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Causeway Restaurant

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

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Visitor rating
  • 234
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
    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
Went there for my birthday

As a birthday dinner, my partner wanted a Sea Food platter, and it was much more than he expected, could only eat half and brought the other half home to eat later on. Delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Gloria L
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As a birthday dinner, my partner wanted a Sea Food platter, and it was much more than he expected, could only eat half and brought the other half home to eat later on. Delicious

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Gloucester, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Causeway is a must visit for local and visitor alike. Great meals, with all varieties of seafood such as lobster, clams, shrimp , fish and great pasta. Portions are large, vegetables and mashed potatoes superb, and all are fresh. The staff is lively and very organized as the facility is not large. One can bring his own wine, beer,... More 

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

More delicious food than you can handle - each plate could satisfy 2 people. Great to eat and have a doggie bag for anther full meal

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great food in a very relaxed setting, BYOB, large portions. A local favorite, with long lines at peak times.

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Chicago
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to The Causeway after reading the reviews and we couldn't have been more disappointed We ordered the clam chowder, bacon wrapped scallop appetizer, lobster pie and the fried clams. They were ALL ordinary... To be kind. Every dish lacked flavor or texture. The bacon wrapped scallops and lobster tasted bland... Not fresh. The fried clams were fine but... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Had heard that this was a hidden gem. Food was mediocre, albeit huge portions. Service was good. I've heard that there is a line around the building waiting to get in during peak times. I wouldn't wait. Gloucester House is better, same price.

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Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Being a local Gloucesterite, I have the option of dining on fresh fish at many restaurants in Gloucester. When I say "fresh," I mean off the fishing boat that day. When you live locally, you won't accept anything less. The Causeway is located in a nondescript building near the Gloucester Marina, Cape Ann Motor Inn, and the local movie theater.... More 

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McCaysville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Loved this place. We are staying at Cape Ann Motor Inn in Gloucester, a terrific place with kitchenette. Stopped at Causeway to get lunch. WOW, we were thrilled. Wonderful fish and chips, really generous serving and priced below many local restaurants. I tried the fish cakes even though I had ordered the fish and chips. Bought this as takeout and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We asked a guy on the street where the best place for clam chowder was and he sent us to the Causeway. It isn't fancy but the parking lot was full and it wasn't quite lunch time so good sign. The wait staff were excellent and very friendly. I ordered clam chowder and my husband ordered fish and chips. We... More 

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Causeway Restaurant serves up huge plates of food. Their cup of chowder is a bowl everywhere else; their bowl of chowder, a serving bowl !! The fish chowder is a thin soup with the occasional bite of potato and so much fish it sticks up above the rim of the dish. I've tried to order a cup of chowder... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?