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Village Restaurant

55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
+1 978-768-6400
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cornbread” (23 reviews)
“baked haddock” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (66 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
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Reviewed today

Excellent lunchtime visit. Service with a smile, we were shown to our table and the waitress was soon with us and drinks arrived promptly. We were shown an extensive menu, mainly seafood but with other choices. Recommend the fish bakes of which there are several...More

Thank Venture814187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

clams were dark indicating oil was old and that is why we picked the restaurant. Dark, not very inviting.

Thank Arieladobes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for a wait when you come here. Leave your car if your local as the lot is small. We waited about 40 minutes for our table, but had two seats at the bar. The bar tenders were quick and friendly. When we were...More

Thank Nora H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here last night with my parents because it was a Wednesday and we all wanted the restaurant special of the day which is seafood pie. Seafood pie is lobster, crab, and shrimp with breadcrunbs on top and it was delicious. We all ordered...More

Thank sleeper61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food especially the lobster Mac n cheese. They were busy but service was good. We made a reservation earlier in the day and I am glad we did because there was a lot of people waiting to get in when we got there....More

Thank katiesU4512YT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went here with my mother who had been there before and enjoyed the seafood. There are 3 sizes of their homemade clam chowder which is chock full of clams. For my main course I had baked haddock and scallops with baked potato and...More

Thank MelissaM4192
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steamers are excellent and more readily available than other restaurants in the area. The Indian Pudding is the best around.

Thank Nathalie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after a whale watch in Gloucester for lunch. The place is very classic in a 1950s-1960s family restaurant sort of way. Clean, well kept; good service. The clam chowder was very good (rich without being too thick and packed with clams); our...More

Thank sullific
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was delicious! I had the haddock, yummy. This definitely seems like a place the locals hangout and not touristy; I like that it keeps the prices reasonable. If you sit at the bar, Joe the bartender will keep you entertained.

1  Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were looking for some fresh seafood and asked some local folks, this was top on there list. We dropped in after a locale ent without a reservation and were happy to find no waiting if we wanted a patio seat. An August evening was...More

1  Thank O7191TVstevenb
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5 October 2017|
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Response from bbwex | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. We had one when we went a couple of weeks ago.
9 August 2016|
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Response from Lecano_FlStan43 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I stopped in, while on vacation.
7 April 2016|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I think they do. If u r going should get there early-11:30/12:00. Can b very busy, though the Summer hasn't really started yet!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-6400
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