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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” (129 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 5 days ago via mobile

Good food and huge portions. More like a mom and Papa’s place. Not sophisticated but you can find fish plates, clams and American food in general.

Thank joao f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want super fresh fish, incredible fish chowder, BYOB and no ambiance, this is your place. It's all about the food, and it's great. Quick in and out and you take a meal home too.

Thank ScubaTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LIke all things wonderful and inexpensive the Causeway has been discovered. The only downside are the lines of other discerning diners waiting to feast on the huge portions of fresh seafood. So go 'off hours', early is best as the lines keep forming until closing....More

Thank AlixTurner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding location. 1 minute from the BLVD. 5 minutes to downtown Gloucester.Food fantastic,staff fantastic,price fantastic,quanity fantastic.always a small wait but worth every minute.

Thank 596christopherk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You nearly always have to wait in line for this wonderful seafood and good service once seated, but oh so well with the wait. We usually get the large mixed fried platter and share it...way more than enough for at least 3! Fresh, light breading...More

Thank tikkitikkitembo
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank matthewtP8462XQ
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Questions & Answers
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, Child-friendly, 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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