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Olde Main Street Pub

121 Essex St, Intersection of Essex St and Hawthorne Blvd, Salem, MA 01970-3706
+1 978-594-8188
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck wings” (8 reviews)
“steak tips” (17 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
121 Essex St, Intersection of Essex St and Hawthorne Blvd, Salem, MA 01970-3706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Date of visit: Sunday Aug 5th, 2018 Conveniently located across the street from our hotel, we found this little pub in Salem, Mass. It was not very busy, but it was fairly late on a Sunday evening, so that may be the reason for that....More

Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A dinner for 6 quickly turned into 11 when we had friends join us on a Friday night. Kelsey was more than accommodating, as she moved us to the other side of the room so we could enjoy each others company. The service was perfect,...More

Thank stacki4625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Salem for 5 nights, and I ate here 3 of them. I had the pleasure of trying the Steak Tips, the Caeser Salad (add steak) and the Fish & Chips and each meal was delicious! They also had a good selection of...More

1  Thank Scarlett2206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't eat here so cant comment on the food, but it's a very nice little bar centrally located. We sat at the bar & chatted to the owner for most of our visit. He was a smashing guy who recommended a place to go...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We stopped by this place while waiting for an evening walking tour as it was right next to our meeting location. We were seated quickly, our server was friendly and our food came within a reasonable time. I had the chicken, which was pretty average,...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My mom and I stopped in here to grab dinner before we headed out on our nighttime walking tour. The pub is located around a lot of shops and near where our tour started. The waitress was quick and attentive. We ordered the meatballs and...More

Thank hunterxmarie
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Tasty food , reasonable prices and hit the spot. Desert was the best. But was forgettable as I can’t remember what anyone ate 4 days later.

Thank edinsb2018
Reviewed 1 August 2018

A very typical pub style place. Service was good. Food offerings were traditional pub like, but they did have some other offerings. Right on the main street of the Salem attractions. The batter on the fish and chips was light and the fish was good....More

Thank jed54289
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

New place for me!! Loved it! Good bartender (Stephanie); good steak tips!! Reasonable price! Only negative, does not take American Express!

Thank Jose H
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We dropped in this little pub to grab drinks and a little afternoon snack. It was a super hot day so after walking around for a while we wanted water. It’s seat yourself and there seemed to only be one girl working at the bar....More

Thank MelissaClaire93
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Essex St, Intersection of Essex St and Hawthorne Blvd, Salem, MA 01970-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-594-8188
  • E-mail
Our restaurant is tucked away by the Salem Common and a few doors down from the World renowned Peabody Essex Museum. We are also across the street from the Hawthorne Hotel. We are independently owned with one co-owner serving as our Executive Chef. Our food is reasonably priced featuring an array of dishes that are all carefully prepared to order with a kids menu available. We also cater to our allergy and gluten free dietary patrons so please ask server before ordering. Our beer and wine selections are picked for quality over quantity and we are also known for an excellent Whiskey & Scotch selection. Please check out our website or Facebook page for menu's and for more details on this hidden little gem.
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