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Causeway Restaurant

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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food, great customer service, and the food comes out quickly. My biggest personal complaint? Too much food. I was on vacation and didn't have a fridge in my room, so we let a lot of food go to waste. But, let's be real. If your only complaint is that you think you got too much food for what you... More 

Thank Jordan J
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Causeway has a variety of options and the quality of the food is above average. Unfortunately, there was no forewarning about the huge portion sizes. The entrees can definitely 2-3 people, so they are perfect for sharing. Also, there were too many people, especially for a small dining area. This made the restaurant very noisy. Despite this, I was not... More 

Thank Sophia C
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were told by our B&B hosts that we HAD to try this place. All the locals go there so it has to be good, right? It's a VERY small place so there's always a line. We waited outside for over 30 minutes, which was fine. The place is very basic, no frills. The thing that struck me is how... More 

Thank Holly B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First, this is a small place. Expect to wait. The staff is very friendly and handle the crowd well. While I was waiting outside, a local told me about the fish chowder. It was amazing. Piled high with fish, it was delicious from start to finish. I also split the fried fish platter. The portion was generous but I feel... More 

Thank Peter C
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is small on the inside and a "hole in the wall" however the service and food are excellent. They give you fairly large portions for your meal. If you love fried food, theirs is excellent, its not heavy or greasy. Expect at least 30-45 minute wait when you go. There is a small bench outside for a seating... More 

Thank Michelle M
Spring Hill, Florida
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124 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went to The Causeway for a meal before our fishing trip on the "Hard Merchandise " tuna boat. The menus features seafood and specials, fresh caught and cooked to order. The appetizers would have been enough for a normal dinner, but we were not prepared for the heaping, hot, delicious entrees that nearly made the table groan... More 

2 Thank thefordman28
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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307 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I went here for dinner for the 1st time a few weeks ago. It is a very casual place....it was very crowded but we got seats at the counter. We didn't realize it was a BYOB place. Our order was taken promptly and the meals were served in a timely manner. We were both a little disappointed... More 

Thank randomMA
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with my family during Fiesta weekend. Food was tasty and very generous portions. Pasta dishes are excellent as is the Seafood Florentine and Stuffed Lobster.

Thank Mariabilly
Denver, Colorado
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121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good the portions are big and it's no frills bustley. We all get this. But the servers can cross the line to rude. No excuse for that. Only come here when your psyche is ready to be buffeted a bit on the road to dinner.

Thank JeannieChiliBeanie
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, just very generous portions of well-cooked fresh fish, with friendly service. Very popular with the locals, which is usually a good sign, there was a line to get in.

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-281-5256

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