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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%
Travellers talk about
“fish chowder” (119 reviews)
“coconut rum” (15 reviews)
“fries” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the Shrimp Scampi and the Fried Scallops. We took home most of our dinners and had lunches for 2 more days! See my photo of the Scampi. It came over linguini in a delicious lemony sauce! Yum!

Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had high expections as locals recommended. 20 minute wait at 1:30 pm on a Friday in. Lobster bisque was meaty ,good flavor. Husband ordered lobster pie, bread crumb topping burnt, lobster dry, no sauce.did get melted butter on the side. I had lemon pepper halibut,over...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was rocking. We waited about 30 minutes and the waiter was quick and informative. The fish chowder is a meal in itself and amazing. The bacon wrapped scallops were mind blowing. We are still talking about them a month later. The baked haddock...More

Thank bethannez
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant last year and decided to go again on a recent trip. The food is wonderful, fresh and well-cooked. However, the portions are gigantic and we felt really bad leaving food but we just could not eat any more. Not a classy...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on 9/15 for lunch, going early is a must as it's so good it fills up fast. Then menu had everything you would ever want. A friend of mine ordered Shrimp scampi and it was overflowing his dish with the biggest mound of shrimp...More

Thank lacarpenter21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early - fills quickly. Menu has fish/clams/squid/octopus/ and more. All are cooked fresh. Staff is quick to serve you and make suggestions. Very clean establishment. Meals are very large - may consider splitting and entree.

Thank romig108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a no frills place. Bring your own booze. Large portions. Very inexpensive. There is a reason there is always a line to get in this place. The Gloucester fishermen eat here!!!

Thank wally318
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my wife about 4:45 on Friday night. The two of us got seated immediately. My wife had the clam chowder with huge chunks of clam, and she said it was delicious. I had the bacon wrapped scallops which were awesome. For the main...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered Baked Shrimp casserole and chowder for takeout. Food was great, very generous portion of shrimp shared between two adults with leftover for lunch. The chowder is thick and creamy and very good.

Thank JGoulart303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With my family being from Gloucester I visit as often as I can and consider Cape Ann home. For whatever reason I had never found the Causeway Restaurant. Probably because I never used social media to choose where to eat. In any case I found...More

Thank Perry G
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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
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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