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Cala's Restaurant

7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
+1 978-525-3304
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (7 reviews)
“lobster roll” (10 reviews)
“corn fritters” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
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LOCATION
7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Cala's many times, and the food has always been just ok. Much of the food is too greasy, and the restaurant is always too dark. I would say overall this is just an average place, worth a visit if you're hungry but...More

Thank AliceG4761
Mark M, Owner at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alice, Thank you for taking the time to review Cala's. I'm glad to read you are a returning customer and I'm very grateful for your constructive feedback. It concerns me you think our food is JUST good and not GREAT. I'm hoping you'll consider...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have spent numerous evening meals at the bar where the service is attentive, drinks poured correctly and the food above average. Not too noisy and a friendly clientele.

Thank hospitality2018
Mark M, Owner at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there hospitality2018, Thanks so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon for dinner and drinks! Have a good day. Mike Rossa Cala's Manager

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Loved the place once I saw Jerry Garcia picture on the wall. Great food and service. Chicken soup was excellent on this cold,rainy day. Definitely come back again. Also decorations of lax helmets make it cool.

Thank bmartuscello1102
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the 5 stars and hope to see you again! Cheers, Mike.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were seated quickly. I noted excellent food and service. We enjoyed both the seafood, and beef dishes.

Thank Rich K
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Rich, Thanks for the 5 stars! Mike.

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

After spending the morning at the beach, we decided to go into town (first time visit to Manchester by the Sea). The town is a charming small town with local merchants and restaurants. We loved Cala's Restaurant. The service was welcoming and warm and the...More

Thank Sandy M
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Sandy, Thank you for such a great review. I'm so happy to hear that the town, food and service was all fantastic. I hope you have a great day! Jaime

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Food and service here is good although not great. Easy access, situated in the middle of downtown Manchester by the Sea. Varied menu with something for everyone, full bar, sports TV's, table, high-tops, and bar. Something for everyone, mom loved her lobster roll, grilled chicken...More

Thank misterclean6
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Misterclean6, I loved reading your review and LOVE that you brought your 89 year old Mother to our restaurant for her birthday! How fantastic! Thank you for your kind words and descriptions. Have a good day! Jaime

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Cala's is our 'Go To' spot for great food and a casual, pub atmosphere. We are locals and frequently enjoy the Lunch and Dinner offerings. Why do we keep coming back? Great food, fresh ingredients and fantastic service! For our lunch visit last week, we...More

Thank 598Cynthia_w
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

598Cynthia_w, I can't thank you enough for your beautiful and kind words. Your review read like an advertisement for everything that defines "us". Truly, thank you for being a part of our community and our family. Have a great day! Jaime

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Food here is good, but it is the same food you will get at any restaurant around Cape Ann. Not somewhere to go out of your way to eat at. Low end cuts of steak are the specialty.

Thank John C
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

John C, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Happy to hear you enjoyed our good food and we do encourage you to come back again if you are visiting Manchester! Have a good day, Jaime

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in mid-week with friends for dinner and had a great meal. It wasn't too busy when we arrived around 6, but filled up quickly after that. Service was very friendly and attentive. We all were pleased with our meals. Two had the fish tacos,...More

Thank Bob M
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

rdmdld, Thanks so much for your great review! Your last sentence perfectly describes us! Thank you again and have a great day! Jaime

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times as a family and always enjoy our meals. Salads and sandwiches are good aa is service. Our last visit was for a graduation celebration

Thank sean19842015
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Sean, "Always good" is a GREAT compliment. Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Have a good day, Jaime

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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they did have some gluten free options, but check out their website to verify.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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: 7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 978-525-3304
  • E-mail
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