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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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Alcaidesa, España
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had food a couple of times at the Causeway. The seafood was fresh, the fried dishes were properly fried and the sauces I tried were very tasty too. Do not forget that the portions are huge, you can always take home the leftovers.

Thank Javier H
Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here on a nice day to try this place out. Friends rave about it. Not all was good I am afraid to say. Baked Lobster Pue was lacking bread crumbs on top. I ended up with a dried out lobster pieces that were hard and curled after the broil. Steamers were loaded with sand that did not rinse out.... More 

Thank Linda A
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a throwback to youth in the 70s- a real deal, old school, fresh out of the water, neighborhood New England seafood restaurant. The portions are generous, everything is super fresh and cooked to order, the service efficient and friendly. Very busy both with dine in and take out. Had a bowl of the fish chowder- not only was... More 

Thank PaoloStatiUniti
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many times. The food is always fresh, plentiful, and the preparation consistent. Not fancy, but a wonderful local treasure.

Thank DavidS60745
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The locals like this place so I thought I would give it a try. First impression: Small and in need of makeover. The place was so outdated and dingy looking. I thought maybe the local interest was because the of food. The food was okay but expensive. Our waitress had a "non-personality" and service was not that great. I probably... More 

Thank Seasonal_Newbie-2016
Central Virginia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I drove to Gloucester to get New England seafood. From the largest ecosystem on the planet, the folks at Causeway select the best, prepare them for a pleasant and peasant presentation. I got a mountain of fried clams at the counter. I watched the ballet of chefs select them, bread them, and ready the plate for my growling tummy. Exquisite!... More 

Thank BleeVA
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great local place for seafood. Real family style restaurant. Clearly where the locals go. Hugh portions, great food!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful addition to the Gloucester dining scene. Excellent food in HUGE quantities. Their clam chowder is second only to Halibut Point's. Not a fancy place; byob; often have to wait; no frills service and decor. But you simply MUST try this place: the food is super and the prices low. Mid-pm has smallest crowds. Those crowds are there 24/7 and... More 

Thank MackSandy
Peabody, MA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

In the rough but no problem. Meals inexpensive and servings too big! If you like quantity this is the place! Long lines during tourist season. Seafood to pasta. Not a favorite

Thank LovesItalyMA
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187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Two really, really good dinners on a Friday night -- a mammoth serving of veal Parmesan and a well-paired filet mignon and lobster mac+cheese. Wonderful family atmosphere and good service. Only complaint -- too many choices.

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?