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Causeway Restaurant

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78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
+1 978-281-5256
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Went by for lunch as I've heard its hard to get in for dinner. Small restaurant and very reasonable prices! And of course the seafood couldn't be fresher!

Thank Subsonic44
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Frankly, we might have driven right by The Causeway had we not been influenced by TripAdvisor reviews and the recommendation of our hosts in Gloucester. It's not much to look at on the outside (or the inside) but what it may lack in appearance, it more than makes up for in high quality preparation and excellent value. My husband ordered... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We were out at our favorite BBQ restaurant having some ribs, and I was talking to a fellow about different area restaurants we like, and he told me that if you want good seafood, and large portions, you have to try the Causeway Restaurant in Gloucester. It is small and you'll probably have to wait to get seated, but it's... More 

Thank John K
Southington, Connecticut
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

This is one interesting and busy place! We sat at the counter facing the kitchen and were in awe of the efficiency of the entire staff. It certainly made the time we waited pass by quickly. Nearly everyone had a bag of leftovers to take home as the servings were huge. No complaints - everything was delicious!

Thank avonbeth08
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Do not come to The Causeway on a full stomach. The portions you get from the kitchen are amazing. When we plan on dining there, we often have a small breakfast and wait until dinner to experience their feast. Expect a wait, especially on the weekend, unless you arrive by 5PM. BYOB, but they will serve it to you for... More 

Thank scorpiondiver62
Somerville, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I received a gift certificate to the Causeway so of course I wanted to try it. Read the reviews and checked out the menu so decided to make the trip on a beautiful September day. It was so worth it. After a 5 minute wait we were seated. The restaurant is small so expect to hear what everyone is talking... More 

Thank Mary D
Brighton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This is a crazy busy place. We ate at the bar instead of waiting for a table. Servers are friendly but rushed. The food was fantastic. Clam chowder was wonderful.

Thank Travelinpacks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

For a lil place the food was awesome!!! Huge portions. The only bad thing was the one bathroom with no changing table. But I had the lobster bake. Huge. Hubby had fried scallops. Huge. I would diffenately come back.

Thank LISA M
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

After eating seafood at the Causeway, you will compare every other restaurant and most of the time there's no contest. Seafood at it's" best".

Thank 933rosanne
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Go to this place if you like to eat a big meal. They have huge portions at bargain prices. They have sort of a signature seafood chowder that is excellent and renowned in the area. My wife and I recently had baked haddock au gratin with spinach that was an excellent variation on ordinary baked fish. The portions were so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?