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“Large Portions and Ok Food”

Causeway Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 141 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a place where a lot of the locals go as you can bring your own alcohol and the portions are very generous. Personally I prefer it for take out especially for the fish chowder which is very good with lots of fish. The couple of times I went there to eat I was not crazy about the place. If you are thinking of going there in the summer I would either go early or call in a take out as the lines are long. The portions are very large and for the most part the food is good. Just not a place I would enjoy for any ambiance.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you like mammoth portions of fried food, it's the place to be. One meal feeds two. Fish is fresh.

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2  Thank red-red-wineMA
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Gloucester, MA is known for its seafood. And the Causeway Restaurant is the best there is. It's where the locals go and believe me, they know a good thing when they see it. It has a humble atmosphere with basic tables and chairs....nothing fancy. There isn't much of a view, but you're not there for that. You're there for the freshest seafood available with generously sized portions at reasonable prices. But be prepared for a wait! I've only been there in the off season (mid winter) and I still had an hour and a half wait on a weeknight! I can't imagine what the wait time might be in the summer when the tourists hit town! The trick I learned was to split an entree with your dinner companion simply because they serve more food than one person can consume in one meal. Especially if you've begun with their clam or fish chowder or one of their excellent appetizers. Don't leave without trying their Chowda!

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1  Thank Barbara Z
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Huge portions, low prices, decent food, total lack of pretension make this a big destination for Gloucester day-trippers (mostly coming from the immediate area or near Boston). You can get better, more chef-inspired food elsewhere in America's Oldest Seaport, and often for not much more money--but the Causeway has an "it" factor that keeps 'em coming back. Seating is limited, though, so expect a wait out in the parking lot on a summer weekend, or even during the week.

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2  Thank Jerry283
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The atmosphere is casual . The food very plentiful.sharing is suggested.it is the best seafood chowder in New England ,

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