Sea Level Oyster Bar- Salem

4.6
507 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Sea Level Salem will be hibernating thru mid-March until then we invite you to dine at our other locations at Finz Seafood & Grill or Sea Level Newburyport. All gift cards that were purchased are good at any one of our locations and will continue to be valid once we can reopen in mid-March. Thank you

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 507 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkathys
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the chowder and fried clams. Great stop to enjoy the harbor.

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vipSandiO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SusanW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The views are wonderful and the lobster dinner was delicious. It's a bit noisy, depending on who is seated near you.

TB
ThomasB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food & service in an outdoor setting on the water

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KPes
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view from top deck of Salem harbor! We were seated right away and the service was amazing! We will be back soon!!

JD
JacquiD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th time at Sea Level. My husband wanted to go there for his birthday. It was wonderful as always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous views and the food overall was quite tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views of the harbor with great seafood and drink options

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

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Hopeforbetter
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Service great. Chowder watery, very little substance. Oysters VERY poorly shucked, 'mangled'.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The fish tacos were not good. The taco shells were corn and not flour so tasted raw. Greek salad not well dressed.

AM
AnneMarieB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great and our server was good but a bit chilly by the door this time of year.

JH
JoanneH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Sea Level was above expectations, Loved the food the atmosphere the wait staff were outstanding.

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Azyea
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent spot for a date night. I can always count on the lively, friendly team in-house for a positive experience!

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Sammy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Fisherman’s platter initially missing listed items, scallops were burnt - manager came over apologized and had the missing items added and replaced the scallops. We were there to celebrate Easter and that along with a few other mishaps, didn’t have a great experience. I’m a baked stuffed lobster girl, wouldn’t order again if we ever make our way back to this restaurant.

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Katiev
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

David was a great server, food was delicious, view beautiful.

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Jeff
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner
Food was good
Fried pickles awesome
Nice cocktails
Friendly staff
Would return for dinner when in area

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food, service, and cocktails were great. We had a dozen oysters (duh!) and the shishito peppers to start (delicious). Baked seafood pie and scallops were also perfectly done and very cozu on the cold night we came. We look forward to coming when the deck is open to enjoy the views of the harbor!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 7:15 and they informed us they were running 15 minutes late. It ended up being closer to 20 minutes late but a manager apologized and the first round of our drinks were complimentary.

JM
JaniceM
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. Service and food were excellent. We had the oysters on the half shell, and shrimp cocktail for apps ( shrimp was huge). Both were terrific. For entree, we each had the lobster roll with hot butter served with some of the best French fries.

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PatrickB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Sea Level, and certainly quieter in March than in peak season. I had the steak tips and they were cooked to order and nicely seasoned.

JS
JohnS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to be on a sunny day overlooking the water and Marblehead.

PG
PickyGirl
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service exceptional! Plan to return soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Friendly, welcoming, beautiful setting.

JS
JulieS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great restaurant with an awesome view! Excellent selection of cocktails, apps and entrees!! Service was top rate. We look forward to going back soon!

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vipjaj2000
New England
53 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific. Get the clam chowder fries! Wish I had known about those sooner - amazing! Great view and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice relaxing late lunch with family, was so good.

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vipChandraE
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional!!! Beautiful views for a restaurant tucked nicely from downtown

NH
NancyH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere, drinks and service were good. The food, not so much. Chowder, not great. Anything with batter on it was much too salty and the swordfish tacos were terrible. The swordfish was over-cooked and the pineapple salsa(which was the only thing you could taste) was not good.

MD
MadelineD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous experience. We had a 3pm reservation and arrived early and they still seated us. Safe environment, amazing views, incredible food selection and outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with family! Beautiful day, amazing food and an absolutely phenomenal waitress!

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Codur
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Max was excellent. He was patient and easygoing. He had the cooks crack the lobster for me since I didn't feel like doing it myself.
The food was also excellent.
My girlfriend loved her food too.

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Ricki
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt very safe regarding covid regulations.

TJ
TracyJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, pricey for small portions. Deserts were great!

MC
MerridithC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was exceptional. The location and views are lovely. The service was top-notch. The food was incredible. We cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and location! Our waiter was excellent and the food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Ordered $100 appetizer, no silverware nothing to open lobster claws or dispose of shells part of order missing and had to ask repeatedly for lemon and drink s.

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SkylerV
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! The chowder fries are to die for!!!!!!!

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Keen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food/ Drinks and Service Excellent. My favorite place in the Wharf :)

FAQs

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 507 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.

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