About Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse
Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse is a Staple on the North Shore and stands above the rest for their unique proximity to the water, historic ambiance and tempting menu items. American comfort cuisine and fresh, locally sourced fish and vegetables are key ingredients to staying true to Victoria Station's traditions while still captivating a new generation. Vic's Boathouse offers local craft beers and traditional brews, elegant wines, chic martinis and creative pub fare. Come and enjoy great food and drink, live music, and a slight ocean breeze in a setting that's the definition of waterfront "wow".
"Best Bar North of Boston" by Boston Magazine
"Best Waterfront Dining" by North Shore Magazine (the past 3 consecutive years)
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
New Derby Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wednesday Nights (9 pm-12 am)- STUMP TRIVIA;
Thursday Nights (9 pm-12 am)- OPEN MIC;
Friday Nights (9 pm-12 am)- LIVE BANDS; the most popular local bands, guarantee a night of non-stop dancing;
Saturday Nights (9 pm-12 am)- LIVE BANDS; the most popular local bands, guarantee a night of non-stop dancing;
Sundays (April through December 6 pm-9 pm) - ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES & REGGAE
A venue isn't just a physical space in which to hold your event – it should be a place where you want to create memories. At Victoria Station, every celebration and gathering is very important to us. Our attention to detail and high level of service will help make your event extraordinary and unforgettable. Whether it be an intimate group or a large gathering, we offer many options from which to choose when planning your occasion. As we are a full service restaurant, we are able to offer a broad range of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
Parking Garage located on Congress Street.
Train service: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line from Boston"s North Station; Bus service: Bus Route 450; Salem Depot - Boston Via Highland & Western Ave; Bus Route 455/459; Salem Depot - Haymarket or Downtown Crossing Via Loring Ave.,Central Sq.,Lynn & Western Ave.;Bus Route 451; North Beverly - Salem Depot Via Cabot St. or Sohier Rd.
Private Party Facilities:
Every celebration and gathering is very important to us. Our function facilities range from cozy, small-scale private rooms to larger sized private areas with floor to ceiling bay windows, providing panoramic views of the Salem waterfront. Our attention to detail and high level of service will help make your event extraordinary and unforgettable. Whether it be an intimate group or a large gathering, we offer many options from which to choose when planning your occasion. As we are a full service restaurant we are able to offer a broad range of delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts. To accommodate each and every guest, we gladly cater to individual needs or dietary restrictions.
Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Collett: 9787453400x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Social Gatherings & Events, Banquets, Holiday Parties, Family Reunions, Christenings, Corporate Luncheons & Dinners, Business Parties, Retirement Parties, Award/Recognition Events, Fundraisers and Private Events
Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse Ratings and Reviews
I booked a table based on reviews, I cha ...
I booked a table based on reviews, I chanced it regardless of the hit or miss reviews. Unfortunately we got a miss this night. Maybe it was due to late in the day, I'm being kind in saying this, service was poor. Our waitress seemed annoyed with us, they were not busy this night so maybe she had a long day. Food was mediocre and didn't feel fresh at all, actually 2 out of 6 in our party became ill at our hotel later that night. My food was actually deducted from the bill being that I had too much sand and small rocks from the fried clams. Overall I would give this place another chance and hope for a good night, whenever I pass through Salem that is.
We were seated outside when a sudden sum ...
We were seated outside when a sudden summer rain storm popped up with heavy wind. We had stepped inside to the salad bar and our table was cleared of our drinks. Our server, Craig, very effiently moved us inside to another table, replaced our drinks and continued as our server. He was great
The only major issue is the utter lack o ...
The only major issue is the utter lack of parking. Being told by te staff when you call to inquire that there's only the one garage (South Harbor), that it's often full, and in that case, good luck finding street parking is more than a little disconcerting. I recognize that the parking situation is what it is, but it wouldn't hurt to have some 'if you don't mind a slight walk' alternatives to offer.
Very disappointed with the service and t ...
Very disappointed with the service and the food was mediocre at best. Service seemed disorganized. This used to be one of the best restaurants in Salem but no longer. Do yourself a favor and go to Finz or Turner Seafood instead.
Reservations were accepted without issue ...
Reservations were accepted without issue, seating was prompt and efficient, sat at outside table as requested. Waitress was warm and friendly. Was not rushed during dinner. Towards end of dinner weather changed and need to put up umbrella at table due to rain, unfortunately umbrella did not work and had to evacuate to the inside of the building. Finished dinner at bar.
The prime rib never disappoints
While the recipe has changed a little since the 1970's, the taste of Victoria Stations' prime rib remains unmistakable. Always recommended when dining here. The seafood choices are also fresh and nicely prepared. One of the few restaurants left that still maintains a salad bar. Somewhat tired/worn/vintage decor, but that is part of its historic 1970's charm.
I made an Open Table reservation for par ...
I made an Open Table reservation for party of 9. Our table was ready when we arrived and the waitress was very attentive. The food was tasty and portions were very good. Especially liked the lobster quesadillas. However, my daughter is a vegan and there was little she could eat except the salad bar which she had with sweet potato fries. I called several weeks before our dinner and asked if there could be a vegan dinner option and was told that it was not possible because the restaurant would be very busy that night.
We visited Victoria's Station for dinner on a Sunday. When we arrived they weren't very busy and the view of the water was nice, so we were pretty excited. However, the afternoon took a pretty quick downturn from there - it took about 10 minutes to get our drinks after we ordered them, the waiter forgot to put in our appetizers, which he didn't realize until our entrees were being brought to the table. We both ordered the Prime Rib, which wasn't great considering that they are "known" for their Prime Rib, and they forgot to serve the entrees with the Au Jus, which after we asked for it, arrived 15 minutes later as we were finishing our meals.
I've worked in the restaurant industry for almost a decade, so I understand slow service when a restaurant is busy, but it wasn't and overall the experience was pretty bad.
While on vacation we dined at Victoria Station. Lovely spot right on the harbor advertising aged prime rib and seafood. Dinner started off great with an appetizer of mushrooms stuffed with seafood. I ordered the baked stuffed shrimp which was very good. My unfortunate husband ordered the touted prime rib. It looked a bit gray when it came, but he gave it a go - dry and chewy. After tracking down our waiter, he sent it back. It came back a bit better, but it was very inconsistent - some good spots and some grizzly, unchewable parts. He couldn't eat it and again - back it went. By this time, he had had it and we left. They comped the meal, but it was obviously an inferior grade of beef. If you're going to advertise your prime rib as a specialty, you better make sure it's good. Would not recommend the prime rib to anyone and the place was not a restaurant I would go out of my way for to patronize. They're getting by on the fabulous view - not the so-so food.
Our overall experience was to say the least -- disappointing! Using open-table, I requested to be seated next to where the band would be playing after dinner. Upon arrival, the hostess escorted us to the opposite side of the restaurant. After reiterating my request, I was told that the band was to perform on the bar side of the restaurant where there would be only open seating .
The fried calamari appetizer was under-cooked aka soggy. My Vic's baked stuffed haddock, priced at $23 lacked the seafood in the stuffing that it claimed except one lonely shrimp and one bay scallop. The bread stuffing, in fact, was so mushy that after a few bites i scraped it off of the fish. When I complained to the waitress, she replied that the cook didn't speak english and would have to talk with another person about it later.
It might not be the servers fault because I did not see any manager walking around on a Saturday night.
Dismal service in a very expensive restaurant to be casual. If it's casual... I'm not sure...
Certainly it is not fine dinning.. but even though a lack of staff training was obvious...
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