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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” (123 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“chowda” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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1 - 10 of 828 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're going here, make sure you're hungry! It's a small place and gets very crowded but worth the wait. The turnover is pretty fast so the wait isn't very long.i had the seafood marinara. It comes in a 12" skillet and is enough for...More

Thank Bryna K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My third annual trip to Gloucester and I waited in anticipation of the baked scallops at the Causeway. Outstanding. With a side of asparagus, house salad, and bread.. I am beyond satisfied. My friend had the chicken Gorgonzola, as she did last year as well,...More

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the clam and fish chowder, both needed salt, the fish chowder was way better. The cup is bowl size and more than enough as an appetizer. Then we ordered the lobster pie, it was good but not great, it came with asparagus and...More

Thank jessicaopp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned about this place from talking to the locals in the town. Causeway is off the radar for most tourists because it's out of town 1-2 miles and not listed in any brochures for Gloucester. The clam chowder was amazing! My fish blt was...More

Thank ohiocouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming through Gloucester at lunchtime, it's only natural to want to eat seafood and so we stopped at this highly rated restaurant. It was quite busy. A good sign that good food was being served. We thought we would go light with a cup of...More

Thank Antjas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Giant portions of fresh delicious fish. Large menu with good variety. Friendly, fast and good service. Cozy place.

Thank Ximena G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The foods was very tasty and the portions are large. Will definitely go again and recommend to all my friends

Thank carolynb74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Zappas are an amazing family and their restaurant is top notch. Amazing food at even better prices.

Thank bmprealty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed with the wait staff friendly and helpful with ordering. The food was wonderful and quicker than I thought it would be. The view of the harbor was great. I will be back for sure.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went two days in a row. First had a dish of clam chowder. More than one can eat. Next I had a bowl (smaller size) of fish chowder. There had to be a pound of fish in that bowl. Wonderful flavor. Can not wait to...More

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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 Larry N | Reviewed this property |
I normally go between 11 and 11:30. Much later than that and you need to be prepared to wait.
25 August 2016|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They do not. Most places here do a full lobster or lobster casserole.
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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