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Red's Sandwich Shop

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15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
05:00 - 15:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 15:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Salem for Halloween and ate at Red's twice..first on recommendation of Innkeeper and then because we went the first time (it was that good)...menu was varied and something for everyone...first day had the everything omelet and then full breakfast the second time...service was fast and courteous...restaurant filled with locals and visitors...so many in costumes that it made for a... More 

Thank Jerry W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a renown place for its food and it's service. Waitresses are smiley and attentive. The Red's everyting omelette is great and generous! I couldn't finish it :)

Thank Martine P
Naperville, Illinois
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129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading tons of rave reviews about their breakfasts and sandwiches, we arrived in town and went to Red's for lunch. We probably ordered the wrong things, because we were both very disappointed. I love lobster rolls. So I ordered one. It was small and had too much mayo for my taste. My husband had a lobster pie that was... More 

Thank Kidsfirst1
Wallingford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local spot for a super breakfast. Friendly clean with large interesting menu. You will get pleanty of tasty food no matter what you order.

Thank 33959Dan555golf
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time eating at Red's. Both times were highly enjoyable. Vast selection, fresh food and reasonably priced ( cash only!)

Thank Janice S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best pancakes on the planet!! 'm not a big pancake fan but always order 1, a stack of three is way too much for most people The breakfasts are awesome and they have the home fries anywhere. Great lunch place too always really great specials. If want a true local spot with great comfort food look no further. They only... More 

Thank John A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stopped here for lunch on a recent visit, and shared a seafood platter. The fish was good, as were the scallops, and the shrimp and calamari were fantastic! All of it was hot and crisp. Then we split a huge serving of tiramisu for dessert, and I must say, it was absolutely divine. Prices were reasonable... More 

Thank Sis A
Yarmouth, Maine
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go here as my day off treat since moving to Salem. Love that the locals and tourists both come here to eat. The menu is what you expect for a diner but then goes beyond....especially with the specials. Pretty much every comfort food is covered. If it is on the menu, I highly recommend the cinnamon French Toast! Long... More 

Thank DVHeard
New Orleans, Louisiana
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Red's feels like a diner but has much better food than any diner I have been in. The menu has a large variety with something for everyone. We came in shortly before closing on their busiest weekend of the year, Halloween. We still were welcomed in and received very friendly service. This is a real Locals place. dont miss it... More 

Thank Irish3404
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Red's is nothing fancy - but it is a great place for breakfast. If you are by yourself. I recommend sitting at the counter.

Thank Jose H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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