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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” (128 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“lobster pot” (52 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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191 - 200 of 841 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2016

My girlfriends & I attended the matinee performance at Beverly Theatre and wanted to find a restaurant close by. My husband suggested we go to the Causeway, so we did. Despite an 1 hour wait, we were delighted to be seated next to a window...More

Thank Kaywhitecaps
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Fabulous fresh seafood and pasta, an especially raucous Seafood Diablo, and such huge portions one order feeds at least two normal eaters, great for leftovers. Ample parking. Cinema next door. Would be low on atmosphere except the local color and chatter is not to be...More

Thank JamyMadeja
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The service is fast, the food is very good and the portions are enormous. The grilled octopus appetizer was excellent and the Peters platter was enough for two. The room is small if you're eating in and the parking is tough because it's so popular....More

Thank fishingchic
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Was worth the loooong wait! huge servings of delicouse fresh seafood! you must overcome the noise level ....... 4 of us shared 2 dishes . Returned for dinner next eve! My faforate was the rum coconut Haddock - A+

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Excellent fried seafood with great staff. This place is always crowded, but it's worth it for the charming New England character and the tasty, fresh seafood. I was just back for my second trip and will detour here anytime I'm in the Boston area.

Thank vox-sf
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The food and service were excellent. It was recommended by a local and we are glad it was wonderful. There was a wait but not long. We came early before 5 and were surprised to find a line. They said it would be half an...More

Thank Joy C
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The Causeway is a down-scale diner with the most amazing food and energetic staff. On a crowded Sunday night, we got a seat at the bar with a direct view of the kitchen. The amounts of food coming out of a 4 person kitchen was...More

1  Thank Kima's_Consort
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A friend from NJ has told me about this place for a few years and I finally got there. The food was really good and the serving sizes are huge. Best of all is the price. You will want to come back again. I do.

Thank dencus
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

73 years living in New England and loving seafood. If you have not had the fish chowder at The Causeway you have not has New England seafood worth remembering. The portions, flavor, and quantity have to be seen and devoured to be believed. A cup...More

1  Thank Harvey A
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great homemade food, large portions, good price. Love the mussels. Stop in and find a great place to eat. Menus is large, so you have quite a choice.

Thank Jaylyn49
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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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