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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” (129 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“lobster pot” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Real N.E. style chowder. Full of haddock . If you like the thick flour pasty stuff don't get this . BUT you will surely be missing out on the best Chowder. Very busy . and can be noisy. ALL of the food is great and...More

Thank kimberlypaul06
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food is absolutely wonderful. You had better come with a BIG appetite because the servings are over the top.

1  Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you are into amazing seafood for cheap prices, and massive servings then look no further. Causeway Restaurant has always been a go to stop, for my wife and myself, for our monthly trips to Gloucester from spring to fall. We usually have our Corgi...More

Thank JSimbajo01
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Simple, Fresh, and delicious food at an affordable price. Huge portions. One of the best in Gloucester

Thank jk6789
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We recently were a party of 8 on Labor Day weekend and waited about 40 minutes which we knew from previous reviews we were prepared to do. The food is fresh and plentiful. service attentive and friendly, and cost reasonable. All 8 of us had...More

Thank Howard K
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Have been going to Causeway for years. Great value,decent food. Visited in July. My wife had the Lobster Pie, which she loves. There was 2 hairs in her food. Told waitress,she apologized,and brought her out another meal. Upon almost finishing,another hair was found in second...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great place long waits awesome food byob. Grumpy owner try scampi w shrimp and scallops soo good must try

Thank sky229
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
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Questions & Answers
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
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