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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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“pancakes” (218 reviews)
“home fries” (60 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
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American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a favorite for breakfast in Salem. Good food, good service and great menu. Beware - the pnacakes are HUGE!! Order accordingly.

Thank arfur64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not easy to park but the place is very local. Prices are reasonable the food is OK. I had breakfast and it was eggs which could have been cooked anywhere.

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attempted to have a late lunch at "Reds" on a Monday afternoon based upon all the great reviews we read. We arrived 40 minutes before the kitchen was closing. The.Staff appeared irritated by our presence and we were glared at for several minutes prior...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great diner in a historical building. The prices were good and the food was great. Highly recommended for breakfast. Good coffee, great potatoes. Everything we had was delicious!

Thank Cbethlynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had a nice meal and good service. One thing to note is that it is cash only!

Thank 239kurtr
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Great location. Fantastic old building. My sister and I had chocolate chip pancakes. They were great!! Also the home fries/hash browns were mouthwatering. I highly recommend.

Thank Jbelle6
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Reds is a solid performer, good greasy spoon with all the old fashioned breakfast items you’d expect from home fries to French toast and bacon. Friendly staff.

Thank francis v
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Interesting local place in a historic house. Friendly service. Food may be overrated as the fish and chips was nearly tasteless. Soup of the day was OK.

Thank ilkkats
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A few drawbacks. Cash only with a large fee from the handy ATM. Too crowded and just not excellent food. I forget now what I even had.

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Red's is full of character and good food. Upon entering you know this place is legit. The staff is great, working to make sure everything flows quickly so guests can get seated as soon as possible. The food arrives at the table hot and fresh...More

Thank airhorn20
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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
31 May 2016|
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Response from IslandNative725 | Reviewed this property |
just realized you were there in 16..thought it was a recent question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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