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Causeway Restaurant

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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local place for seafood. Real family style restaurant. Clearly where the locals go. Hugh portions, great food!

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Thank BrentDav
Silver Spring, Maryland
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful addition to the Gloucester dining scene. Excellent food in HUGE quantities. Their clam chowder is second only to Halibut Point's. Not a fancy place; byob; often have to wait; no frills service and decor. But you simply MUST try this place: the food is super and the prices low. Mid-pm has smallest crowds. Those crowds are there 24/7 and... More 

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Peabody, MA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the rough but no problem. Meals inexpensive and servings too big! If you like quantity this is the place! Long lines during tourist season. Seafood to pasta. Not a favorite

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Thank LovesItalyMA
Boston
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187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two really, really good dinners on a Friday night -- a mammoth serving of veal Parmesan and a well-paired filet mignon and lobster mac+cheese. Wonderful family atmosphere and good service. Only complaint -- too many choices.

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Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five family members had lunch here on Dec. 27th. The seafood was fresh, well prepared and done in a timely fashion, even though the restaurant was packed with many people. Our orders were filled promptly and served good and warm. The service from our waitress was tops and we were well taken care of. We highly recommend this fine place.

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Thank Stanley H
Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place to me has the best clam strips ever! Tried other places with excellent ratings and still come back to The Causway. I fly in just to eat here. Last years trip I was in town for a week and ate her 3 times. The food is excellent, the portions are huge and the price is right! Best part... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

You want good food? and lots of it? Fried, baked, broiled seafood of all kinds--fresh and cooked to perfection? and a warm, friendly down-home atmosphere? This is the place! Huge portions--you might wanna share an entree. Pasta dishes, mussels, portugues soup. Yum.

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Thank Eddie01931
mississippi
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

4th time here and as good as ever. Huge portions, reasonable price. I could eat the fish chowder every day

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Thank mississippiking
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I needed my fried clam fix while visiting the area. Huge plate and perfect pile of clams. The other's got a Lobster roll, broiled salmon and Ahi tuna tips. They do not disappoint. All cooked just right and huge portions. A great place if you're not looking for fancy.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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150 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had to wait about 20 minutes and the place was PACKED! The portions were HUGE. I had the fish and chips but, have had better. Obviously, the place is a popular local spot because so many people eat there! I would say go check it out for yourself. I put it on my "been there done that" list No... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?