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Tavern in the Square

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189 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970-3522
+1 978-740-2337
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Forked River, New Jersey
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460 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, just a great time and a great place to be while on vacation. Definitely will be back.

Thank gostartraveler
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family loved this place. Two vegetarians in the family and they had no problem with the menu. Plenty of choices. I had the steak and it was Great! Very nice outdoor heaters near tabled for those chilly nights. Definitely going back!

Thank c s
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Kind pricey for bar type food, but that's just the area. However, the food was DELICIOUS! So it was worth it.

Thank Mia F
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166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Tavern in the Square is a great find and a convenient lunch spot when visiting the PEM. Their fish sandwich is outstanding, and almost everything on the menu is offered in a gluten-free version - perfect for my husband who has Celiac disease. The manager was very attentive and brought out our meals to assuring us that my husband's was... More 

Thank Happy_Camper_2004
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A bit on the pricier side but totally worth it. The food was incredible as were the drinks. We went at a quieter hour, about 2pm, but what a great first experience!

Thank SimplySarabeth
Salem, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have been to the tavern several times since moving here. The last time I went both my friend and I were not pleased with the food. I got a burger that was flavorless. The service has been good on my visits although the last time the server seemed more interested with chatting with the ladies that paying attention to... More 

Thank Brendalee B
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170 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A nice option to grab lunch at, like their sandwiches and convenient location. Pretty fast service too.

Thank DSW_TX
Eastham, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I recently spent an afternoon in the Halloween Center of America, Salem, MA. My trip presented itself with an unfortunate fact...that I had to eat lunch in Salem. Upon recommendation, I found my way into the Tavern In the Square, which I understand is a chain. Chains are okay, providing that one thing happens...that someone knows how to cook in... More 

1 Thank Bourdainista
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

You can count of this restaurant for delicious appetizers and a good meal! We've ate at the bar and a table- service is always excellent and very accommodating. Try the truffle tater tots!

Hartford, CT
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stopped in for some drinks while in Salem for the night. Great atmosphere and a really friendly bartender. The cocktails were excellent and service top notch!! We will be back for sure!

Thank zchicsuniq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?