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231 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3729
+1 978-745-2411
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3729
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Reviewed yesterday

During the course of our day trip to Salem, we ran across Rockafellas. Right in the heart of the city, formerly a bak and a clothier, this historic old building provides great atmosphere, inside and outside dining, great food, excellent service and a mnu that's...More

Thank dave2840
Reviewed 5 days ago

When you first walk in it is an odd set up where you are t sure of you re Ina function hall or a restaurant. The food was not very good compared to what we are used to.

Thank PBog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stop for a late lunch and a few cocktails after a morning of site-seeing. It was a beautiful day so we opted to sit in the outside patio area. Great choice! The host was friendly and informative, our waiter was training a...More

Thank bulli1107
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate an early dinner here. Staff was very attentive. Food was delicious. No complaints. One problem with a drink but that was quickly rectified. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Lou B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in August and a great place to visit. The food was very great and place was so cool . The Atends was ok . Great view of Salem

Thank gamerobruno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful weather inspired us to sit outside to eat. We had 2 salads, and appetizer of calamari and 2 waters. $50.00 - including tip - and we were out of there. Did not see any outstanding looking or hear anyone saying how good their food...More

Thank Janie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked that there was a lot of history behind this building. They have some of it printed on the menu for you to read. I had the buffalo chicken wrap, it was really good. LOVED the fries! We sat by the big picture windows,...More

Thank Val L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day walking around Salem and thought this restaurant looked good for a bite. We were not disappointed! There was seating available inside or out - we choose to eat inside. The seating was comfortable. The bartender was also our waiter since it...More

Thank raymondl905
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I go to Salem every August and our first day there, we always go to Rockafellas. The food is fantastic and the service is wonderful. We have eaten out on the patio and inside and we are never disappointed. A definite must...More

Thank ravensmoonlite2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed our meal at Rockafellas very much. My son had the ribs and said they were the best he ever had and that they were amazing. I have a food allergy, which proved a bit more of a challenge. But, the...More

Thank carolemanson
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Jamie W
3 January 2017|
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Response from Jarjac | Reviewed this property |
I'm not 100% sure that they do, however, I have severe food allergies and they were able to accommodate me.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3729
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-2411
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