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

Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: 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: Seafood, American, 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 9787453400x
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (41)great for outdoor dining (35)good for groups (27)great for lunch (21)neighborhood gem (20)kid-friendly (16)romantic (13)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (10)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • great place
    DonB
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    the staff was excellent we enjoyed a good meal good drink selection looking forward to warmer weather to go back and sit on the out door patio
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Halloween dinner :)
    Thefells
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My husband and I ate here for halloween. I had booked months in advance knowing it was going to be busy. Coming from Australia it really was a random pick, we had no idea if it was going to be good or not. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was amazing! We couldn't complain. Even though they were super busy the food came out in a reasonable time and was fresh and hot :). Thanks for having us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Halloween in Salem, MA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Eat and hang out here a lot in Summer as it's a prime spot on Pickering Wharf looking out at the harbor. This time group of 8 for dinner first on Halloween night in Salem. We were dressed in costumes and so was the staff. They have such a varied menu, everyone can choose something they like. Seafood dishes were good, 2 people had the prime rib, was cooked perfectly. Service was great, food great. Good time by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent food, good service
    CHRISMPARKERVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    There was a problem with the reservation software and my reservation was not present, however, there was plenty of seating available. Hopefully, I will receive my points for dining. Once we were seated our drink order was quickly taken, followed by our food order. Lunch (turkey club and haddock tacos). We were both pleased with the club and tacos, but the chicken wings were overcooked. We had a nice e view of the water. I'd probably go here again for the turkey club, but with all the restaurants in Salem, I'd most likely try somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Linda
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We dine here every year. Great service, Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Momofone
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We come every year during Halloween season. We have never had a bad meal and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Although a bit pricey, not much different than any other resturant in the area, the only thing I would suggest is maybe some "specials" offered at a better price. But still the best place, we have been coming for over 8 years!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A quiet quaint Salem location set on the seaside. As a large group we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food and space. The food was excellent- seafood stuffies, lobster roll and fish tacos were all commented on being above expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for 13 yr old Girl Scouts
    TheCurz
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had nineteen 13 year old Girl Scouts and 6 adults and had a great dinner. The waitstaff was very accommodating and the food was delicious. Everyone was pleased with their choices. We would definitely recommend this waterfront dining venue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We did have great buffalo wings, and rest of our food was good. But our waiter was bad.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My daughter celebrated her 17th birthday with friends. They had a blast. The waitress put balloons on her chair and was great to the 7 girls. Food was good, service was excellent, fun place, on the water, beautiful location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Prime Rib!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I just love this place. The service was excellent and the food was great! Salad bar was also very good. Had a great time there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday luncheon post 7Gables tour
    Burnsiecp
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food good, excellent location, fun decor. Our waiter was pleasant but had some difficulty with our order. It all worked out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Time to clean
    NinaLVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have never been so grossed out in a very long time. This place was just filthy. The salad bar was gross. Most of the plates had residue of old food................ It is located on the water, lovely setting. Time to focus on food, service and maintenance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go somewhere else
    ivwinnsVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Not good, old, dirty, salad bar very dirty, very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Lovegreatservice
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is just great pub food. The service was terrific. They also accommodated a very last minute change on our arrival time and number of guests. We were seated immediately while others were waiting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious fresh dinners
    RRYAN
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Beautiful waterfront setting . Lively downtown Salem. Close to the PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM. Delicious entrees
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding never disappoints
    2sassyboots
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Held my parent's 50th Anniversary party in one of the small private rooms. The waitress was friendly, fun and efficient. The food was fantastic! Such a pretty place. Great water views. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gingerdine14
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Found the place pretty unfriendly as we booked for 2045. And after a drink at the bar they said the kitchen was closing. Not as good as Finz next door.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very disappointed
    Cinder
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very disappointed with dinner. I looked on line at the menu because of food issues. Seated as soon as we arrived even though we were early for our reservation. Ordered potato skins which were good. Our entrees came and my dinner had grilled tomatoes all over the top of it which it did not say on the menu. I can't eat tomatoes, sent it back. Ordered something else. My husbands dinner was getting cold so he started eating. He was almost done when my dinner arrived.Not a nice dinner together on our anniversary. Dessert time came so I asked for pumpkin cheesecake. I had seen it on the online menu. They don't have it and haven't for quite some time. Disappointed again. Food was ok but nothing special. Don't think we will be going back there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great summer spot
    linda
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The location is fantastic, right on the water. You can sit outside and watch the boats go bar. There is a fun bar, good food, and a casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cjisthereasonfortheseason
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Everything was amazing great view great food we come here ofter
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zanne701
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We come to Victoria Station each year as a "back to school" celebration. Love the salad bar and steak tips. Connor was a friendly, attentive server.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    MichaelandJanet
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The fantastic baked stuffed haddock, great salad bar followed by the chocolate mousse was one of the best dinners I have had in quite a long time. The courteous service at the bar by Courtney was consistent when we were seated at the table with Daniel. The beef ribs are also worth mentioning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    RNJoyce12
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We really like coming here for lunch or dinner when visiting Salem. I would consider it high end pub food. Well made and large portions. You get your money's worth!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is very charming, but the service was sketchy, and the food missed the mark. Everything was good quality, but lacking in seasoning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time overall.
    Great
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our server was darren, he was great, we sat at pur reserved booth, food was great, atmosphere was crowded but to be expected on a sat night. I cant say enough about darren though great waiter will be going baxk again for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • popof6
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was very good and the waiter very good. I would go back in a second
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have always enjoyed dining at Victoria Station over the past number of 15 years. The view is spectacular, the food is good, the prices are fair and the staff is friendly and helpful. However, on this recent visit I found the restaurant to be fairly dirty. The rugs were worn, stained and smelled and the menus were stained. It concerns me that if management believes this is acceptable that there may be other sanitation issues present in the restaurant that I did not see. For this reason, I am very sorry to say that I will most likely not return to the restaurant until they address these issues.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View
    Twilightlilly
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The view was fantastic. Our server was very attentive, but the food was average. The lobster Mac-n-cheese lacked flavor. However, the chocolate mousse was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, scenic view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Overall the experience was good and they accommodated our request for water view and putting a candle on a birthday dessert. One complaint is that service slowed down considerably during the latter half of the meal. The server disappeared and it took forever to get the dessert menu, order and receive dessert and get the check.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Happy, But.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I am very happy with this restaurant and my family had a great time. However, I was disappointed in Open Table because when I booked this reservation about a week in advance, I never received a confirmation email. I called the restaurant 2 days before my reservation date, and the restaurant informed me that my "party of 11" was not in the books. Luckily, the restaurant was able to accomodate me... but I was disappointed in this experience. Up until this point, I have always had a great experience using open table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Icedregular
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Delicious food and fresh salad bar. You can dress up and feel fancy just as you would dress down and feel comfortable casual at VS. We had prime rib with absolutely no fat, no bone - super tender -and lobster. They forgot to give us a tool to crack the lobster - no big deal. Would def recommend or go again. The only draw back is it gets loud with big parties as there are no privacy walls, just curtains.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was my first time visiting Victoria Station. I couldn't have been happier. The food was delicious. I had the baked stuffed haddock. By far the best that I have had. The service was ok. They made sure our food was ok and that we had drinks but I am there for the food so I didn't mind the service being a little unattentive. I would recommend other to go for dinner and wharf rats!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 29 reviews are from the Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went to Victoria Station for my sons Birthday dinner. He had the Lobster Mac & Cheese before and said that it was the best he has ever had. Well, unfortunately not this time. There was hardly any lobster in it this time - the last time it must have had an entire lobster in it! Our meal came out in a bizarre order. First we were served our caesar salads, then the appetizer arrived while we were halfway through with our salads, then the bread while we were still eating the salad and appetizers. About 20 minutes after we had finished all of that our meals finally arrived - strange. Whenever we go there they do not have the draft beer in stock that is listed on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • on the water
    TodS
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Nice location on the water. Food and service were good,standard fare. Also would be good for apps and drinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vic's Boathouse
    gabbi10
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This spot has become a go-to hang out for me when planning large group get togethers.The sandwiches and seafood is great. We love the calamari and the lobster quesadillas! Perfect view of derby wharf!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable favorite
    Ellen
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Nice evening for dinner out by the ocean. Casual bar for drinks followed by dinner outdoors. Love the salad bar. Perfect server, attentive AND inobtrusive - she was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Kcrabby
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lobster Mac and cheese was delish. Caesar salad was very large...plenty to share. Large restaurant with lots of outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Happy Memory...
    Augustfoodies
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    While it has been close to 13 years since we've been to Victoria's Station (simply because we are traveling from New Jersey), we are happy to report, it has remained an exceptional dining experience. A casual, laid back kind of restaurant where you can bring your family or a date for that matter. The prime rib is to die for and the salad bar is an extra bonus. A must try is the Wharf Rat! ALWAYS a treat!! I'm proud to say we're on our 3rd generation glass :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always has been a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have been eating at Victoria Station for decades now. It has been a great place to eat with a bunch of old friends gathering together. The food is nice and the salad bar is fresh. We did not feel rushed and the service was pretty good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate