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Causeway Restaurant

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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“fish chowder” (129 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“lobster pot” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

My wife wanted chowder and we were advised this was good and indeed it was. the clam chowder was excellent and almost everyone seemed to be having it. The scallops also wonderful (the first time i have tried them). Portions big and attentive service.

1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Just got back from vacation and decided to post while the flavors were still fresh on my palate !! We stopped at the Causeway Restaurant on a recommendation from one of the locals that we met near the beach. She suggested we go try them...More

1  Thank Stormy61
Reviewed May 27, 2016

My brother was visiting from out-of-state, and we visited Gloucester because he was in the mood for a bracing walk and a bowl of clam chowder. We did both--a walk along Gloucester's downtown along to Western Avenue and Stage Fort Park. It was October, but...More

Thank Concord
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Food was excellent. Family had steamed mussels, fried clams, fried oyster and surf and turf. Food serving is a lot. It's worth the wait.

1  Thank BridgetRooter
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Bacon wrapped scallops were great, mozzarella sticks were good, and shrimp piccata was very tasty and a huge portion! Stuffed Lobster was lack luster. The shrimp casserole was burnt and the bread was store bought and cold. They were very busy, but there was no...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this restrauant. It DEFINITELY is not what I remembered. The atmosphere loud, dirty, waitress inattentive and food was horrible. I grew up in Gloucester and am a big fan of good local restrauants. This was a bad. I visited other restrauants in the...More

1  Thank Julie D
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great entrees, very satisfying servings, price is right. Can have wait lines in-season, but well worth the minor wait.

Thank RetirementTraveler
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting from Kentucky went on a tour and talked to some locals asked where do you like to eat seafood? They suggested Causeway so we went! Soooooo very glad we did. Ad a fresh salad and Peters platter! Fabulous food. Great atmosphere! We...More

Thank Joyce1927
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We have had dinner at the Causeway many times. Do expect to wait. The food is worth it. The Fish Chowder is delicious and enough to share. The fresh Baked Haddock was a huge portion and cooked just right! Mussels and Steamers were wonderful. All...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed May 10, 2016

I have had the pleasure of dining in here for the first time last summer. I can't wait to come again. The food was fantastic. Everything I ate was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend you see for yourself.

Thank Camille K
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Questions & Answers
March 19, 2017|
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Response from RCutts15 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.. lobster is always "Market Priced". Call The Causeway at 978-281-5256 before you go and ask the price.
September 21, 2016|
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Response from Larry N | Reviewed this property |
I normally go between 11 and 11:30. Much later than that and you need to be prepared to wait.
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They do not. Most places here do a full lobster or lobster casserole.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 978-281-5256
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