Remove from Tripadvisor!! When it was open, it wasn't very good anyways. can't wait to try the new burger place though.
The establishment was clean and nicely decorated with reminders of it's days as a jailhouse. The service and food was just as good. Been there a couple times...and we will return.
We were there on October 14, 2013. The restaurant was closed. Note in window said A&B Burgers opening in November.
Great food, great value. Service was excellent. The lunch menu was a bit sparse (not much to choose from) but other than that it was great.
We ate at The Great Escape after a recommendation from Jeff (of Bewitched in Salem) who educated us on the history of the jail. I ordered the pumpkin soup, scallops over risotto, and crème brulee. My friend ordered stuffed salmon and we were very pleased. We had great service and the atmosphere was fun!
This was our first time at this restaurant and found the service, food & decor wonderful! Food was reasonably priced. Our server was a fountain of knowledge when it came to the history of this restaurant. It used to be the Salem jail up until the Sixties. Now it's a restaurant. We got a chance to wander around the place,... More
The food and service were excellent! The decor of the old jail was intriguing. Ask about the history - no running water even into 1990. Very good value for the price. Best cesar salad and bruschietta I ever ate. Save room for desert!
This restaurant is in an refurbished county jail. Most of the original flooring and walls remain and some jail cell bars making it a little dark. We went on a fall afternoon and there was only one other party eating The service was good. Parking out front was limited to 3 spaces and no handicapped parking. I'm not sure where... More
We went on a Saturday afternoon and there were a few other couples there. The decor is excellent with some of the original jail cell doors and framed history of the jail. Very unique. The food was good, the service was good but the whole jail atmosphere was excellent. Will definitely go back when we are in Salem again!
This restaurant combines good food and service with the fun atmosphere of an old jail complete with bars and all. The waiter was great and the chef made a substitution protein in our risotto for us .
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