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Essex Seafood


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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We love fried shrimp and lobster roll, but not at Essex seafood. The coating was way too heavy on the shrimp and hardly enough lobster to talk about. The roll was only half full. Now the onion rings were really good and nicely battered. Why...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Marty C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I had the best seafood combo. It was loaded with fresh fish, scallops, shrimp and clams on our first visit last Sunday. We had relatives visiting yesterday, and we're excited to take them here, granted it would be a 45 minute drive...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank pamato1204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went to Essex Seafood for dinner on Memorial Day. Seeing the restaurant from the outside, I had low expectations. It looks like a summer camp and is easy to miss. Boy - Was I wrong. THIS PLACE IS FANTASTIC! The staff is...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank family4fun_10
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Spent the day wandering around Gloucester Ma looking at the sights. Looked up places to take my mother for her birthday. Found this place, but it had mixed reviews. We decided to stop by and give it a try. My husband and I shared the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank triciab251
Reviewed April 20, 2019

great seafood, the combo of lobster, clams fries excellent. Nothing fancy just good food.I loved the Haddock Plate, comes with a choice of 2 items, and it is piled on!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jerry G
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Wife ordered a lobster roll. Really good: all lobster, no mayo or fillers. I ordered fried scallop dinner which came with fries, and onion rings.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rob T
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Although a very small restaurant it is one of the best for fresh seafood. The people are so friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is spotlessly clean. We normally order a seafood platter to go, and it is more than enough for 2 to share. Prices...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019

I almost always order the clams, among the best in Essex County. If you consider the Clam Box a ten, then Essex Seafood comes in at 9 3/4...without the ridiculous lines. Everything is fresh, chowder is delicious, cole slaw is really good. No alcohol but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Clarke T
Reviewed December 22, 2018

My cousin and I have had their fried shrimp ,onion rings and clams recently and both times the food was excellent. Their batter is light crisp and not greasy!!! Prices are standard for Gloucester and Essex seafood. Enjoy

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Phillip S
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

We had the lobsters, steamers and clam chowder. Really enjoyed everything, the lobster was tasty and first time having the steamers was unique as well. Price points are high as you are definitely coming here for the food and not the atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
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