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Windward Grille Restaurant

109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
+1 978-768-0050
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“haddock” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Had dinner here for my son's birthday, based on other tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Our party of five all enjoyed our meals very much! Haddock was wonderful. Our server Kristen, was very polite and attentive. Will most definitely return in the near future,...More

2  Thank FLYDL
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Went here with a group of ladies , eleven of us , had private room, and menu is full of choices for dinner seafood beef or other , servings generous, staff very courteous and helpful, allowed us to bring in our own cake for dessert,...More

Thank rosemary c
Reviewed 14 April 2017

There are times this is a great Place! But always, it is very good. From the outstanding steak selections, to the Fried seafood, I love the food and the plating that the chefs make the meal look delectable. I like the steak potato wedges. Service...More

1  Thank rebaspal
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I officially be go with a group of friends to eat out after water aerobics. We have never had a bad meal! The seafood is delicious and the coffee and desserts are excellent M

1  Thank Betsy K
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Everything on the menu is excellent. Good selection of options. Prices are decent...Good compared to the quality.

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I've eaten at most of the Essex venues and the majority are busy, tourist oriented places. When I went into the Windward I could see why it is #1. Authentic surroundings, good food and service. I'll be back!

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had lunch here on 20 Feb 2017, Our service was good. Clam chowder and PEI mussels were excellent, nice draft beer selection and red sangria for my wife. Very nice bar will be back.

Thank SeaB2128
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here on 2/16/17. Our server Courtney was great. Haddock, fried clams done just right and French onion soup were also excellent. Located in a 1600's house with barn with local paintings and photos on the walls. Very reasonably priced menu.

Thank davidhale22
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Lobster bisque fair Clam chowder excellent Fried clams good skip next time Diet root beer very good Lobster and scallop fettuccine lobster cream sauce excellent Kids baked haddock very good Butternut Squash excellent Sweet potato fries excellent Lemon basil haddock very good Sangria excellent You...More

1  Thank NY2016
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stopped for a late lunch today and enjoyed an excellent meal. This was our first visit (and won't be our last!) we were warmly greeted and given our choice of dining rooms. The house was built in the 1600's and beautifully restored creating warm...More

Thank pall48
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Response from Rgon11 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is between 11 and 2 . However, calling them is recommended.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-0050
Antique New England farmhouse with 1800's barn attached. Fireplaces lit during the winter months. Large rustic bar with high-top seating around bar area. Booth and table seating available in several dining rooms. Special value priced specials available Monday thru Thursday. Large parking area with easy wheelchair accessibility.
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