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.
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. They have a new chef that is creating a lot of buzz with an exciting menu. Alex Pineda (executive Chef) is the son of famous Boston chef/ restaurant owner Lydia Shire and previously worked for Wolfgang Puck!
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.
Sea Salt is a modern American-style restaurant that focuses on serving fresh, high quality food and drink in an inviting atmosphere. Whether you are here to unwind after a long day, catch up with a friend, or celebrate a special occasion, they strive to deliver great food and drink in a comfortable setting with friendly staff. They have a lovely patio for outdoor seating and are just a 5 minute walk from the inn!
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).