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Causeway Restaurant

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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
978-281-5256
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 244
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Must eat here but bring a big appetite

It's worth the wait! Fish entrees are the best. It's crowded and noisy but that's because it's popular with the locals too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Suzi M
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Maryland
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It's worth the wait! Fish entrees are the best. It's crowded and noisy but that's because it's popular with the locals too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great food, large portions. BYOB but there's a liquor store attached to this place. Can get a bit loud but that didn't bother us. Worth the 30 min drive

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

huge servings always a waiting line, and well worth the wait...............great food, huge servings. locals love it.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Eating at this restaurant is a test of endurance, self control and Survival training to complete the consuming of a great meal. A small busy restaurant, very busy & noisy. Usually a long wait to get into the restaurant. walk sure footed in case some "child" was present throwing french fries. Try not to bump your elbow into someone trying... More 

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stoughton, ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Seafood Heaven at incredible prices and quantity can not express what you get when you come to this restaurant. You will have to wait for a table. You will get more than you can eat. You will have tastes and freshness you can not imagine. What you will not get is an atmosphere, you will be where the fishermen eat... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous combination of Italian cooks and delicious seafood. Fried foods are light and crispy, salads are cold and fresh and everything else is wonderful and served in heaping portions. Can't go wrong here.

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Tallahassee
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This isn't a tourist restaurant. It was recommended by a friend who often visits family in the area. When we pulled up, we were a bit skeptical. It is next to a bait shop and the outside isn't designed to catch the eye. The are places with better views and the interior was pretty basic as well. But the staff... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Causeway Restaurant is a little out of the way, and it's not fancy. But it has superb shore seafood. We had clam chowder (as good as I've ever had), steamed mussels (also an all-time best), and a lobster pie (sinfully rich and delicious). The service is efficient and friendly. It's not cheap, but worth every cent. Highly recommended.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have been here a couple of times for breakfast and lunch. They have a traditional american menu for both. Service and food is fast and decent. Nothing too spectacular about their food, but still very good. Nice to be able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the view of the marina.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was told this place had the BEST FOOD. The reviews were wonderful. I ordered scallops which was recommended. I was told they were the large ones and they were the size of a penny. I couldn't eat the mashed potatoes, they were DRENCHED in butter and cream, so I asked for the cole slaw instead and was like eating... More 

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Additional Information about Causeway Restaurant

Address: 78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
Phone Number: 978-281-5256
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chowder

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-281-5256

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 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?