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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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Food and ambience

American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Menu

STARTERS‏
New England Clam Chowder
$6.00
Soup of the Day
$6.00
Cala's Fish Stew
A medley of seafood in a lobster saffron tomato broth
$12.00
Cala's Fish Stew
Also available in an entree portion
$22.00
Pan Seared Crab Cake
With spicy mayonnaise served over balsamic dressed greens
$10.00
Cala's Fried Calamari
Tossed with sweet ginger soy sauce and served with cucumber salad and toasted sesame seeds
$12.00
Tuna Tartare
With cucumber, crab and avocado relish and wasabi crème fraîche
$12.00
Nachos
With a cheddar jack mix, jalapenos, salsa and sour cream 9 add chicken 3, guacamole
$1.00
Mediterranean Flatbread
Layered with basil pesto, parmesan, feta, kalamata olives and tomatoes
$8.00
Crispy Chicken Wings
Served with blue cheese dressing, carrots and celery choose spicy buffalo sauce, teriyaki, BBQ sauce or honey habanero
$9.00
SALADS
Cobb Salad /Gf
With bibb lettuce, chopped egg, tomatoes, avocado, bacon, chicken, blue cheese crumbles and vidalia onion vinaigrette
$12.00
Grilled (or Not) Caesar Salad/ Gf
With grilled romaine, shaved parmesan, and garlic croutons
$10.00
Anchovies $+40.00
Arugula Salad / Gf
With grilled sweet potatoes, salted sunflower seeds, chèvre goat cheese and maple cider vinaigrette
$11.00
Garlic Marinated Beet Salad/ Gf
With roasted‏ shallots, arugula and honey dijon vinaigrette
$11.00
Mixed Greens Salad /Gf
Mixed greens, shredded carrots, julienned zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onion, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette
$6.00
$9.00
PIZZAS (BUILD YOUR OWN)‏
Cheese Pizza
Sauces red sauce, oil and garlic, BBQ or pesto
$10.00
SANDWICHES
Half Pound Angus Burger
With lettuce,‏ tomato and onions, served with hand cut fries
$10.00
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Topped with coleslaw and pickles, served with hand cut fries
$12.00
Local Lobster Roll
On a‏ toasted bun with lettuce and served with hand cut fries and coleslaw
$17.00
Haddock Sandwich Fried or Baked
Served with coleslaw, hand cut fries and gherkin tartar sauce
$13.00
Turkey Club
With house roasted turkey, crispy bacon, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise on sourdough, with hand cut fries
$12.00
Reuben
With corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and russian dressing on rye, with hand cut fries
$11.00
Bistro Steak Wrap
With peppers, onions, and melted cheddar jack cheese, and a side of spicy mayonnaise, served with hand cut fries
$12.00
LUNCH ENTREES‏
Baked Local Haddock
With buttery crumbs, hand cut fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce
$15.00
Julio's Fish Tacos
On flour tortillas with guacamole, cheddar jack mix, salsa, shredded lettuce and spicy mayonnaise, served with black beans and rice
$17.00
Fish and Chips
With hand cut fries, coleslaw and gherkin tartar sauce
$15.00
Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
Served over pappardelle pasta with creamy tomato sauce
$15.00
Pub Style Steak Tips
Tossed with our house made steak sauce and served with coleslaw and hand cut fries
$15.00
PIZZAS (BUILD YOUR OWN)
Cheese Pizza
Sauces red sauce, oil and garlic, BBQ or pesto
$10.00
DESSERTS‏
Fresh Berries
Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries lightly tossed with lemon juice and sugar and topped with whipped cream
$7.00
Banana Cream Pie
With a graham cracker crust
$7.00
Peanut Butter Icebox Cake
With vanilla wafer crust, peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache
$7.00
Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
$7.00
Brownie Sundae
With vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and sliced almonds
$7.00
Tiramisu
Ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with whipped sweet mascarpone cheese, and dusted with cocoa powder
$7.00
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

I had never been to Manchester by the Sea and we took a road trip earlier this week. We had heard about the great pizza restaurant but were wanting something different. In the center of town was a small restaurant with a parking place right...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?1  
717MarkM, Owner at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

I'm so glad you ended up at Calas! We aim to please with the selection on our menu. Please visit us again soon! Lauren Manager Cala's

Reviewed November 17, 2019

This is the perfect place for really great food and drink near the harbor, We came on a Sunday afternoon to watch football and eat seafood. The fish stew was fabulous! Their calamari and fish tacos were sublime. It’s not just great food, but the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?1  
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2019

Thanks, Peter for this great review! We love Jen too! I'm happy to read you had a great experience at Cala's. Lauren Manager Cala's

Reviewed October 26, 2019

This is a wonderful local pub, filled with regulars along with out of town visitors. There is a great menu, with lobster, steaks, pizza, pasta and lots of choices for children. The staff is so friendly and helpful, everyone is made to feel welcome.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed October 12, 2019

We were on the way to Gloucester and stopped here for lunch and were so glad we did. Cala’s Fish Stew was superb, great tomato base flavor and plenty of fish, shrimp, calamari and mussels. One of the best I’ve had in quite some time....More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2019

How awesome! I'm happy you found us and enjoyed a good meal.We all hope you make the trip again. Lauren Manager Cala's

Reviewed October 10, 2019

Staying in a nearby Airbnb, we entered Cala's as walk-ins -- good crowd for around 7:30. While we enjoyed our meals, our request for separate checks seemed to confuse our waiter (this was never an issue anywhere else during our 17 day trip). Initially, this...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention! We will make sure our waitstaff is more confident with this procedure. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the meal! Lauren Manager Cala's

Reviewed September 29, 2019

My food (Fish & Chips) was average (or below that). Beer was beer. But the crew and atmosphere was unique. I got a feeling that I am visiting somebody´s home.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2019

Thank you for this review! This is exactly how we want you to feel at Cala's. We hope to see you again sometime. Lauren Manager Calas's

Reviewed August 11, 2019

While visiting the states I went to Manchester by the sea a lovely town , but the best thing was cala’s restaurant the food was fantastic,we had nachos with pulled pork delicious,the portion size was large so one was enough for 2 people, also the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Thanks, Pat for leaving us a kind review! We are glad you had a great experience while visiting Cala's. Lauren Manager Cala's

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Cala's has a great location along Beach Street and fun ambience in the bar. The dining room is a tad flat. The high ceilings and many hard surfaces do nothing to muffle sound, so on a busy night, it's sometimes difficult to have a conversation....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Meredith! We are so sorry about your bad experience with the polenta fries. We would love for you to give us another shot! Lauren Manager Cala's

Reviewed June 27, 2019

I seem to always end up in Manchester by The Sea when I am leaving this area on the way to Boston Airport. I stopped at Cala's for lunch before facing airline food. There is street parking if you are early or lucky. I had...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

We are so happy to read you enjoyed the service and enjoyed your meal at Cala's! It sounds like you had a quintessential New England meal before flying out. We hope you'll visit again if you return. Lauren Manager Cala's

Reviewed May 17, 2019

Stopped in for a bite to eat this week while visiting Manchester. We sat at a high top in the bar area and had some lunch. We were attended by Mara, who was very nice and got the order just right; I had a burger,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

I'm so happy to know you had a great visit and the recommendation on the tasty sandwiches worked out! I hope to see you again at Cala's! Lauren Manager Calas Restaurant

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I believe that they did have some gluten free options, but check out their website to verify.
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