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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%
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“fish chowder” (129 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“lobster pot” (52 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a late lunch and found a table and watched a lot of take out while waiting for a bowl of Fish Chowder and salad. Clientele was an interesting group of characters. Service was pleasant and food good. Be prepared to take left...More

Thank hospitality2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, simply prepared seafood restaurant with abundant portion sizes. Reasonable seafood prices. Local clientele. Dated, local diner style atmosphere. Excellent fish chowder! Very busy, good value, go during off peak times (early or late?)

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, huge portions ,byob , usually a line but quick turnover worth the wait ! Best Haddock Chowder around

Thank 2dogs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a simple, casual restaurant that is an absolute favorite with the Gloucester locals. Servings are huge (like spaghetti or Chicken Parmigiana. Fried fish is also a good value and big servings as well. If you are hungry and don't want to pay chain...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early!! Best chowder ever and we have eaten a lot if chowder over 50 years in new england! Had mussels for the first time there, the dipping liquid was fantastic. I was so good that after I was out if the pile of...More

Thank happytraveler41706
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went over the Labor Day weekend and before noon. There were ppl already came out with takeouts . We ordered the Seafood Marinara, Causeway Combo, Chicken Parmesan, grilled octopus and 2 cups of soups. The most delicious one is the grilled octopus , it...More

Thank TravelGlober
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and huge portions. More like a mom and Papa’s place. Not sophisticated but you can find fish plates, clams and American food in general.

Thank joao f
Reviewed 9 February 2018

If you want super fresh fish, incredible fish chowder, BYOB and no ambiance, this is your place. It's all about the food, and it's great. Quick in and out and you take a meal home too.

Thank ScubaTravelers
Reviewed 6 February 2018

LIke all things wonderful and inexpensive the Causeway has been discovered. The only downside are the lines of other discerning diners waiting to feast on the huge portions of fresh seafood. So go 'off hours', early is best as the lines keep forming until closing....More

Thank AlixTurner
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Outstanding location. 1 minute from the BLVD. 5 minutes to downtown Gloucester.Food fantastic,staff fantastic,price fantastic,quanity fantastic.always a small wait but worth every minute.

Thank 596christopherk
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19 March 2017|
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Response from RCutts15 | 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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