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“Simple but good”
Review of Lobster Shanty

Lobster Shanty
Ranked #9 of 237 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$50
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch
Description: We are a local dive bar that secretly has class. Great food, great service all served in a very casual atmosphere with absolutely no pretense.We're a little place with a big heart. The Shanty has been serving the Good People of Salem for 30 years and is a local institution.We welcome anyone who wants to come and relax with us. This is one place where you can let your freak flag fly. Our patio allows well-behaved dogs, we even have a doggie menu. Don't worry about bringing water bowls, we've got some.
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Lobster Shanty was a must place to eat as we had seen it on Diners, drive ins and dives on the Food Network. We also spoke to locals who recommended the place. The service was efficient and friendly. The food came out quickly and was hot. Lobster rolls are expensive but a traditional New England must have.it was chunky full of fresh lobster. We also had a lobster which was good.
The cocktails are very good. The new outdoor space was nice to sit outside and relax after a day's of sight seeing.

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Thank Liz Y
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was our second visit to the Lobster Shanty! The prices are incredibly reasonable and the food is fantastic!! It is a wonderful, fun atmosphere and the wait staff is superb! Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank breanash
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food is good, the atmosphere is interesting and the beer is cold. Even though Guy Fieri came here and tagged the wall, I still think this place is legit and in an awesome location.

Thank Amanda T
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

It's a dive (featured on DDD) with great food. Very tender calamari, fried shrimp were great. Shrimp bake wasn't what i expected - basically butter, some parmesan and crumbled ritz crackers (thought it would be cream based). Best lobster roll i've had with the most meat. Definitely worth the drive.

Thank trvl4workandfun
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

My wife and I found this place late on a mid-week evening. Only a few other people in the place with us. Food was excellent and well priced. Service was exceptionally good and friendly.

Thank Perry H
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