If you’re reading this, you’re probably a person. And since you’re a person, there’s a good chance you need to eat. Salem has a ton of great restaurants, cafes, bars, bistros, ice cream shops and more. So, health nuts, foodies and people alike: rejoice! Simply click the categories below to find delicious food and drinks.

Adriatic Restaurant

Adriatic Restaurant

Located in Downtown Salem, in the historic Salem News Building. Adriatic is a modern European restaurant featuring fresh fish, seasonal vegetables, homemade pastas, and bread….

Atrium Cafe

Atrium Café at the Peabody Essex Museum

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4: 30 pm and holiday Mondays. No need to pay admission to dine. Enjoy light, informal dining in the museum’s soaring atrium….

Bella Verona

Bella Verona Restaurant

Charming atmosphere and a true culinary experience. Giorgio and his staff prepare each dish to perfection. Enjoy a delicious Italian meal with a good glass…

Bit Bar

30+ classic arcade games and pinball games, 30+ local craft brews and spirits, 20+ new comfort food menu options. 1 place, unlimited fun: Greater Boston’s…

BonChon

BonChon features handcrafted made-to-order chicken using the highest quality ingredients. Each bite and each moment you want to capture and share with the world make…

Brodie's Seaport

Brodie’s Seaport

Outstanding menu includes fresh seafood, steak, flatbreads, burgers. Brodies’ Lobster Roll won 2014 Best of the North Shore Taster’s Choice Award. Outdoor patio, daily specials,…

Brothers Taverna

Enjoy American cuisine where breakfast is served all day. Specialties include Paninis, Pasta, and Pizza. Casual, family-friendly environment with a bar as well. We specializing…

Coffee Time Bake Shop

Coffee Time Bake Shop

Baker-owned shop famous for Real Cream Bismarks, Fresh Egg Eclairs, Strawberry Shortcake, Homemade Muffins and Donuts, Great Coffee, and Specialty Beverages. Open 5 am-11 pm….

Counter

Counter is located on the ground floor of The Hotel Salem and features new American food with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.  

Essex's New York Pizza & Deli

Essex’s NY Pizza & Deli

Serving NY-style hand-tossed pizza, sandwiches and dinners. Open every day, web ordering, fast delivery and large groups welcome. Located off Essex Street.  ♿

Finz Seafood & Grill

Finz Seafood and Grill

Waterfront dining, raw bar, outdoor patio, and innovative seasonal menus with seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetarian options. Outdoor fireside lounge. Open for lunch and dinner….

Flying Saucer Pizza Company

Flying Saucer Pizza Company

Hand-stretched fresh dough made in-house every day. Unique alternative to traditional pizza featuring fresh ingredients in unique combinations. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Live long…

Gulu Gulu Café

Full-service restaurant with a relaxed, bohemian cafe feel in the heart of downtown Salem! Breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, light fare, and appetizers. Espresso, award-winning craft beer…

Howling Wolf Taqueria

Howling Wolf Taqueria

Fresh & authentic Mexican food! Award-winning food & drink! Coolest cantina on the North Shore! ♿

Jolie Tea Company

Enjoy a cup of tea and pastry in our European-inspired tea cafe. Over 200 loose leaf teas available to sip or purchase by the ounce! ♿

Kuscho Bistro

Large portions, superior ingredients, and friendly service make this a great place for lunch! Made-to-order sandwiches with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. Also serving fresh…

Ledger

Ledger Restaurant, located in a historically unique 200-year-old bank, houses a family-friendly progressive New England concept where traditional 19th-century dishes, cocktails, and techniques are elevated…

Longboards Restaurant & Bar

Eat and drink where the locals do! Award-winning lobster rolls and sandwiches, specialty pizzas, burgers, and more! Full menu until 11pm. Outside seating. ATM, Keno,…

Maria's Sweet Somethings

Maria’s Sweet Somethings

Wondrous and whimsical. Unusual and unique. Wacky and weird. Laugh out loud or just smile all the while. GREAT GIFTS! Celebrating 17 years on historic…

Melt Ice Cream

We strive to connect with our wonderful community, discover great flavors together, and experiment with local ingredients. Come on in to our little shop and…

Milk & Honey Green Grocer

Milk and Honey

The local urban grocer focused on offering a thoughtful array of groceries, grab-and-go homemade meals, and freshly made salads, sandwiches, and soups. Stop by and…

Mr. Crêpe

We serve a big array of delicious savory and sweet crêpe, full espresso bar, daily baked goods, and more. Open seven days a week.

Nat's

Nat’s at the Hawthorne

In a relaxing setting, culinary enthusiasts will appreciate our wine and beer parings carefully selected to bring out the flavors in each dish. On Sunday’s…

Notch

American session beer production brewery, beer hall, and beer garden in Salem, MA. Well behaved dogs welcome in the biergarten.

Opus

Opus

Award-winning cocktails and sushi, new American cuisine, veg-friendly specialties, sharing plates, glowing glass bar, nightly entertainment, weekend lunch, and outdoor dining. 

Pickering Wharf

A harbor side shopping-village, filled with history and landmarks alike. This is the perfect place to explore what Salem has to offer: from local shops…

Popped!

FREE SAMPLES! Buy 3 get 1 free! 30+ flavors of popcorn made in store. From Loaded Baked Potato to Sea Salted Caramel. Richardsons ice cream, wall…

Red's

Red’s

Red’s is Salem’s most popular restaurant. Serving award-winning breakfast and home-cooked meals for over 50 years. Daily lunch specials from $6.95. Group Tours welcome. Visit…

Regatta Pub

Regatta Pub at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

The Regatta serves breakfast/lunch/dinner daily; 50 menu offerings (lunch/dinner); chef provides “Comfort Fare with a Flare”; relaxing, family/friend ambiance; indoor & outdoor patio dining- w/…

Rockafellas

Rockafellas

In the heart of historic Salem this casual chic restaurant is the perfect spot for a delicious meal. In the warmer months enjoy your appetizer and…

Sea Level Oyster Bar & Kitchen

Waterfront dining on historic Pickering Wharf overlooking Salem Harbor. Indoor/outdoor bar, outside deck dining, raw bar, fresh seafood, gourmet pizzas, and an amazing beer selection….

Thai Place

Thai Cuisine and Seafood

Number 1 Thai 2017-2016-2015-2014. Open since 1990 (7 days/week). Lunch and dinner. Take out, delivery. Try our Special Mai Tai. Groups welcome. Lunch specials $6.50,…

The Roof

The Roof, Salem’s only rooftop bar, is a seasonal dining space featuring an outdoor kitchen and expansive views. Expect to find some of the best…

Tavern in the Hawthorne Hotel

The Tavern in the Hawthorne Hotel on the Common

For casual food fireside in a pub style atmosphere come to the Tavern for burgers, salads, sandwiches, and creative cocktails. The Tavern serves from 11am-11pm…

Turner's Seafood

Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall

An authentic New England seafood restaurant. Classic Oyster Bar. Fresh Seafood Market, with beautifully restored function facilities. A reoccurring winner of Northshore Magazine’s “Best of…

Victoria Station

Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse

Waterfront dining with the best view in town! Salad bar, fresh seafood, slow roasted Angus Prime Rib. Open daily, Open late. Live entertainment. Function rooms…

Village Tavern

Village Tavern

Across from the Peabody Essex Museum. Outdoor café verlooking the Village Fountain. Largest craft beer selection in Salem, along with tasty oysters, burgers, lobster rolls,…

From the Calendar

A Celebration of Food at The House of the Seven Gables

How do you celebrate 350 years of history? With a Salem Food Tour, of course! Meet at The House of the Seven Gables for a…

Arcade Era Karaoke

Come belt out your favorite songs of the 80s and 90s! Be cosmically inspired by the warm glow of 30 cathode ray tube arcade monitors….

Arcade Era Karaoke

Come belt out your favorite songs of the 80s and 90s! Be cosmically inspired by the warm glow of 30 cathode ray tube arcade monitors….

Downey Pearl Jasmine Tea Tasting

Visit Jolie Tea Company for a complimentary tasting of Downey Pearl Jasmine Tea. It takes the finest craftsmanship to roll delicate green tea buds and…

Drink-n-Draw at Gulu-Gulu Cafe

This ain’t no paint & sip! Join Gulu-Gulu Cafe on Tuesday nights for a Drink-n-Draw night co-hosted by Salem Arts Center! The good folks at…

Easter Sunday Brunch at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Join the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites on Sunday, April 1st from 10am-2pm for Easter Brunch! Our extravagant appetizers, Easter entrees, and decadent desserts will…

February Coffee & Conversation at Gulu-Gulu Cafe

Are you in an interfaith or intercultural relationship? Do you or your significant other enjoy coffee? Join me, Rabbi Jillian Cameron, director of InterfaithFamily/Boston, for…

Flying Saucer Nerd Trivia

Every Monday at 8 PM at the Flying Saucer teams will face off in a battle of wills and knowledge! Topics will include comics, fantasy,…

Galentines at Ledger

Treat yo’ self to a Galentine’s Day Celebration! It’s only the best day of the year. Hey, you poetic and noble land mermaid! You’re are…

Harbor Sweets Factory Tours

Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Calling ahead to…

Harbor Sweets Factory Tours

Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Calling ahead to…

Meters for Liters! Notch Brewing Runs

Earn Notch swag when you complete 10 runs during Meters for Liters! Wednesdays: 5k Sundays: 5k/10k – You choose! This is not a race, just…

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Our Mother’s Day brunch will feature fine pastries, made to order omelets, seafood and salad offerings, a carving station, specialty entrees and tempting desserts. Seatings available…

Questionnairey! at Village Tavern

Visit the Village Tavern on Tuesday nights and play Questionnairey!, a fun, survey-based trivia game! Also on Tuesday nights at the tavern, enjoy 50% off…

Pioneer Village

Salem Spice Festival

Celebrate Salem’s long and fascinating history with exotic exports from around the world at Salem’s third annual Spice Festival. Spices, herbs and teas in food,…

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Wine Tasting 2018

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival officially kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 9, from 6:30 – 8:30…

Salem’s So Sweet Pop-Up with Goodnight Fatty

Goodnight Fatty pops up at the Notch Taproom for Salem’s So Sweet. Come for the Fatties. Stay for the cask beer! See Facebook event for…

Stump Trivia! at Village Tavern

Visit the Village Tavern on Monday nights to play Stump Trivia! Also on Monday nights, enjoy 50% off wings! Add to Itinerary

Token Tuesday at Bit Bar

Order any food item from the menu at Bit Bar and receive $3 in free game tokens every Tuesday. Eat your heart out Scrooge McDuck!…

Yoga, Rock and Roll, and Brews

A one-hour Rock and Roll Yoga class at Notch Brewing! $15 at 10:30 AM! We’ll get that blood pumping, get ourselves re-centered, and then enjoy…

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