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Village Restaurant

55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
+1 978-768-6400
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (21 reviews)
“baked haddock” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food, plentiful and the waitstaff was great! I had baked stuffed haddock which was delicious.

Thank sybeab
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Tonight I went with friends for dinner at the Village Restaurant, because they have a seafood pie special for $14.99! It was delicious as usual! Much less expensive than many North Shore restaurants! The waitress was very skilled and friendly! The cole slaw and butternut...More

Thank betsyk757
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Village has been serving quality seafood to knowledgeable Northshore diners for decades. It has all varieties, baked, broiled, fried. They of course have all the Rockefellers, Mornays, Provences, etc., dishes as well. (The Rockefeller's may have dined here, but here I refer to recipes.)...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Used to go all the time and the food was so much better than it is now. Service was very good and the place is nice and clean. Had the lobster rolls - asked for a hot lobster roll and they do not make those...More

Thank Brighteyes2012
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is an old restaurant, long established in the center of Essex Village. The food is good, but not gourmet and average New England fare. Yes they have clams and lobsters---but so do nearly all the restaurants in this area. Did they invent the fried...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Village Restaurant has been around for a long time, but the food was no better than average. We started with some onion rings which were OK but nothing better. Wedge salads were very good. The haddock Rockefeller was pretty good, but the fried haddock...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Husband and I went for anniversary. Best steamers anywhere. Corn bread is amazing. Love sitting in bar area. Everyone very friendly

Thank gavvy1
Reviewed 11 September 2017

After a busy warm late summer afternoon at a local car show in Esses, MA hubby and I wanted to have a nice dinner before heading home. Of course the prime place everyone gravitates to is legendary Woodman's. Yet we've dined there many times. We...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Driving by I had to stop for a late lunch. It was my mothers favorite place so I stopped in in her memory. I had the Eastern Point which was baked haddock and scallops very good. The rice pilaf was boring but everything else was...More

Thank Perry G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food is good and the waitress who's name escapes me at the moment was great. I thought that the portion of clams was a little small for the price but they where very good

Thank blue02
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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