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Village Restaurant

55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
+1 978-768-6400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (23 reviews)
“baked haddock” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (65 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank O7191TVstevenb
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank lveno529
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

Thank NY2016
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Went on recommendation of a friend. Breakfast food was jusst ok, service was good and staff was friendly. I really wanted to like it, but the dark, dingy decor was a distraction for me.

Thank E C
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking, seated right away and server attentive. Draft beer was cold and limited selections available. Food fresh and served prompt. I had haddock, delicious! Others had lobster roll. Corn bread and rolls served while we waited for entrees.

1  Thank 73reginac
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Ate here several times in the past year. Noted for their small and juicy clams. Did not disappoint. They serve a generous portion of delicious clams cooked a little longer just the way I like them. This is a very casual place, eat in or...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going to the Village for over 40 years and I’m never disappointed. Great menu and service. Today delicious fried clams.

Thank lynette g
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We stopped in here recently for lunch because it was recommended by a resident of Ipswich. The seafood is the freshest, our meals were nicely prepared and our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. We look forward to returning soon.

Thank M_Freedley
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Village Restaurant for lunch and were seated in the glass dining area. Our waitress came by right away and took our drink orders. I ordered the sangria, and my husband ordered a Diet Coke. The waitress brought our...More

Thank NapDonna
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Always good, well cooked food. Nice clams, haddock, Service excellent. A little put off by rude answer as to why we couldn't be seated in sunroom area last time we were there. It never hurts to be polite! Brought newbies last time there, they loved...More

Thank willowsporch
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4 October 2017|
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Response from bbwex | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. We had one when we went a couple of weeks ago.
9 August 2016|
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Response from Lecano_FlStan43 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I stopped in, while on vacation.
6 April 2016|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I think they do. If u r going should get there early-11:30/12:00. Can b very busy, though the Summer hasn't really started yet!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-6400
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