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Tom Shea's Seafood Restaurant

122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
(978) 768-6931
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Ranked #11 of 22 Restaurants in Essex
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A group I belong to celebrates every holiday season with a luncheon. Tom Shea's was one of the few local restaurants that would accommodate us for 11:30 a.m. We were seated in a small function room on the second floor, with a beautiful view of the Essex marshes. Service was quick and courteous and food presentation very attractive. Among the... More 

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Merrimac
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great Food and Atmosphere. Scenic Views, Good range of sections. Wait staff was very attentive and nice.

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Just had first visit/late lunch at Shea's. We sat in the sunroom and had a beautiful view of the river and marsh. Unfortunately, it was cold and seemed to get colder the longer we were there. The heat came on just as we were leaving. My husband had a salad, which was nice and fresh. Also had broiled fish sandwich.... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had a great family dinner here. 8 people. service was first rate. wide variety of dishes. rice was right and service exemplary. the window on the river was made the restaurant special - will go again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great view and Bloody Mary! The Eggs Benedict was cooked perfectly. No dislikes. It is actually called just Shea's now.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try out this restaraunt because the line was too long at Woodmans. Looked really nice on the outside and quaint in the inside...As soon as the waitress put some bread on the table we were invaded by flies. I ordered the lobster salad sandwich, seamed ok until I bit into a piece and noticed a large dark brown... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Took my daughter and her friends to Shea's by boat from Bay View, Gloucester. Quick word to mariners: don't use your chartplotter past the government marks. Strictly follow local markers since the winter storms shift the sandy bottom around significantly from year to year (don't ask me how I know). I have a long history with Shea's - have been... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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166 reviews 166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We love this restaurant for the seafood and the view. Always delicious food and great service and we love the tables by the windows for the outstanding Essex River view. Lovely deck outside as well.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Amazing experience! Will definitely be back again. The food was outstanding and drinks were delicious, not to mention the breathtaking view to tie it all together!!!

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Andover, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love this place. They have outdoor seating, but we always sit at the bar in front of the giant windows overlooking the river. The boat traffic and people watching is great. The food is really good. Perfect steamers. I also love the avocado and cucumber so and the gumbo. The vegetarian spring rolls are great (they offer a vegetarian... More 

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Additional Information about Tom Shea's Seafood Restaurant

Address: 122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
Phone Number: (978) 768-6931
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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