We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riversbend

35 Dodge St, Essex, MA 01929-1337
+1 978-890-7098
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good40%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
35 Dodge St, Essex, MA 01929-1337
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (74)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2018

This restaurant seems to have pizza for about 3/4 of the menu. As someone who doesn't do pizza, I was able to find other things to eat, and the meal was just fine. Not what I would call truly special. The pricing was a bit...More

Thank NHtrailrnr
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Many restaurant reviews are extremely detailed accounts of items ordered, environmental ambiance, service, location and view. However I need to get right to the point. Food was terrible. Roast beef sandwich terrible. Wings extremely disappointing. Calamari...you get the point. Steak tips on a caprese salad...More

2  Thank fatboy8453
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Oh my goodness, find this place!! It is tucked away in the back of a beautiful neighborhood nestled on a river with amazing views. BLT Pizza was top notch! We had a great spot by the windows with a gorgeous view. I'd recommend a reservation.

Thank Meaghan Y
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We had a wonderful experience at this off-the-path spot in Essex. Our lunch experience was on the very busy Saturday of Memorial Day weekend yet we had the spacious dining room all to ourselves! Rosemary flavored fries are VERY good, the Caesar salad crisp and...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Went for brunch with my girlfriends on Sunday and we had an amazing experience! The hostess sat us at a table by the windows with a beautiful view of the river and our server, Emily, was awesome (even after I spilled my drink from telling...More

Thank KerriKerriKerri
Reviewed 10 November 2017

nice atmosphere, great views. Outside dining seasonal. Overall, very good, but the pizza is very pricey. They have other options on menu, but it's pizza. Quality was not lacking however. Would return.

Thank Anthony E
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were a group of 12 for lunch and we were waited upon immediately. That was such a plus since we had 3 month old twins. We appreciated this. Loved the atmosphere. Reminds me of a restaurant you'd find in Vermont. Open spaces but warm....More

Thank contessa1
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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel
177 reviews
.26 km away
Cape Ann's Marina Resort
196 reviews
8.11 km away
Arbor Inn Motel
44 reviews
9.15 km away
Beauport Hotel Gloucester
324 reviews
9.37 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Windward Grille Restaurant
206 reviews
1.25 km away
J.T. Farnham's
346 reviews
1.01 km away
Woodman's of Essex
734 reviews
.28 km away
CK Pearl
169 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Essex River Cruises & Charters
297 reviews
.10 km away
Cogswell's Grant
25 reviews
.91 km away
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
29 reviews
.36 km away
Essex River Basin Adventures
22 reviews
.66 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
quillback
11 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from bubbia1 | Reviewed this property |
Every day for Lunch and dinner
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing