Food & Drink in Salem

The Naumkeag Ordinary – Up to 47% Off Meal for Two

Salem

$55 $29

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Rotating menu of dishes made from scratch with seasonal, local ingredients

Half Off Sushi at Maki Sushi Bar

Peabody Town Center

$30 $15

Rolls of tempura lobster, mango, and asparagus drizzled with white sauce and kabayaki glaze top tables along with seafood martinis

Up to 55% Off Italian Dinner at Yannalfo's

Marblehead

$83.80 $40

Ravioli and meatballs in a mushroom-cream sauce, breaded chicken cutlets topped with crab and lobster, and seafood in a zesty red clam sauce

45% Off at Organic Garden Cafe

Beverly

$40 $21.99

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Harvest bowls, hot soups, rice, quinoa, and black bean dishes, and other gourmet raw and organic fare including smoothies and juices

Up to 46% Off at The Wild Horse

Beverly

$84 $45

Grilled pot roast, wild sockeye salmon with lemon pesto, and slow-roasted pork shoulder with kale highlight menu of American eats

Up to 58% Off Italian Dinner Cuisine at Trattoria Bella Mia

Beverly

$30 $15

(19)

Authentic Italian fare and live music at bistro on historic Cabot Street

50% Off at Nguyen's Vietnamese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Swampscott

$30 $15

Barbecue pork with vermicelli noodles, pho soup, and wagyu beef burger made with Vietnamese spices

50% Off Casual American Food at Maple Street Tavern

Danvers

$30 $15

Comfort-food favorites, such as pulled pork, and fried chicken, served in an eatery that hosts live music and trivia nights

50% Off from Cakes for Occasions

Danvers

$50 $25

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Custom special-occasion cakes, trays of gourmet European pastries and cupcakes, and gift baskets with cake pops; allergy-sensitive options

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

Half Off Mexican Food at The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

$40 $20

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Self-described Mexicali cantina dishes up classics including fajitas and tacos, as well as nontraditional Mexican cuisine such as steak tips

Up to 50% Off at Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

50% Off Italian Food at Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

Up to 46% Off Italian-American Cuisine at Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

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Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

50% Off American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $20

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

Up to 50% Off Baked Goods at swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Swiss-style baked goods include Berliners, the original pretzel rolls, authentic croissants, Choco Weggli and more.

52% Off Asian Cuisine at Fusion Taste

Stoneham

$25 $12

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Asian fusion restaurant incorporates Japanese, Chinese, and sushi menus to offer eclectic dishes

40% Off at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

Half off Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies and Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

Up to Half Off Latin Cuisine at Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

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Vibrant preparations and hearty portions of cebiche, seafood medleys, roasted pork, and grilled steak

Up to 50% Off Reimagined Diner Food at The Medford Square Diner

Medford

$20 $11

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Classic greasy spoon items, such as reubens or steak sandwiches, mingle with modern dishes, including avocado, pear, and goat cheese omelet

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

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Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

45% Off Traditional Italian Pizza at Wellington's Pizzeria

Downtown Medford

$20 $11

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Traditional italian pizzas topped with made-to-order items such as homemade meatballs, hand-breaded eggplant, and fresh vegetables.

50% Off at Zaika Indian Bistro

Downtown Woburn

$30 $15

Kebabs marinated for 24 hours in yogurt and spices, chicken curry chili, fried eggplant and roasted chilies in coconut curry, and dosas

Join Legends of the Boston Jazz Scene for an Intimate Evening Concert

Winter Hill

$40 $40

Head to a private studio to hear the sounds of Agachiko, a local band featuring renowned jazz and big band musicians

45% Off Mexican Food at El Potro

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Festive eatery serves sizzling fajitas, fish and pork tacos, steaks, and chicken enchiladas alongside live mariachi band on weekends

40% Off a Dinner Cruise from Odyssey Cruises

Boston

$112.53 $68

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The Odyssey I glides across Boston Harbor during elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal and live music

Ristorante Euno – Italian Dinner for Two or Four

North End

$158 $85

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Rich osso buco, fresh pastas under homemade sauces, and locally sourced seafood served in a pastoral Sicilian-style dining room and cellar

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Back Bay

$45.70 $22

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Intimate, 30-year-old venue hosts emerging and established comedians such as Mike Koutrobis and Orlando Baxter

Up to 50% Off Boston Brew Tours

Boston

$110 $55

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Tour guests sip award-winning beers and visit breweries from Night Shift Brewing, Idle Hands, Mystic, and more

Up to 40% Off Dinner at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

50% Off Dinner at Basho Japanese Brasserie

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$30 $15

(326)

Signature sushi rolls and modern Japanese cuisine prepared before diners' eyes

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

(907)

Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

39% Off from City Wine Tours

Multiple Locations

$66 $40

Groups stroll through Harvard Square or the Back Bay area, stopping in at local restaurants to sample and learn about various wines

Half Off at Dante's Frozen Yogurt

Commonwealth

$10 $5

(51)

Frozen yogurt made with fresh milk and real fruit puree comes in flavors such as blueberry tart and red velvet cupcake

Half Off Jamaican Cuisine at Lorenz Island Kuisine

Codman Square - East Codman Hill

$10 $5

Jerk chicken, curry goat, and plantains served in a warmly lit eatery with Jamaican flair

Up to 53% Off at Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

(251)

Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Up to 56% Off Indian Meal at Mela

South End

$71 $32

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Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Half Off Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

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Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

Half Off Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(58)

Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

Up to 43% Off New American Dinner at Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

$78 $45

(247)

New American cuisine with an international flair, such as tender beef short ribs, crispy eggplant romana, and pan roasted cod catalan

Half Off Pastries or Custom 10-Inch Cake

Downtown

$20 $10

(112)

Confectioners bake cupcakes in flavors such as carrot cake and key-lime pie and deliver custom cakes to your door

50% Off Farm-Fresh Food at Fenmore American Bistro

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Chefs create American favorites, such as grilled salmon and pastrami reubens, with local produce and ethically raised meats

Up to 50% Off at Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$25 $14

(123)

Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

50% Off Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

(21)

Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

42% Off Indian Cuisine at Chutneys

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.92

(148)

Innovative Indian fast food made to order with plenty of vegetarian options; naninis, rice bowls, and paratha wraps

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

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Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

50% Off Mediterranean Fare at Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $3.75

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Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Up to Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

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Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den – Up to 52% Off

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians at energetic venue

46% Off One Dozen Cupcakes at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe

North End

$29.50 $16

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Skilled bakers whip up 18 flavors of cupcakes made from scratch with pure, all-natural ingredients

Up to 50% Off Dominican Cuisine at Merengue

Boston

$30 $15

(112)

Fried pork skins, gumbo, mashed plantains, and red-snapper fillets served inside eatery with colorful Dominican artwork

Up to 50% Off Puerto Rican Cuisine at Vejigantes Restaurant

Boston

$30 $15

(107)

Cordon Bleu–trained chef’s authentic Puerto Rican dishes attract notable guests such as David Ortiz and Elizabeth Warren

Up to 52% Off All-Access St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

$50 $24

All-access pass gives revelers wristbands for unlimited entry to pubs and drink discounts for all four days of the Boston Pub Crawl

Up to 64% Off at La Trattoria & Pizzeria

Gloucester

$69.80 $31

(97)

Bruschetta, mussels, and shrimp scampi precede entrees including eggplant parmigiana, grilled swordfish, veal marsala, and chicken piccata

45% Off at Jenny-Cakes

Gloucester

$20 $11

Gourmet cakes, cupcakes, and desserts; Portuguese and Italian pastries including cannolis

Up to 51% Off at Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

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Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Up to 51% Off at José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

Up to 52% Off Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

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For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

Half Off Mediterranean-Inspired Cuisine at The Sunset Cafe

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as stewed rabbit, lobster with Portuguese fries, and seafood risotto

50% Off Hamburgers and More at Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

$10 $5

Chefs grill fresh burgers and all-beef hot dogs and ladle on toppings such as baked beans and sauerkraut

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

404 Tapas Bar and Lounge – Up to 50% Off

Brookline

$40 $20

(5)

Eclectic small plates such as tempura cauliflower, chicken eggrolls, and andouille sausage clams

50% Off Mediterranean Dinner at Kayam Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

Rosemary-braised lamb shank, seafood stew, and rustic flatbreads topped with shrimp or spicy chicken

Crepes with Drinks at Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

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Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

Up to 50% Off Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Shanghai Social Club

Commonwealth

$20 $10

Stylish lounge where an old-fashioned, speakeasy vibe meets tiki bar; try the lemongrass lobster roll or wok-roasted mussels

Up to 50% Off Persian Cuisine at Khayyam Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

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Skewers of thinly sliced beef and lamb accompany cornish hens slowly roasted over an open fire

40% Off Pan-Asian Dinner at Ruyi Restaurant

ruyi restaurant

$50 $30

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Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

Up to Half Off Cupcakes and Cake from Cake.

Lexington Town Center

$36 $20

Handmade cupcakes and cakes in flavors such as red velvet, gold cake with strawberry, vanilla-bean ganache, and carrot cream cheese

Half Off Fusion Cuisine at Hokkaido Restaurant

North Andover

$20 $10

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Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine served in a sunlit dining room of glass, marble, and wood

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Buono Bistro 

North Andover

$40 $20

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Chefs handcraft lobster ravioli, wild-mushroom risotto, scallops scampi, and herb-roasted New Zealand lamb with a port-wine reduction

Half Off Italian Food at Grappa Restaurant

East Watertown

$30 $15

Chefs draw from the owner's family recipes to make chicken saltimbocca in marsala-wine sauce, fettuccine bolognese, and stuffed mushrooms

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

(110)

Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

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Today, Victoria Station in Salem is unique—but it wasn't always. In 1970, inspired by the landmark Victoria Station in London, three Cornell Hotel School graduates created a restaurant with English touches, such as a bright-red phone booth and authentic train cars they'd turned into dining cars. They opened up in San Francisco, and the business grew. By the 1980s, there were about 100 Victoria Station locations in the United States and around the world. Johnny Cash did a stint as their spokesman.

But the company filed for bankruptcy in 1986. Its rise and fall is documented in Tom Blake's book Prime Rib and Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? The waterfront Salem location was the very last to open, and it's the only one left.

Today, the restaurant has gone in its own direction, drawing inspiration from both the restaurant's past and its current surroundings. Classic New England cuisine and old steak-house favorites mingle comfortably on the menu. The chefs coat haddock in a seasoned cracker crust to bake and serve with chardonnay and fresh lemon juice, and the slow-roasted prime rib that made the original restaurant famous still has a place on the menu. Diners can also order up house favorites, such as lobster mac 'n' cheese with five-cheese béchamel sauce and cornbread shallot crumbs, or they can opt for an Angus burger.

Vic's Boathouse, a bar and lounge, opened in 2010. There, diners can request a local or craft brew, order a martini, or pick from the pub menu. The bar hosts nightly live entertainment, including open-mic sessions, live musicians, and karaoke, which makes for lively evenings without the expense of hiring a DJ for family dinner.

86 Wharf St
Salem,
MA
US

One might leave Red Lulu Cocina & Tequila Bar, which was named this year's best new restaurant north of Boston by Boston Magazine, with some sense of the broad scope of Mexican cuisine, geography, and culture. That epiphany might come from the selection of 180 tequilas, which slip down in shots, release bell peals of clicking ice in glasses, or blend with lime in thick margaritas rimmed with salt. The tantalizing menu also parades traditional Mexican ingredients, though they are tangled into surprising configurations.

Red chandeliers glow, bringing to life the colors of chipotle peppers on plates at plush black booth seating, all beneath red wallpaper. In the tequila lounge, ample couches create a circle around red, candlelit tables for resting a glass of sangria or a mojito muddled with strawberries or cucumber. A row of inset shadowboxes displays the colorful lucha libre masks typically used in overblown battles and attempts to go out in public without being recognized as Kevin Bacon.

94 Lafayette St
Salem,
MA
US

Back when Cilantro opened in 2002, Boston Magazine praised the eatery for its "authentic, hearty, and diverse Mexican specialties," which they called "breaths of fresh air." More than a decade later, owner and executive chef Esther Marin still aims to keep her lunch, dinner, and dessert menus interesting, creating new recipes that infuse Mediterranean flavors into upscale Mexican dishes. Using only all-natural ingredients, she crafts entrees that range from cheese-stuffed meatballs in chipotle sauce to pork chops crowned with chihuahua cheese and pineapples. A selection of 48 tequilas wash down meals inside a dining room wrapped in exposed brick walls that keep diner’s conversations from escaping the restaurant.

282 Derby St
Salem,
MA
US

Situated on Salem’s scenic Pickering Wharf, Capt's Waterfront - Premium Steak & Seafood Grill provides guests with picturesque harbor views from its upstairs dining room and deck or first-floor bar and grill. While catching sports games playing on the widescreen televisions, guests in the bar and grill can overlook the harbor while cozied up next to the fireplace. Upstairs, the main dining area offers an ideal atmosphere for a romantic date or special event, with a full wine list and meals of charcoal-grilled steaks, lobster, and other market-fresh seafood. On Sundays, brunch momentarily takes over the eatery, with specialties such as lobster eggs benedict and apple-and-cheese French toast box served with a Bloddy Mary bar and bottomless coffees or espresso drinks.

94 Wharf St
Salem,
MA
US

60 Washington St
Salem,
MA
US

Jocelyn’s Restaurant's menus offer up healthy, reverently crafted Lebanese and American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Playful palates can begin a meal with bouncing kibbee balls, volleying seasoned ground beef, crushed wheat, and pine nuts and spiking hunger in the face ($8). Sea-sourced entrees include baked haddock topped with tahini, cilantro, garlic, and pine nuts ($18) and grilled shrimp skewers transfixing six jumbo shrimp with garlic-paprika spice ($21). Jocelyn's falafel plate satisfies stomachs with creamy ground chickpeas, seasoned and fried fava beans with tahini sauce, and promises of meat-free dreams ($15). The mixed mediterranean grill compiles one beef skewer, one chicken skewer, and two kafta skewers—a kebab comprising a mixture of lean ground beef and lamb—nicely charred over an open flame ($24).

355 S Broadway
Salem,
NH
US