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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” (224 reviews)
“home fries” (63 reviews)
“french toast” (42 reviews)
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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

Best place for breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices. They are cash only, and the space is a bit cramped but it is so worth it.

Thank Stillfan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Family just finished eating there and we are all now glued to toilets with the runs. The food was good but not sure if it was worth this. Watch out.

Thank Junerose621
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It looks old and unique on the outside then turns into a diner inside. Had a great lobster roll and will hope to visit for breakfast the next time I visit Salem.

Thank PaTraveler834
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This quaint place in Salem is a must . Friendly staff and killer sandwiches! I had a turkey sandwich with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. OMG. It was excellent. I’d recommend ordering something that’s different for sure. You won’t regret it!

Thank Christy H
Reviewed 5 days ago

They don't take cards so bring cash- the food was great and we were treated to one of the resident halloween freaks ( from Hocus Pocus which takes place in Salem I think ) - honey had the golden dish of the entire vacation squash...More

Thank mike s
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were here this past Saturday and arrived around 9am. We were apprehensive because there was a long line out the door already, but we were able to get a quick seat at the bar (there was only two of us). I recommend trying to...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every morning during our stay, we went to Reds for breakfast. The food is amazing! The staff is great. Highly recommend their corned beef hash.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch, it was busy. On Sunday they serve breakfast all day. I opted for the cinnamon French toast and it was delicious, very thick and fluffy with cinnamon swirled throughout the entire bread. Luckily, that’s the only thing I ordered...More

Thank ladyfes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service was fantastic. The place was packed and this staff did not miss a beat. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank marmarbad2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, large portions. Get there really early if you are trying to grab breakfast on the weekend or else you will be waiting until lunch!

Thank RplazA7
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Questions & Answers
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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