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Essex Seafood

143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
+1 978-768-7233
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried seafood” (12 reviews)
“onion rings” (18 reviews)
“haddock” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Portions getting too small yet prices go up, we always loved Essex Seafood but count us out if this continues ! Is it a new owner ?

1  Thank lilly s
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I stopped here on a ride from Gloucester back to my house in Boston, hoping for some real good seafood. It was good. I had a lobster and a cup of butter. Lobster served on cardboard plate; butter in plastic cup. I had to ask...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 27 September 2017

On the edge of Essex there is less traffic and more parking. There are better deals than in the touristy main drag and famous Woodman's. For in the rough, bench seating the clam plate is a hefty $ 25.95 . We opted for the more...More

Thank Gonzology
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We have tried all 3 of the Essex clam shacks: Woodmans, the supposed inventor of the fried clam, Farnums and now Essex seafood. My wife prefers Farnums for clams, I think Woodmans are better, but Essex has the best onion rings. Pf the three Woodmans...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Not as flashy as either Farnhams or Woodmans this smaller venue has excellent fried seafood and is good value for your money. Keep your eye out or you'll drive right by but they have sufficient parking and relatively rapid service.

Thank Arlgray
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Rustic, country atmosphere. No table service. Place your order at the window and pick it up when your number is called. Reasonable prices. Great if you are looking for a typical New England experience.

Thank aggada
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go for clams or any fried seafood in the area. Forget some of the other highly advertised places in Essex and Ipswich. Way too commercial and touristy. This place where the locals go. It has excellent fresh seafood with ginormous...More

Thank NancyABNashvegas
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Small restaurant just across the Gloucester border you can bring a cooler in with you and eat in the rough if you want local seafood is the theme and a lot cheaper than a full restaurant counter service only

Thank bubbia1
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

One of our faves! We tried to go elsewhere recently and the line was so long that we returned to "our usual". Fast service- gluten free batter options- and the food never disappoints!

Thank quintessentialkath
Reviewed 10 July 2017

we go to essex in central florida and so we decided to try the original. the menu was different (no fried pickles) but the food was spectacular. we were a big crowd and everyone loved their food. i think essex is the best seafood in...More

Thank ritabee27
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-7233
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