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Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse
Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse

Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.victoriastationsalem.com & www.vicsboathouse.com
  • Phone: (978) 745-3400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Jalbert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A venue isn't just a physical space in which to hold your event – it should be a place where you want to create memories. At Victoria Station, every celebration and gathering is very important to us. Our attention to detail and high level of service will help make your event extraordinary and unforgettable. Whether it be an intimate group or a large gathering, we offer many options from which to choose when planning your occasion. As we are a full service restaurant, we are able to offer a broad range of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
  • Private Party Facilities: Every celebration and gathering is very important to us. Our function facilities range from cozy, small-scale private rooms to larger sized private areas with floor to ceiling bay windows, providing panoramic views of the Salem waterfront. Our attention to detail and high level of service will help make your event extraordinary and unforgettable. Whether it be an intimate group or a large gathering, we offer many options from which to choose when planning your occasion. As we are a full service restaurant we are able to offer a broad range of delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts. To accommodate each and every guest, we gladly cater to individual needs or dietary restrictions.
  • Private Party Contact: Elizabeth Collett (978) 745-3400
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday Night (9 pm-12 am)- KARAOKE;
    Every Thursday Night (9 pm-12 am)- OPEN MIC;
    Every Friday Night (9 pm-12 am)- DJ;
    Every Saturday Night (9 pm-12 am)- LIVE BANDS; the most popular local bands, guarantee a night of non-stop dancing; April through December Sundays (6 pm-9 pm) - ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES & REGGAE
  • Special Events & Promotions: Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Social Gatherings & Events, Banquets, Holiday Parties, Family Reunions, Christenings, Corporate Luncheons & Dinners, Business Parties, Retirement Parties, Award/Recognition Events, Fundraisers and Private Events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Derby Street
  • Public Transit: Train service: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line from Boston"s North Station; Bus service: Bus Route 450; Salem Depot - Boston Via Highland & Western Ave; Bus Route 455/459; Salem Depot - Haymarket or Downtown Crossing Via Loring Ave.,Central Sq.,Lynn & Western Ave.;Bus Route 451; North Beverly - Salem Depot Via Cabot St. or Sohier Rd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Garage located on Congress Street.
A word from Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse
Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse is a Staple on the North Shore and stands above the rest for their unique proximity to the water, historic ambiance and tempting menu items. American comfort cuisine and fresh, locally sourced fish and vegetables are key ingredients to staying true to Victoria Station's traditions while still captivating a new generation. Vic's Boathouse offers local craft beers and traditional brews, elegant wines, chic martinis and creative pub fare. Come and enjoy great food and drink, live music, and a slight ocean breeze in a setting that's the definition of waterfront "wow".
"Best Bar North of Boston" by Boston Magazine
"Best Waterfront Dining" by North Shore Magazine (the past 3 consecutive years)
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • " Chris was our server and was pleasant and friendly. Quickly removed dirty water glasses from the table and returned with clean ones. The salad bar was more like what you would expect at a diner--nothing special considered the charge for just the salad was $12. Speaking of prices, my husband had the smaller prime rib with rice and the "salad bar"? His was good. I ordered fried shrimp which came with French fries (no choice) and a tablespoon of slaw and cost $22.00--no salad or anything else. While the shrimp were nicely cooked, for the price to include the so called salad bar would have made me at least feel that I got something besides a plate 3/4 of French fries. This restaurant is definitely for the tourists money."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is my sons favorite place so we took him there on his birthday. Beautiful night, on the water, food was very good. Waiter was too. Never had a bad time/food here. Food is not @ the excellent level but its consistently very good and the portions are such that you wont walk away hungry."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Not worth it because you are worth nothing to them. Restaurant hosting wedding rehearsal. Curtain across to leave 4 tables one stuck in corner with family of 6 trying to celebrate a 50th anniversary felt really bad for them. Very disappointing and then to top off we waited half hour for food because come to find out another room has party of 20 and their order beat ours to kitchen by 20 seconds."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was good and great salad bar. Disappointed that at 7pm they ran out of wine and the dinner special, and our server was not aware of this when he approached our table. He took our order and returned with the news that the items were not available. Not impressed with 4 hostesses standing at entrance drinking ice coffee and forgetting to seat us 20 minutes after our reservation time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great summer spot to dine outdoors. Food is great and lobster rolls are amazing. We have been coming to this restaurant for more than 30 years and can't think of any restaurant we like better."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Server was a bit rude and seemed grumpy to be dealing with our table. The food and the view was excellent and sitting outside was perfect for my 2 yr old that loves birds and planes! The hostess and host couldn't have been more friendly when we arrived and were helpful in letting us move our table so our daughter could have a better view of the water."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "When I made reservations a week ahead for Father's Day, I had requested an outside table on the water. When we arrived, we were shown to an inside table. When I explained I had requested an outside table, I was told that Victoria Station did not take reservations for outside tables. Had I know this beforehand, I would have selected a different restaurant with waterside tables. I was very disappointed by the lack of communication."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service and atmosphere were excellent. My guest had the macaroni/cheese/lobster dish that was delicious. I had the prime rib, although, very tasty and tender, it was a little dry without any au jus sauce which I prefer. I asked the waiter for a side of au jus that he accommodated, but it tasted like a rather poor substitute."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The location is great, the manager knows she has some training challenges at the host station. We had issues the manager did address once we asked the server (who was doing a good job) to get the manager. The hostess didn't do that when we asked to speak to the manager. If you want to sit outside ("Vic's Boathouse"), that could be a challenge, even if you made a reservation. If you get to sit there, it's terrific. If they seat you inside when tables are clearly available outdoors, then. . . ."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We so enjoyed the New England baked haddock that was cooked to perfection. The lavish salad bar that came with our dinner was a welcome delicious treat. This place has great food and is very inexpensive compared to many other of restaurants on Pickering wharf. Great views of harbor here too "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We made a reservation weeks before for 7 people to sit outside, and they told us they couldn't accommodate that when there was an open table outside. They sit us in the bar area where we had to ask them to turn down the music 4 times because it was so loud. The waitress didn't pay attention and it was hard to get drinks refilled. The food was good butt not enough to experience the rudeness again. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were seated promptly at our table for 7 people. The waitress came right over and took our drink order and brought water as well. Food was hot, delicious and prompt. Meals were generous, and although I did not get the salad bar, several of my party did and said it was outstanding. The only drawback would be the parking, but since it was Memorial Day Weekend and a college graduation weekend, that could have been a contributing factor to the congestion. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My husband and I chose Victoria's Station for our anniversary. We live locally but have never been. We made advance reservations and were seated promptly...that's where it ended. We waited some time for a waitress and when one finally appeared she apologized and told us she thought the other waitress had taken care of us. She took our drink order as well as our meal order together. Bread and butter appeared much later. Our food arrived by others and we were never checked on to see if we were all set. Food was good and the salad bar had plenty of choices. We were never offered coffee or dessert. A check was placed on the table and we never saw our waitress again"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was great and the service top notch! EXCELLENT !!! NICE CHANGE IN THE TOTAL SETTING! WEB PAGE & PHONE BOOK list the wrong phone #...754 ---745??? "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • " Great restaurant. Great service and great food. Loved the salad bar. Prime Rib was the best. We will return soon."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I really thought the food was going to be delicious but it was awful and the wait staff friendly but not because salem is amazing and had nothing less than a fabulous experience until we went to Victoria Station. Chicken really dry and entire meal was bland. The waitress put just enough effort in to do her jib which I guess is better than nothing. I will return to salem but not this restaurant. Kids running all over the restaurant almost knocking down the wait staff. This is the first bad review I've written. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Well, I can tell you, if you are looking for beef go to Victoria's station. I have been dining there for years and usually get the Baked Haddock, as I am usually on a diet. However, the other night was a special occasion, so I opted for the prime rib. OMG.....it was so delicious. Paired with a baked potato and the ever present salad bar, I was so delighted with my choice! Several of my friends also got the prime rib but they got "the biggest portion on the menu". I opted for the gate cut and just barely made it through. I don't know how they were able to finish the ginormous portions that they got Maybe because they were men. LOL I would recommend Victoria's Station over and over, have never had a bad meal there yet. Thumbs up!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Bartenders were nice and attentive, although we did have to ask for bread & butter. Chicken wings had the appearance & tasted like a store bought frozen food product that had been deep fried to warm up. Caesar salad good. Steak & lamb entrees were cooked perfect. Both baked & mashed potatoes were barely warm. Bartender quickly retrieved a piping hot baked potato for me. My husband chose to just not bother with the mashed. Had apple pie & ice cream for dessert. The heat throughout the pie was inconsistent, like it had been heated in microwave rather than oven. This was our third visit and have noticed a slight decline in the food preparation in the last two visits. Not anxious to return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had not been to Victoria Station in several years and it was as good as I recalled. Excellent salad bar, the food was very good. Most of all, our server was excellent. She was very friendly and provided helpful info and good service."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went for valentines day and had great service. Food was just as good had calamari for an app, I had swordfish for dinner my girlfriend had a salad both were very good. Had chocolate covered strawberry for desert. Overall great dining experience especially for the occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014