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Tom Shea's Seafood Restaurant

122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
+1 978-768-6931
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the Essex river, Shea's is consistently good. We had a group of 5 in the bar - and the cocktails, wine and food were excellent!

Thank Petersgeoff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Inn next door ,just a few hundred feet and we were there.We have eaten there many times,the food is always excellent,especially the seafood.The wait staff was terrific,they are always in a good mood a true reflection of the management.The view of...More

Thank steve46152
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited the area and had dinner at Shea's Riverside. Fried clams appetizer was exactly what we were looking for! Great salads. We had the salmon and the Haddock Provencal. Both excellent sans the sticky rice! Will definitely be back.

Thank CT_Traveler1515
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I travel here once a year, but yesterday's experience may have us finding a new place. To start, our Bloody Mary's we're not drinkable. Way too spicy, wrong mix ratio or something. We added ice and kept trying, but they sat before...More

Thank Susan12369
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was hesitant to order the Lobster mac & cheese because I had just had that at another restaurant in Boston just two days before. I'm so glad I ordered it anyway, it was so much better. It was the best I've ever had! My...More

Thank sunandwater4me
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful marsh views. Seems like a great local place. Great bar. Had the fried clams....amazing! Delicious chowder. Fallen chocolate cake one of the best I ever had.

Thank danylik
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I have eaten here many times, this past trip the restaurant had a new name. The fish was fresh as always, my son had some egg hash dish which he really liked. We sat by the window even though it was a cold grey Sunday...More

Thank Janet N
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The restaurant is now called Shea's. We went on a Monday evening. The dining room was about 1/2 full. They did have fireplaces going and if you like sitting next to the fire request a table near the fire or the back of the restaurant...More

Thank 2gmas
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I had the clam plate which was delicious my husband had the Seafood plate. We also enjoyed a few cocktails as well.

Thank tiegansnana
Reviewed 7 December 2016

12 of us went to Shea's for Thanksgiving dinner. One never really knows how a restaurant is going to handle holiday reservations, but this place got it right. Our table was ready when we arrived, we never felt rushed, the service was terrific, the food...More

Thank Triplover31
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Are you open or closed the season ? Do you have special winter hours/ day s?
23 January 2015|
Response from Platwn | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to call the restaurant to find out. I believe they are open all year but I am not certain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-6931
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