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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 213
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Lots and lots of food

Huge portion size. Great fried seafood. Great clam chowder. They have amazing speicals. The restuarant itself is not on the water and parking is tight. Be prepared to wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
tracyfro
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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382 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Huge portion size. Great fried seafood. Great clam chowder. They have amazing speicals. The restuarant itself is not on the water and parking is tight. Be prepared to wait.

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Gloucester, MA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love fried seafood AND you're hungry, this is the place to eat in Gloucester. The food is above average (should be a 4), but the restaurant is small and the atmosphere is busy and crowded. Plan to wait for a seat if you get there after 5:30pm. Early birds will be rewarded. Unassuming but good food with excellent... More 

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boston , ma
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

great food, enormous portions at reasonable prices and, as a BYOB place, you economize on that as well

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New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Place looks like your typical little local grab a bite. Building and parking lot unimpressive looking BUT...Come BEFORE you are hungry! We (a couple) had to wait outside as the place was already fully seated. The staff were hopping. Finally one of them opened the door to confirm there were two waiting & if we would be willing to sit... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Good is excellent Large portions Can't get seafood this fresh anywhere else I've eaten there a couple of times a week for years

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trout creek
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not much to look at and you would probably just drive on by if you didn't know better but this is an outstanding place for fresh seafood. In fact, it is so good that in our week long trip from Boston up to Bar Harbor and back we made a point to stop here a second time. Peter's platter is... More 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

you cannot beat the freshness of these meals - they are unbelievable - everyone knows about the Causeway - it's a no brainer. You have to go there. Not the best looking or modern place in the world, but great food - and TONS of it. Great prices.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Don't be fooled by its basic atmosphere and tables. This is one of the best local seafood meals you will ever have. That it was packed at 4 pm on a Monday tells you how good it is. It is BYOB, but they welcome that. Setup charge is $1/glass. The clam chowder was the best I have ever had. Their... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

S is a tiny place with no atmosphere, but goodfood. We started with the clam chowder which was excellent. a large serving was thick and creamy with plenty of clams. K tried the fish and chips which had a nice light batter, nicely seasoned. The seafood floritine was a bit runny but full of seafood. Portions where large. Although we... More 

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Salem NH
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Huge amount of food on every plate ....well worth the price. I had the chicken masalas. They chicken was cut as a filet and was to thin. I will go again and try something else.

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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 1 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?