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197 Fort Ave, # 201, Salem, MA 01970-5741
+1 978-744-6132
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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We recently went to Salem MA. The Salem Willows has excellent eating stands and small restaurants, one that you must visit is the Salem Lowe Chinese Restaurant, located next door to the Hobbs Popcorn location at the Salem Willows. Lowes has the best variety of Chinese food which also happens to be delicious. The Pepper Steak is fantastic especially on... More 

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Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Was recommended by a local to have the chicken chop suey sandwich. I wasn't expecting much, but surprisingly good for cheap fast food. Certainly something a bit different! Very very little chicken, however. Basically a beansprout sandwich, so perhaps healthier than most fast food.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Go to the willows and stand in line and order the best Chinese food in Salem for a good price. It's take out only. But get it and sit down at a bench near the water and enjoy the day.

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Thank Bob K
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Salem Lowe has been a centerpiece of Salem Willows for decades. Nothing fancy here. Just a few indoor tables, and most people eat outside on nearby benches. Salem Lowe has done a fantastic job keeping their prices exceptionally low throughout the decades. Famous for their chop suey sandwiches, they remain of great, fresh quality for about $2. Food served through... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Another 'classic' from my youth. Chop Suey sandwiches (in wax paper) are what we dream of having in Florida where we have yet to have a decent Chinese meal. Those of us fortunate enough to have lived in Salem and experienced this very rare treat have often tried to replicate this recipe. I was fortunate enough to get back there... More 

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Thank Twingfam
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

It's been here forever. Delicious!!!!! Service is good. Fast I ALWAYS get the chop suey sandwich in paper. It's the best 2.10. Can't beat it!

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Thank Kellie B
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Love the chop suey sandwich and beef low mein. Lowe has been here for ever many dishes to choose from.

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Thank Rick D
Boston MA
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Cheap eats, but great eats!!! A Salem institution. Grab a delicious chop suey sandwich then head to Hobb's for the popcorn. Great service, friendly staff, fast, affordable and oh so delicious!

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Thank cocoajean
Burlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I've been coming to Salem Willows (Salem. MA) since I was 12 years old (now 73) and along with the amusement park attractions, I always stopped to have a chicken chop suey sandwich at Salem Lowes. I believe the same family has owned this take-out place since the late 1940's. Back in the 1950's the sandwich was 25 cents; it... More 

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Thank Martin W
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Maybe not "the best" ... But it is all part of the package ... Good food, great prices, fast service, and a picnic table .... The only place I have ever seen "tender steak" on the menu. Fried rice is good and the chop Suey sandwiches are unique.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Fort Ave, # 201, Salem, MA 01970-5741
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-744-6132

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?