Make it a marinara night at Italian eatery Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
At Carrabba's Italian Grill, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
Casual dining at its best, Carrabba's Italian Grill customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Carrabba's Italian Grill also offers catering.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Free parking is available right next door.
Prices at Carrabba's Italian Grill typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Feel free to swing by the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
So get ready to discover all the best flavors of Italy under one roof at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Peabody's Sea Witch Restaurant and Oyster Bar — this Peabody seafood spot has quite the selection.
Sea Witch Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Sea Witch Restaurant and Oyster Bar.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Sea Witch Restaurant and Oyster Bar — it's strictly casual.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Sea Witch Restaurant and Oyster Bar for their catering services.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Sea Witch Restaurant and Oyster Bar — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Go all out on seafood with a dinner at Sea Witch Restaurant and Oyster Bar.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Peabody's Land and Sea — this Peabody seafood spot has quite the selection.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Land and Sea's signature items include Greek Salad and Garden Salad.
Land and Sea doesn't take reservations, so on busy nights you may have to wait a bit.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Land and Sea.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Land and Sea, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Land and Sea has all the right seafood dishes to keep you and your family satisfied when paying them a visit.
Fresh fare can be found at Giovanni's Seafood and Roast Beef, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Mindful eaters are advised to count calories a different day, as Giovanni's Seafood and Roast Beef is without low-fat fare.
Score a close parking spot at Giovanni's Seafood and Roast Beef.
Meals at Giovanni's Seafood and Roast Beef are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
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.