Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA

Historic Salem, MA is home to Pickering Wharf at 23 Congress St, Salem, MA 01970. The harbor side village is a gathering place for visitors who like to shop, dine and enjoy the waterfront. They are open all year and there is no charge.

Pickering Wharf is ideal for shopping with stores featuring antiques, arts, crafts, gifts, boutique stores and other interesting shops. Visitors can purchase souvenirs, botanicals or items for their pets. Most of the stores will be open seven days of the week. Visitors should check with the individual store that interests them to find out the exact hours.

Capt's Waterfront Grill & Club is located at 94 Wharf St and serves char grilled seafood and steaks. They also prepare New England cuisine with waterfront dining available. They have an excellent view of the harbor where diners can see three mast ships or other boats that enter the harbor.

Finz is surrounded by water on three sides so spectacular water views are part of the meal. They have a raw bar with oysters along with great regional food. Jazz is part of the ambience and they have a great wine list. The bar is copper topped with a curved glass wall that reaches for the ceiling. They serve lunch and dinner.

The Regatta Pub at the Salem Waterfront Hotel is open daily from 11:30 am to midnight with food served until 10:00 pm. Their nautical atmosphere is ideal for the appetizers, salads and pub food that they serve. Outside dining is available when weather permits.

Victoria Station is open year round from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm daily. They are right on the water with views of Salem Harbor. They have a casual dining atmosphere with family priced meals. The d,cor takes after the restaurant's name in that it has a British flavor. There is a red telephone booth, signs that are original and several pictures of the English rail system. When patrons sit in the bar there are large picture windows with views of the harbor and outside dining is available in good weather. The restaurant features slow roasted prime rib, steaks, fresh seafood and lobster. They have an all you can eat salad bar as well.

Visitors wishing for a cup of coffee can get one at Jaho Coffee and Tea. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. They serve organic coffee and teas along with gourmet sandwiches, gelato and desserts.

There are many attractions at Pickering Wharf such as the schooner, Fame which sails up to three times a day from Memorial Day through Halloween. Visitors can also take a cruise on the tall ship "Hannah Glover''. There is a castle belonging to Dracula that comes alive the entire month of October and various psychics. The Cat, The Crow and The Crown has Salem's "Official Witch of Salem'' who is an author and television and radio personality. She has been an ordained witch and practiced witchcraft for more than forty years. She has written books and educates people on the goodness of witchcraft.

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