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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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“home fries” (59 reviews)
“french toast” (36 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

On our brief stop in Salem we asked a local chap for a good place to eat and he recommended reds - it was full of locals and it's easy to see why. Good breakfast menu - good atmosphere, good service.

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got to have been the best Lobster roll during my visit to both ME and MA. Great service from a very crowded shop. Mainly locals.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cheap eats that are fresh, simple and tasty. Place is kinda a dive but so what? Food, service and price are just right.

Thank JIK0905
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a turkey sandwich and fries. The sandwich was average, and the fries were soggy. I had a bite of my mother's fish; it was terrible and tasteless. The resturant was busy, but there seemed to be a good number of servers working. Our...More

Thank davidhucker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy fresh omelette batman!! Fresh veggies, delicious bacon. The hash? To die for! The service was wonderful and friendly staff! If I lived locally this would be my place!

Thank bulli1107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the ferry from Boston to Salem and wanted to try something local. So glad we stopped here! I had the french toast with blueberry bread- literally three huge slices of bread that melt in your mouth. My husband was most impressed with his...More

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red's is a cornerstone institution among Salem locals. Fast, friendly and affordable, it has been a gathering place for generations. The food is massive - huge sandwiched, enormous omelettes, and pancakes the size of manhole covers. Seriously - the wait staff warns you against ordering...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always my favorite home town breakfast joint! Any day of the week no matter what it's always to notch.

Thank catebearkm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun day at salem that wrapped up with good food 😊sat on the wall and enjoyed every bite.cooked just right.will always return.thank you!!!

Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This should be a must do on anyone's list if you are in Salem. Service was great and food was excellent. It is cash only, so be prepared for that. Get the pancake!!

Thank Sarah F
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
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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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