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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” (130 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed today

We didn't eat there! The parking lot was full wo we drove around back to park. The rear of the restaurant was a nightmare--over-full dumpster right off the back exit, beer bottles thrown around the exit. It looked very, very dirty. We left prior to...More

Thank bdtravelers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While covering the New England countryside in search of 17th witches, we ran across Pap (a local gent in Danvers) who recommended the Causeway as a local gem hidden away in Gloucester. We took the drive and were not disappointed! One word - seafood! This...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were very lucky to find no wait here on a Friday evening in June, since we understand that this place is extremely popular and sometimes there is a long line. The haddock and clam chowders were both excellent. We shared a seafood platter among...More

Thank RCW567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard the chowder was great here so we had to try it. We were not disappointed. I ordered a cup and when delivered I asked if it was a bowl. Then my wives arrived and it was huge. The fish and chips were great...More

Thank markmar660
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel far to go to the Causeway to get take out for dinner. I was so disappointed. The wait staff was rude and not paying attention. Not professional at all. The restaurant looked dirty, this is not the look they should have for the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a life long local. A few owners back got a mealy worm in broccoli and chicken and avoided since. Husband and I got a gift certificate and got takeout last night. Chx and broccoli again. Asked for garlic wine sauce and got a...More

1  Thank Jill E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here recently with my family and the food was excellent. i got fish chowder and salmon. The portions are huge so you will definitely have enough to eat. The food was great and the service was excellent. I look forward to returning to...More

Thank sleeper61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Causeway gives you huge portions of delicious food. They don’t mind you sharing a meal. I rather not because you always bring something home for the next day. The mussel appetizer is a huge bowl, a meal in itself. Their chowders, baked haddock, steak...More

Thank tlb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would never have stopped here but my husband‘s friend said that they have delicious food here. It’s kind of dumpy looking from the outside but I can’t even express to you how good the food was. I had fish and chips and the fish...More

Thank julia_fisher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best in Gloucester. I am bringing friends here usually once every other week or more. Incredible portions of quality fresh seafood. I highly recommend the fish chowder, baked haddock, scallop salad or pretty much anything else on the menu

Thank Matthew M
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19 March 2017|
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Response from RCutts15 | 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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