About Victorias Station & Vic's Boathouse
Salem, MA 01970
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
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;
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: (978) 745-3400
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
We had terrible service the night we went. They accepted our reservation of 8 people and we had to wait 2 hours to receive our food. When we did receive our food 3 of us had to send our food back because it was burned. The management apologized, as did the waiter, explaining by that they had a party of 35 people that put them behind in the kitchen. They did not charge us for those 3 dinners and comped our desserts. I don't think we will go back, but to their credit they tried to make up for an awful dining experience.
I was there several years back and was disappointed. I had a few other people say that as well. Since I really always liked the restaurant I decided to give it a try with some friends that were in from CT. The meals were very good and the service was good too.
As usual, our evening at Victoria Station was a delight. The staff was great! We were a party of 13 with a baby and our waitress took great care of us. We loved salad bar with it's crisp vegetables, delicious dressings and other yummy bites. Everyone raved about their main meals from seafood to beef. I would highly recommend Victoria Station for any kind of occasion.
I typically grab a meal here during Halloween time. The menu is always filled with many choices. Their New England Clam Chowder is delicious. Their Haddock sandwich is made from fresh fish. I also have to compliment the restaurant on their vast Draft beer selection.
I was recently in Salem for Halloweekend with my mom and a group of our girlfriends. We made a reservation a few months in advance, since we were traveling from Pennsylvania, and we were not disappointed! The food was excellent, the prices were reasonable, the service was fantastic, and the view was beautiful. I would eat here again if I ever come back to Salem, and I would surely recommend this restaurant to others!
We visited during Halloween weekend and we are glad we used Open Table for the reservation becasue they were not accepting parties without reservation. Food was good- I had salmon (good) and wife had steak (fair). Staff was very friendly on a very busy night.
Early to arrive - easy to get seated. I'm a huge salmon fan but the seasoning on it tried to make it into something it wasn't. I'm a culinary school grad and I couldn't figure it out. Nearly inedible even though the cut was perfect and it was cooked perfectly from a doneness perspective. 2/3rds of it was left on my plate and the server didn't blink an eye as to why when I said please take it away. The fries were absolutely disgusting, with just a handful eaten. Frozen in a bag and then over fried. Why not do fresh cut?
Husband got the chicken parm sandwich and he had to use my glasses to identify the chicken breast. Tiny. And tasteless. Again disgusting.
For a couple who traveled to Salem from Washington DC and chose this as our Friday night dinner date - and a $28 Uber ride to get there - I cannot tell you how disappointed we were, and we are very reasonable people. I know what it takes to operate a kitchen.
We thought about taking this up with our server (see above), but decided against making our night even worse so we just paid our bill - still leaving a very respectable tip given everything - but very quickly got the hell out of there. This may have just been an off night but if you have your hard earned vacation dollars to spend, please spend it elsewhere. We will be talking about this miserable experience for a long time to come - it was that bad.
Nicely done. We were celebrating with a retirement luncheon. Everything was lovely. I took advantage of having flowers delivered and they were at the table as promised, and quite a nice bouquet. The staff was welcoming and friendly, and the atmosphere was perfect for a small gathering. I would highly recommend Victoria Station for any occasion.
While the waitstaff was friendly and courteous, our waiter was responsible for a party of 25 in the other room, and left us for large periods. Also, the salad bar was decent, but very generic in my opinion. When our dinner arrived, the fries were cold. It seemed as though they weren't prepared to deal with a regular crowd and the large party. There should have been one dedicated waitperson for the party, so the waiter didn't have to run back and forth. Also, we were told there were no specials because there was a large party. I spoke to the Manager and he was very attentive and apologetic. The restaurant is right on the water and it would be a better experience having appetizers and drinks outside, if the weather permitted.
Wasn't expecting much in that friends had said no way. I relented and took my daughter there. Its a throw back with salad bar with decent family food, a 99 called something else. My prime rib dip was fine and my daughter liked the mac and cheese appetizer size and said it was CP inspired and flavored.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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