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The Old Spot - CLOSED

121 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3706
+1 978-745-5656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
10 Jul 2015
“Great atmosphere, centrally located, HUGE portions”
17 Sep 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
121 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3706
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I enjoyed pumpkin beer, tasty cheesy fries, and good service last Friday night. And when our waitress was less attentive, it was because the bar was invaded by a large, rowdy, obnoxious group. Maybe it's the time of year, with college kids back in town,...More

Thank megefly
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Historic feel, great selection of beer on tap, open late. The food was excellent. Have the squash soup.

Thank linda k
Reviewed 9 September 2012

GET THE MEAT PIE - you will eat it for days but its worth every calorie. We also enjoyed their mozzarella sticks, onion soup and pretzel appetizer. The pretzels are fantastic and all of the dishes were above the average pub quality. I definite must...More

Thank FrenchOnion78
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We stopped in against what we had read (sorry tripadvisor). We stopped in on a rainy day to get some dessert. BIG mistake. We wait and waited and waited for our wait person to greet us at our table it took almost 20 mins. We...More

Thank IItravelers
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Lovely English pub with good food and a nice atmosphere. We were very cozy at our charming corner table by the window. My English husband was impressed with the food and beer here. We'd be very happy to eat here again. Recommended!

Thank Semele08
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Great food - homemade cinnamon applesauce!?!? Awesome. Great deals on local beers also. Small and local atmosphere.

Thank lclangford
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This is a great little pub in the heart of Salem, right by several of the area's biggest attractions. I am sure the bar area has an extensive beer selection, and good atmosphere, but with a family we chose to sit in the dining room....More

1  Thank momof2boys_8
Reviewed 23 August 2012

My mouth is still watering from the Pork Sammie sandwich and blueberry beer I got here. This is about a block down from our B&B, so it was very convenient. Seemed like it wasn't a likely place to bring kids, but there were other families...More

Thank Blarneyfree
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stopped here before a Salem Night tour. It looked cozy, unpretentious and hearty. We are all from the area (2 from Lowell, 1 from Plymouth) and have been to Salem many times. This was a great choice. Unfortunately, we can't rate anything else on...More

1  Thank Neil_Yeung
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This was a last minute pick as a restaurant we intended to go to was closed. It was a Sunday evening and not crowded. We were seated quickly and service was friendly. The food was typical pub food. We had a chicken sandwich with fries...More

Thank James E
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Restaurant Details

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Bar Scene
Open Hours
23:30 - 00:30
05:00 - 00:30
17:00 - 00:30
17:00 - 00:30
17:00 - 00:30
23:30 - 00:30
23:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-5656
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