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Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse

) #14 of 165 Restaurants in Salem $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
86 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970-5119
+1 978-745-3400
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (52 reviews)
“beef ribs” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970-5119
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1 - 10 of 542 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Down, on Pickering Wharf, lakeside view. Good food, and Good Atmosphere. Place is decorated good, And fun to be there.

Thank britewally
Reviewed 5 days ago

The location, right in downtown Salem, is amazing. It is right on the harbor, so sitting outside for lunch on a summer day was beautiful. However, the food didn't match the location, and thus, the "average" rating. I ordered the haddock fish tacos, which are...More

Thank 331elizabethz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their steaks, the ambiance and the atmosphere. Was a local for 2 years and frequented the spot for parties, get togethers and date night. Great place! Not likely to disappoint.

Thank Nishele B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Vic's Boathouse on the way for a Mahi Mahi cruise (highly recommended!). I'm always apprehensive of Vic's. The food is ok. Not good, but also nothing on the menu that I'm like "Oh my God...I need to get to Vic's and have some..." Salad...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a beautiful view from Pickering Wharf, even if you sit inside. The salad bar was OK, and the seafood stuffed mushrooms were good. Based on what I ate, I can only vouch for the food as average, but average food tastes better...More

Thank Lori Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has very good, tasty entrees and a fair beer offer. They have deck seating available only if you order a main, which average around $22. They also offer a gluten free menu. Service was prompt and kind.

Thank nuwandabob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending the day at the Peabody Essex Museum we walked over to Pickering Wharf. Victoria Station was not busy so we stopped in for an early dinner. We were seated at a table by the windows with a view of the harbor. The service...More

1  Thank S9663
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a meal on daughters birthday. Nice, attentive staff, a good choice of food and beverages. I really enjoyed my haddock sandwich and my wife had stuffed haddock which she found excellent.

1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Always a stop when we come to Salem. Daryl, and crew at the helm, and your well taken care of. Even the locals are comfortable with the food and beverage to be served. We enjoy the relaxed ambiance, lively chatter, ships going by, and activities...More

Thank tedwebster
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The view is beautiful and is so quiet. I loved my lunch and the time there. Good food, good serving. Go for it!

Thank Corina N
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it open New years Day?
30 December 2016|
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Response from StrayCat79 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
I have made a reservation in July and will be arriving by car. What is the parking situation for the restaurant?
27 June 2016|
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Response from April Rose H | Reviewed this property |
Get there with time to spare.. The warf is always packed and barely any parking spots.
Linda Z
Do you have a gluten free menu?
1 March 2015|
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Response from radiowitch | Reviewed this property |
Yes, according to the restaurant's web site, they have gluten-free menu items available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970-5119
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-3400
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