would have preferred a more calm atmosphere. We picked it because it...More

Thank WebTraveler1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked in this little place on a whim. Specials on boards over the kitchen, pain old tables and chairs, nothing special... except the smells! One woman working the front and she was personality plus. She named the specials, brought me a menu and I...More

Thank Whispermom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in about an hour before closing. Ordered clam chowder which the menu claimed will make a spoon stand up. Reality—thinnest chowder I’ve ever had anywhere. Ordered the BLT. Must have run out of bacon on our order because we could hardly find it on...More

Thank Vickie F
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Typical local diner but it seems to pride itself on local, fresh ingredients. The waitress recommended their burgers, and they were definitely tasty. Homey and no frills--a good option for lunch.

Thank Katie1216
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Loud music (hip hop?). When I asked if they could turn it down, the server said he couldn’t, because the kitchen controlled it. Menu was interesting, food was good. Atmosphere was like a cafeteria, table unstable, chairs uncomfortable. More of a sandwich shop than a...More

Thank Patty F
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Just had the misfortune of eating at the Scratch Kitchen. What a waste of time & money. My fish taco (they said they could not blacken the fish ) Had to be fried. When it came all I could smell was bad fish.. I tried...More

Thank njmcc01908
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We found the atmosphere not our style: loud music, very informal service, not very comfortable. The clam chowder was delicious, homestyle, not the super-thick kind that many places serve. Sandwich was tasty, but had too much bacon, overcooked to my taste.

Thank Patty F
Reviewed 14 November 2017

These people are RUDE! Would barely look at us when we entered and threw menus on a table and walked away. We just wanted a snack so we ordered a beer, pop, and the chips and dip. Over $30! Um no. When food came the...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We visited this restaurant with our kids -- 11 and 15. The menu looked interesting and it was a local place. There was loud, fun music playing and it had a nice vibe. But sadly, the service was VERY off. Our waiter seemed very nervous....More

Thank Delia P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We spent a beautiful October day in Salem and lunch at Scratch Kitchen was an absolute delight. The restaurant boasts locally sourced ingredients and everything is cooked from scratch daily ; no pre-made,processed, or instant food! Our server was cheerful and efficient, had great recommendations,...More

Thank luckyduck63
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29 November 2015|
Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Operating Hours:Spring/Summer Monday: Closed Tuesday: 11am – 8pm Wednesday: 11am – 8pm Thursday: 11am – 8pm Friday: 11am – 8pm Saturday: 11am – 8pm Sunday: 10:00am – 2:30pm Serving from our Brunch Menu Only
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3632
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-741-2442
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