We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Causeway Restaurant

78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish chowder” (129 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“chowda” (24 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (881)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 866 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well prepared pasta and seafood. Friendly cafe atmosphere. Generous portions. What is gourmet here, are the desserts. Great chocolate cake. Other desserts looked creative and delicious. Thanks!

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Boston for a week and had a wonderful food but nothing compared to this restaurant for food quality, large portions, and wonderful local atmosphere.

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had the pleasure of eating at the Causeway a few times and the food has always been terrific, whether it's fried seafood or something like a spicy seafood dish on pasta (like Seafood Fra Diavolo). Be forewarned, however, that the place is usually packed...More

Thank Dinsmoor1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant, but well worth going, I have been eating at this restaurant for many years I have not had a bad meal ! I love the seafood. The Italian food is very good the meatballs and sauce is so good not from a can...More

Thank diane71253
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 March 2018

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 4 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 2dogs
Reviewed 3 March 2018

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 March 2018 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 24 February 2018

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
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Gloucester
Cape Ann's Marina Resort
182 reviews
.28 km away
Beauport Hotel Gloucester
272 reviews
1.52 km away
The Vista
419 reviews
3.69 km away
Sea Lion Motel
105 reviews
3.78 km away
Nearby Restaurants
George's Coffee Shop
108 reviews
1.15 km away
Azorean Restaurant and Bar
362 reviews
1.25 km away
Two Sisters Coffee Shop
102 reviews
1.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fishermen's Memorial Monument
640 reviews
1.08 km away
Stage Fort Park and Beach
194 reviews
.93 km away
Cape Ann Brewing Company & Brewpub
112 reviews
1.49 km away
Half Moon Beach
36 reviews
.65 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They do not. Most places here do a full lobster or lobster casserole.
Improve this listing

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 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing