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Red's Sandwich Shop

15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
+1 978-745-3527
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed yesterday

Centrally located in Salem, it's an easy place to walk to. Breakfast all day with decent options for lunch. Staff was friendly and service was fast. Cheap eats, so a good spot if looking to eat quick and on the cheap. There's a lot of...More

Thank Traveler O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped for lunch with the family. Huge selection of nearly every type of meal. As a result, the food was adequate - no real specialties. Kids had a pasta dish and adults had calamari. Portions were huge and prices were reasonable. However, this is not...More

Thank txmg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Red's is our place to go to when we feel like walking through town to get breakfast. Even if there is a wait, the line moves quickly and the staff is always pleasant and welcoming. The food is plentiful and delicious--never had a bad dish...More

Thank memorylane702
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great spot, frequented by locals. I had a lobster omelette that was fantastic and portions are huge. I could only eat 1/2. Delicious home fries too!

Thank kari m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to take the ferry ride from Boston to Salem and Red's looked like the perfect place to have lunch. We arrived at about 11:30 am. We were immediately seated by the friendly hostess. Our server, Amanda, I think?(thin with a few tats) was...More

Thank RenoRack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast, great service. Steak tips Benedict for me, kielbasa omelet for my friend. Both of us very happy!!

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got decent and healthful sandwiches to-go. Much of the menu appeared to be diner-style. Indeed, seating was diner-style.

Thank Walklightly_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the stuff average tasting. Just something you will fill your stomach with. Portions were big. We had eggs Benedict and French at The place has a cosy atmosphere and looked like frequented with local patrons.

Thank TravelNutIndian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An institution best admired from the outside. Weird collection of tired interior renovations and furniture inside mask what must be an interest history. An extremely large menu of fried, fatty meals that were ordinary at best. An opportunity for revamp of fit-out and food is...More

Thank CNMItravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm regularly in Salem for work and when I'm there I have lunch at Red's. Red's is an institution with good food at a good price. I highly recommend a breakfast or lunch at Red's when in Salem.

Thank coch818
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is there any glueton free items on menu thanks ricky nr,ma
21 June 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
Is red's a noisy place or is it possible to find a quiet spot there?
30 May 2016|
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Response from stevie34289 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it is but we're a couple wears hearing aids we either shut one or both off. Not too bad when everyone eats the food is good and we get excited I guess. Just enjoy it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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