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Dan06492 Oct 15, 2008 04:09 PM

I will be heading up to the Salem area next weekend. What are good restaurant recs for both dinner and lunch?

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    RustyPete RE: Dan06492 Oct 15, 2008 05:07 PM

    For the Rockport area, you must stop for a late breakfast at the Atlantis Restaurant on the Ocean in Gloucester. Address is 125 Atlantic Road. Beautiful ocean view and the food is very good.
    For Lobster in Rockport, try The Lobster Pool, 329 Granite Street. Right downtown Rockport, at the beginning of Bear Neck is the Greenery, a very nice restaurant for lunch or dinner. Make sure you eat in the back overlooking the water.

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      taxi RE: RustyPete Oct 16, 2008 02:08 PM

      For dinner in Salem the Grapevine in downtown Salem is wonderful. For a drink in Salem, head into the bar at the Hawthorne Hotel - fireplace, casual.
      Also, for something fun on Essex St. is the Witch City Consignment Store.

    2. ScubaSteve RE: Dan06492 Oct 16, 2008 05:23 AM

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/518793
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/490919
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/558642
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/490752

      that should get you started. you may want to consider posting this on the Boston Board for more responses.

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        treb RE: Dan06492 Oct 16, 2008 06:22 AM

        For breakfast in Rockport, Flav's is a local hangout and for dinner there is My Place and Emerson Inn. In Gloucester Sugar Magnolia's has an excellent breakfast and lunch, Franklin Cafe for dinner, also The Causeway a local place for reasonable seafood and it's BYO.

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