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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%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (245 reviews)
“home fries” (67 reviews)
“french toast” (44 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Red's is a very popular diner-style eatery in the heart of Salem, with hearty breakfasts, mountainous lunches, and some of the best service imaginable. The menu is standard American diner food, although there can be some new items from time to time that are a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stephenfM8666BK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where all the "Locals" go....and has a "Regular" following :-)!!! Consistently GREAT!!! BEST Homemade Corned beef Hash, I've ever had!! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gail K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this place We go every time we are in Salem Best place for food in Salem Everyone is so friendly Plenty of food in your plate, you certainly to not come away hungry, excellent value for money

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank snowypet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of tasty food at a reasonable price. It was busy but with a waitstaff really on its toes, the turnover is quick and the wait on a Sunday morning was minimal. We'd plan to stop in for a meal the next we're out...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TripAvdJess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a great breakfast of eggs home fries raisin toast and sausage patties and ham with coffee., very personable server.best home fries in years,big piece of ham and 3 sausage patties.if you are really hungry and want a great traditional breakfast .this is the.....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wayne f
Reviewed December 6, 2018 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
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 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 November 20, 2018

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 November 13, 2018 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 November 12, 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
June 21, 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
May 30, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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