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“Very Good ”

Red's Sandwich Shop
Ranked #4 of 230 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$8
Cuisines: American, Deli
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A must go! prices are normal would even say cheap for the area. The food was good we was seated quickly and food was there in a reasonable amount of time. We went for lunch but they serve breakfast all day and is said to have huge pancakes.

Thank ElaineLambertGay
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Red's opens up early for breakfast and the food is fantastic !! The menu has a great selection and its historic past makes the cafe a great place to visit...

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Thank thescottishknight
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

So, my mom and I went to Red’s for years. Then my mom, my wife and I. Then Mom, wife, myself and kids. Basically, we’ve been happy customers for generations. But, its not just the great breakfast or lunch, it is the hustle and bustle and action and that a esoteric “at home with family and friends atmosphere”. You might have to wait for a table here at “the original” but it’s worth the wait. I live in Texas now, visit old Salem once or twice a year and when mom says “let’s head to Red’s“, she doesn’t have to ask twice. Best breakfast ever. Enjoy!

Thank robertwB2081YO
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

There can be a wait on the weekends but its for a reason , best breakfast , you really get your money's worth and the line goes fast . Much bigger inside than it appears from the outside. It's where the locals and tourists both start their day. Family owned and they take take pride and it shows. The same people own Reds on RT. 1 in Peabody (next town over) with the same quality but that is more of a lunch / dinner place with a full bar.

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Had read all the reviews raving about Reds and decided to give it a try. My eleven year old and I stopped in after a filled morning of museum visits, and discovered breakfast is served all day. Yes, please!! Pancakes are huge. (Always a good thing). Service was great, wasn’t busy- so we were seated right away. Table was cleaned off for us quickly and efficiently. Love this place!

Thank peepsandco
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