Welcome to
White’s Restaurant

Serving Salem Since 1936

Welcome to White’s Restaurant, Salem’s oldest diner, Serving Salem since 1936

About us

Welcome to White’s Restaurant, Salem’s oldest diner. Our food is fresh every day, cooked to order. We are proud of our longstanding recipes and our commitment to high-quality, delicious food! We are the home of Don’s Big Mess, The Corned Beef Hash, White’s Famous Biscuits and Gravy, and many more long-standing recipes. With generous portions, friendly staff, and truly yummy food, we are pretty certain you will love your meal with us!


White's Restaurant five star reviews
“Family, blue-collar restaurant where the food is good and have daily specials with great service. Today had steak and eggs. Cooked perfectly the way I like it. The place was packed out because it Sunday brunch time, but the service was very good, friendly and efficient. Recommend breakfast or lunch here for moderately priced food and friendly staff.”
~ P.B.H.
“Absolutely delicious! Quick, friendly service and very clean restaurant. I had the small portion biscuits and gravy with bacon and an iced tea, wonderful meal for under 8$.”
~ L.E.
“Everything is delicious. I usually get the big mess, but this last time I got the turkey cranberry sandwich on sourdough. HEAVEN. The fries are amazing.”
~ C.B.
“This little restaurant has been part of the Salem community as far back as I can remember and I’m 60 yrs young. It’s a great place to eat for families and a diverse crowd with no bad vibes. The food is absolutely worth every cent and, a tip! I use a walker and they’re friendly and accommodating with my disabilities. You just never know who might stroll in, in a friendly way. Service is 5 star also. I’m honored to post on their behalf.”
~ L.G.