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“Tasty, Tasty and Again, Tasty”
Review of Village Restaurant

Village Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Essex
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 12
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We stopped here after a whale watch in Gloucester for lunch. The place is very classic in a 1950s-1960s family restaurant sort of way. Clean, well kept; good service.

The clam chowder was very good (rich without being too thick and packed with clams); our friends had the shrimp cocktail, which was also good. My husband and I split an appetizer of the fried clams, since Essex is the birthplace of said dish. I am not a huge fried clam fan but these were so light and tender I would order them again. My haddock was very good; husband's burger was huge and done as requested for a change...friend's steamed clams were delicious. Her husband said he wished he had gotten the burger, as the swordfish kebabs were a tad dry for him, but all in all, a very pleasant lunch...and the coconut cream pie was a great ending.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The food here was delicious! I had the haddock, yummy. This definitely seems like a place the locals hangout and not touristy; I like that it keeps the prices reasonable. If you sit at the bar, Joe the bartender will keep you entertained.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were looking for some fresh seafood and asked some local folks, this was top on there list. We dropped in after a locale ent without a reservation and were happy to find no waiting if we wanted a patio seat. An August evening was just right outside.
The staff was great , full of local info, the food delicious and the price very fair. Come and enjoy New England seafood at its finest.

1  Thank O7191TVstevenb
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

I like this restaurant a lot. It is quite nice and fits the old world charm of this fishing village. The food is very good with a wide variety of entrees. Staff is always friendly. Go there, you will not be disappointed.

1  Thank lveno529
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

1130-830 tues-sun closed Mondays

Their Rootbeer don’t get diet excellent
1130-830 tues-sun closed Mondays

Clam chowder very good
Kids baked haddock excellent
Haddock Rockefeller excellent
Baked shrimp excellent alexa loved it
Lobster pie very good
Baked crab mornay very good
baked scallops very good
Steak tips very good
Baked clam app very good
Cole slaw very good
Green Beens very good
Mashed just ok skip
Key lime pie is not good
It is a lot of food so skip apps and just get the soup which is a little thinner
No wifi
Crane beach cooler very good needs Splenda
Ipswich ale very good
Don't let the kids get the frozen hot chocolate or they will not eat dinner

During week serve until 8-830 depending on how busy
Weekends 9-930 depending on how busy

Thank NY2016
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