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Cala's Restaurant

7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
+1 978-525-3304
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
“lobster roll” (11 reviews)
“baked haddock” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very disappointing - the service was very slow. The hamburger that was ordered was overdone, and they ran out of mashed potatoes and replaced it with rice without any communication...we found out because we were wondering why the order didn't come out as advertised...

Thank Donna B
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We had just come off of the beach and were famished! The menu was very nice, plenty of GF options. We had heard the fish tacos were the best around, and they definitely delivered! The baked haddock was also quite good, fresh, nicely done served...More

1  Thank Mimi L
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Hi Mimi, Thank you so much for the kind words. We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again soon and have a great day! Cheers, Mike Rossa Manager Cala's

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We love Manchester-by-the-sea and Singing Beach so much that, every time we are in Boston during summer we take one or two days to be there. Last year we discovered Cala’s Restaurant and decided to return last week. The oysters, lobster roll and other dishes...More

Thank Cosoriou
Mark M, Owner at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Cosoriou, Thank you so much for the kind words and the 5 stars! We are honored to hear that we are one of your go to stops when you are in the area. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Mike Rossa Manager Cala's

Reviewed June 29, 2018

We stopped by for a late lunch. Great lobster roll and even better fish tacos. Nice atmosphere and service.

Thank shiftchick
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Had dinner here with one other person. The service was quick and friendly, The bar area is larger than the dining area and the noise from the bar can get overwhelming. Drinks were good and the food was good as well. My friend had the...More

Thank Christine S
Mark M, Owner at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Hi Christine, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! I greatly appreciate your kind words, your recommendation, and the 4 stars. We hope you come back and visit us again soon at Cala's! Cheers, Mike Rossa Manager Cala's

Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Brought the whole family here, great kids menu, friendly staff, casual atmosphere with really yummy food!

Thank MagnoliaBTS
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Hi CyBent, Thank you so much for the kind words and 5 stars! Cheers, Mike Rossa Manager Cala's

Reviewed April 26, 2018

First impression: It's a neat little place, frequented by locals and the occasional tourist (me that day). This is restaurant is a favorite of my dining partner and we had lunch here on a rainy day. Her fish taco's (two) were brimming with fish and...More

1  Thank Ann622
Mark M, Owner at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Hi Ann622, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a Good Day, Mike Rossa Manager Cala's

Reviewed March 28, 2018

I've been to Cala's many times, and the food has always been just ok. Much of the food is too greasy, and the restaurant is always too dark. I would say overall this is just an average place, worth a visit if you're hungry but...More

1  Thank AliceG4761
Mark M, Owner at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Hi Alice, Thank you for taking the time to review Cala's. I'm glad to read you are a returning customer and I'm very grateful for your constructive feedback. It concerns me you think our food is JUST good and not GREAT. I'm hoping you'll consider...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018

My wife and I have spent numerous evening meals at the bar where the service is attentive, drinks poured correctly and the food above average. Not too noisy and a friendly clientele.

Thank hospitality2018
Mark M, Owner at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Hi there hospitality2018, Thanks so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon for dinner and drinks! Have a good day. Mike Rossa Cala's Manager

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Loved the place once I saw Jerry Garcia picture on the wall. Great food and service. Chicken soup was excellent on this cold,rainy day. Definitely come back again. Also decorations of lax helmets make it cool.

Thank bmartuscello1102
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the 5 stars and hope to see you again! Cheers, Mike.

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Response from Robert M | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they did have some gluten free options, but check out their website to verify.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 978-525-3304
  • E-mail
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