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Witch's Brew Cafe

€€ - €€€American, ,
156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
+1 978-745-8717
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tucked off the main area in Salem this restaurant is a great find. The place is cozy and welcoming. We arrived just before it began to get busy. Our waitress Dee was fantaststic as was the food. Portion size was large. My salmon and lobster...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute place. Ate here for lunch though close enough to dinner that my husband ordered from dinner menu. Service was good. Food was delicious and satisfied my picky 12 year old. Witches brew steak was delicious!

Thank Trip55292262453
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat at the bar and had a beer. The waitress was nice and talked to us. They ran out of what I originally ordered but the waitress apologized and did her best to made it right. I settled on chicken strips and clam chowder....More

Thank Dragonseakitty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place because of its proximity to our B&B. It was such a pleasant surprise. Great food choices, nice atmosphere and excellent service. Waited too long to write this review, so I don't remember what we had, but I DO remember how much...More

1  Thank rgmummaw02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in this place at 5pm, full of people at bar and dining area. Was told they were CLOSED until 5:30 for dinner! I said we only wanted drinks, they said no! I asked about all the.people and was told they are leftover from lunch!!!...More

Thank lather66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hangry after walking qnd visiting some of Salem's prominent places. We chanced upon a fabulous local cafe and were enchanted. The chowder was the best ever and we had to try Gables punch and witches brew. The brew was warm and took off the edge....More

1  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

My friend and I stopped by for lunch. We both had sandwiches with fries and a pickle. No complaints from this visit!

1  Thank Clarabellenh
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Ducked into the place to get out of the rain and soon regretted my decision. The joint was almost empty at lunch time (never a good sign) and the hippy-dippy waitress was annoyingly vague. Things began well with a tasty clam chowder but quickly went...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I went to Witches Brew on Thursday night to celebrate my 21st anniversary, I easily dropped over 100 bucks between 2 people . Ordered the seafood casserole and my wife the gorgonzola steak. So.... Friday night at 7pm the very next day we decide to...More

Thank Mario C
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Not as good as it used to be years ago. Wait staff were a little aloof. Food was just OK. The food used to be very special. Not sure why quality has gone down.

Thank Charlie L
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21 September 2017|
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Response from JOANN W | Reviewed this property |
I'd imagine you'd need reservations on Halloween weekend. But other than the name, which is very Halloween-y, I'd check out other restaurants over this one. Wretched service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-8717
  • E-mail
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