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Shea's Riverside Restaurant & Bar

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Wed, 4/24
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American, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
6  Thank Greg B
Reviewed October 1, 2018

A menu with lots of variety and a good wine list. The bar is popular and the staff are very hospitable. River view.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Beach4212
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Eataroundwoburn
Reviewed July 30, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Bob7514
Reviewed July 25, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Luv2TravelWN
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank 138maureen
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to gather. Very appetizing menu. Salads were real creative and appreciated by a gluten free family member. Wo derful scenery from our table . Attentive service.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Chrissie J
Reviewed June 23, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Melissa B
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