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Causeway Restaurant

78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish chowder” (137 reviews)
“coconut rum” (19 reviews)
“chowda” (26 reviews)
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11:00 - 20:00 Hours
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A quick weekend trip to Gloucester from Houston primarily revolved around seafood and the Causeway Restaurant was our Saturday lunch choice. It was a repeat visit. The portions were large and the flavor was absolutely fantastic. The clam chowder and fried scallops were fabulous. My...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Traveling007Texan
Reviewed 6 days ago

took a visiting friend from canada here for lunch never disappoints meals all prepared fresh and in timely fashion service was good and food tasty and plenty of it always take home for next meal will always go back opens at 11 get there early...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank F7337FRkarenp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always good , but, the seating and the atmosphere leave much to be desired. The tables are very close to each other and the noise is terrible. When the door opens, the room gets very cold. If you ignore the atmosphere, the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nitir2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended this restaurant to us and we had to try it when we were in Gloucester last weekend. Let me start by saying that yes, it is a simple place, décor is what you would expect for a town seafood place. That being...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rhodymom2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This simple restaurant is famous for its huge portions and fish but recently I ordered veal Masala to go. It was enough for three. That said, I'd rate the taste at only average. There was much too much garlic overpowering the flavor of the wine...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We stopped there for a late afternoon lunch. The restaurant is relatively small and not very fancy. We had to wait outside for about 20 minutes. The waitress was polite and efficient in serving our meal. The portions are humongous and also good. The cup...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James V
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The visitor info lady suggested we try this place, as many others were closed today. The Causeway is off the beaten track but worth the walk. This is where locals go. We wanted to start with bowls of chowder and the wait staff advised “they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Swiss70
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Ok, we arrived during the lunch rush so it was probably at its busiest. I mean it was packed and we lucked into getting spots at the counter. We were looking straight into the kitchen and the cooks were getting plates out for pick up...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Flyfreemark
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This place looks like a hole in the wall! You won’t regret trying it out. Great service and very friendly atmosphere. The food portions are huge! Wife and I split an entree and had the scallops wrapped in bacon appetizer...awesome!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Russell B
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

There were 5 of us. 3 of us had the baked haddock. The other two had the grilled salmon and shrimp scampi. Meals include two sides. I selected mashed potatoes and Cole slaw. Even the sides were fantastic. Restaurant holds about 50 or 60 people....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Questions & Answers
19 March 2017|
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Response from rgc1515 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.. lobster is always "Market Priced". Call The Causeway at 978-281-5256 before you go and ask the price.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Larry N | Reviewed this property |
I normally go between 11 and 11:30. Much later than that and you need to be prepared to wait.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They do not. Most places here do a full lobster or lobster casserole.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-281-5256
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