Where to Eat in Peabody: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Terina Blouin

Peabody /ˈpiːbədi/ is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 51,251, and in 2014 the estimated population was 52,376. Peabody is located in the North Shore region of Massachusetts.
Things to do in Peabody

1. Karl's Sausage Kitchen

1 Bourbon St, Peabody, MA 01960-1339 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 20 +1 978-854-6650
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Karl's Sausage Kitchen

Karl’s Sausage Kitchen & European Marke is well known throughout New England for its authentic old-world European sausages, cold cuts and smoked meats, made on the premises with the finest meats and spices. They also stock imported products jams, jellies, chocolates, cheeses, pickles, cookies and bread in their grocery. They also offer a European Cafe, where customers can enjoy sandwiches, grilled sausages, traditional German fare and imported and beer and wine before stocking up on meats and imported goods to take home.

Reviewed By willowsporch - Peabody, Massachusetts

We've been here several times and have enjoyed dine in and take out, as well. Nice selection of sausage, beers, etc. for lunch.
Pates are very nice, as is slab bacon, many European regional sausages, and a good selection of Swedish and German delicaces which we brought to a friend.

2. Firenze Trattoria Salem

2 Lynde St, Salem, MA 01970-3404 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 978-219-1188
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 230 reviews

Firenze Trattoria Salem

Reviewed By Nancy L - Sherborn, Massachusetts

My husband and I had dinner at Firenze Trattoria last evening after visiting the nearby Peabody Essex Museum. The intimate setting was lovely. The service outstanding. And the food was superb. We shared a crostini appetizer (with four delicious toppings), for entrees my husband had the whole-fish branzino and I had the sumptuous linguini with cod, and we shared a bread pudding dessert. If you love Italian food, don't miss eating at Firenze Trattoria in Salem. Also, a great value! Our bill was less than $100!

3. The Little Depot Diner

1 Railroad Ave, Peabody, MA 01960-4311 Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 13 +1 978-977-7775
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 126 reviews

The Little Depot Diner

a 1929 Worcester Lunch Car serving up Breakfast & Lunch ! "Breakfast with the Blues"

Reviewed By Megan Sweeney a... B

What can I say that hasn't been said? This place is welcoming, friendly, and a must try. Specials are unique and delicious. The staff engage with customers and customers engage with each other. Add the use of a fabulous selection of music as the "universal language" and really...you have to go.

4. Turners Seafood

43 Church St, Salem, MA 01970-3738 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 978-745-7665
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 973 reviews

Turners Seafood

Reviewed By uuperiwinkle - Boston, Massachusetts

This is the best place for seafood on the North Shore of Boston. The menu is diverse, and the value is there. I have never had a bad meal. The halibut special today was delicious.

5. Red's Sandwich Shop

15 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3702 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 +1 978-745-3527
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Red's Sandwich Shop

Located in the Old London Coffee House, which dates back to the 1700s, Red’s Sandwich Shop has been visited by many Celebrities, Congressman, Senators and even First Lady Barbara Bush. A relaxed, friendlly atmosphere in a historic building is the perfect place to join Salem locals for the BEST breafkast and lunch menu in town. The food is delicious, all home-style cooking at pricing so reasonable you almost feel guilty. Having visited numerous restaurants in Salem that charge outrageous pricing for mediocre food, Red's Sandwich Shop is the crown jewel of the city in terms of excellent food, great prices, and a lovely environment with a friendly staff. They offer an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Dinner Specials, and a daily $6.95 Special.. And when they say roasted Turkey, they mean roasted Turkey -- whole turkeys are roasted on the premises and carved for your order. In a tribute to Thanksgiving, their Home Style Turkey Sandwich (roasted Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy) is out of this world! Wonderful specialty items from Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata to Chicken Pot Pie are made to order. Soups and chowders made fresh daily. For a variety of sandwiches from open-faced, to club, to roll-ups -- they cannot be beat. Red's is an award-winning restaurant that received the "BEST BREAKFAST ON THE NORTH SHORE" award for 24 years in a row! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you have only one restaruant to visit in Salem, make it Red's.

Reviewed By Karen D - St. Augustine, Florida

We attempted to have a late lunch at "Reds" on a Monday afternoon based upon all the great reviews we read. We arrived 40 minutes before the kitchen was closing. The.Staff appeared irritated by our presence and we were glared at for several minutes prior to being offered seating. Perhaps we interrupted their rush to get their shift over and done with or perhaps they were irritated by the continuous running and screaming of the high energy 4 year old who seemed to either belong to, or somehow be the ultimate responsibility of, their less than pleasant hostess. However, my guess is that the staff just wanted out for the day. The hostess made a point to notify each customer who walked through the door after us as to how many minutes remained until closing. On the plus side, My Husband enjoyed one.of their specialty sandwiches, which I also tried and it was very good, however we both agreed that the meatloaf that I ordered was disgusting and Neither of us could eat it. Between the crunch of the egg shells and fibrous meat substance it was a ""no no to the meatloaf". On the bright side, the Waitress did apologize when I told her my meal was disgusting and neither one of us could eat the "mystery meat". Besides the "buy one meal ,throw the other in the trash deal", we also enjoyed being scolded by the hostess for attempting to pay with our debit card after not seeing the tiny sign buried amongst all the clutter that clearly read "cash only". If the opportunity presented itself, we might try this place again based upon the other consistently favorable reviews we have read, but if we did we would definitely be sure to bring our business to them earlier in the day so as not to inconvenience the staff who work there.

6. Petrillo's Italian Kitchen

6 Foster St, Peabody, MA 01960-5504 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 978-977-5330
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Petrillo's Italian Kitchen

Reviewed By DavidS60745 - Boston, Massachusetts

This was our first time here. The food was freshly prepared with quality ingredients. Decor was pleasant and service was fine. The waitstaff was "correct" but not particularly cordial. The hostess was curt and most definitely not welcoming. She never even bothered to look up or say goodbye on our way out. How hard is it to attempt to be pleasant? If it were not for the staff interactions, we would rate this restaurant excellent. The food and preparation were sufficiently good that we would try it again.

7. Nathaniel's

18 Washington Sq, Salem, MA 01970-4056 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 978-825-4311
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Nathaniel's

Enjoy a romantic dinner, or unwind after a busy day in Salem and try out our local cheeses, seafood and meats, while sipping on your favorite wines. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy our wine by the glass flights to compliment or contrast your palate, while a selection of specialty Ales is paired with our menu for those looking for a more robust beer experience.

Reviewed By 629billc - Tampa, Florida

We were staying in the Hawthorne Hotel on a Sunday evening a few weeks before Halloween so it was a bit crowded, even for a Sunday night. We went to the bar for a drink and some appetizers and it was nicely appointed and had no trouble getting a table to sit. Unfortunately the bar tender and server seemed either greatly understaffed or over matched in their duties as it took 2 minutes to get a drink even though there were less than 20 people in the bar. When we did get our appetizers a half hour later, I will say they were quite good. I do question the $20 price tag for 2 craft beers when we returned for a nightcap a few hours later, although I was able tog et them in less than 5 minutes!

8. Brothers Kouzina

25 Newbury St, Peabody, MA 01960-3820 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 978-535-9297
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Brothers Kouzina

Reviewed By stephen m - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The warmth and friendliness of the staff make this restaurant worth going to. The menu is full of everything and the Greek food is authentic and homemade. The soups are right from Yaya's kitchen! Reasonable prices, fast service. It is a hidden gem.

9. Adriatic

155 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3540 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 978-594-1832
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Adriatic

Reviewed By Gamberioni - Boston, Massachusetts

We would return. They have a compact and generally well-executed menu, a good wine list, and even the dessert was good. We enjoyed the zucchini flowers, a pasta dish, a seafood stew (think ciopipno) and the recommended tiramisu. My only minor criticism would be that the salad accompanying the grilled octopus was very average, but most places don't give you anything with it, and we ate it without issue.

10. Red's Kitchen & Tavern

131 Newbury St, Peabody, MA 01960-3810 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 978-531-7337
Excellent
47%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 324 reviews

Red's Kitchen & Tavern

Reviewed By flzdmpm03 - Fort Myers, Florida

Stopped in for a quick breakfast on way to Logan Airport. Anyone who grew up in this area as I did it is where the old Bel Aire Diner was located.....a favorite of all us locals.
Great atmosphere....ok breakfast....certainly not what the Diner use to serve!

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