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Village Restaurant

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55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is always busy...we timed it at 5 o'clock to eat a early dinner.Dinner was super...I had the deep fried scallops...done to perfection...was a very nice portion for the price.My husband had Beef tips & Shrimp...excellent as well...mixed veggies for delish!. Didn't have room for dessert....

Thank Kathy V
Peabody, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Village ranks top of my list for the BEST fine dining north of Boston! The restaurant is beautiful in a lovely setting, very clean and the food and service are TOP NOTCH. The prices are very reasonable for fine dining. I would highly recommend the broiled haddock dinner or broiled scallop dinner, the BEST you will find for the... More 

Thank Milicent922
Athol, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this restaurant has a wide variety of offerings on its menu, it is perhaps most popular for the fried clams, fresh fish, and lobster. I chose the "seafood medley" which consisted of fried, baby shrimp, fried haddock, and clam strips all piled high on a bed of delicious french fries .....a filling meal for sure !!! Daily specials are... More 

Thank Harvey K
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got the lobster Mac n cheese and it was amazing! It was rich and cheesy and the lobster was in big pieces. Others in our group got streamed lobster and baked haddock. Good food and great service.

Thank Kim D
Edwardsville, Illinois
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best fried clams ever. The home of the fried clam. Service great Very crowed at lunch so great Restauant One guy drove from NH and 1 hr drive just for clams Bonus across street. How they built the old wooden hulled boats. Fun and interesting In area must go go go! Moto

Thank tomppile
Haverhill, MA
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Village Restaurant has always been one of my grandmother's favorite seafood restaurants to visit along the North Shore/Cape Ann area. Thus, she along with my parents and I went there this past Saturday. We all ended up having a great time indeed. My grandma ended up having a chicken sandwich while the rest of us had fried seafood. My... More 

Thank Martin S
Beverly, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live local and visit the Village about once a month. If you're looking for an ICE COLD draft beer this is the place to go- seriously the coldest beer I've ever had at a restaurant. The food is always great and the staff is wonderful! Our favorite place to sit is at a booth in the... More 

Thank MDZ105
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tuesday is a great night at the Village Restaurant; particularly, in summer. We had their fried clam plate, a specialty of the house, and a featured special on Tuesday night with a great price. They were perfectly cooked and a good portion size. We started off with a cup of clam chowder and a wedge salad. Their chowder is terrific... More 

Thank Don W
Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different dining areas - including glassed-in, outside, bar area. Luncheon specials - all with fresh seafood.

Thank jmwalsh
Canastota, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was nice, the location was convenient, and the service was friendly . We traveled from NY, we will be back.

Thank tanahilts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 978-768-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?