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Causeway Restaurant

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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars

Great local food, Something for all tastes. Dine in, take out great catering too. Huge portions! Always busy, always fresh cooked to order!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Julie I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great local food, Something for all tastes. Dine in, take out great catering too. Huge portions! Always busy, always fresh cooked to order!

Thank Julie I
Revere, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to go to this restaurant with another couple after our buddy heard wonderful things about this place from his buddies who frequent this place for lunch. My first impression of the restaurant was that it was not especially clean. There were lots of crumbs on our table and the rest of the place was not up to my... More 

Thank annmarie02151
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People sign up to eat her for one reason -- the best seafood around. The fish is really fresh - right of the boats at the harbor. The fish chowder is consistently the best in the world. Portions are huge. I'll pick up a bowl of chowder to go and it feeds two. I eat her once a month and... More 

Thank TazBoston
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ask a couple of place we eat earlier where to go for good local food. Both said Causeway without pausing. It is away from the main area but not much. The place is small and part of a fishing storing (closed when we were there). The service was fast and friendly. Menu had many local items. We ordered a... More 

Thank Greg C
Granby, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is small, good service, good food. I had the Lobster roll it come on a bulkie roll very good, price $15.00 well worth it. I also had a clam chowder and we all shared all shared Old school Onion rings.

Thank kevin m
Denver, Colorado
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The food here is incredible, plentiful and traditional. No one comes for fancy ambience but for an authentic local experience. The place turns out a lot of meals in a small space every evening. We are fine with brusque no nonsense service. But last night's visit was marked by surliness on the part of our server. I thought to myself... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Simple story: If you want huge portions of really fresh, tasty seafood, this is the place. BYOBeer & have fun in the noisy crowd that packs this place every time. Be prepared to wait outside during the summer tourist season. It's definitely worth the wait.

Thank 465giuseppe
Seacoast NH
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We live a good hour away from the Causeway, but we make it a point to get there at least 3-4 times a year, but never in the Summer. We love their fish chowder, the cup is more than a bowlfull, and their haddock is wonderful. My husband always gets the fried oysters and they fill the plate. The prices... More 

Thank plaicecovecarmen
Lake Placid, New York
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Went with my daughter after a day of Whale watching. Sat at the counter and had a fantastic meal! This is a diner with good fresh seafood cooked to order. Wait staff were friendly but if you piss them off they will eat you alive :) Keep in mind if the sign says open it will be busy...and its for... More 

Thank Unscriptedchaos
Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Old school. BYOB. Great food! Large portions. Great staff. Saints as it gets busy!!! Highly recommended. If I drive by I drool. Great food

Thank philjManchesterMA

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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: Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?