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.
Anything else I should consider?
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!
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.
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.
went to Scratch Kitchen for lunch yesterday.
Started with home made potato chips and clam chowder. I had the brisket sandwich and Ms 9 had a grilled veggies/goat cheese sandwich.
We really enjoyed the place. everything well prepared and friendly service.
I'd happily go back.
the Turner exhibit at PEM is definitely worth a trip.