Salem has some of the best seafood restaurants around, many located on historic wharfs and offering great views of the harbor. Our boutique hotels are located right in the heart of downtown Salem, meaning any one of these seafood restaurants are just a short walk away. Here are our recommendations for the best seafood restaurants in Salem:
We love the feel of this waterfront seafood restaurant—it's cozy but bright with a view of the harbor on three sides. The seafood menu ranges from simple classics like tuna tartare and oysters on the half shell to internationally-inspired cuisine like the seafood hot pot, a southeast Asian dish with squid ink noodles. Outdoor seating, covered and heated in chilly weather, offers a great view of the neighboring marina.
We love spending an afternoon at the raw bar of Sea Level with oysters and clams on the half shell and a glass of white wine. Its waterfront location means there's a great view of the harbor, and it's the perfect place to stop in to refresh yourself after exploring the town. The menu tends towards the more casual with fried clams, steamed mussels, and calamari.
Located in historic Lyceum Hall, this seafood market and grille is one of Salem's most scenic seafood restaurants. With a seafood market and wholesale fish business spanning generations, Turner's offers some of the freshest, locally caught seafood on the North Shore. Experience some New England seafood classics with Newfoundland Finnan Haddie or a traditional steamed lobster dinner.