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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%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (218 reviews)
“home fries” (59 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a couple of other people and the service was great and food order was quick. However, the sign that states “cash only” while located in two spots (front door and cash register) is rather small and as a customer didn’t see it...More

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They only take CASH and their ATM charges almost $3 for fees so beware! There is no sign on the door coming in that states cash only either. I ordered an omelette and while it was obviously made fresh, I did not appreciate the egg...More

Thank bleum00n812
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have come here so many times since I was a child. Visiting from Boston as a kid we would make a point to stop here. I can see the attraction for my parents: good food, big portions, large menu with something for everyone, good...More

Thank thatkirbymagic13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a day trip from Boston (holiday from uk) and had a good cheap meal. Our server was so friendly and helpful. Had omelettes and fish and chips and beers - all great and super cheap and fresh. Less thank $10 for a...More

Thank Maryios
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stop in to Red’s Sandwich shop on a solo trip to Salem. I ordered a lobster roll which was delicious. They heard my southern accent and asked where I was from. When I told them Nashville they introduced me to a waitress (I’m sorry,...More

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing I will say is come hungry. The portions were just HUGE! We had omelets, hash brown and pancakes. The pancakes were bigger than the plate. We were so full we didn't eat again until dinner. The service was great! If I recall...More

1  Thank Moonmel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dine here for either breakfast or lunch or both!! If you haven’t eaten here, you haven’t experienced the true charm of Salem from a relaxed Witch City perspective!! Don’t miss out!!

Thank michaelpoto4
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Always a favorite for breakfast in Salem. Good food, good service and great menu. Beware - the pnacakes are HUGE!! Order accordingly.

Thank arfur64
Reviewed 3 March 2018

It is not easy to park but the place is very local. Prices are reasonable the food is OK. I had breakfast and it was eggs which could have been cooked anywhere.

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We attempted to have a late lunch at "Reds" on a Monday afternoon based upon all the great reviews we read. We arrived 40 minutes before the kitchen was closing. The.Staff appeared irritated by our presence and we were glared at for several minutes prior...More

Thank Karen D
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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 IslandNative725 | Reviewed this property |
just realized you were there in 16..thought it was a recent question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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