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Village Restaurant

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55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
+1 978-768-6400
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“cornbread” (20 reviews)
“baked haddock” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (58 reviews)
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All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1342
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was great...we had to wait a little bit to get a table...restaurant very busy! Jess was our server...she was super...very friendly and very on top of everything! My husband had the new england chowder...and the broiled haddock and scallops...delish! I had a caeser...More

Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had seen this restaurant listed on a summer dining guide and decided to try it. The parking lot seemed filled when we arrived, but there was no waiting. The waitress was quite friendly and she took our drink order while we reviewed the menu....More

Thank Lecano_FlStan43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've had everything from seafood to steak tips to salad and it's all top notch. Drinks are great, although not measured so some might be stronger than others. Make reservations on a Friday or Saturday. Professional wait staff. They could use a bigger parking lot!

Thank KBBostonBoston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went (again) on July 4th. We called ahead for reservations and were seated immediately in a 4-person booth. What can I say? Been here a few times in the past, and it remains a go-to place, good food, service and prices.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lured by the superlative reviews about both food and service, we dared to deviate from the usual post-beach dinner at the simple but excellent Woodmans just down the road. The staff was friendly, even jovial, despite being a bit overwhelmed by a big crowd. But...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to this restaurant all century but never on a Wednesday. When my family was looking for a place to go tonight my mother told me to look for a restaurant with specials. When I saw that the Village had Seafood Pi...More

Thank sleeper61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit Ipswich often in the summer (Crane Beach) and end up most beach visits by stopping at the Village at the end of the day. If the place is somewhat crowded when you go, there is a good bar to wait...More

Thank Kingludvig
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Found this place while looking on Trip Advisor, while looking for a place to go for Father's Day. We were told it would be a thirty minute wait, but got seated within ten minutes. Everyone from the hostesses to the waitress was beyond friendly and...More

Thank Djjimmyice
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This was often our Sunday late lunch gathering place the many years living in Cape Ann. On a recent visit to the area back for business, we had to stop in and were not disappointed. Food was excellent. Great service and prices reasonable too. Highly...More

Thank ThomasinNC
Reviewed June 3, 2017

It was a busy Friday night but the service was good and the food was great. I had steak tips and fried haddock and both were great. The steak tips were better than most steakhouses I have eaten at. We need to go here more...More

Thank GaryWT
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August 8, 2016|
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Response from stayrelaxed2 | Reviewed this property |
Closed mondays open tuesday thru Sunday
April 6, 2016|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I think they do. If u r going should get there early-11:30/12:00. Can b very busy, though the Summer hasn't really started yet!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, 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: +1 978-768-6400
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