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Red's Sandwich Shop

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15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
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05:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 15:00
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Clifton Park, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff here was incredible! When the waitress said we couldn't finish 2 pancakes, she was totally right. Delicious home fries, pancakes were fluffy and great, no wait to get in.. Would definitely come back!

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Thank jennifermarra70
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pancakes the size of an infant. Great down home diner feel to it. Usually fast friendly service. Only bad this is their is usually a line that tends to move in a reasonable clip. Worth the stop one morning at least for the pancakes!

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Thank Pete M
Richmond
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good,good,good.Fills the tummy up for breakfast or brunch! Excellent choice!Large portions!Worth the wait in line.....it moves fast!

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Thank Tinny_60Richmon_MI
Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff is friendly and efficient. If you're lucky enough to sit at the counter you are entertained with the grill and waitress dance--it's impressive to watch during any breakfast or lunch rush. The menu covers all tastes and the price is right. There is plenty of parking in the vicinity, just don't forget to feed the meter before you feed... More 

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Thank Theresa D
Salem, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have lived in Salem all my life and still go to Red's Sandwich shop. Home cooked food with great service.

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Thank realtor24
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The chicken pot pie was really good. Large chunks of everything and everything is homemade. Too crowded with no space at the door, but we got in pretty quickly. Guests and staff sure get dressed up!

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Thank Kassandra M
Salem, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk through the door. There are two doors you have to clear before you gain entry. The hostess is going to ask you how many in your party, don't exaggerate and just answer the question. The quicker you do, the sooner the food arrives. Here's the best part, are you ready? Breakfast. Yes I said it, breakfast. The... More 

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Thank juneof87
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My adult daughter and I had lunch at Red's in November. It's a unique place - housed in an 18th century building that was previously the London Coffee House, a meeting place for Patriots before the Revolution. We arrived around 1:30 and got a booth right away. Menu specials were written on a chalkboard on the wall. This was in... More 

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letrips66
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167 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide recommended Red's for breakfast and said the pancakes were gigantic and more importantly, tasted good. The place was busy at 8 am and we were lucky to get a table. Three of us got a pancake and crispy bacon. Our fourth got Eggs Benedict. Everyone's food was good, and the bacon was actually crispy for once (usually... More 

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Salem, MA
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in for lunch and had the shepherd's pie special. It was enormous and quite spicy. I took some home and froze it for a nice dinner a few days later. This place is very generous - I ordered tea with honey and got what looked like a quarter cup of honey, not one of the cheaper condiments. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 13:00
Monday
05:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 15:00
Thursday
05:00 - 15:00
Friday
05:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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