Food & Drink in Salem


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  • Tavern in the Square
    A well-known bar in Salem, Tavern in the Square is the perfect location for appetizing burgers and tasty pizza. It's a culinary destination for visitors looking for a fair price and outstanding food. In addition to its outdoor seating, most people will claim that the restaurant's also defined by its brunch buffet and Sunday brunch. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, though it's a bit on the pricey side, you're going to get what you pay for. When you arrive, you should check out the fried pickles, since they've gotten rave reviews. In terms of the restaurant itself, if you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering (or a birthday meal), it's rated as a nice local option for big groups and families with children. If you just feel like stopping by for a beverage, the restaurant has helpful bar staff (and a good selection behind the bar). Specializing in both lunch and dinner, a trip to Tavern in the Square is definitely worthwhile. Its beer is known to be "good." The restaurant is easily reachable via public transit, and visitors who drive can park nearby on the street. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also offered.
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    189 Washington St
    Salem, MA US
  • Comida Mexican Taqueria
    A highly-rated Mexican restaurant in Salem, Comida Mexican Taqueria offers a familiar ambience with a tantalizing menu. The reasonable prices allow visitors to focus on what matters: the superb quality. There's no specific recommended attire, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. Upon arrival, see if you can try the burritos or the tortas, as they'll both make a good impression. In terms of the restaurant itself, most local parents will tell you that it's a good place to bring the kids, as well. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. A highly-regarded spot for both lunch and dinner, Comida Mexican definitely stands out from the rest. Visitors to the restaurant have the ability to park nearby on the street.
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    131 Essex Street
    Salem, MA US
  • Cilantro Boston
    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.
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    282 Derby St.
    Salem, MA US
  • Aikia Steakhouse
    Aikia Steakhouse's staff goes beyond providing food: the chefs make elegant presentation a core part of the dining experience. From arranging sushi rolls artfully on plates to sizzling hibachi entrees on teppanyaki tables right in front of customers, the team takes the doldrums out of dining without the use of motorcycles. Their menu catalogs 20 hibachi dinners, including filet mignon, 28 maki and hand rolls, and several lunch specials. The decor is as upscale as the culinary presentation, with rows of plants set against wood accents and shoji screens marking private tatami rooms.
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    118 Washington St.
    Salem, MA US
  • Sixty2 on Wharf
    One of the more popular French restaurants in Salem, Sixty2 on Wharf delivers delicious seafood. It's a culinary destination for customers looking for excellent food. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. If you just feel like stopping by for a beverage, the restaurant has helpful bar staff (and a good selection behind the bar). To sum everything up, you shouldn't walk away from Sixty2 on Wharf disappointed. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a private lot and a parking garage nearby.
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    62 Wharf St
    Salem, MA US
  • A&B Salem
    It's funny. Ever since Thomas Holland and Amy Butler took over the old Salem Jail, people have flocked to the historic brick building and happily handed themselves over to its custody. But it's not as crazy as it sounds. For one, the building?now known as A&B Salem?no longer houses any cells, though there might be some iron bars or black-and-white photos that harken back to its earlier days. Today, the focus stays primarily on two things: burgers and beer. Local, sustainable, and organic ingredients are a central part of the restaurant's identity, so naturally that's what chefs use to make more than 10 beef, veggie, and poultry burgers from scratch. Some of those burgers come in traditional configurations of meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato, while others get more inventive. Take the Shepherd's Pie Burger, for example: a beef patty that's nearly unrecognizable beneath toppings of mashed potatoes, bacon bits, American cheese, grilled corn, and homemade gravy. Each burger is the result of careful attention to detail from top to bottom bun, and because of this the chefs ask patrons to be patient during the expected 12?15 minutes of cooking time. But really, that wait should fly by over an order of craft brews, a freshly blended milkshake, or an appetizer of homemade chili that warms the soul like a sweater knitted from shredded copies of "Tuesdays with Morrie."
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    50 Saint Peter Street
    Salem, MA US

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