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Causeway Restaurant

78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Although I live close by, I never tire of both the haddock and clam chowders. A cup is more than enough for even the hungriest lumberjack. Love the haddock au gratin. Fun place to bring friends! Great lobster specials, too. BYOB. Great staff and owners....More

Thank camh23
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What can I say, this restaurant tells you what they are really proud of by the way the plates look. We shared a Peter's Platter of fried (yes bad bad but...) mixed seafood which was served as a layer of fish overtop of the fries...More

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 28 September 2016

There are many reasons to stop at this place: baked lobster, fried oysters, decent prices. You might want to go here because the locals do. But whatever brings you in the door, don't leave without the fish chowder. It's fresh & stacked high. And cooked...More

Thank hanoibelle
Reviewed 28 September 2016

OMG! This place serves you so much food that you can definitely share a plate. The service is fast, efficient, and the food was delicious! Upon sitting, they took our drink order and delivered a basket of fresh bread. Our appetizer was the clam chowder...More

1  Thank Kim A
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We've stopped here twice. In both occasion the plates were full - we didn't finished all ! Really nice, fast service, the room is always full.

Thank Babbabra
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was referred to this Resturant by a very nice older gentleman on the waterfront after cycling from Marblehead. I asked him for a good local Resturant and he directed me right to the Causeway Resturant. I sat at the counter being alone and asked...More

Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We shared the Peter's Platter - an outstanding version of a fisherman's platter. Light batter, not over cooked, fresh fish. As good as you will find anywhere on the north shore. Excellent service.

Thank KingstonBWB
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The good: Excellent food, good value, committed staff. No disappointments. (Surprises are the huge servings and unusually good fish chowder -- not clam, FISH chowder.) The bad: Other people want to eat here, too. You'll wait unless you go for takeout. There is parking across...More

Thank AliciaDeNood
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My friend took me to this classic New England Seafood emporium for lunch, and it was great! There was limited parking, and a short line -- appx a 10-min wait, but well worth it! The joint was jammed for lunch on a Thursday -- and...More

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Restaurant looks like a drive by local joint. How wrong ! It's local and it's good. Stopped for dinner around 4:40PM after several locals recommended. Busy but great service, outstanding food and a reasonable prices. Great seafood. Had Lobster Pie and stuffed sole with 2...More

Thank chrad1945
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20 March 2017|
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Response from RCutts15 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.. lobster is always "Market Priced". Call The Causeway at 978-281-5256 before you go and ask the price.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Larry N | Reviewed this property |
I normally go between 11 and 11:30. Much later than that and you need to be prepared to wait.
25 August 2016|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They do not. Most places here do a full lobster or lobster casserole.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-281-5256
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