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Red's Sandwich Shop

15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (227 reviews)
“home fries” (63 reviews)
“french toast” (42 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Diner, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to Reds on a busy Sat morning. We all ordered breakfast It was very good and came out quick. The server was a little unfriendly.

Thank Venture25755256480
Reviewed 2 days ago

After walking around for five hours we were starving! We had a child with us that has nut allergies. It can be difficult to find a place to eat with food allergies. Red Hen was able to accommodate us without a reservation and had all...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Red’s has great food and fantastic service! Even with a line out the door they managed to get us in and out of the restaurant within an hour! They move super fast, so the food got to us very quickly. Our waitress was very sweet,...More

Thank millerhensonfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super casual and cozy place to grab brunch. The line was out the door but it moved quickly. They have a large selection of brunch options - it was hard to decide! I ended up ordering from the many benedicts they had to offer -...More

Thank laurasimpson519
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family ate here for lunch. Conveniently located in Salem Village. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Portions were large. The inside decor is nothing special, kind of dated. But the food is very good.

Thank Trip55292262453
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a quick, tasty breakfast at Red's. Blueberry French Toast and traditional Bacon/Eggs. Do have plenty of cash as they didn't accept cards.

Thank CraftTheTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Salem we were recommended this place and were totally pleased. Full of locals which is always a plus. Food was excellent and huge portions. My pancakes left little room on the plate for syrup. Delicious and a great value as well

Thank GaryC768
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love when restaurants serve breakfast all day. We got in rather quickly and had good service. Good comfort breakfast!

Thank Lizann B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Someone recommended this place to us and I’m so glad we went. We arrived for lunch around 11:00, it was busy but we were seated right away. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. Our food arrived quickly. Our sandwiches were delicious and inexpensive! They...More

Thank heathersJ9936SA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Everything was delicious!! I was looking for a delicious meal without a long wait Reds was recommended and was delicious. I’d definitely go there again

Thank Nichole T
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22 June 2016|
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Response from penny c | Reviewed this property |
next time I go there i will find out if they serve gluten free food , and post a review about it
Constance C
30 May 2016|
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Response from IslandNative725 | Reviewed this property |
just realized you were there in 16..thought it was a recent question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-3527
Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted turkey, they mean roasted turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.
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