Food & Drink

Great Escape

Published On 09/28/2010 Published On 09/28/2010
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1. Great Escape 50 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA 01970

Set in Salem's historic old town jail (built 1813, shuttered 1990), this sophomore offering from a Peabody restaurateur slings hearty Italian grub in a high ceiling'd 19-table exposed brick/stone floor dining room (formerly the jail's laundry area) replete with the original prison bars, second floor windows, and wrought iron chandeliers, along with a separate speakeasy-like 14-seat back lounge/bar accessed via a hallway papered with enlarged pics of original 19th century jail documents and decorated with a giant poster that reads "Crime Does Not Pay", which would've been good to know before you invited it to play in your fantasy league.