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Periwinkles

74 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1343
+1 978-768-6320
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (14 reviews)
“clam chowder” (24 reviews)
“scallops” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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74 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1343
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Food starts with quality north Atlantic seafood and is prepared with just enough creativity and consistently good cooking. Atmosphere is wonderful as you look out on a classic New England salt marsh boat channel, with the tide, boaters and sunset providing a series of seascapes.

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 October 2017

After taking in the Historic Essex walking trail, decided to stop in this restaurant that is on the trial. The host was friendly, we were seated right away. The menu had a good variety to it. The server was pleasant and attentive. We have the...More

Thank KnitsbyConnie
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing! The smallest lobster roll that I've ever been served and $29. For it! My husband had shrimp and swordfish kabobs and said the swordfish was 4 hours away from being bad. An overworked Bartender who was always gone from the bar just topped...More

Thank Nhdebtraveling
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were there for a 24 person family gathering and everything was wonderful! The food was excellent and the servers were great, especially Victoria! A lot of us had the baked haddock and it was cooked perfectly, but I heard the same about the steak...More

Thank gmuise
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Traditional semi-upscale atmosphere in an area that is clam shack heavy - so here at Periwinkles, you actually are seated, have a server, no standing in line to order, no hunting desperately for a table. We actually wanted to go to one of the local...More

Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We hit upon Periwinkles during our travels in the area last weekend and celebrated our son's 30th birthday here. We had a couple of folks with dietary restrictions -- a gluten-free and a vegan -- whose many questions the waitress, who was delightful, handled very...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Warm comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff. I had a haddock sandwich - very good. My girlfriend had a lobster roll and she enjoyed her meal as well. We had a nice view of the water and adjacent dock. I like non-pretentious, homey restaurants - not cold,...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We decided on Essex to satisfy a seafood craving. I checked the TA reviews and once again they did not disappoint. We visited on a late Saturday afternoon and although the main dining room was wide open, the bar was busy and I know why....More

Thank PaulMBoston
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Periwinkles is a wonderful local place with exceptional food and service. From parking - which looked like it could be tricky at busy times - to the greetings at the door to the seating indoors or out, it was smooth and hospitable. (We sat indoors...More

Thank Shieldmaiden77
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Driving around Gloucester, Ma trying to find a place to eat for dinner was a nightmare cause the people were in lines wanting to get in. So my girlfriend and I decided to get out of that are and went to Essex. Periwinkles was the...More

Thank Wade F
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As noted by earlier reply best way to determine is to go straight to the source to get the information. When asking, You may want to include the day you are thinking of going because sometimes they offer specials which might... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1343
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-6320
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