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Red's Sandwich Shop

15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here for lunch while visiting Salem with my wife in August. My wife had the blueberry pancake (just one) and Loved it. It was huge.. it came on a large plate and covered the whole thing. She could barely finish it. I had the...More

Thank vman09
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Red's based on the Trip Advisor reviews for breakfast. The menu was large as were the portions, but if I'm honest I found the food on the salty/greasy side and there really is no excuse for only accepting cash in 2017. In general...More

Thank Will R
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I ate breakfast here one morning. My brother ordered a pancake and it was giant. I don't think he ate anything else that day. I'm a vegetarian and they had a large fruit bowl that you could order that had blueberries, bananas...More

Thank Dori C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, and the reviews were spot on: fast service, good value, and ample portions. There's a lively atmosphere in this very traditional restaurant.

Thank 0Fernando0
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this spot on trip advisor when looking for a bite to eat. Unassuming from the outside, but a neat place full of activity inside. Always a good sign! No tables were immediately available, so we saddled up to the counter. We were right...More

Thank JackTheDog1
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my breakfast spot for the week while i was in Salem. I literally ate here daily and every meal was great. The food served is freshly prepared. The staff are well trained, friendly and effective. I highly recommend this place for both breakfast...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You'd pass by this spot if you weren't intentionally looking for it. Very unassuming, and if it weren't for the google map I was following I wouldn't have found it. Great "Benny's" and I luckily got the last one but they have several different kinds....More

Thank Denise V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty Good place, interesting about the history. I ordered the chef salad and had asked what was on it and ordered it after the waitresses informed me that it was only turkey, ham, cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce; however there were also onions and Peppers on...More

Thank jacobson89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to Salem and arrived early to make the most of our day there. The concierge in our hotel used to live in Salem and recommended Red's for breakfast. The building is easy to miss but once inside it was very busy and after...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, accommodating service. Food not great, lacking flavor, too greasy. It was neat to hear about the history of the place.

Thank SJHassell
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22 June 2016|
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Response from penny c | Reviewed this property |
next time I go there i will find out if they serve gluten free food , and post a review about it
Constance C
31 May 2016|
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Response from stevie34289 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it is but we're a couple wears hearing aids we either shut one or both off. Not too bad when everyone eats the food is good and we get excited I guess. Just enjoy it!
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-3527
Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted turkey, they mean roasted turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.
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