Every year North Shore Magazine releases an issue dedicated to recognizing the businesses and venues that stand out among the rest, delivering a comprehensive listing of the North Shore's "best of the best". The businesses, individuals and events are nominated and voted on by the magazine's editors and thousands of readers. As many of you that have visited Victoria Station in the last 30 years know, our story is a long winding one. It begins in 1970 when three graduates from Cornell Hotel School created an exciting new theme restaurant Victoria Station. They were inspired by the world famous Victoria Station. The style was historic and nostalgic utilizing a bright red phone booth, English taxi cabs, historic train memorabilia and authentic train cars turned into dining cars creating a nostalgic, warm and fun atmosphere. The first Victoria Station was opened in San Francisco to great accolades and success. The chain quickly became one of the fastest growing corporations in America. By the 1980's the company had grown to over 100 restaurants across the globe with thousands of employees and famous singer Johnny Cash as their spokesperson. (It was his inspiration for his song Destination Victoria Station). Victoria Station also has its own autobiography written by historian Tom Blake called Prime Rib and Boxcars. Once Victoria Station came to New England, Victoria Station on Pickering Wharf began to create its own architectural style utilizing the train station inspiration of the original restaurant and the famous train station with touches of the historic Pickering Wharf in Salem, MA. where it is located. Victoria Station Salem created its own specific style while honoring the traditions and standards that became synonymous with the chain.
- Winner of Editor's Choice Award for Waterfront Dinning (3RD YEAR IN A ROW!!!)