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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Restaurant
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“American Fusion, great cocktails and unique food. Sushi is excellent! They have live music in the downstair and nice spot.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“9:00pm - After dinner, walk next door to Gulu Gulu cafe for an after dinner drink or coffee and entertainment”
  • 33 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great seafood on the water. Located in Pickering Wharf which is surrounded by little shops.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great selection of fresh Oysters & seafood with amazing views of the Harbor”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“New England-style seafood & an oyster bar featured in a 19th-century venue with historic charm.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“5:00pm - Lunch was skipped so time for an early dinner! This place gets crowded and for good reason.”
  • 23 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This amazing dinner & Sunday brunch spot is a 2 minute walk from the Hideaway House and boasts some of the best food and drink in Marblehead. Get there at 5pm for dollar oysters and wine or make reservations for a romantic date or fun family dinner. Get the steak frites, coconut cream sole, or the panzanella! For brunch, the huevos rancheros or salmon benedict with a mimosa!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Casual spot serving a wide variety of Indian dishes in a polished & cheerful space”
  • 13 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery in heart of downtown Salem. Fun outdoor beer sampling on picnic tables overlooking a river. Dog friendly if you need to do some dog watching!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“This is the place to go for those who are into the Plant Based lifestyle. I always feel full of energy after a meal here! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A tiny little place with terrific food, and some of the best music in town. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Feel like having lunch on the water.... but don't have a boat? Itching for a delicious stuffy or bowl of clam chowder? Want a million dollar view for the cost of a (dangerously and amazingly strong) dark & stormy? You're in luck! The Barnacle is a Marblehead institution, perched on rock, stilts, and magic sand that seems to withstand even the strongest Nor'Easters. The view across the harbor to Marblehead Light is arresting and the casual, friendly and fun vibe of both the restaurant and the tiny quarterdeck bar is perfectly New England. Order what you want, as long as you include onion rings somewhere, and enjoy the view. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Breakfast and Lunch place! They have gluten-free. Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“It’s a legend. Go upstairs after 4pm for an old school, nautical vibe. The food is great - try the nachos with steak tips or the Pam roasted halibut - and the drinks are dangerously strong. Go downstairs for lunch and a beer - or later in the evening for a Thunderdome and a loud, fun 21+ crowd. There’s a t-shirt that says it’s one of the top ten sailing bars in the world ... I’m pretty sure it’s true. It’s an institution here. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“A great Italian restaurant with amazing outdoor seating in warmer weather. A nice spot for a drink too!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Amazing Hand-Crafted, Wood Fired Pizzas! Pizzas are ready in about 2 minutes. More "foodie" type pizza, but trust us, it's SO good!”
  • 11 locals recommend