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The view looks out over the winding EssexRiver, the salt marsh and the dunes of Crane Beach way off. But it’s not just about the view. The food is excellent. There is a bar menu with light choices and daily specials. It’s definitely a local...More
I've been going to Shea's for years, maybe 15 - 20 and fairly frequently, 2 to 3 times per month. One of the best things about this restaurant was the personal touch that Carol made every time we visited. It really is the simple things...More
Something has changed. Poor service with no explanation noted very few costumers in. Table was sticky no apparent notices taken when cleaning off. Drink was not as describe. Once brought to waitress attention she did take it off the check. Food arrived about 45 minutes...More
The restaurant is in a great location with great views of the Essex river. The restaurant is clean and the help is very friendly. The food is good but the portions are on the smaller side, especially for the price. We paid $30.00 for clams...More
Went here after not wanting to wait for Woodman's across the street. Positives are nice atmosphere and view of the river, air conditioning. There is also a fireplace, presumably on in the colder weather.
Prices are high, portions not great, quality so-so. Service wasn't that...More
I think that Shea's is under rated. The fried clams were fantastic, not too moist, just crisp enough and not too much batter. I am always in search of great fried clams and these are among the best. The view is fantastic and the service...More
Prior to Lunch, we had taken the Essex River Cruise, located at the Essex Marina.
They had recommended a number of places in the area. Shea's is the one we selected.
Cannot say enough about the ambiance!! Whether seated outdoors, on the deck, or indoors,...More
My sister and I, having traveled all day, enjoyed an excellent dinner at Shea's Riverside Restaurant. I had oysters and a spicy salmon dish. My sister enjoyed the tomato basil soup and the perfect beef tips entree. Two relatives joined us and we shared desserts...More