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, 10am-4:30pm and holiday Mondays. Admission is free to enjoy informal dining in the museum’s atrium. We offer great soups, salads, sandwiches, fabulous pastries,…

Bambolina

Bambolina features handcrafted artisan pizza and creative Italian shared plates. Winner of best new restaurant 2016, Bambolina’s seasonal approach focuses on using high quality ingredients,…

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…

Brodie's Seaport

Brodie’s Seaport

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

Caramel Patisserie

Our patisserie allows one to experience the best of what the French have to offer; ranging from our chef’s handcrafted pastries, colorful macarons, to freshly…

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 5am to 11pm….

Counter

Opening late fall 2017, Counter is a modern kitchen & bar located on the ground floor of The Hotel Salem. Counter will feature housemade pastas,…

Deacon Giles Distillery

Deacon Giles Distillery

Salem’s first and only distillery since before prohibition! With a modern twist on traditional recipes, our handcrafted spirits are Damn Righteous. Stop in for tours,…

Essex's New York Pizza & Deli

Essex’s NY Pizza & Deli

Under new ownership! Serving NY style hand tossed pizza, sandwiches and dinners. Open every day, web ordering, free delivery and large groups welcome. Located off…

Finz Seafood & Grill

Finz Seafood and Grill

Waterfront dining; Raw bar; outdoor parlor; inspired and innovative seasonal menus with seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetarian offerings; fireside lounge; open for lunch and dinner;…

Flying Saucer Pizza Company

Flying Saucer Pizza Company

We provide a healthy alternative to traditional American pizza, featuring fresh, locally grown ingredients, daily-made dough, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options to live long…

Gulu Gulu Cafe

Gulu Gulu Café

European-style cafe in the heart of downtown Salem! Breakfast, Panini sandwiches, crepes, gourmet wraps, appetizers, espresso, craft beer, wine, desserts, live music Wednesday-Sunday evenings, local…

Howling Wolf Taqueria

Howling Wolf Taqueria

Fresh & Authentic Mexican Food! Award Winning Food & Drink! Coolest Cantina on the North Shore! ♿

Jolie Tea Company

Jolie Tea Company

Enjoy a cup of tea with a French macaroon, croissant, or scone in our tea cafe & tea boutique. Over 200 loose leaf teas available…

KOTO Asian Grill – Sushi & Lounge

Best organic sushi on the North Shore, fine Asian grill, Ramen noodle, full bar, takeout, delivery, and live music. Open mic every Tuesday, Karaoke every…

Longboards Restaurant & Bar

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 14 years on historic…

Milk & Honey Green Grocer

Milk and Honey

The local urban grocery store focused on quality, community, and sustainability. A thoughtful array of groceries, products, grab-n-go prepared meals, and fresh-made sandwiches. Stop by…

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. 21+ or 12 and under with a parent. Well behaved dogs welcome…

Opus

Opus

Unrepressed cuisine, veg-friendly specialties, innovative sushi & sharing plates. Glowing glass bar, contemporary mixology. “Opus Underground” an intimate lounge with live music.

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

Sea Level Oyster Bar

Sea Level Oyster Bar & Kitchen

Waterfront dining on historic Pickering Wharf. Sea Level is Salem’s only restaurant that boasts an indoor/outdoor bar! Amazing views, the freshest seafood, gourmet pizza, and an…

Thai Place

Thai Cuisine and Seafood

Number 1 Thai 2015-2014-2013-2012. Open since 1990 (7 days/week). Lunch & dinner. Take out, delivery. Try Our Special Mai Tai. Groups welcome. Lunch Specials. $6.50,…

The Roof

The Roof, Salem’s only rooftop dining, opens in Spring 2018 and will feature oysters, ceviche, tacos, and craft cocktails. Open seasonally for lunch and dinner…

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

“Elf” High Tea

Visit Jolie Tea Company for the “Elf” High Tea. $19.95 per person. Reservations available online. Add to Itinerary

Salem Food Tours

“Treats & Trimmings” Food Tour

Salem Food Tours is excited to offer the popular holiday celebration tour, that includes a stop at a historic home, spice, cheese, wine, cheese and a…

Cheese Shop of Salem

A Rhône River Runs Through It

A Rhône River Runs Through It! The Rhône Valley is an expansive region of lush magnificence, which spans the length of the Rhône river in…

A Tribute to the Rat Pack

Mike Dutra and the Rat Pack with appearances by Dean, Sammy as well as Frank! A Tribute to the Rat Pack – Michael Dutra and…

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….

Chin Friction Turkey Day Eve at Sea Level Oyster Bar

I came in like a butterball! Come join Sea Level & Chin Friction for a night of cocktails and good times on everyone’s favorite night…

Christmas Day Grand Buffet at the Hawthorne Hotel

Join the Hawthorne Hotel for the traditional Grand Buffet in the Lobby, Nat’s, Sophia’s, The Tavern, and the Grand Ballroom. Adults – $48 plus tax…

Christmas Eve Caroling & Dinner at the Hawthorne Hotel

Join the Hawthorne Hotel on Christmas Eve for our annual caroling with Julie Dougherty in the Grand Ballroom. Admission is by freewill donation to a…

Cocoa on the Row

Spreading Holiday Cheer down Artist Row! Stop by for a celebration of holiday lights, caroling and maybe a visit from the Shanty Claws. The Artists…

Dave Bailin & The Bailouts Thanksgiving Eve Food Drive Bash!

Come party with the Bailouts and help out a local food bank (North Shore Moving Market) at Brodie’s Seaport! The cover is a minimum of…

Draanks-Giving at Deacon Giles Distillery

Join Deacon Giles on Thanksgiving-eve for Draanks-Giving!! We’ll be open for the evening so you and your friends can come enjoy cocktails, conversate and share…

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…

First Friday Tea Tasting & Tea Blend Naming at Jolie Tea Company

Join Jolie Tea Company on Friday, December 1st from 3-5pm for the First Friday Tea Tasting and Tea Blend Naming Event. Enjoy the new Smoky…

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…

Market by the Sea! Sea Level’s 1st Annual Marketplace

Join Sea Level Oyster Bar and Kitchen for their First Annual Holiday Marketplace! Vendors that will be featured include stained glass, skincare and cosmetics, photography,…

New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch at the Hawthorne Hotel

Enjoy Chef’s New Year’s Day specials accompanied by a Jazz trio. Reservations are recommended. Book your table by calling 978-825-4311 Add to Itinerary

New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Hawthorne Hotel

Enjoy our a la carte menu in Nat’s and Sophia’s accompanied by live piano. Reservations strongly recommended. For Reservations, please call 978-825-4311. Add to Itinerary

Noel High Tea

Visit Jolie Tea Company for the Noel High Tea. Begin with a champagne glass of iced hibiscus tea while perusing our extensive loose leaf tea…

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…

Rockin for Relief (U.S. Virgin Islands)

Join Rockafellas and Over the Bridge for an evening of fun and fundraising! We’ll be “ROCKIN’for RELIEF” for the US Virgin Islands! Vist Rockafellas and…

Salem Common High Tea

Jolie Tea Company would like to celebrate our wonderful Salem community with you. We are reminded each day with our view of the beautiful Salem…

Salem Restaurant Week

Salem Restaurant Week is the perfect time to dine out at the dozens of excellent eateries.  There will be a wide variety of delicious foods,…

Salem Winter Market

Come join the Salem Farmers’ Market for the second of two Winter Market events!  With over 20 vendors participating – some familiar, some new –…

Salem’s Sip n’ Style Holiday Shopping Tour

Black Friday! Get ready to enjoy a stylish shopping journey through downtown Salem with Salem Food Tours. Start with a glass of sparkling wine at…

Santa Brunch at the Hawthorne Hotel

Join the Hawthorne Hotel for a delicious Santa Brunch, as Santa returns to listen to children’s wishes and spread holiday cheer. Prices are $31.95 for…

Jolie Tea Company

Small Business Saturday at Jolie Tea Company

Join Jolie Tea Company for Small Business Saturday on November 25th and enjoy a free Pumpkin Spice Madeleine with every transaction! The Salem Chamber and Salem…

Small Business Saturday at Ye Olde Pepper Companie

Looking for a cozy, low-key alternative to the Black Friday mall crowds? Come shop with Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie in the scenic Derby Street…

Stump Trivia at Victoria Station

Buzztime Entertainment teams with Vic’s for Wednesday Stump Trivia! Come and compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes! Add to Itinerary

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

Sugar Plum Fairy High Tea

Visit Jolie Tea Company for the Sugar Plum Fairy High Tea. Begin with a champagne glass of iced hibiscus tea while perusing our extensive loose…

Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet at the Hawthorne Hotel

Buffet brunch will be served throughout the hotel from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Prices are $48 for Adults, Children are $3 per year of…

Victoria Station

Victoria Station’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Enjoy this Thanksgiving with your family overlooking picturesque Salem Harbor! Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse offers an unbelievable Thanksgiving Day Buffet that has kept guests…

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