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Causeway Restaurant

) #2 of 91 Restaurants in Gloucester €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish chowder” (116 reviews)
“coconut rum” (14 reviews)
“fries” (60 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A cold rainy day in July called for some clam chowder. A local friend recommended this place to us. It was crowded at 3pm on a Monday but we got counter seats right away. We each had a bowl of clam chowder and the portion...More

Thank elkriverrats
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looking for nice place for dinner without high cost? This is it! Had the best haddock EVER!!!! I've tried several other places and just doesn't compare! Eat in or on patio overlooking sailboats. Beautiful evening!

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live on the other side of the planet, literally. When I go home once a year, I head straight for The Causeway. It's purposefully designed to keep tourists away because it is in an ugly location, no waiting area, and is crowded almost always....More

Thank TogoYovo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called into the Causeway restaurant for lunch, the portions were enormous, the staff were efficient and friendly. Above all the food was superb. I would recommend the Causeway to anyone; its a simple straight forward place; 'does what it says on the tin'

Thank Pete K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at 2 in the afternoon and were told a 40 minute wait. We decided to stick it out since we heard so much about it. We were called in after only 20 minutes and we were glad we waited. It's small and cramped...More

Thank stone2626
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Gloucester for whale watching and decided to stop here for lunch. Had the clam chowder and the crabmeat sandwich. A quick word about portions - they are HUGE! My daughter and I shared the 2 dishes. My son had the kid's fish and...More

Thank RohitK_TA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good, you definitely get your money's worth. Nobody in our party left hungry and there's enough leftovers to feed us tonight. However, I will say the service left a sour taste in our mouth. But overall a good experience.

Thank Windy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here before and waited outside for over an hour for my table. The wait was worth it, but this time I decided to get takeout and skip the lines. I ordered a bowl of clam chowder and the fried seafood platter. My...More

Thank Melbitz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality---the freshest and tastiest seafood Quantity---more than enough for one sitting Value--price is right for what you get

Thank raymondmC6721ME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big portions. Try the fish chowda! Plan on waiting in line and you may have to park across the street. They have lots of local dishes and the scali bread is fresh and tasty too.

Thank michele031
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Questions & Answers
19 March 2017|
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Response from RCutty15 | 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 Jaylyn49 | Reviewed this property |
About 11:30-12:30 is a good time we ate in the outside Resturant and we were very happy with the food, price and service.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Nancy L | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen lobster tails on the menu. Lobster pie and boiled whole lobsters and twin lobsters.
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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