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Tom Shea's Seafood Restaurant - CLOSED

122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
+1 978-768-6931
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
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Reviews (167)
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a party of three seeking a little shade on a sunny patio overlooking the salt marshes our particular needs were met with the perfect combination of seriousness and joviality. The level of professionalism continued with the wonderfully pleasant server. Our meal consisted of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited July 6th at lunch and sat at the bar. The bartender delivered our meals including an order of mussels. Immediately an unpleasant odor came out of the dish when we removed the plate covering it. We tried to eat a few of the opened...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stopped in from the advice of several people who went there. The price for a clam dinner was $26.00. About 10 clams with string fries. The coleslaw was bland. We did enjoy the view from the deck. Maybe we hit there...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great spot was Tom Shea's for years; now it's Shea's Riverside and seems to be under new management. We had dinner here last evening arriving at our scheduled 6 pm reservation. Hardly anyone there except at the bar area where there were a few...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for Sunday lunch, and were able to get a window-side table for 2. The view of the river, and the boating activity was great. Some boats pulled up to Shea's own dock. The restaurant was busy, but the noise level was not high...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Right on the Essex river, Shea's is consistently good. We had a group of 5 in the bar - and the cocktails, wine and food were excellent!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

We stayed at the Inn next door ,just a few hundred feet and we were there.We have eaten there many times,the food is always excellent,especially the seafood.The wait staff was terrific,they are always in a good mood a true reflection of the management.The view of...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

We recently visited the area and had dinner at Shea's Riverside. Fried clams appetizer was exactly what we were looking for! Great salads. We had the salmon and the Haddock Provencal. Both excellent sans the sticky rice! Will definitely be back.

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I travel here once a year, but yesterday's experience may have us finding a new place. To start, our Bloody Mary's we're not drinkable. Way too spicy, wrong mix ratio or something. We added ice and kept trying, but they sat before...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was hesitant to order the Lobster mac & cheese because I had just had that at another restaurant in Boston just two days before. I'm so glad I ordered it anyway, it was so much better. It was the best I've ever had! My...More

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Restaurant Details

Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-6931
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