Breakfast on Boston's north shore.
- Pirate Chef
Does anyone have good advice as to where we can go for breakfast/brunch in Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, etc...?
Funny you should ask. I'm currently engaged in a breakfast tour of the North Shore. I was going to wait until I was finished before posting my results, but that will take months, so here's the quick & dirty version of what I've got so far:
Places I recommend:
Stephy's Kitchen, Cabot & Beckford Sts. at Gloucester Crossing, Beverly
Michele's Place, corner of Cabot, Winter, & Knowlton in downtown Beverly (you'll see what I mean when you get there)
Salem Diner, 70 Loring Ave., Salem
Places to avoid:
Red's Sandwich Shop, Central St., Salem
Dotty & Ray's, North St. (Rte. 114), Salem
As you can see, it's still in the early stages. :-) Note that I haven't hit any brunch places yet; none of the above spots could be called elegant. If you post some specifics of what you're looking for, you'll probably get some more helpful answers.
I've mentioned this before, the Capital Diner in Central Square Lynn. A Classic diner where everone "talks the talk". Huge portions, closed Sundays.