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Causeway Restaurant

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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came on Memorial Day weekend. It was Sunday and we ONLY waited 20 mins. It was 12:40. We ordered the Petes seafood platter. It had a great amount of shrimp, scallops, fish pieces, calamari and clams. This dish is $30 and well worth it. Disappointed in the amount of clams though. Weren't a lot of them. The staff is great... More 

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For a quick and casual dining experience that gives you a taste of local flavor, Causeway Restaurant is the place! The food was very good and the serving sizes were huge. I ordered a cup of fish chowder and found the portion to be much larger than expected. It was delicious! My party also enjoyed the Causeway Combo and the... More 

Thank Brenda D
Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food at a great price. This place is not plush, No ferns and oak paneled walls, but they have fast service and outstanding food all day long. The wait staff is friendly and they know their business. The place is clean and has some of the best chowder I have ever had. I had the fish chowder and it... More 

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is always hot and cooked perfectly! Freshest fish and best chowder in Massachusetts! When they have Tiramisu for dessert do not miss it as it's as good if not better than the North End!

Thank diningkate
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of local seafood to choose from and you will never finish it all. No fancy décor here, not the cleanest and some what hectic because it's small and very, very busy but the food is good.

Thank Colleen C
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on a Tuesday afternoon around 3. Last meal before our 6 hour journey back home. Their was no wait, which was great, as we heard sometimes the line could be out the door. (Which we took as a good thing) We were a party of 10 which they quickly accommodated, which we appreciated. The clam chowder was... More 

Thank TravelingMamaof8
Charlestown, Massachusetts
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small,byob, wait outside but the meals are great and big portions. Wasn't liking the chowda or octopus but everything else was awesome. Back many times

Thank GuySBosMia
Woburn, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Working in Gloucester this morning and just finished a little after 11AM so I stopped at the Causeway to get a take away lunch. Ordered a bowl of fish chowder (2 pint size containers) of the freshest best tastin chowda and the special Haddock Au Gratin with baked potato and grilled asphgras. All for under $26 including tax. The best... More 

Thank RCutty15
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never worry that wait in line last long as you need the time to work up an appetite for the wide variety and large servings of every savoury selection you can imagine...and it's conveniently adjacent a 4-plex cinema with ample parking for all

Thank Robb C
Northfield, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by to order take-out. we were very pleased they were very sweet, very light and fresh. The restaurant is very casual no frills, staff friendly,generous portions and condiments.Will surely return when in Gloucester.Local homey atmosphere.If you feel you need to pay for white tablecloths there are other restaurants that will be happy to accommodate you.

Thank _dantenapoleon21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?