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…

Boston Hot Dog Company

Specialty hot dogs, baked beans, pastrami, chili, and veggie dogs.

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….

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,…

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

“Magical Blooms” Paint Night Event presented by P.U.I.

Come Laugh, Drink, and Paint with the North Shore’s highest rated paint and sip company, P.U.I. (Painting Under the Influence). No experience necessary just a…

“The Culinary Lives of John Abigail Adams: A Cookbook” Free Lecture

Author/Historian Rosana Wan will talk about her book The Culinary Lives of John Abigail Adams: A Cookbook.  Lecture takes place at the Salem Regional Visitor Center…

$5 Sushi & Karaoke at Opus Underground

Every Tuesday night, enjoy $5 sushi and karaoke at Opus Underground. $5 sushi begins at 6:00 pm and karaoke begins at 9:00 pm. Add to Itinerary

2nd Annual Longboards Chili Cook Off

It’s back! The 2 Annual Longboards Chili Cook Off! 12 competitors, 5 judges (3 chefs, 2 non chefs. Each Chili will be submitted to the…

A Taste of Derby Street with Salem Food Tours and The House of the Seven Gables

Join The House of the Seven Gables on a special tour of Derby Street and beyond with Salem Food Tours. The day will start off…

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….

Autumn Stroll with Salem Food Tours

Enjoy an autumn stroll with Salem Food Tours while learning about Salem’s spice trade history with stops at local shops and restaurants. Tour includes a…

Bent Water Brewing Tasting at Bit Bar

Bent Water from neighboring Lynn has made a name for themselves in the craft brew scene. Come sample their line of fresh and delicious beers…

Comedy & Cocktails at Finz Seafood & Grill

A night of fun, food, and laughs with Headliner Artie Januario, featuring comedian Mark Riley, and hosted by comedian Mitch Stinson. Tickets ($25) available on…

Day of the Dude at Deacon Giles Distillery

‘Careful, there’s a beverage here, man!’ Come join Deacon Giles Distiller for ‘Day of The Dude’ at The Speakeasy Lab. We’ll be putting The Big…

Don Julio Tequila Dinner at Sea Level Oyster Bar & Kitchen

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila Floor! Join Sea Level for a night, as we team up with Don Julio Tequila for a night full of…

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…

Great Gatsby High Tea

In celebration of the Salem Film Fest we will be hosting this special themed High Tea on Saturday, March 4th. Again we will have three…

Gulu-Gulu Cafe’s Open Mic Shindig

Gulu-Gulu Cafe hosts a weekly open mic night! Sign ups are at 7:30 pm, and the music starts at 8:00 pm. Add to Itinerary

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…

Haunted Happenings 2017

A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, more than 250,000 people come to Salem Haunted Happenings each year.  Events include a Grand…

Ice Cream Social

Kick off summer with an ice cream social at The Phillips House! Enjoy ice cream, tour the carriage house, and play lawn games in a…

Live Music featuring Dandrew (Acoustic)

Dandrew will be going acoustic in the Speakeasy Lab at Deacon Giles Distillery! $5 at the door, space is limited so get there early!! *NOTE –…

Morning Cartoons and Cereal Bar

Bit Bar will be showing classic morning cartoons, rife with commercials and PSAs as you munch on a buffet of classic breakfast cereal. Various toppings…

Princess Tea at the Hawthorne Hotel

Visit the Grand Ballroom at the Hawthorne Hotel for tea, music, and photos with the Hawthorne Hotel Princesses. Hats, white gloves and pink attire are…

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…

Victoria Station

Revival Tap Takeover at Victoria Station

Come sample the latest and greatest from one of the best, most popular breweries in Rhode Island at Victoria Station. Add to Itinerary

Salem Film Fest Saturday Night After Party

Salem Film Fest hosts its annual Saturday night blast at Sea Level Oyster Bar, sure to get you up and dancing in the confines at…

Salem Food Tour

Stroll through Downtown Salem with Salem Food Tours and learn about Salem’s spice trade history while visiting local shops and restaurants. Tickets ($54) may be…

Salem Spirits Trolley

The Salem Spirits Trolley is a sipping tour visiting Salem’s local craft cidery, distillery, and brewery.  The approximately three hour journey includes tastes at each of…

Salem Spring Restaurant Week

Salem Spring Restaurant Week features the best local cuisine at value pricing. Salem has become a culinary destination and people really look forward to this…

Salem Waterfront Hotel’s Annual Easter Brunch

Join the Salem Waterfront Hotel for the Annual Easter Brunch, Sunday, April 16th from 10am-3pm! $45 for Adults, $22.50 for Children under 12, Complimentary Dining…

Spring Stroll with Salem Food Tours

Join Salem Food Tours for a spring stroll to benefit Historic New England’s Phillips House Museum. Tour includes information about Salem’s spice trade history, stops…

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

Taste of the Gables

Join the House of the Seven Hables on Sunday, September 17 for The Gables’ annual fundraiser. Taste of The Gables 2017 takes full advantage of our region’s…

The Dumb Supper: Dinner with the Dead

Join the Salem Witches as we honor the dead with a dinner observed in utter silence. Salem Warlocks Christian Day and Brian Cain invite you…

Wreck Shop’s Live from the Underground Open Mic Night

Wreck Shop Movement presents Live From The Underground, Hip Hop showcase & Open Mic at Opus Underground in Salem every Wednesday night. Open Mic sign…

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