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Witch's Brew Cafe

€€ - €€€American, ,
156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
+1 978-745-8717
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (29 reviews)
“french bread” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
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1 - 10 of 375 reviews

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We were here during the week before Halloween and it was packed with a waiting list to get in. We had to get back to our bus at a certain time so we had to bring our meal back on the bus with us because...More

Thank Pattie E
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Some ten of us met here for lunch in snowy Salem. The service was great. Everyone's food was tasty, well prepared, and plentiful. About half of us chose the steak tips, a good choice. Keep in mind, parking in Salem is sketchy on a good...More

Thank RedsoxfanDiane
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a great atmosphere!! After Halloween so not crowded got seated right away!! Food was good and hot and drinks tasty and strong. I really liked it!! I would recommend and return!!

Thank MJStefko2012
Reviewed 14 November 2017

had reservations and showed up about 15 mins early. apparently the hostess and or waitstaff had not shown up yet and we were told to come back. went back after 15 mins and the waitstaff had still not shown up. the person behind the bar...More

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Another local restaurant that knows how to do it right! Service was outstanding, and the food was incredible. We ate in the dining room, but the bar area was lively and fun.

1  Thank Rick B
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Stopped in here with my wife and daughter during our visit to Salem the weekend before Halloween. Needless to say everything in the town was busy. It was very crowded when we first go here but was seated quickly. The service was attentive and the...More

1  Thank Jimmy S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner after reading the reviews. They have different menus for lunch and dinner so if you’re wanting to try a burger, that is on the lunch menu. Our server did offer to make us a burger if that was what we really...More

2  Thank Kharaktor
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch and to get out of the rain Understaffed, but everyone was hustling to cover. Pumpkin spice baileys coffee is an excellent cold day cocktail. Clam chowder was phenomenal. BLT was good. Simple and well executed. Mozzarella sticks were...More

1  Thank crowther1
Reviewed 26 October 2017

we went back here countless times, during our stay. everyone wass so friendly, we felt like locals. the food & service is amazing. highly recommend the burger, and ask for michael or Dee they will take great care of you.

1  Thank auntv416
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This place served great clam chowder. It is located a short walk from the main part of town and was close to our B&B.

1  Thank sueylt
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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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