Village Tavern

4.6
95 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Village Tavern is located in the heart of Salem next to the Tourist Center and directly across from the Peabody Essex Museum; easy, inexpensive parking options are available in our upstairs parking garage with elevator access. You can look forward to Roast Prime Rib, Seafood Platter, our 16 choice burgers (voted the best in Salem three years in a row) PLUS...;The best Steak Tips in America. Period. Those that love indulging bar side, the Village Tavern sports (2) two huge full service bars serving tasty appetizers to delicious flatbread pizzas plus Salems largest selection of choice tap beers, bottled wines, and amazing custom cocktails. Wow!
Enjoy our Saturday afternoon Happy Hour 4-7 PM with great easy going fun live acoustic entertainment.
Ask about our amazing Chefs table private dining experience designed for guest reservations from 10 to 25 persons.
The Village also features the Back Tap Room" pool tables, darts, skee-ball, air-hockey, & huge bar.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 95 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa was an outstanding server. Food was delicious!

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TomB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son there for his birthday lunch. The staff was great the food was excellent.. our server was a wonderful server with an amazing attitude.. I would go there again and recommend it to anyone that goes to that area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience4

The waitress was often MIA BUT the food and drinks were really good!

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RachelB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friend and I ordered to go but the food was incredible! Especially the Spinach Dip!

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Vacationing
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average pub. Nothing special about this place really

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog friendly. Staff was so nice and outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great customer service and great food & drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid lunch-time meal on a weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food! Great service! Louder on weekends because it’s so busy. But it’s a great time always!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and drink. Sad the beef 3 way wasn’t ready to be served when I was there until 2, but you can’t rush a good roast so no problem there, just an FYI in case you’re looking to order it. I started my mug club journey so I will definitely be back, and this time get the beef!

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gailp
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wonderful night out with my friends and family, great fun, the Village is fun and offers you so much to do including playing darts, pool and air hockey, i hope Keno returns soon too

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DesireeM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my husband's birthday at Village Tavern. Our waitress (Taz) was amazing. The food was delicious and the overall atmosphere was perfect for celebrating and enjoying each other's company.

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michaelacarrillo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! We asked to move our reservation up earlier and they accommodated us no problem. Food was delicious, our waitress was so sweet, and the food came in a timely manner. Would definitely eat here again!

MD
MD7G
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was good. They may have been under staffed for the service

SB
SarahB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun spot! The tables are socially distant without dividers - it felt almost like a “normal” night out! The food was delicious and the steak tips were actually the best I’ve ever had! Friendly staff, clean bathrooms.. would definitely return.

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viplkamp
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat at the Tavern once a week with my sister. The restaurant staff are great and treat us like regulars. It is one place that we still feel safe even during the ongoing pandemic.

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cletus
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would Not recommend this as the number 1 spot to eat in Salem

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Emily
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I thought we had been there for brunch before so a little disappointed when getting there to find out there was no brunch (I guess just bad planning on my part!) service was great, food was fine, overall would still come back.

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kerryc
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Prime rib was delicious and cooked to order. Sides could have been hotter. Service was terrific.

JH
JustinaH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

No matter what you choose...it will be superb 👍🏼

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Nickname
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't realize the restaurant wasn't open until 1145 during the week until we arrived. The sign on the door didn't have updated hours and the opentable app allowed us to make a reservation. Ended up going to a nearby restaurant instead.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing pub food and friendlies staff ever!

CL
CarolineL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spent early New Year’s Eve lunch it was safe and clean brought my grand daughter n her family had a great time hats house makers great touch sorry we missed the prime rib will come back after 4:00 someday for that

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best lobster rolls around! That’s initially why we drove from out of town. We had a great experience and outstanding service. We also tried the beef stew and fried haddock sandwich which were both top notch. We love this place - one of our favorite places in the area (and we have been to a lot of them). Highly recommend and will be back soon!

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CathyK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here for a low-key family birthday celebration. The food was good, service was great and we were very pleased. We will definitely go back.

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vipElaineM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great!!

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vipsnowwhite50
New England
64 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is really good waitress was outstanding really really friendly We are planning on going back there again we really like the atmosphere

CM
vipCoryM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Village Tavern is a nice and quaint restaurant located in the downtwon area of Salem. It has a very diverse menu that contains options for all different type of eaters.

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Jackie
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was great to be able to eat outdoors. The menu was extensive and the food was delicious. The menu had great GF options.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The burgers are great! Try them and you won’t be disappointed👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience all around. Well done

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vipLuvtoeat
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to stop and have a drink in Salem. Yes of course these days you can’t go anywhere and forced to get something to eat with covid. We had the fried avacados and delicious. Huge tavern and very clean

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ERICAG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and drinks. Not too expensive for the amount of food you get. Alisha was an awesome server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. The service was great! Definitely recommend.

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time visiting Salem. Found the Village Tavern on a website, decided to try. Glad we did. Food was so good. Would definitely return. Server which was a bartender bc we sat at the bar, was friendly and fast!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Made reservations in September to visit during Halloween/covid with a group of 6-8. We arrived and they said they weren’t honoring reservations for the month of October. Understandable, but wish they had notified me sooner as getting a table for that big of a party during these eventful times is a big challenge. After a 45min wait, they finally seated us and it was delish! Worth the wait!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Well, we planned a special lunch for our twins. We told the waitress it was their birthdays. There was no special anything. Most restaurants will have a candle placed in a dessert or a scoop of ice cream. Our waitress did nothing.

The food was good. The waitress was absent and didn’t come around enough. Oddly the chowder came out with the food instead of before the meals.

LB
LindaB
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food wasn’t good

FAQs

Village Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Village Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 744-2858.

Village Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 95 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.