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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Salem

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Salem? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Salem has to offer.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Settler

New American, $, Federal StreetNew American, $Salem, Federal Street
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • TimeOut, 2021

    The 14 best restaurants on the North Shore worth the trip up

    TimeOut, 2021

Ledger Restaurant & Bar

American, $$$, SalemAmerican, $$$Salem
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2021

    The 14 best restaurants on the North Shore worth the trip up

    TimeOut, 2021

Flip The Bird

American, SalemAmericanSalem
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Mercy Tavern

American, $$, SalemAmerican, $$Salem
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Dotty & Ray's

American, $, SalemAmerican, $Salem
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Franny Subs & Pasta

Pizza, $$, SalemPizza, $$Salem
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Tin Whistle

American, $, SalemAmerican, $Salem
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited American Restaurants in Salem

    Lyft

Sea Level Oyster Bar

American, $$, SalemAmerican, $$Salem
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited American Restaurants in Salem

    Lyft

Village Tavern

American, $$, SalemAmerican, $$Salem
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited American Restaurants in Salem

    Lyft

The Tavern

American, $$, SalemAmerican, $$Salem
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Dube's

American, $$, SalemAmerican, $$Salem
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Olde Main Street Pub

New American, $$, SalemNew American, $$Salem
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Copper Door Salem

American, $$$, SalemAmerican, $$$Salem
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Deb's Diner

American, $, Federal StreetAmerican, $Salem, Federal Street
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Finz Seafood & Grill

American, $$$, SalemAmerican, $$$Salem
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 15185 restaurants, and 1052 lists and articles from top sources like TimeOut and Lyft. The restaurants you see have been featured in TimeOut - The 14 best restaurants on the North Shore worth the trip up and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited American Restaurants in Salem. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Settler, Ledger Restaurant & Bar, and Flip The Bird are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Salem.

There are 58 American restaurants in Salem.

Ledger Restaurant & Bar, Maddie's Bagel & Eatery, and Mercy Tavern are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Salem.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Salem are Mercy Tavern, Dotty & Ray's, and Franny Subs & Pasta.

Ledger Restaurant & Bar, Copper Door Salem, and Adriatic Restaurant & Bar are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Salem.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate drink pairing for fried chicken


    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Pair grilled burger with Margarita

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • A next-level match for barbecue

    When having barbecue, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

Did you know?

  • Expensive taste

    Are you a high rolling foody? Then you might want to check out Tokyo Dog in Seattle. Ask for the Juuni Ban. At $169 it is the most expensive hot dog in the world.

  • A classic dish

    If you take a trip to hamburger, then the well-known, tasty hamburger should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • chocolate chip cookies milestone

    Some tasty history for you, chocolate chip cookies dates back to the year 1938 when it was made in The United States.

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Salem can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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