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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” (128 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“chowda” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard so many good things about the BBQ here but we were so disappointed that we actually had to complain to the staff about the food. The ribs were dry, flavorless, and more char than actual meat. The brisket was dry and too salty....More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we want fish that is great and for a good price we go to the Causeway. The food is great, not creative just good and there is lots of it. Chowders are excellent and you can't beat the prices for fresh seafood Since we...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a little reluctant to rave about the Causeway because I don’t want to make it even more popular. It can be hard to get in. But, being ranked so high on TripAdvisor shows that it is no secret. Recently enjoyed by our party...More

Thank Nasorosso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Especially the fish chowder Large servings. Cherry atmoshere fast service all you could want in a seafood restaurant.

Thank MAGloucester
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Seafood that will last you Days!! Great Service!! Always a wait! But a 100% worth it!! Also There other Italian/American dishes are Just as delish!! Also its Bring your own Alcohol.

Thank nfern37
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Was not feeling too hungry so thought a bowl of soup would be enough...It was enough for 2. Husband had fish chowder which seemed a bit thinner in consistency than the clam chowder which was thick and wonderful. Got there before 5 so no trouble...More

Thank sugarbushfarm
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is not fine dining--you get a real local experience and amazing New England seafood. They also serve other Italian/American issues that are excellent. Their portions are more than generous. This place is a regular for us as we visit at least once a month--year...More

Thank Deb P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Delicious seafood and a nice variety on the menu of Italian/American favorites. Extremely generous portions at very reasonable prices. Lacks atmosphere, but patrons don't go there for the surroundings!

Thank Seaway17
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy here, just great food. It’s a small, cramped and very busy place even at 2:30 in the afternoon. It’s a move em in and move em out place, and it was our impression that most of the patrons are ‘locals’ and are used...More

Thank Boaters63
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Just had an excellent lunch there. Very busy place with a nice atmosphere. We had the scallops which were nicely cooked and tasted very fresh.

Thank Tim S
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Questions & Answers
19 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.
21 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.
24 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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