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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” (62 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

The pancakes look like manhole covers, but are delicious. Could only eat one. My girlfriend had the veggie omelette and was raving about the home fries. As others have said it’s cash only, but very reasonably priced.

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for breakfast, food was delicious, server was friendly and food delivered to the table in just a few minutes after ordering. Caution: only accepts cash!! If not plan on $3.00 for ATM, conveniently located inside restaurant.

Thank Dwyday
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had a seafood pasta and my wife had a fried fish sandwich. Portions were big and the food was delicious. Service was fast and freindly.

Thank A E M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant only serves breakfast and lunch ( they close at 3pm during the week). We came in for lunch and loved the seafood chowder and seafood gymbalaya. The portions were very generous and tasty. Service was excellent: very very friendly! They take only cash...More

Thank Dr_Iris_B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great staff, fab tasty food at reasonable price....order carefully as portions are huge, but keeps you full all day....used by locals so you know it’s good!!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family had breakfast here and it was great. Fun atmosphere, and tasty, fresh food. Service was great, and everyone was happy!

Thank foodgirl13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Reds has been around for a long time and for good reason. We went for brunch at about 11 AM and had a short wait. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and efficient. On the way to our table, it was difficult not to notice the...More

Thank K3949KTfredb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu includes all the classic comfort foods, and from what we were seeing, everything the kitchen puts out is great. I had a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and bacon - delicious with perfectly melty cheese. My husband's omelet was packed with vegetables and...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for Breakfast with my Bridal Party during my Bachelorette Weekend and we all had delicious breakfasts. Not a single compliant in the group! They serve cocktails and I myself had a bellini and others in the group Bloody Mary's that they made to...More

Thank AlyssaLex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is perfect for lunch when you‘re exploring Salem. The staff is very friendly and the food is really good. The kitchen is open and everything looks clean.

Thank Viki K
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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