Elm Square Oyster Co.
Promising new New England cuisine, the menu here is heavy on fresh and inventive seafood dishes (burgers topped with crispy clams, anyone?), classic favorites made completely from scratch, and, of course, oysters. With food available until 10, it’s the ideal spot for a late dinner or a seafood snack.
2 Elm Square, Andover, 978-470-2228, elmsquareoysterco.com
Tavern on the Green
Oak-paneled walls, working fireplaces, and upholstered seating make this tavern inside the Hawthorne Hotel the ideal spot to relax at the end of a long day. And a menu of hearty pub-food options like spicy nachos, crab cake sliders, and gourmet grilled cheese makes it easy to feed those late-night cravings.
18 Washington Square W., Salem, 978-744-4080, hawthornehotel.com/the-tavern