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Village Tavern

168 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
+1 978-744-2858
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“fries” (21 reviews)
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168 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
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11 - 20 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a slight wait to get in, I saw larger queues at different times though. The food is lovely, I had the Chicken Pesto sandwich and it was one of the nicest chicken sandwiches I've had. My mother had the clam chowder and recommends...More

Thank RockDesk
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The food here is great. I do really miss the old table menus. I personally love the prime rib french dip, my husband loves their clam chowder, and our son the chicken tenders. The service here...consistently AWFUL. My most recent visit it was just my...More

Thank Bskcase
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed our burgers and beer. It was lovely to sit outside. However our waitress was not friendly and the service was slow. I would not bother to eat here again since there are many other options.

Thank lrltshw
Reviewed 16 October 2017

only had drinks and appetizers but great staff, outside seating to people watch, friendly staff and great prices

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A group of girl friends and myself were visiting Salem during a Thursday & Friday in mid- October. We visited a few Taverns during our trip and we visited this one twice! We went once and sat at the bar for a cocktail on Thursday...More

Thank molie18
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Went here for lunch and some cocktails. Food was delicious and our server was great. We just happened to choose this place while walking around Salem and we're glad we did.

Thank jennnn531
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I thought the decor was lovely, and the hosting staff friendly. My server...not so much. And I say all of this as a veteran server of over a decade. I came prepared and knew exactly what I wanted (cup of chowdah and an appetizer) when...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Never again will I eat hear the food it's self is good the wait is forever only been hear twice first had to get up and ask the hostess to send somebody to my table second time still waited a while but not as long...More

Thank Dominic M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

After a long day touring around Salem, we decided to have a hearty meal at this restaurant. Located within the Nathanial Hawthorne hotel, this pub offers a great variety of food options. We each had a burger, fries, and a beer, and all were tasty....More

Thank Ashton S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The weight staff was extremely rude and the service was just as terrible. Was aggressively asked to move by a weigher who then proceeded to get loud and make threats about getting physical. Nothing was done to remedy the situation. Clearly customer service comes last...More

Thank Karl P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-744-2858
Casual American Dining - excelling in Classic American/New England dishes, Seafood, and Smoked BBQ. Outdoor patio, Live Music, Game Room - with pool tables, darts, and retro video games. Excellent Food and a Great Price! Something to do Every night of the week. Ask about our Mug Club and Oyster Society!
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