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Fountain Place

232 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3765
+1 978-744-9572
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“home fries” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
232 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3765
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Cute little diner in the middle of town! There was a line out the door and the turnaround time was awesome! The food came fast and was huge and good! They had the best hot chocolate which was good for my wife and I because...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lamattra
Reviewed 24 October 2018

In fairness it was a very crowded day in Salem. Took us almost 30 minutes to be seated even though there were plenty of open tables within about 10 minutes of arrival. Wait staff seemed not to be very well organized. Finally an older waitress...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BAR845
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We ate both breakfast and lunch here. Despite how busy it was, they did a nice job keeping things moving. My panini was quite good but the fries were on the greasy side. For breakfast I had, a scrambled egg, with corned beef hash, hash...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hawkshoe
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came in right before things got busy and were sat at a table for four. Once larger tables started coming in, we asked a lady with blond hair if she would like for us to move to an empty table for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank angelakQ2558UX
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was our second choice for breakfast and it was not a good experience. We were in a group of 6 and had to sit separately which was fine. The food was mediocre at best. The problem was this one server who just yelled at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Shyla A
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent homey food. If you are looking for Good healthy and inexpensive lunch meal this is the place. Great combos of soup and salad or soup and sandwhich. Great deals for families with kids

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank danielaredi
Reviewed 19 August 2018

this is a find for tourists seeking just a basic breakfast - fast, delicious, no surprises, just reliable and affordable option.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank marbletraveler
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Despite being right in the middle of Salem's tourist hub, the prices are reasonable and it has a homestyle-feel. The food comes in big portions, tastes fresh, and hasn't disappointed me yet! I've only been there for breakfast, but if you're looking for a fulling,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sophia A
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

My family stopped here for breakfast while visiting Salem. It's located just a few blocks up Washington St from the Salem train station. Small place but very good breakfast and coffee and great service. Much better than eating at Dunkin Donuts!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cohoman
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I've been a fan of Fountain Place for years now. Great service, comfortable dining space, very local charm - a Salem institution. The name comes from the fact that they are right in front of the original town water source, dating back to the 1600s,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrew G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3765
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-744-9572
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