Sea Level Oyster Bar- Salem
Sea Level Oyster Bar
2 floors boasting spectacular views of the Salem
Harbor, offering waterfront dining on our seasonal
patio. Featuring fresh seafood, raw bar, pizzas and sandwiches, 20 craft beers and cocktails.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
A New England favorite served on a brioche bun, with house-made chips
Baked Seafood Pie
Lobster, scallop, shrimp, mussels, Ritz crackers, sherry cream, vegetables and mashed potatoes
We had such a fantastic lunch here! The restaurant is well located near historic Salem sites and has a beautiful view of the water. Service was top-notch and the food was delicious. Highly recommended!
Yummy yummy hot buttered lobster roll.
Very pricey for lunch but delicious. Would not spend that again for it.
No air conditioned area so it was quite warm.
This is quickly becoming a favorite restaurant of ours. Fun to take out of town guests to since it's on the water. Great seafood, great service, great drinks. Awesome.
Perfect lunch spot! Loved the service and food! Had the lobster roll and fries...delish! Possibly the BEST french fries EVER! LOL!
Everyone wad very friendly, the food was outstanding (lobster rolls, house chips and cod sandwich) and the view was awesome
Seafood was fresh and delicious! Our server was very attentive and friendly!
This place is amazing!!!! The food was delicious, the service was amazing and it's right on the water!!! I loved it!
Excellent dinner, I can't wait to go back! The lobster roll was amazing.
Amazing oysters. The service was good! I love the view… Will be back!
This place was quite noisy and was more expensive than I expected with the serving sizes. It's not really overlooking the water at all. In fact, I was looking at picnic tables and many buildings.
Sea Level Oyster Bar has a nice view of the harbor. The service is friendly and quite efficient. The food is OK, but nothing great. I would go back if the location were convenient to whatever I was doing in Salem, but I would not go out of my way to go again.
This place is one of our true favorites. It’s a pleasure to go back, the staff is wonderful, and the vibe is great.
The foods were amazing, our server was super kind. We will definitely go back next time again!
Lovely view of the harbor. Had wonderful service by Maddie. Attentive in just the right way. The Habanero Margarita has quite the kick! Delicious! The food was ok. I kept it simple with the haddock. The seafood casserole my boyfriend ordered seemed to lack something and the sauce could have been thicker. Both dishes tasted ok, but would not choose them again. It does tend toward loud, but it is a bar, too. We had the table by the kitchen/bathroom, so less than ideal, but I quess someone has to sit there. Guess it was our turn.
Lunch started off with delicious cocktails made by a master bartender, Jonathan. The Beehive was one of the most yummy drinks I’ve ever had. We lunched on fish tacos overlooking picketing Wharf. Every aspect of our experience topped our expectations.
Inattentive service, over seasoned lobster roll. (How is that even possible?). Very noisy.
Great menu with lots of good choices for any eater. Food was fresh tasting and interesting. Our service was poor, but I think there was an issue with table assignments as we have been here before and haven’t run into this. Manager did comp a drink, which was appreciated.
Delicious seafood and stunning views! Plenty of healthy, delicious options and great drink selection!
Food is delicious, hot, and came out pretty fast. Drinks were slow to arrive to table, appetizer arrived and was eaten before the first beverage arrived, but server explained they were busy and apologized, so this doesn't not affect the rating. Server was awesome, food was good, view of ocean so nice.
Not what you’d expect for a beautiful 80 degree day. The inside is dismal and uninviting. The service was non existent unless we reminded them. Go to finz.
If you’re looking for a good waterfront restaurant, this is the one to go to! The view is amazing, the food is delicious, it’s overall a great place to go!
We stopped for a quick bite before getting in the road. Fried clams were nice and tender, good. Clam chowder was disappointing. Very thin and not a lot of flavor or clams in my bowl. Server was not very interested in us and we had to ask for refill and check.
The table we had was inside and very little air circulation and warm.
Would not go back just a regular seafood place.
I gave this a 4 star rating because I know that restaurants are struggling to get good help and recover from the past year of Covid. As an Oyster Bar they someone with a little more experience shucking the Oysters.
Was a great evening. Just wished the food didn’t take as long. But I understand on a busy Friday night
The food was delicious! Great customer service.
Loved the chowder and fried clams. Great stop to enjoy the harbor.
We've been to Sea Level for oysters many times, but we LOVE going for the Mother's Day specials. The oysters are so fresh at sea level but they also make a tasty lobster roll. You must try the truffle fries to. And if they have it, order the strawberry bread pudding. It is listed as an entrée but is easily desert. We all shared one and were fighting over the last bite. The atmosphere is casual but not too loud and the view is lovely. Service was top notch. We didn't have to wait too long for out of the ordinary requests. Bonus drink menu. They have some very different cocktails AND mocktails with fresh mint, and basil. YUM!
The views are wonderful and the lobster dinner was delicious. It's a bit noisy, depending on who is seated near you.
Excellent food & service in an outdoor setting on the water
Great view from top deck of Salem harbor! We were seated right away and the service was amazing! We will be back soon!!
This is our 4th time at Sea Level. My husband wanted to go there for his birthday. It was wonderful as always!!
Gorgeous views and the food overall was quite tasty!
Great views of the harbor with great seafood and drink options
Terrible, two wait staff came to our table in a pair. Didn’t even bring us utensils or napkins. Food made me sick because the pasta was covered in overly spiced red sauce and over cooked seafood. My date also had an upset stomach. Do not recommend.
Service great. Chowder watery, very little substance. Oysters VERY poorly shucked, 'mangled'.
The fish tacos were not good. The taco shells were corn and not flour so tasted raw. Greek salad not well dressed.
The food was great and our server was good but a bit chilly by the door this time of year.
Everything about Sea Level was above expectations, Loved the food the atmosphere the wait staff were outstanding.
The food was AMAZING! The oysters were fresh and delicious and the scenery appealed to the senses even though it was foggy out. We ate on the balcony, which was covered nicely enough that we were cold. Would definitely go back if in the area.
Excellent spot for a date night. I can always count on the lively, friendly team in-house for a positive experience!
Sea Level Oyster Bar- Salem offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 741-0555.
Sea Level Oyster Bar- Salem is rated 4.6 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.