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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” (243 reviews)
“home fries” (65 reviews)
“french toast” (44 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 5 days ago via mobile

I really like my breakfast perhaps that’s because I am British. Anyway, this is one of the few places on the planet where I get the food the way I like it three eggs over easy, home fries well-done, bacon soft. The normal problem is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paul N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Red's sandwich shop is a good restaurant for Chinese food.It is very famous for chicken barbeque and tandoori.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Travel734056
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portions were oversized, delicious and great prices! It gets busy quickly on Sunday mornings so plan to be there early or you will have a wait!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Venture25755256480
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beth M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank millerhensonfamily
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laurasimpson519
Reviewed 5 November 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Worktotravel52
Reviewed 5 November 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CraftTheTravel
Reviewed 2 November 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GaryC768
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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