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Seal Level Oyster Bar Salem - Sea Level Oyster Bar- Salem, Salem, MA

Sea Level Oyster Bar- Salem

4.3
4.3
692 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (978) 741-0555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    William Craig

  • Catering

    Private Dining: Private dining is available seasonally, please call the restaurant for more information

  • Neighborhood

    Salem, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    New Derby and Congress

  • Parking details

    Off street and Garage Parking available

  • Public transit

    MBTA bus and Computer Rail

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 692 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EP

    ElenP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place with delicious food and friendly staff
  2. M

    Mackenzie

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for this restaurant about a month in advance from my trip to Salem. This was based on recommendations from family. The day before my reservation I received an email confirming. When we showed up to the restaurant they were unexpectedly closed. This in my opinion was unprofessional and really unfortunate. Considering the day before my reservation was confirmed. I am understanding that things happen but a phone call letting me know they were going to be closed would have been greatly appreciated. We were lucky that the restaurant next door called Finz were able to seat us right away. Anyway, I was looking forward to eating here so this experience left a bad taste in my mouth (no pun intended). If I am in Salem again I will be weary to make reservations here.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, good food, nice view. Tasty options. Would definitely go back.
  4. h

    happycustomer

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visited Salem for the first time on a whim while driving to Maine. and in minutes found this restaurant on Open Table, made a reservation and showed up 15 minutes later. It was a great find!! It sits on the water and their sun porch boasts pretty views. Aaron one of the servers (or bartenders ???) helped us and was so kind, welcoming & attentive. Our family throughly enjoyed our food and recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Salem area.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Oysters were cracked messily, leaving shell pieces inside. The overall shells weren’t very clean either. BLT was was not great. Clam chowder was good.
  6. HB

    HannahB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The baked oysters are to die for! Exceeded my expectations of quality seafood.
  7. LM

    LizzardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar facing the water and the bartender took great care of us! Cocktails, oysters, shrimp cocktail, fish tacos of the day and white clam pizza were all fantastic. Best cocktail sauce we’ve ever had—could have eaten it with a spoon!
  8. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was fantastic! Our server was great, food was unbelievable!
  9. RT

    RichardT

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Very good food. Waitress poor: no silverware (at least a fork) for my wife’s mussels - I had to get up and find another staff member to resolve; also forgot one of the vegetables ordered. Later when we complained about utensil issue , she said that we now had them so why were we upset!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious we came back for lunch the next day!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Celebrating a girls weekend in Salem for my moms 72nd birthday.
  12. LH

    LoraH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Not good service, not very clean and food was so/so and not worth the money. They were out of almost everything we wanted and our waitress was awful.
  13. K

    Kenzie

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was mediocre at best. Way overpriced. The chowder fries were pretty good, though.
  14. c

    christinej

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Entree very good but served very terrible. Waitress forgot drinks thrn forgot appetizers
  15. SA

    StephanieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great options for people who don’t like seafood. I feel comfortable going there knowing the food and water views are always excellent.
  16. MB

    MarisaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adorable oyster bar, delicious and fresh seafood, amazing views and excellent service!
  17. LA

    LAP1

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was overpriced and disappointing; I expected more based on prior reviews.
  18. s

    shad

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    The food was not good, especially for the price. The ambience was awesome and the service was great. Good beer, ok oysters, bad mains— fish was dry and over cooked, tortillas for tacos was ice cold, the crab cake sandwich was okay but definitely not worth $18. Prices are high cause of location and tourist spot, but I’m sure you can get better food other places in Salem.
  19. F

    Food4thought

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The mussels were delish and so was my scallop entree. My husband ordered the stuffed lobster and was not disappointed. Pumpkin crème brûlée for dessert with coffee topped it all off. We were fortunate that it wasn’t super busy because it’s after Labor Day and before Halloween. I looked at each entree as it was passing me by and thought it’s too bad I don’t live closer.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time!
  21. JK

    JulieK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere no complaints at all
  22. CF

    CheriF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the fresh scallops with lemon chive sauce. Delicious
  23. PJ

    PJMJ

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    As visitors to Salem we loved the location on the water. We sat on the open sided upstairs porch. The service was attentive. The food was good and plentiful. One negative, the entree was delivered while we were still eating our clam chowder appetizer. I never liked the meal being rushed! The chowder was also a little heavy on potato. The tuna fresh fish special however was very good.
  24. M

    Molly

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious local raw oysters, the seafood pie is phenomenal & the Scary Mary Bloody Mary was the absolute bomb!! Expensive? So how many times do you get super food & drink with a beautiful marina view?! Just do it!
  25. CL

    CeeLB

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Up stairs for lunch (dinner dining on main level), but no lobster roll!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Service was just ok - but food wasn’t good
  27. ER

    EmmaR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food!! I had the fish stew and to this day i still crave for more of this fiery taste! The waitress gave us good advice on which food to try on a hot summer day. Thank you Sea Level 🌼❤️😌
  28. IH

    IdaH

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The restaurant had all the windows open with no air conditioning on a hundred degree day The poor staff was running back and forth red faced in the heat. The food was so so and cost way too much, I was very disappointed here, , they had no frozen drinks, in that heat it would have been nice.sorry I won't be back. The only good thing was the staff,they are hard working running back and forth till they were red in the face.
  29. K

    Karen

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with out of town relatives
  30. PC

    PaulC

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice location in Salem. Near some small shops. Food was good.
  31. r

    richardj

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    meals were over cooked potatoes cold so much for phantom gourmet review
  32. H

    Hollmark

    Tallahassee

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    That waitress was great view is amazing sat outside perfect, my husband got the card he loved it good size piece I ordered the hamburger medium it was a bit dry
  33. S

    Steve

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food in a beautiful and fun waterfront setting.
  34. K

    Koko

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant spot, attentive waiter, decent eclectic menu. And an very good Covid-era option for ventilation, outdoor space, etc..
  35. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Server was great, food just took a little long. Great experience overall!
  36. k

    keng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. The service is excellent. The food is very good and is reasonably priced
  37. BW

    BethanyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here 5 years ago and its was still the same amazing place!!
  38. JS

    JayS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely on the upper deck overlooking Salem Harbor. The speaker was right above our table and it was a tad too loud. But mostly a lovely meal, nice wait staff, lovely view. Things were clean too.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, fast and friendly!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    seafood platter was a bit dry everything else just good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.3 stars by 692 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Sea Level Oyster Bar- Salem

94 Wharf Street, Salem, MA 01970

Additional information

  • Cross street

    New Derby and Congress

  • Neighborhood

    Salem, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off street and Garage Parking available

  • Public transit

    MBTA bus and Computer Rail

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    William Craig

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (978) 741-0555

  • Catering

    Private Dining: Private dining is available seasonally, please call the restaurant for more information

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