When you have a business named Salem Style, you often get asked for recommendations by anyone planning a trip to Salem Massachusetts. I have compiled this guide with help from some friends, to give you a few ideas that are recommended by Salem Locals!
Where to Eat –
Howling Wolf 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.howlingwolftaqueria.com
“Great bartenders great margaritas” – Martina
Adriatic 155 Washington St # 1, Salem, MA 01970 – www.adriaticrestaurantandbar.com
“Great food, cozy ambiance.” – Patrick
Turners 43 Church St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://www.turners-seafood.com
“They have a cozy atmosphere with a very friendly staff. The seafood is fresh. The food is delicious.” -Allie
Kokeshi 41 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.kokeshirestaurant.com
Awesome ramen that is the comfort food you didn’t expect you would be craving, especially on a chilly day.
Red’s 15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.redssandwichshop.com
Great spot of breakfast. Don’t be intimidated by the line out the door, it moves quickly and it’s worth it!
Boston hot dog co 60 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.bostonhotdog.co
It’s an awesome place to grab lunch. The hot dogs are great, and the coleslaw is “better than the colonel’s”.
Where to Drink –
Notch 283 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.notchbrewing.com
“Great Beer and Atmosphere” – James
Opus 87 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.salemopus.com
“Huge variety on their menu and gorgeous ambiance.” – Sarah
“Great bar and vibes and awesome cocktails!! Always consistent.” – Rachel
“Great Bartenders and live music.” – Shay & Chris
Ledger 125 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://www.ledgersalem.com
“They make the best drinks” – Lindsey
“It’s new and I like the vibes. This is the head chef’s second restaurant – his first one being a huge success.” – Amy
Far From The Tree 108 Jackson St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.farfromthetreecider.com
A few blocks from downtown, Far From The Tree is a great place to grab a drink and hang out. Their menu is always changing, so get a cider flight of 4 ciders to be able to try a variety!
Where to Shop –
Roost 40 Front St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.roostandcompany.com
“Great gift selection and I always find something for myself.” – Sarah
Haus Witch 144 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://hauswitchstore.com
“If you’re into it- the classes/workshops/meditations offered at Hauswitch. The calendar is on their website and there’s almost always a beginner class! The vibes are welcoming and I always leave feeling centered and “witchy”, no matter what the event was.” – Amy
The Cheese Shop 45 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.thecheeseshopofsalem.com
“Friendly staff and delicious selections of meats and cheeses.” – Allie
What to See –
Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://www.pem.org
“Come down to do historical site seeing” – Taylor
The Trolley 8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970 – salemtrolley.com
“So many fun stories and you can hop on/hop off all day” – Martina
Salem Food Tour – www.salemfoodtours.com
“You get a guided walking history tour and get to try the yummy restaurants” – Lindsey
Ferry from Boston 10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.bostonharborcruises.com/salem-ferry/salem-ferry
“Take the Ferry into Boston instead of the train/car.” – Patrick
You can take the train to avoid overpriced Salem parking. Pro tip – Find another station along the Newburyport/ Rockport line and park there.
The Christmas Trolley – https://salemtrolley.com/special-tours-6.html
A special trolley tour that helps get you into the holiday spirit.
Essex Street in October
There is nothing like being swept up in the Haunted Happenings action right in the heart of downtown.
Hotel Salem Rooftop Bar 209 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 – https://www.thehotelsalem.com
Opening Summer 2018. We haven’t been here yet, but some of us have seen a sneak peek, and we’re pumped.
Extra Hidden Gems –
Polonus European Deli and Ice Cream 176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.polonusdeli.com
Perfect spot to grab a bite for lunch or get a sweet treat to snack on!
Derby Joe 142 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970 – derbyjoe.cafe
“A small coffee shop down Derby Street with amazing coffee.” – Allie
Caramel 281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 – caramelpatisserie.com
Get a chocolate croissant or a few macarons and treat yourself!
The Landing Bar 10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970 – www.bostonharborcruises.com/the-landing/salem-landing
Awesome outdoor bar right by the ferry dock with a great vibe.