The Best Restaurants In Salem, Massachuetts

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Natalie Guerrero

The town of Salem is located on the north coast of Massachusetts just above the city of Boston. Salem is famous for being the home of the Salem Witch Trials, crazy cool Halloween celebrations, and art exhibits, but Salem is also home to some incredible restaurants. Here’s our list of the ten best.

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The Howling Wolf Taqueria

The Howling Wolf assures us that they are the coolest cantina on the north shore. With incredible Mexican dishes prepared from scratch daily, they are dedicated to satisfying guests with their cuisine and instilling a community feeling that is generous, kind and willing to “feed the good wolf,” like the old Native American saying goes.

The Gulu Gulu Café

The Gulu Gulu Café is known for its open mic Wednesdays and bohemian chic vibes. Owned by a young couple, Gulu Gulu Café stays up to date and trendy but creates an atmosphere that welcomes all generations.

Adriatic Restaurant and Bar


This restaurant is known for its fabulous pizzas cooked in brick oven. The imaginative, market-fresh dishes keep their guests coming back for more. The Mediterranean eatery is surely something to check out in Salem.

Cafe Graziani

Cafe Graziani is a great place for a family meal out. This casual Italian restaurant will be sure to fill the needs of the kids and parents while also upholding its reputation as a place of fine dining. Try the seasonal desserts to finish off an amazing meal at Cafe Graziani.


A dining experience in Salem which prides itself in being quirky, progressive, and welcoming. The unexpected yet unmatched Morrocan flavors are mixed with a glowing glass bar where guests can choose to meet for a drink or a full three-course meal. Be sure to visit Opus and enjoy the unique dining experience.

Nathaniel’s at the Hawthorne Hotel

This Victorian Style restaurant offers classic New England vibes in addition to modern seasonal dishes and entertaining jazz to tie it all together. At Nathaniel’s they are dedicated to serving what is fresh, in season, and satisfying. It a great place to visit when in Salem, it is filled with culture, a wonderful atmosphere and even better cuisine.

Bella Verona

Bella Verona is a great place for date night as its prices are affordable while the food is delicious, classy, and sure to satisfy. Save some room for dessert and wine as the menu is extensive and certainly will not let you down.

Passage To India

This polished Indian restaurant is located in the heart of Salem but is sure to transport you to India after just one bite. With a variety of authentic Indian dishes paired with a full bar and wine list, Passage to India is a great place to expand your palate and explore a bountiful and delicious cuisine.

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