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Red's Sandwich Shop

15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“home fries” (56 reviews)
“french toast” (35 reviews)
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American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed yesterday

I wish we would have found this place at the beginning of our Salem trip instead of the end! Huge portions of outstanding, old school diner food at ridiculously cheap prices. There are plenty of tourist-trappy, overpriced options in the area - eat at Red's...More

Thank CrowdedEarthKitchen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tourists must be under spells when they say it's great. Sure the pancakes are bigger than the plate, but there is no taste. The home fries had a chemical off taste probably from whatever oil they cook them in. The bacon was cooked so...More

Thank curliq
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Red's never disappoints. Great for breakfast or lunch. Menu has so many choices. A favorite spot for locals. Very reasonable- never disappoints- and we've been going there for many years. Great location for tourists.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 3 days ago

A classic dinner. Ate breakfast here and was not dissapointed. The service was quick and efficient. The servings were huge, one pancake was plenty! The prices were very reasonable. If you are in salem skip the hotel breakfast and go to Reds.

Thank Lawrence W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Red's Sandwich Shop is a family friendly restaurant, with friendly staff and fabulous food. I highly recommend their pancakes.

Thank Niamh D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food is always good for breakfast as well as for lunch. Servers are very friendly and service is quick.

Thank nivtop
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great, quick and friendly service. We ate breakfast and were pleased. I had two scrambled eggs and ham. The ham came as a whole piece and not chopped up. My husband had French toast. We would go again for breakfast.

Thank Hilary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a cheeseburger and french fries and a chicken cutlet sandwich. They stand shoulder-to-shoulder with establishments that charge four times as much for similar items. We picked up our lunch and went to sit by the water and had lunch for two for under...More

Thank criticalchef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will not leave hungry! Great food and plenty of it! We were recommended by a friend who had been there before and the hotel also gave their good reviews for this place.

Thank ghosthuntgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this gem of a place in Salem on Patriot's Day and what a fantastic surprise! It didn't look open from the outside but the building was so cute I wanted to have a look! Inside was really quaint, typical diner style with a...More

Thank CBR2789
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is there any glueton free items on menu thanks ricky nr,ma
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
Is red's a noisy place or is it possible to find a quiet spot there?
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
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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.