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Causeway Restaurant

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” (128 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“lobster pot” (52 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time there recently for lunch but will return. Wonderful local seafood, fish and chowder. Don't miss it. Very coastal New England. Simple plain decor but great food, huge servings.

Thank smthibs
Reviewed 2 days ago

First time I went to Glucester MA was last year on a brief camping trip...asked our campground owner for recommendations for dinner (we only wanted ones the locals always go to) and this was one of her choices! Well, we liked the food and atmosphere...More

Thank elizabethv417
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We go to the Causeway regularly for italian seafood. The place is always bustling and a bit loud at times so when you want great food at very resonable prices and a local community atmosphere. This is the place. We love it!

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant with BIG food ! I have yet to have a bad dish or for that matter one that I could finish. And at 6’5” and *** pounds that’s a big deal. It’s a byob restaurant. So bring a bottle of...More

Thank Kenn M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best food in Gloucester by far, and the portions are huge, Deidra was our waitress and was super.

Thank matthewtP8462XQ
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we visit Gloucester, this is our go to for fresh seafood. I love the simplicity, no fancy decorations, not a huge space and sometimes you have to wait, but it’s SO worth it! The food is always fresh and staff, although very busy, always...More

Thank LoriAllen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know this restaurant is known for its fish chowder (which was great) but you absolutely Have to get their clam chowder!! My husband and I were brought here for the first time in September 2027 and loved it. What they lack in decor they...More

Thank LC240692
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Judging from the long wait on benches outside, this is a very popular restaurant during the summer and looks to be full all the time. The food is certainly edible, but ordinary, and the portions are (too?) large. Fried food abounds. Healthy food is not...More

1  Thank marianc95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Family owned and run restaurant with Great fresh seafood everyday with nice portions. We noticed that it was a BYOB place after being there for awhile . The folks were very friendly and the food was good and Hot , will go again if...More

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic! Portions were huge!! Prices all reasonable. Food came out steaming hot. Three of us had cups of clam chowder that would be large bowls anywhere else. My husband had clam strips, son had fried shrimp and I had cod cheeks. Each meal...More

Thank NancyABNashvegas
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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 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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