Ugly Mug Diner opens on Washington Street in Salem
Crowd funded restaurant opens with a Salem Chamber of Commerce official ribbon cutting to celebrate the beginning of dinner service.
Salem MA, June 30, 2014: Mayor Kim Driscoll along with some notable city councilors, local dignitaries and a community of supporters crowded into the Ugly Mug Diner to celebrate their official grand opening. The downtown eatery is now open from 7am to 11pm Monday through Saturday and from 8am to 4pm on Sunday.
This irreverent and food-centric diner is the brain child of Chef Diane Wolf, Manager & Bartender Extraordinaire David Babcock and Chef William Wareham; all alums of the Lobster Shanty restaurant which is also here in Salem. With diner standards like buttermilk pancakes and biscuits with red eye gravy served alongside duck confit-topped waffles and hard-to-find Scotch Eggs this Diner has something for everyone.
Their beer & wine license is coming soon – but with a full espresso bar and a fun array of old fashioned soda jerk offerings, such as New York Egg Creams and Real Cherry Cokes this joint aims to please. They imagine a future with ice cream service right alongside your beer and eggs.
Now the citizens of Salem and the North Shore have another place to begin their day – or even end their day – with a good cup of coffee and some syrup-laden foods.