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“Very good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Periwinkles

Periwinkles
74 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1343
978-768-6320
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Ranked #3 of 22 restaurants in Essex
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Periwinkles is a sweet little water's edge place in Essex, MA. They have a neat deck outside if you are lucky enough to get there early enough. Indoors is a little tired but the menu is good, and boy, do they mix a great drink! Food and service is above average. Nice little restaurant!

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Rockport, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best place ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

This is our special occasion and go-to place to impress visitors. It's a relaxing spot in Essex, MA with great food and an even better view. I love it for lunch (less expensive) or a nice dinner. The clam chowder is spectacular as are the crabcakes. They have a heater on the deck for chilly nights. Add to your bucket list as well as a visit ti Cape Ann.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Apex, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great view of the Essex River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Periwinkles has an ideal location for casual outdoor dining; overlooking both a small boat launch and the pretty Essex River. Nice menu choices, with a wine and beer special each day in addition to salad, soup, appetizer and entrees. Seasonal restaurant that is always consistent, and absolutely yummy clam chowder.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“lovely little place to eat !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

we have eaten dinner or lunch here every time we have visited the area, it is a lovely friendly place in a very peaceful and attractive setting. The food is always very fresh and tasty and we will make the effort to go here again next time we vacation in the cape anne area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Connecticut
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173 reviews 173 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The clam chowder is an award winner and it's no wonder why, its delicious. The batter on the fried clams just melts in your mouth and the scallops are so sweet! The haddock and goat cheese salad is also amazing. You really can hardly go wrong here. Great views really seal the deal.

Visited September 2012
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