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Sea Witch Restaurant & Oyster Bar

203 Newbury St, Peabody, MA 01960-2411
(978) 535-6057
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Ranked #10 of 149 Restaurants in Peabody
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Albion, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The cashier was so nice. The food was just alright. We had the seafood platter. The food was cooked spot one but it lacked seasoning. The chowder was tasty, but the lobster bisque was lacking in flavor and one little piece of lobster in it.

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Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I love quirky/homey places. Just so you know...you order your food at the counter when you walk in, the give you a number, you have a seat and then they bring your food to you. If you're looking for upscale this isn't it. But...if you're looking for a great lobster roll with friendly service at a good price this is... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Everytime that I come up here from Florida, I have to stop to get my seafood fix. I love the fried clam plate, and they are always nice and not greasy. They are in a nice light batter not heavily encrusted. We love the lobster rolls, fish n chips, fried scallops, and clam chowder. This is a local family restaurant... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We had the lobster stew, fried lobster tails and scallop basket. While it was all good, the scallops really stood out. I wish we had a place like this in Arizona. They were fried, but not covered in bread. More like a light tempura. The lobster stew was also very good.

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stopped here on my way from the Boston airport to Maine, and both the lobster roll and clam chowder were fantastic. From the food to the old-timey nautical decor, the Sea Witch definitely kicked my New England vacation into high gear. I had lobster rolls nearly every day I was in Maine, but not many of them were as... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I ate here with my family last year and the fried items were not crisp, although Noone got a tummy ache and seafood in the area is always a gamble.I myself have shellfish allergy so I went with steak tips and they were very rubbery.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We decided to try this place because of reviews and was so happy we did! Very friendly people amazing food we could not finish what was on our plates! Price were very reasonable!

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Boston, MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I never thought much of the sign or the place until I went there. I can tell you, it is DEFINITELY a classic hole in the wall place! The only thing better than the friendly, outgoing service was the food! If you like clam chowdah, you have found one of the best around! Creamy, flavorful and FULL of clams! The... More

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for good fried seafood you will be happy at the Sea Witch. I recommend NOT trying the "non-fried" seafood except for the lobster. This place excels at fried food so stick with that. I went to the Sea Witch many years ago and needed to use the men's room. As I was standing there urinating a... More

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very disappointed in the quality of the food here. Everything was soggy. Would never go back. Better off driving to Essex or Ipswich for the real deal.

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