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Causeway Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am usually only motivated to write reviews about positive experiences but this dinner was disappointing in execution. We went with friends-objectively were a couple good meals out of the 8 meals had. The steak tips were to be cooked medium and came out extremely well done. The grilled chicken salad -uncooked/raw inside had to send it back. The coconut... More 

Thank jennifer364
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every dish is heaping. It opens at 11 am and there is a line. I now know why. Best Chowder I have ever had. No rubber clams It is BYOB so bring your favorite wine. The Lobster for 27 dollars cooked perfectly. Stop on your way into town No reservations CC are OK Great Value The 2 lobsters were 1.25... More 

Thank Bonarrigo
Toms River, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can not stop thinking about the delicious baked haddock I had there last month. I ate in several Gloucester area restaurants that week but the dinner I had at the Causeway beats them all!

Thank fishagent
Chesapeake City
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious, fresh seafood --- right off the boat. "Casual" is an overstatement. "Fun" is emphasized. It's frequently crowded and noisy; yet, this is a welcomed part of the experience. Order off the blackboard for the specials. Try something you've not had (we had octopus). Inexpensive and rewarding. No ONE goes away hungry. Also takeout. Best yet...B.Y.O.B!

Thank Stevens48
Danvers, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have the best clam chowder on the planet and that alone is worth checking out this place. Portions are huge so either split your meal or be prepared to stuff your face. The waitstaff doesn't have much time for small talk so if you're looking for fake smiles and small talk go elsewhere -- these guys are to busy... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fish chowder in a very casual atmosphere ~ Plenty for your money. Other foods available but I just had fish chowder ~ you get practically a whole fish in the bowl ~ Casual dress , great value for your dollar .

Thank Carol L M
Sherman, Texas
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here several times. We also know it's going to be a wait for a table but...IT DOSEN'T MATTER BECAUSE ITS WORTH IT!! The restaurant is a small family owned place. Does not make reservations.It doesn't make any difference what you order because it's going to be good! My husband and brother in law tried the mussels and... More 

Thank Kathleen T
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I went to Gloucester and went to this restaurant based on the reviews from Trip Advisor. The place was packed, even for a late lunch and we had to wait about 20 min to be seated. Totally worth it. We went to this restaurant in the middle of the afternoon. If it weren’t for the... More 

Thank Cannuck1964
Lake Tahoe
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a good experience this time. My platter of clams was warm and not crisp; the batter needed salt too. Fries weren't hot and crisp either. Odd thing is: the cole slaw was rather warm instead of cold---maybe the platter sat around a while before they served it to me....careless. Not worth $28! I won't go back again. Prices are... More 

Thank kathleen d
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the food here. I had the seafood casserole. The place was clean. Standing room only at 2:30pm and the crowds were still coming. Wait staff on target and handled the restaurant with ease. Great job

Thank Worldtravelermur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?