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Tom Shea's Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
(978) 768-6931
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Years ago, this was a great place for dinner. It's showing its age. Food so-so. For the price, can get a better meal elsewhere in the area.

Thank kate m
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good restaurant with lovely view. This is a good choice if some in your party are not seafood lovers; the menu includes burgers, chicken, and salads. The service was great and the view is beautiful.

Thank Pumpke
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our family (10 of us) to Sheas to celebrate my our parents 60th wedding anniversary. Got there early, 5-ish, on a Saturday and was seated right away. We had a long table so conversation was difficult After we were seated our Server (Janet) showed up 5-10 minutes later. She never introduced herself, appeared stressed out, and felt a bit... More 

Thank Gary K
Sandown, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Docked my boat and had the baked haddock and my wife had the haddock fish and chips with a mix of onion rings and sweet potato fries - wow! Highly recommend!

Thank luv2flyboat
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful view, had our 1st date here about 25 years ago so it brings emotional ties to us, foods always been good and the bartenders are too!

Thank Sharon G
Lee, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

On a nostalgia visit to this area wanted lobster and this was definitely the place. Nice sized boiled lobster served with a good mealy baked russet potato and steamed asparagus. A good glass of house wine and a view of the river made for a lovely experience.Only complaint - a polyester napkin is just not good enough when eating lobster.

Thank RevRover
Dracut, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Food, service, staff & location were all top notch. Dinner on the outdoor deck overlooking the river was amazing! Highly recommended.

Thank rcl0ugh
Level Contributor
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I didn't care much for this restaurant. I had a lobster that was serve with a huge dry baked potato. Overall it was too pricey and i wasn't impress with their menu

Thank Karine B
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice light dinner at the bar. Great crab cake Blt and spinach dip with wonderful chips. Bartender was very nice and helpful.

Thank Tom G
Boston, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I have eaten here many many times over the past 25 years. Many years ago it was called The HaJa Landing, then for many years called Tom Shea's. This was a decent restaurant serving quality food, but those days are over. Iit is now called Shea's. It seems that Sheas has also acquired the Motel next door to the restaurant.... More 

Thank Catharine G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: (978) 768-6931

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