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Black Water Grill Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Grill, Pub
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43 Pelham Rd, Salem, NH 03079-2827
+1 603-328-9013
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meals, but thought they were priced a little bit high. Nice appetizer selections, limited entrée selections. I would go back but maybe for a ,unch instead of dinner.

Thank garygaryl
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We've only been here once and may have gotten lucky with our menu selections, but everything we ordered was top-notch. We're admittedly a little picky, and were excited to find a local establishment in a sea of chain restaurants. The service, even on a Friday night, was personable and attentive. The bread was fantastic, mussel app and salads with crab... More 

Thank Kerri K
New Jersey
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394 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, if you could give 3.5, I would instead of a 3. The service was impeccable and friendly. The food was average. The Buffalo wonton were good, but the lobster Ravioli was bland...little taste. The blueberry lemon drop Martini was pretty decent, but the cucumber Martini was gross.

Thank dave911nj
Salem, NH
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband and I visit BWG regularly. The restaurant choices in Salem are limited to a small handful that serve good food. The food is good. The menu is limited. The only specials seem to be fish which makes my husband happy, but I would like a little more variety. Chicken and steak always the same. Dinner is limited to... More 

Thank Umatr
Salem, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Food well prepared. Price just right. Service was friendly. Recommend for travelers and locals. Restaurant is clean and has great ambient lighting.

Thank Passandgo
Boston, Massachusetts
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446 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We sat in bar near the outdoor seating. They have a more formal dining room with linen table cloths which looked really pretty. They were definitely understaffed, but service was friendly. Main menu somewhat limited. Summer drink specials very good but expensive, limited beer selection. If you want bread you have to ask, but are not told so. Calamari was... More 

Thank plastx2
Nashua, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Older building with lots of character. Nice outside seating. Generous portions. Dessert was a slight disappointment as they make their own desserts but did not make their own whipped cream.

Thank susan8723
North Andover, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My wife & I went here a couple years ago & had a nice meal. So we went to lunch with a friend & were disappointed. For one there are only 4 beers on tap & they weren't very memorable. But it does have a nice bar. The menu says "homemade soups & chowders are available & made fresh daily",... More 

Thank Kenneth R
Saugus, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Decided to try BWG based on reviews here. Atmosphere was really nice although we sat in the bar area because dining room wasn't opened yet. Appetizers were excellent, drinks only ok, I am very particular about my Bombay Saphire martini! My husband ordered the filet mignon and was not disappointed. It was wonderful, cooked to perfection and tender. I ordered... More 

Thank Nonni311
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Every time my fiancé and I decide to eat out, Black Water Grill always makes the list. BWG is a fabulous local, hidden spot that serves up everything from pasta dishes, seafood and the areas best salads. Speaking from (many) experiences their buffalo crunch and harvest salads are AMAZING. Appetizers are not to be forgotten either, this is a place... More 

Thank Kellieord

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Pelham Rd, Salem, NH 03079-2827
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 603-328-9013

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?