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Cala's Restaurant

7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
+1 978-525-3304
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
4 weeks ago
“Always good”
16 Feb 2017
“Great Lobster Roll!”
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times as a family and always enjoy our meals. Salads and sandwiches are good aa is service. Our last visit was for a graduation celebration

Thank sean19842015
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sean, "Always good" is a GREAT compliment. Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Have a good day, Jaime

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The place surprises you - you walk in, and you think it's going to be just a restaurant, but it turns out it's a very active pub as well as a fine place to eat. If you like a nice quiet meal, don't go here...More

Thank Mike770s
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Mike770s, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Your words actually brought a smile to my face as you described our restaurant scene perfectly! Come back again soon and have a great day! Jaime

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I live in MBTS. Cala's is the hippest place you can find in town. A bit loud but great burgers. Crowded on the weekend so get there early

Thank peteplanck100
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Peteplanck100, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. And "hip!" What a great compliment! I agree, it can get really loud and crowded quickly. Thanks for the tips for future guests and I hope you have a good day! Jaime

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Exceeded expectations every thing was so delicious my taste buds were dancing in my mouth This is the kind of food that makes you happy

Thank Emma C
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Emma, WE LOVE YOUR PICTURES! Thanks so much for creatively documenting your experience! So happy you enjoyed your meal and thank you too for the FIVE STARS! Have a good day, Jaime

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The ambiance is great, with lots of light and a pressed tin ceiling. Midday Sunday, it was pretty popular. It's small, with more "high tops" than tables. (I won't sit on a high stool, it hurts my back). The side of the restaurant with the...More

Thank Patty F
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Patty F, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm happy you enjoyed the ambiance and were able to sit at a low top table despite the restaurant being busy. The fish tacos are a fun favorite so I wasn't surprised to...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

PROS: - Central location; very polite and cooperative staff; excellent pizza topping; good tasting fish soup. CONS: - Awkward locale arrangement; small pizza size; toasted tasting crust (certainly not wood oven); skimpy fish in soup; a bit on the expensive side for portions. Not sure...More

Thank jack M
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Jack M, Thanks for taking the time to write your review and post a fabulous picture of your pizza and fish stew! So happy to hear your service was polite and that you found our restaurant to be in a good location. I'm sorry you...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Neighbors who eat at Cala's regularly invited us out for the Wednesday special, a $10.99 Lobster Roll, and it was one of the best I have had. We were there early on a snowy night, so the service was prompt and courteous. Part of the...More

Thank RockportBirder
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Rockport Birder, Written like an advertisement for our restaurant! Thanks for the kind words and the mention of our lobster roll promotion! Hope to see you again soon (maybe less the snow). Have a good day! Jaime

Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stopped for lunch in this pleasant, local restaurant. Both of us enjoyed our choices(beet salad with chicken and a pulled pork sandwich) very much. Service was pleasant and efficient. Just what we were looking for.

Thank ljcapecod
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Good food - Good service - Local bar atmosphere with a few load mouth rednecks at the bar. Good choice for a low key easy dinner.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The restaurant is centrally located and the interior has high and low tables. It is awkwardly set up so there is little ambiance. We had the tacos that were bland and forgettable. The grilled caesar salad was warmed up and stale. Worst part was the...More

Thank 314159K
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

314159K, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I apologize that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. Of all your comments, I find "indifferent at best and annoying at worse" to describe your service to be the most worrisome. This is not...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 978-525-3304
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