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143R Eastern Ave., Rt. 133, Essex, MA
978-768-7233
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fried Food Galore

Huge portions, the fish sandwich was so huge my boyfriend couldn't finish it! Creamy Clam Chowder. Great clam cakes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
CMiche47
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Huge portions, the fish sandwich was so huge my boyfriend couldn't finish it! Creamy Clam Chowder. Great clam cakes.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lunched with my husband & parents, we had the option of sitting outside, in the atrium, or inside. We ordered steamed clams, a fried clam plate & a fisherman platter. Everything was satisfying.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love fried clam and Essex is the BEST place anywhere to have them. They are cooked just right and oh so flavorful!!! A MUST TRY!!!

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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

the seafood is great and so fresh and the portions are huge I shared a seafood platter with my spouse and we were barely able to finish it all.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Best in the area. Locals love it. I've been there more than once and everyone really liked it. Food is very fresh and the portions more than adequate. Shrimp are sometimes small but the clams and scallops make up for it. Atmosphere is casual, price is right and the wait is short. Will definitely go there again.

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Small place with fresh seafood! Choice of eating outside or in, BYOB, I enjpyed the fried lobster plate it came with fries AND onion rings. I couldnt eat it all there I saved more than half to take home. IT WAS ACTUALLY BETTER THE NEXT DAY! the food was great! Next time I woll try the clam bake the portions... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We arrived in Essex from NH expecting to have our semi-annual fried clams and scallops at Woodman's only to find them closed. Now what? We continued on Rt 133 East past Farnum's (they were closed too) and came across Essex Seafood. Their sign said Open and we decided to give them a try. We didn't expect too much as the... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I guess this could be called eating in the rough; however, the seafood is fresh, cooked to order and it is excellent. Considering they have a fish market attached, their sole focus is on quality seafood. The clam plates or boats are terrific. Their other offering of onion rings, fried shrimp, lobster rolls and lobster cannot be beat. This is... More 

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Danvers, Ma.
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were told to try this place because the clams were better than the clambox! What a joke! We ordered the Clam Boat($22.95) when we got our order I took it to the table and said to my wife, can this be our order there were only 9 clams in the boat along with onion rings. I went back to... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great seafood - Fast. Orders are placed over the counter, you take a number and find a picnic table. I had chowder and a seafood platter that was so much food I almost couldn't finish it. This was my first stop here, but won't be my last -

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Additional Information about Essex Seafood

Address: 143R Eastern Ave., Rt. 133, Essex, MA
Phone Number: 978-768-7233
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143R Eastern Ave., Rt. 133, Essex, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 978-768-7233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?