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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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santa barbara
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Village is the place to go for good, fresh seafood. Haddock, fried clams, steamers, clam chowder, swordfish, scallops--all delicious. We eat there twice a day when we are near Essex!

Thank cassismeg
Davenport, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have always loved this place..food delicious and staff very attentive to our service....Seated quickly without reservations...Thanks again for all the delicious Essex foot!

Thank Debby S
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are many restaurants in this area and the Village lacks a view and ambiance but is surprisingly good. There are many seafood offerings so you will find something appealing. I had a delicious haddock with fresh tomatoes and onions. My companion had a haddock with a cream sauce that she enjoyed There are choices for sides but I don't... More 

Thank drregina
Boston, Massachusetts
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552 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for a late lunch and was not disappointed. My Husband and I both really wanted a Lobster Roll and the Village Restaurant did not disappoint! Tons of meat, claws and all in the roll. French Fries were done perfectly. Will be back!

Thank CMC_2012
new york
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175 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At a local's suggestion, we had an unplanned lunch here on a rainy afternoon. Great, attentive service. Had fried haddock and baked haddock. No complaints. Good food. Lot's of locals were coming in to dine which is always a good sign.

Thank mrmisrule
Hope Town
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to the Village for 36 years since 1980 (I a now 63). Started out when I was a grad student in Cambridge but we come even more often since we moved to the north shore. Nothing fancy but consistently good seafood and in our opinion the best fried clams. We often split a clam appetizer (so... More 

Thank Dave D
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

//nothing here has changed and it's still wonderful. For an appetizer, I got the Italian seafood stew which was even more wonderful as I remembered I neglected to get it the last tine I was here. For dinner, I got the swordfish with salsa special. It was wonderful and I recommend it highly. Our waitress, Brenda did an excellent job... More 

Thank sleeper61
Peabody, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Village restaurant is a great place for casual dining and I highly recommend this place to all seafood lovers. The lobster pie is outstanding on many levels and the seafood chowder is some of the best I have ever had in New England. I also recommend trying the fried lobster; the amount of lobster meat is substantial and it is... More 

Thank Charles E
Worcester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The family took mom here for a family birthday dinner. It really good, and everyone had a good time and a good dinner. The seafood is really fresh, the fried clams classic, and the clam chowder quite fine, but not as creamy as some would have liked. Some of the dishes were, for me anyway, a bit under-seasoned, but that... More 

Thank BK1822
Durham, Maine
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended by a very good friend. It did not disappoint. The fried clams were some of the best ever. Great service and reasonable prices. Fun.

Thank frcdtag44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?