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Village Restaurant

55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
+1 978-768-6400
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cornbread” (21 reviews)
“baked haddock” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Village has been serving quality seafood to knowledgeable Northshore diners for decades. It has all varieties, baked, broiled, fried. They of course have all the Rockefellers, Mornays, Provences, etc., dishes as well. (The Rockefeller's may have dined here, but here I refer to recipes.)...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to go all the time and the food was so much better than it is now. Service was very good and the place is nice and clean. Had the lobster rolls - asked for a hot lobster roll and they do not make those...More

Thank Brighteyes2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old restaurant, long established in the center of Essex Village. The food is good, but not gourmet and average New England fare. Yes they have clams and lobsters---but so do nearly all the restaurants in this area. Did they invent the fried...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Village Restaurant has been around for a long time, but the food was no better than average. We started with some onion rings which were OK but nothing better. Wedge salads were very good. The haddock Rockefeller was pretty good, but the fried haddock...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Husband and I went for anniversary. Best steamers anywhere. Corn bread is amazing. Love sitting in bar area. Everyone very friendly

Thank gavvy1
Reviewed 11 September 2017

After a busy warm late summer afternoon at a local car show in Esses, MA hubby and I wanted to have a nice dinner before heading home. Of course the prime place everyone gravitates to is legendary Woodman's. Yet we've dined there many times. We...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Driving by I had to stop for a late lunch. It was my mothers favorite place so I stopped in in her memory. I had the Eastern Point which was baked haddock and scallops very good. The rice pilaf was boring but everything else was...More

Thank Perry G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food is good and the waitress who's name escapes me at the moment was great. I thought that the portion of clams was a little small for the price but they where very good

Thank blue02
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Been a while since I've been to New England, but every time I've visited there in the past I've always had a need to make sure I would allow time to have some New England Fried Clams. Fried Clams in New England are like NO...More

1  Thank Alphonse_of_Olde
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have been enjoying The Village for many years. Whenever we visited the area while my folks were alive they took us there, and we still take people there whenever we visit now. This time it was my SIL and my DH. We all enjoyed...More

Thank pandora518
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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