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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
121 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3706
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Reviewed July 10, 2015

So much so that we overordered, albeit having been encouraged to - we were just going to go for mains but were asked if we wanted, say, sweet potato fries to start, so we thought why not... beware the enormous appetite-ruining basket that turns up...More

Thank phutty
Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

This place now closed sadly. It was amazing and was my go to spot for a good time :( wish I could've made one last stop but hey it was great while it lasted

3  Thank Jacob M
Reviewed September 13, 2014

After being a solid choice for good food, drinks, service and company for many years The Old Spot has closed down for good. I noticed they changed their menu and staff in the past year and I have to say their decisions killed their business....More

1  Thank fallenidol234
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Superb service, delicious food and drinks, and located directly across from the Hawthorne Hotel made this our favorite Salem eatery. Try the pretzels and pub cheese.

Thank childfree_traveller
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Server Chris P. was great! He could even tell which city we were from! The place was very busy with locals and rightfully so, the food was excellent! I had some delicious onion soup with five cheeses ($6.50) and my husband had the pork sammie...More

1  Thank irishhadc
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This place never disappoints! Staff is always friendly and never neglectful. I always get the warm mushroom salad with steak tips! It is incredible and one of the best things I've ever eaten ( and coming from a New Yorker who's had some of the...More

Thank JessAnn530
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner. Hearty servings of food. Good atmosphere for couples or families. HBLT was a delicious sandwich.

Thank jjrugs88
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We just happened upon this small pub in Salem, MA when we were there this past weekend, and are we ever glad we stopped in! Seemed a bit sketchy from the outside, but the food and the beer was excellent... Very reasonably priced, and Rich...More

Thank David L
Reviewed May 5, 2014

My friend and I decided to stop in at the Old Spot as neither of us had been in quite awhile. It was a busy Friday night but no wait time and we had a table in the (very dark) corner. They have a great...More

Thank quiet_wave
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Sadly, The Old Spot has become just that--the old spot my friends and I used to go. I'm not sure if the place has new management, a new owner, or a new chef, but in the past six months or so there's been a definite...More

Thank Ceilidh86
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
5:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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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