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 or click here to see a list of restaurants currently open for takeout/delivery.

 
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 museum admission to visit the Atrium Cafe. Enjoy light, informal dining in PEM’s...
 
Bambolina
Winner of “Best Pizza on the North Shore,” featuring pasta, Neapolitan pizza, creative shared plates, local craft beer, and wine. Kid-friendly and open for lunch...
 
Bella Verona Ristorante
Charming atmosphere and a true culinary experience. Giorgio and his staff prepare each dish to perfection. Delicious Italian dining with exquisite wine. Open: Mon-Sat 4...
 
Bit Bar
30+ classic arcade games and pinball games. Local craft beer and specialty cocktails in the beer garden. Innovative comfort food and full menu. 21+ after...
 
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
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,...
 
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...
 
Casa Tequila
Authentic Mexican food made fresh every day. Best selection of Mezcal Tequila to make the best margaritas! Open for lunch and dinner. Outside patio. Live...
 
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 (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
Our seasonal Salem restaurant, located in the lobby of The Hotel Salem, offers diners the opportunity to experience dishes that celebrate regional New England flavors,...
 
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 and Grill
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Event Space Available Innovative, sustainable seafood, chef inspired menu’s, craft cocktails, carefully paired wine list and incredible sushi bar all lead to...
 
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...
 
Harbor Sweets
Always handmade, our chocolates are the perfect New England gift. Visit our store, watch chocolate being made, enjoy a sample, and shop for something sweet! 
 
Jolie Tea Company
Join us for a wonderful tea experience at Jolie! Over 300 loose leaf teas available to sip or purchase by the ounce. High tea served...
 
Kakawa Chocolate House
Love chocolate? We are a unique and delicious chocolate experience! Historic drinking chocolate elixirs, artisan chocolates, ice cream, milkshakes and much more all handmade on...
 
Kokeshi
Asian street food, noodles and ramen in an unconventional space. Full bar, craft cocktails, and sake. Voted best ramen and best kids dining. Open for...
 
KOTO Asian Grill – Sushi & Lounge
Best sushi on the North Shore, lunch and dinner, full bar, take-out, delivery, live music, and Ramen soup.
 
Ledger Restaurant & Bar
Located in America’s second oldest savings bank, showcasing original ceilings, safety deposit boxes, and vault doors. The menu is modern New England cuisine, emphasizing wood...
 
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
Wondrous and whimsical. Unusual and unique. Wacky and weird. Laugh out loud or just smile all the while. GREAT GIFTS! Celebrating 19 years on historic...
 
Nathaniel’s at the Hawthorne Hotel
Join us daily for breakfast or dinner, an upbeat, award-winning jazz brunch, or an intimate piano lounge evening. ♿
 
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.  Soon-to-be-married? Learn more about weddings...
 
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...
 
Po Boys & Pies
We are a southern inspired counter service sandwich shop. Street food born in Salem inspired by New Orleans. Keep an eye out for us at...
 
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
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 our online...
 
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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Craft Cocktails, 20 Beers on Tap Dine with the Best views of Salem Harbor from our second floor inside outside bar with outdoor...
 
Thai Place
Thai Cuisine and Seafood
Number 1 Thai 2019-2018-2017-2016. Open since 1990 (seven days/week). Lunch and dinner. Take out, delivery. Try our Special Mai Tai. Groups welcome. Lunch specials $7.95,...
 
The Lobster Shanty
We’re a local dive bar where everyone is welcome; comfort food served in a casual atmosphere with absolutely no pretense.
 
The Roof
Unique among Salem, MA restaurants, The Roof offers Salem’s only rooftop bar and restaurant. Our motto is simple—we serve strong drinks and simple food. You...
 
The Tavern in the Hawthorne Hotel on the Common
The warmest atmosphere in town. Enjoy local classics fireside amongst historic wood paneling and today’s award-winning bartenders!
 
Turner's Seafood
Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall
Winner of North Shore Magazine’s “Best of the North Shore” for Best Seafood 2015-2018. An authentic New England seafood restaurant. Classic oyster bar and fresh...
 
Village Tavern
Upbeat American tavern serving the #1 Voted Best Burgers in Salem along with tasty appetizers and entrees – a beautiful outdoor patio, game room, and big...