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Tavern in the Square - CLOSED

189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
+1 978-740-2337
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“waffle fries” (3 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
“steak tips” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us stopped by for lunch on one of the Halloween weekends. During that time, understandably, the place was packed. We were seated in less than 25 minutes, which is great considered were were promised to wait 45 minutes for a table. Once seated,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank _Z7691XQ
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We were in town for the big weekend before Halloween and came in here early on a Friday night for some drinks to warm up. The place has a very large bar area which is great and it was packed with a lot of energy,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I recommend the fish and chips. The fish is northern haddock and the batter coating is excellent. Fries were good but salty. My wife got the chicken which I thought was just average. Prices are a little expensive. for what you get.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kordster
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Most places are jammed during October in Salem and this place was no exception. We went for a late lunch, about 2:30 pm, told it would be about 45 min to an hour wait. Shortly after waiting about 1/2 hour, the hostess was able to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank neonp
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Not so great for a sit down meal. In fact, skip the food and just go to watch a game and have a pint. Cute outdoor seating in the warmer weather.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Vacationing, in Salem. Stopped in 10/24/18 for dinner and drinks. The listed 3 to 4 pumpkin ales on menu....but wait, they are all out until "tomorrow". Ordered Eggplant Stack....but wait, all of a sudden they do not make that anymore. It's on the menu. Then...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lather66
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We were told that it would be a 1.5 hour wait. The place was packed. We said ok and went to the bar for a drink. Bartenders were very efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. After round two, I looked around and saw many empty tables in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davidlB2745XS
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Was here for dinner on a Saturday night. Had to wait for over an hour to be seated- which we anticipated given how busy the town was. The women’s bathroom was DISGUSTING. No toilet paper, no soap, no paper towels and there were diapers overflowing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sampaeltz
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Ok so first we got to this restaurant and put our name on wait. They said it was going to take half an hour and that they would call my friends phone when they were ready...45 mins to an hour pass by and we get...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ray S
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

So I was a bit disappointed in this place. Seemed like it had a cool vibe and menu looked like good pub food. They even had GF options which I appreciated. The place was very busy and it showed in the service. The waitstaff was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 188ericag
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-740-2337
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