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Causeway Restaurant

78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish chowder” (116 reviews)
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“onion rings” (24 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were recommended to go here and we were glad we did! The food was fantastic and the portions were huge.

Thank michael b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside (or the inside) but the food was incredible! Make sure you go hungry because the portions are huge and you can't stop eating because the food is sooo good!

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant is excellent. Everything is so fresh because the turnover is quick. They are that busy. It's a small hole-in-the-wall. You can bring your own alcohol for $1 per person fee. The seafood platters are the best--heaped with shrimp, scallops, calamari, clams and fish....More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Captain from Lisa and Jake recommended and it did not disappoint! We were very fortunate not to have to wait but it would be worth it. We had incredible steamers, grilled tuna tips and grilled octopus and that was LUNCH! Staff is busy but very...More

Thank kruszynak
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best clam chowder ever and a huge portion. Full of clams. Excellent fish sandwich and steamers. Great service as well!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by appearances! This little place packs great flavor! We LOVED the clam chowder. Although we had different fried dinners, we agreed that the clams, shrimp, fish, calamari, and scallops were delicious and not greasy. The Cole slaw was also very good.

Thank dernainai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Causeway was exactly as described by locals...a gigantic no frills feast. It's almost impossible to leave without left overs! Portions were huge and well prepared. Wait staff we very busy, yet attentive and friendly. Peter's platter( aka fishermen's platter) was absolutely huge at $30....More

Thank Chauntelle J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for years and still find it to have the best seafood around. It's crowded, not fancy, byob, fast service, noisy little spot..but that's fine if you're here to eat. This time we had fabulous fried oysters and wonderful scallops. Limited...More

Thank emeraldisle45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to come to this restaurant and sit at the small bar and watch them cook. huge portions of seafood and soups that don't compromise quality for quantity. And it's a byob to boot. Super fresh seafood all around. minimal ambiance but clean and the...More

Thank tartufobianc69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want a lot of great food seafood at low price along with a hustle bustle, move them in, move them out atmosphere then this is your place.

Thank gar10821
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Questions & Answers
20 March 2017|
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Response from RCutty15 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.. lobster is always "Market Priced". Call The Causeway at 978-281-5256 before you go and ask the price.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Jaylyn49 | Reviewed this property |
About 11:30-12:30 is a good time we ate in the outside Resturant and we were very happy with the food, price and service.
25 August 2016|
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Response from Nancy L | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen lobster tails on the menu. Lobster pie and boiled whole lobsters and twin lobsters.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-281-5256
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