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Causeway Restaurant

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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Spartan48152
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Eddie01931
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank powderglut
Germantown, Tennessee
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150 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Loren555
Harrington, Delaware
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went back to the Causeway Restaurant for lunch. We had been hear on vacation several years ago and we knew if we got the chance, we would have to come back. It a really small place and it doesn't look great from the outside, but it is a hidden gem where the locals go. My son and I split a... More 

Thank Ken W
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The prices here are simply rediculous for the massive portions and extremely high quality food. For under 15 dollars, you can get the best bowl of clam chowder in MA and two filets of fresh caught, fired haddock. Easily the best resterant in Gloucester.

Thank Kyle M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Home town diner type of atmosphere. Not fancy but the food is great. Large portions. They are very accommodating. My wife has Gluten allergies and they made modifications to get her a great meal. Everything is made fresh there. During the summer months they get very busy so be prepared to wait at noon or at 5 pm.

Thank Larry N
North Andover, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Walked in and was ignored for about 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. Sat us at a table with splattered food on the wall with hairs stuck in it. I ordered a San Pelegrio -- the bottle had something sticky all over it. Got a clam chowder and salad. Clam chowder was mediocre. Salad was very wet so the dressing... More 

Thank madj2820
Katy, Texas
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had the clam chowder, delicious, thick, and absolutely NO FISHY TASTE. Unbelievable. Baked scallops (the real ones) to die for, HUGE portions, happy locals chatting and eating. This is a crowded, simple, mom and pop place where you can stuff yourself with delicious seafood, right off the boat, at a more than reasonable price. Outstanding!

Thank yojimbo56003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?