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Essex Seafood

143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
+1 978-768-7233
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried seafood” (13 reviews)
“onion rings” (21 reviews)
“haddock” (12 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
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143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Essex Seafood is very reliable for steamed lobster, lobster rolls, and enormous yummy seafood platters. Very casual. We usually bring a cooler so we can pick up fish from their market to prepare at home. One of our favorites.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This unassuming little spot was recommended to us by the front desk staff at the hotel where we were staying in Gloucester and it was one of the highlights of our extended weekend on Cape Ann. Order at a window and wait to hear your...More

Thank RCSColumbus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been to real Fried Clam Country in years and had to get a fix. This was the place to do that. Pricey but worth every penny. What a wonderful meal. The clams were so tender and the coating was just enough not to overwhelm...More

Thank karengaillee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I polled people on Facebook for their favorite fish and chips place. Everybody, all the locals, that is, said Essex Seafood. Very fresh fish, classical ( but lightly) fried, and efficient service. Go hungry though. The portions are quite generous.

Thank KeenObserver01930
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Rustic Atmosphere. Easy ordering and quick service. Haddock Sandwich was outstanding and priced right. Will go back to try the clam plate which is large enough for two. Love the idea you have a choice between delicious french fries and onion rings for one price....More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Heavenly, & sweet. Very quick service. Personable operation. Worthy of repeat business for sure. You have to try them!

Thank Sherlockfoodie
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I'll be back. I just had to have clams, but the lines at the other joints in town were too long. Just as I was driving out of town, I saw Essex Seafood, so I swung in to find a smaller line, quick service and...More

Thank ragtop_rider
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I have been to Essex Seafood twice recently and both times were great. I got the same thing both times because it was so good. It was their special, popcorn haddock and it was delicious. It comes with your choice of fries or onion rings....More

Thank sleeper61
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I only allow myself one seafood plate per year, so it's disappointing when they aren't so great. At Essex Seafood, the clams were tender, the fries were crisp and flavorful and the onion rings were sweet. They are generous with the tartar sauce. Although they...More

Thank SalSal_Salem
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Found this place years ago and when ever I’m in town it’s on the “must” list of places to go. There are many places around Essex Seafood for fried clams and scollops but who wants to wait in long lines? Not far from the main...More

Thank daveinspain55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-7233
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