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CK Pearl

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
112 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
+1 978-890-7378
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
112 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t often leave reviews but I wanted to share the feedback about the wonderful service and delicious menu we had for our rehearsal dinner. Jess in events was great to work with and helped us through menu choices and tolerated our indecisiveness. We had...More

Thank kramrow
Reviewed 2 October 2018

It's hard to beat a sunny patio with high-top chairs oriented to the river, a bottle of rose served by a charismatic server and a fresh haddock sandwich.

Thank Kitsilano
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice menu and excellent service with a special view of the beautiful North Shore marsh. Of all the restaurants in Essex this is our favorite .

Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The view at CK Pearl is great. The food is inconsistent. We had two mediocre entrees. Spicy Mussels in coconut milk were delicious. Service was good. There were several flies inside zooming around us, which we found annoying. We will not return, as we have...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

We visited CK Pearl at the recommendation of a co-worker friend, and we're really happy that we did. It is a roadside attraction that you might drive right by if you were not aware of how good the food is inside, and if we had...More

Thank 809JohnH809
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Our son’s wedding reception was at CK. Can’t list all of the ways that CK made the night perfect. Incredible food. Best shrimp cocktail and beef tenderloin I’ve ever had. Even things like salad were beyond great. Staff was helpful and so accommodating. Gorgeous river...More

Thank Anabansha
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Not ostentatious but surprisingly good food creatively prepared. Try their pork belly appetizer and local oysters and brie. Great location on the Essex river right in town. Eaten there three times over the past several years when on vacation in Ipswich. Wonderful food each time....More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We stopped for lunch after a morning at the beach on a hot day. We chose CK Pearl because we wanted an air conditioned place due to the high heat outside. Bad idea. The air conditioning was barely on and it was hot and humid...More

Thank CarolineMR
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had a really great meal here last night, Scrimp with coconut as starter, Tono and pulled pork as main. All really tasty and well presented, very friendly staff, good service . And the view at sunset is to die for, make sure you get...More

Thank IngunnB_13
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It's hard to find parking but once you do you're in for a treat. The Fish & Chips were the best I've had in a long time with paper thin batter and cod that was succulent and cooked to perfection and included fries and napa...More

Thank tomm164
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-890-7378
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