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Sea Level Oyster Bar

94 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970-5141
+1 978-741-0555
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (101 reviews)
“chowder fries” (11 reviews)
“lobster roll” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970-5141
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had many good meals at Sea Level and as a local, I often recommend it to people visiting Salem. However, the badly executed food and poor service during my last three visits has me rethinking whether to continue sending tourists there with my impremateur....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Spent a lot of time here ripping through mixed drinks and great seafood here. highly recommended. in the Summer the view is great and music is fun.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dhybels
Reviewed 27 November 2018

We took a ride to Salem, Ma and found this restaurant while following the walking trail. It was a beautiful fall day and we sat on their covered porch overlooking the water. I had seafood pie. The menu said it came with mashed potatoes and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelingAngell
Reviewed 22 November 2018

The raw oysters were a fresh as could be, the lobster bisque was wonderful, the lobster roll was awesome, the lobster mac and cheese was decadent. The beers were great, and the server was a delight. Made a dreary, cold day seem sunny.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Albert M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Looking for an Oyster bar in Salem we stumbled upon this bar by Yelp reviews. We arrived for drinks and appetizers in the middle of the day on Saturday and were seated right away. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We had the clam chowder...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrssantacruz317
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We were looking forward to a top notch seafood restaurant, very disappointed. The lobster was rubbery, chewy, and inedible. The 5 breaded butterfly were flavorless and also chewy. They did comp our meals since they were not eaten.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kim C
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We had a great dinner here! We were a largish group, and there was something for everyone. Standouts were calamari, clambake, fried clams, and raw oysters. Service was fantastic!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Flyer29397234475
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I researched somewhere in Salem to eat, on the water and decided upon this place due to location. There were 8 of us, so we had a lot to choose from. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The atmosphere was a little chaotic and loud, but it...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Leik77
Reviewed 22 October 2018

My girlfriend and I love seafood and wanted to try a new place. We made a reservation at 7:30 on a Friday night expecting it to be packed; it wasn't. It was a full house but we got there around 7:10 and they were able...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jkampo1325
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Ate here for lunch. Great location for water views. Servers young and fun music playing. Tried the clam chowder, it was good, not the best I’ve had but could taste that ingredients were fresh. Tried the seafood pie, it is A LOT of food, plenty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adventurebooklet
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27 July 2017|
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Response from Georgefinz | Property representative |
Hello, yes we are a very short walk, 200 yards away, we are situated right on Pickering Wharf, overlooking the Harbor. Enjoy your visit to Salem. George Carey
Laura M
12 September 2016|
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Response from Diodoro C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did not see anything indicating in the menu that they have a gluten free section. Even though shellfish and other types of food do not contain gluten by nature I would not trust that you can safely eat them as they may... More
11 July 2016|
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Response from Joe K | Property representative |
Sorry for the delayed response I just now got the alert. We do accept reservations. You can reserve through our website or Yelps reservations site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Wharf St, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970-5141
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-741-0555
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Waterfront Casual Dining, Full service Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Featuring Outside Dining, Water Views, Outside Bar, Fresh Seafood & Grilled items.
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