Kick back after work at The Landing, a fun pub with a hint of English style.
The Landing is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day.
Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at The Landing.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at The Landing with their charming outdoor seating.
At The Landing, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at The Landing as well.
The bar can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
No need to dress up for a trip to The Landing — the casual bar encourages laid-back attire.
The Landing will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the bar.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at The Landing, so plan your budget accordingly.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Fresh fare can be found at Barnacle's Restaurant, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Barnacle's Restaurant is perfect for people who want to indulge.
The drink list at Barnacle's Restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Barnacle's Restaurant is great for families with kids.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Barnacle's Restaurant.
It's strictly first-come, first-served at Barnacle's Restaurant, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables.
Barnacle's Restaurant tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Safely and quickly park your car on the street at Barnacle's Restaurant.
The average check at Barnacle's Restaurant will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Barnacle's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Lime Rickey's is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Lime Rickey's.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Lime Rickey's won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
You can also grab your food to go.
Complimentary parking is provided in the lot next to Lime Rickey's.
Lime Rickey's is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Conveniently charge by major credit card when cash isn't an option.
When you are ready to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner, make your way over to Lime Rickey's for tasty American fare.
If you haven't experienced Village Roast Beef and Seafood, it's the perfect time to check out the popular traditional-American restaurant. It's a favorite spot for those looking for great food.
No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably.
If you're in a hurry, you can call ahead and take advantage of the convenient take-out offerings.
A reputable option for both lunch and dinner, Village Roast Beef and Seafood definitely won't leave you disappointed. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a private lot nearby or can park on the street. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also provided.
Lobster Shanty: A User’s Guide
Local Seafood | Positive Press | Live Music | Eco-Friendly Practices | Dogs Welcome on Patio
Lobster roll tossed lightly in lemon mayo and diced celery, served on a buttered, toasted roll
New England-style clam chowder made with fresh chopped gloucester clams and house-smoked bacon
Pulled-pork sandwich smothered in a spicy, homemade barbecue sauce
Lobster-tini cocktail garnished with a chilled lobster claw
What To Expect: Tucked away in the heart of Salem’s Artist’s Row, the Lobster Shanty belies the divey nature of its rustic 30-seat dining room with a creative, upscale menu. Traditional lobster dinners, lobster rolls, and lobster rangoons abound, and you’ll even find a bright-red crustacean tattooed on the arm on executive chef and co-owner Diane Wolf. Wolf sources all of her seafood from local fishermen, meaning the menu is subject to change based on the day’s catch or Wolf’s culinary whims. Rounding out the menu is an expansive cocktail list that’s every bit as creative as the food.
Good To Know
An outdoor patio welcomes both diners and their dogs during the warmer months.
The Lobster Shanty doesn’t take reservations, so get there early because seating is limited.
It has its own house band, Vein. Ask nicely and they might cover “Rock Lobster.”
The restaurant closes for the season on January 15 and reopens April 1.
Rants and Raves
“Everything you’d expect in a New England seafood shack … and some things you wouldn’t.” — Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
“In a glass or on a plate, you can have your lobster any way you want … a hidden gem.” — The Phantom Gourmet
“The Shanty’s menu actually reflects creativity and quality not found in your standard pub food.” — North Shore Dish
Today, Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse 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 almost 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 99th and final location 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. The menu has earned the restaurant scores of accolades, including Best Waterfront Dining, Northshore Magazine, 2011–2013.
Vic's Boathouse, a bar and lounge at Victoria Station, opened in 2010 and has already earned the honor of Best Bar, North of 2012, according to Boston Magazine. Inside, 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.