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Jun 9, 2014 07:07 PM

Salem Lunch

I'm planning on taking the ferry from Boston to Salem soon.

Want to go for lunch and the Peabody Essex Museum.

Saw the link to Scratch Kitchen on OM's recent post.

Looks good.

Anything else I should consider?


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  1. 62 on Wharf has begun lunch on certain days. Finz does lunch. All 3, incl Scratch, are close together and maybe 7-10 min. walk from PEM. I'v never eaten at the latter 2; i do like 62's apps, and it is a lovely peaceful respite place w/ a good bar. There are 2 Fr.bakeries up there but i have a feeling you're not a sweets person? (i don't think I've ever read you mentioning sweets.)

    If you have the urge and time to wander/explore, Chestnut St. is quite extraordinary. Have a great day!

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    1. re: opinionatedchef

      Do you know what days 62 on the Wharf has
      lunch ?

      1. re: tlpzza

        I just called 62 because I was curious myself. A person answered and told me they are never open for lunch.

        1. re: Madrid

          The email they sent me said they opened for lunch beginnning June 6th for Th,Fri,Sat 11:30-2:30.

          Odd about your call.

          1. re: opinionatedchef

            maybe they decided not to open for lunch? The person who answered sounded very definitive Also no mention of lunch on their web site.

            1. re: Madrid

              i have no idea, m. They sent me the notice june 2nd. i tried copy and pasting it into here, but wouldn't do. Came from owner Tony Bett. himself.

      2. I had brunch at Scratch this past Sunday, and while the food was pretty good, the service was kind of spotty. Not unfriendly mind you, just inconstant and kind of unresponsive. The brisket sandwich was pretty nice though (a little pricey albeit), and if your not in a rush, I think is a good bet.

        1. If you're in the mood for clams, I recommend Dube's.

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          1. re: Kip McSkipster

            That would be a long walk from downtown.

          2. Turner's is right down the street from the museum, and not at all bad for seafood - far better than Finz in my estimation. I'd also strongly recommend 62 if you're in the mood for something more chow-y. If you're in the opposite mood, A&B Burger has good burgers, shakes, and boozey shakes. Or for something simple, you can't go wrong grabbing a sandwich from AJ King (bakery), walking down to the wharf area and enjoying lunch on the water.

            1. Turners. And a walk down Chestnut Street.

              That with the PEM will be a fantastic day.