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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%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (24 reviews)
“baked haddock” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (70 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the type of neighborhood restaurant that unfortunately most neighborhoods don't have anymore. A lively and friendly bar out front, a simple but warm and comfortable dining room in the back. Standard fare plus they only serve Ipswich clams. Daily specials as well. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank krmNOLA
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Recently had the opportunity to revisit this restaurant with guests from out of town, Excellent meal and service. I was with a group of 8 and was treated to steamers, chowder, calamari, onion rings as appetizers all were cooked to perfection . While the majority...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fob137
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We actually came to The Village so my nephew could collect on a wager - he is from Philadelphia and had bet my Boston brother that the Eagles would beat the Patriots. Which they did. The bet was a Philadelphia Cheese Steak Hoagie vs a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Sitting at the bar is the place to be in the Village. A mix of locals and tourists blend into this lively bar with lots of story telling. The owners Mark and Kevin always make the rounds mingling with the customers that creates a genuine,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Toplss
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Fried clams were invented by Mr Woodman right down the street. The clams are dug locally and fried shortly after being shucked. And cooked perfectly. They have a special every Tuesday. If you love clams get to the Village!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank normdero
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We hadn’t tried fried clams on our new england trip yet so we stopped in this delightful local restaurant for lunch after visiting the Crane estate. Definitely the right choice, pleasant service relaxing and a both guys loved their clams. The ladies like their seafood...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bobretired
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Venture814187
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Arieladobes
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Nora H
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sleeper61
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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