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Witch's Brew Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
+1 978-745-8717
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Pub
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156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after driving through Pickering wharf area. Decided to drive a little further and found this place. We were seated right away, got drinks and aps really quickly. The dining area is a great old room with lots of charm. We had the...More

1  Thank manthalee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in a little bit later in the evening. Food was very good, wait staff very friendly and on top of things. Personally I had coconut shrimp appetizer, but others ate dinners. The clam chowder was amazing. I would certainly go back

1  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I visited the wooden boat show at the harbor down the street from the Witch's Brew. Afterwards asked a police officer where to go within walking distance. Witch's Brew was one of the suggestions. Parking is tight. Entrance via the bar area...More

1  Thank NottageCottageHawaii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here with my mom and sister while touring. Probably should have sat in the dining area instead of the bar, as the bartender seemed a little stressed having us seated at a table there. Drinks were okay. BLT and tuna melt were also...More

Thank LarsonAK
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Trip Advisor led us to this quaint eatery in downtown Salem right on the water. The restaurant itself is inline with the theme of the town - hence the name - and the atmosphere is on-board as well. The menu was relatively short, but for...More

Thank historyman01
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Seven Gables a quick dinner was in order. Just a block away was the Witches Brew Cafe. Cozy restaurant and intimate bar. Minimal noise. Broiled scallops were plenty and flavorful. Service was great. Reasonably priced. Portions I observed of other diners were...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The food was average at best. I got an "antipasto" salad which was weird -- a scoop of tuna salad AND a bunch of rolled up cold cuts. Being very hungry, I ate most of it. My daughter got a hamburger which wasn't cooked the...More

3  Thank JOANN W
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

After our tour of the H7G, we popped into this place on a whim for food and drinks. There is a bar area as well as a dining area. Both serve the same foods. We ate in the bar area. Service was attentive and good....More

Thank domhnall_kaps
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The Witches Brew was recommended by a local tour guide. The service was fast and pleasant. The food was good and reasonably priced. I wouldn't hesitate to go back here again.

Thank ofdaleys
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The place is clean and resembles a tavern. You have to be wait to get seated but it'll take only a minute. The service is very good: quick, efficient and always with a smile. The food is fine. The portions are large and the fish...More

Thank Chris S
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22 September 2017|
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Response from JOANN W | Reviewed this property |
I'd imagine you'd need reservations on Halloween weekend. But other than the name, which is very Halloween-y, I'd check out other restaurants over this one. Wretched service.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-8717
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