Offers sophisticated bistro style dining and is the perfect restaurant for those celebrating something special (ie. birthday, anniversary). Staff favorites include: Chicken Liver Mousse, Mussels, Steak Frites and the Skate Wing. You really cannot go wrong at 5CK as all the food is divine! Insiders tip: they serve $1 oysters from 5-6 and its best to get there right at 5 since their bar can fill up quickly.
Turtle Cove serves coastal cuisine, focusing on the freshest raw bar, seafood, chops and steaks. This is another wonderful restaurant for those looking to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy dinner in a more upscale environment than the local fisherman taverns. The owners Stephane and Gayle always take fabulous care of our Harbor Light Inn guests! Staff favorites include: Cove Kale Salad, Lamb Lollipops, Lobster Scampi and Stephane’s Bourride. They also offer $1 Oysters from 5 – 6 PM but added bonus is they also have $1 Shrimp and $1 clams!
Maddies Sail Loft
The Sail Loft is a legendary Marblehead Bar and rightfully so! It opened shortly after WWII and has been operating as a traditional New England Seafood Pub ever since. They are famous for their (extra) strong cocktails, especially the “Thunderdome”. We warn you, only order 2 MAX. Great spot for casual fare at prices that are hard to beat.
The Barnacle Restaurant is the oldest family owned restaurant in town and started out as a small clam shack offering take-out. Since it’s opening in the 1940s, The Barnacle has grown in size and popularity and has been known all that time for its fresh lobster rolls & seafood chowder! They are located right on the water with beautiful views of the harbor and Marblehead Lighthouse. We have found its a favorite lunch spot for guests or dinner on Wednesdays for their twin lobster special!
The Landing is another waterfront dining destination with a wonderful deck to soak up the sun while enjoying a glass of wine. Their english style pub features entertainment on the weekends, making it a favorite spot for a late night drink on Friday & Saturday nights!
Casa Mia offers an intimate and relaxed dining experience for those looking to have Italian Cuisine. It’s a family run restaurant that features their very own family recipes from Southern Italy. You won’t be disappointed with any of their home made pastas or desserts.
Soall Bistro is a popular neighborhood restaurant serving modern and crave-worthy Vietnamese cuisine. They are very popular for takeout but recently expanded to create a cozy and charming dining area for guests to enjoy their chicken pho or salmon claypot with a glass of wine. Truly a gem to have in our historical town.
Notch Brewing: Located on the south river basin in Salem, here you will find a Brewery, Tap Room and Biergarten. First first brewing company in the U.S. to focus exclusively on Session Beer.
Bent Water Brewing: Located in Lynn, Bent Water is a Self- Caning, Self-Distributing Brewery with an onsite taproom featuring 13 frequently rotating taps. They are also the first brewery east of the Mississippi river to use concrete vintner tanks (typically used for wine fermentation in Sonoma).