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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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“home fries” (58 reviews)
“french toast” (36 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
05:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always have breakfast at Red's when I visit Salem. The food is good and so are the prices. It's now a tradition.

Thank magickword
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew of Red's because of the good reviews it gets. We ate breakfast here. The food was good - nothing noteworthy. The prices are what you would expect for a diner type place. The best part of our visit was the friendly staff.

Thank mln304
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First stop for us when we arrived. Best breakfast ever! My husband loved the corned beef hash it is homeade.

Thank Hurried1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Red's each morning of our week long vacation in Salem. It is the best breakfast around. The omelets are wonderful. The staff was very friendly. Highly recommend eating at Red's!!

Thank Phyllis G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is by far the best! The food is amazing. The staff is amazing. The atmosphere is amazing! The prices are amazing! The building that Reds occupies is the old revolutionary war meeting house! If you come to Salem you MUST eat here at...More

Thank BarbaraWit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is so old, the patriot met here to plan a revolution! Great spot for breakfast and lunch. Whether it's a huge hot turkey sandwich or a regular sandwich, there are lots of options for every taste. Casual and right downtown.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the homestyle turkey! (compete with stuffing, cranberry on Texas toast) Great comfort food. Reasonable price. Cool vibe. Excellent service. Only open for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sundays :(

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch so maybe the breakfast is good... It's in a cool building.... on the outside. They managed to sufficiently destroy any hope of an interesting atmosphere on the inside. Ugly decor. Smells weird. Food was your basic diner food except bad. Service...More

Thank Kristina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 13 stopped by Red's for a lunch and were all left feeling full. Everyone had a portion equal to and more than expected. We had a variety of menu items from our little ones getting a thick pancake bigger than their plate,...More

Thank mistadmo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we walked in we passed someone eating a pancake bigger than the plate it was on. The waitress warned us the portions were big but we each got an individual plate anyway and now we have leftovers!! The mac and cheese was enough to...More

Thank LovingNewAdventures
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22 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
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
US$ 8
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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