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35 Dodge St, Essex, MA 01929-1337
+1 978-890-7098
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“focaccia” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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35 Dodge St, Essex, MA 01929-1337
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We try this restaurant for lunch. Arriving a little before 11:30am, we are accepted and we choiced a table inside. Outside is a good place also ( superb view on the river) but a little windy. Some minutes before the time service, our waiter came...More

Thank gil421
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We enjoyed the wood-fired pizza Margarita (local! fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and we added pepperoni), which was as delicious as the view was entrancing. The cocktails and wine offerings we very much to our liking. The waitstaff was very attentive...More

Thank MaineRambler
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Have been 4 times - menu has only changed a little. Incredibly beautiful location overlooking the marsches. Salmon and haddock delicious, lovely desserts, great service.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten path in Essex MA, Riversbend has a lovely view; pleasant outdoor seating and a generous indoor bar. Pizzas are inventive and tasty. We enjoyed the drinks too. Summer is magical in this area and we are looking forward to seeing the seasons...More

Thank ggmryan
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Dined last night with party of six. No reservation so we were seated inside. Nice view of the river as the restaurant has large windows. Seating outside looked lovely. It appears that this restaurant is run by students, including bartender waitstaff and hostess. No older...More

Thank lmf60745
Reviewed 29 July 2017

After scouting out the Riversbend a couple of weeks ago after golf, I brought my wife and friends here for dinner. Beautiful setting right on the marsh of the Essex River. You can eat indoors or out on their deck. We ordered a couple of...More

Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Really do love this place...the view is totally amazing...worth a visit for that alone. Remember, July 4 to first flood tide in August is greenhead season...don't plan on eating outside in Essex or anywhere on the nshore near the marsh. If you don't know about...More

Thank noshore2016
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch on Riversbend Cafe's sunny outdoor patio. Both the food, and Essex riverside view were wonderful on a warm July afternoon. Following a shrimp cocktail and fresh Caprese salads, we savored a tasty Margarita pizza. Great beverages and friendly service. A...More

Thank Gyrfalcn
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This restaurant has been open for over a year and few people know it exists, I is located on the opposite side of the Essex Causeway across from the Essex River cruise boats, it is a large building with outside seating above the marsh and...More

Thank bubbia1
Reviewed 1 July 2017

On a muggy afternoon, it was a pleasure to sit on the breezy terrace looking out over the marches and winding river in Essex. The lunch menu was unusually limited and looked like reduced menus of most restaurants in the area--fried or fresh shrimps, Caesar...More

Thank Marion T
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Response from bubbia1 | Reviewed this property |
Every day for Lunch and dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Dodge St, Essex, MA 01929-1337
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-890-7098
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