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CK Pearl

112 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
+1 978-890-7378
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice menu and excellent service with a special view of the beautiful North Shore marsh. Of all the restaurants in Essex this is our favorite .

Thank Mike G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view at CK Pearl is great. The food is inconsistent. We had two mediocre entrees. Spicy Mussels in coconut milk were delicious. Service was good. There were several flies inside zooming around us, which we found annoying. We will not return, as we have...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited CK Pearl at the recommendation of a co-worker friend, and we're really happy that we did. It is a roadside attraction that you might drive right by if you were not aware of how good the food is inside, and if we had...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our son’s wedding reception was at CK. Can’t list all of the ways that CK made the night perfect. Incredible food. Best shrimp cocktail and beef tenderloin I’ve ever had. Even things like salad were beyond great. Staff was helpful and so accommodating. Gorgeous river...More

Thank Anabansha
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not ostentatious but surprisingly good food creatively prepared. Try their pork belly appetizer and local oysters and brie. Great location on the Essex river right in town. Eaten there three times over the past several years when on vacation in Ipswich. Wonderful food each time....More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch after a morning at the beach on a hot day. We chose CK Pearl because we wanted an air conditioned place due to the high heat outside. Bad idea. The air conditioning was barely on and it was hot and humid...More

Thank CarolineMR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really great meal here last night, Scrimp with coconut as starter, Tono and pulled pork as main. All really tasty and well presented, very friendly staff, good service . And the view at sunset is to die for, make sure you get...More

Thank Ingunn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to find parking but once you do you're in for a treat. The Fish & Chips were the best I've had in a long time with paper thin batter and cod that was succulent and cooked to perfection and included fries and napa...More

Thank tom m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to end our day after Crane Beach. We sat on the covered outside patio with views of the Essex River. There is also an uncovered outside area that looked very inviting with seats lining the railing overlooking the river. Our waiter, wish...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were about an hour earlier than we planned for dinner and they were still serving the lunch menu. In the past, we had enjoyed several pork belly dishes here, so we ordered the one on the menu, only to be told there was no...More

Thank jgot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-890-7378
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