Coming Soon to Salem: Longboards Cafe & Bar

Longboards Cafe & Bar will be opening at this well-known commercial space on Pickering Wharf.

This Wharf Street commercial space that was formerly home to The Hungry Whale will reopen in the coming months as Longboards Cafe & Bar.

According to recent posts on the business' Facebook page, the cafe and bar is expected to offer artisan pizzas, panini, sandwiches and more.

Although an opening date has not yet been set, Salem Patch will be sure to keep you posted when the owners are ready to open their doors to the public.

Is there a beer variety or favorite food item that you're hoping will be included on the Longboards Cafe and Bar menu when it reopens?

Let us know in the comments section below.


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john February 05, 2013 at 02:31 AM
I have followed this rollercoaster since the Hungry Whale was named as having the best sandwich in Salem. A couple of years ago I was walking around the wharf during the summer and decided to grab something simple to eat. 2 steamed hot dogs and a coke. I figured maybe 5 bucks,not even close. If I remmember it was about 8 bucks. Yesterday afternoon I was down at the wharf and it was a ghost town. So, I get the impression this is a place that over charges during the short season and then opens limited hours 5-6 days a week in the off season.Pickering Wharf is in disrepair while the Rockett family battles in court.Only the 3 main restaraunts maintain year round business. The rest is a crap shoot.
Justin Mattera February 05, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Hey John, we have only operated the former Hungry Whale for a little over a year, you may have had this meal under the old ownership. I can say that we have some mighty tasty dogs! All beef, extra long dogs that are grilled to order and served on a warm brioche roll, they are delicious! We plan to remain open year round and hope to offer both residents and tourists a unique and different dining experience here on the wharf. We really hope you stop back down for another try, we promise not to disappoint. Cheers!
sheila March 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Can't wait to try this place....... Hurry up and open...... looking forward to it
Justin Mattera March 31, 2013 at 10:58 AM
We did our first big event last night at Spring Fling! So much fun and everyone is so excited. We plan on opening in 6 weeks......we promise it will be worth the wait!
john July 02, 2013 at 10:02 PM
My hat goes off to Justin for the amount of free advertisment he manages to get on Patch. If I remmember,Hungry Whale was voted best sandwich shop in Salem last year based on uncontrolled voting. I am not bashing your business but let the reviews speak for themselves(other than yours) good luck.


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