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Salem Diner

70 Loring Ave., Salem, MA - (978) 741-7918
If you are an aficionado of the classic American roadside diner, put this blue-plate beauty on your must-visit list. Built to look as futuristic as a streamliner locomotive or airplane, it opened in 1941 and has never been remodeled. Breakfast can be close to instantaneous. We like the Spanish omelet, a neat, peppery egg package, with toast and potatoes. At dinner, you can eat such hash-house archetypes as meat loaf or liver and onions, lamb shank, roast pork, or stuffed peppers
90% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
omelet
American chop suey
meat loaf

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"If you are an aficionado of the classic American roadside diner, put the Salem Diner on your must-visit list. This Sterling Streamliner is a blue-plate beauty, opened for business on July 3, 1941, and built to look as futuristic as a speeding locomotive or airplane. At ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

70 Loring Ave., Salem, MA
(978) 741-7918

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A roadside classic built by the Sterling Company to resemble a moving locomotive
"A roadside classic built by the Sterling Company to resemble a moving locomotive"
Michael Stern





Even the insides of the Salem Diner are streamlined.  Note the curving roof.
"Even the insides of the Salem Diner are streamlined. Note the curving roof."
Michael Stern



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