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“Delicious seafood in a no-frills atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Causeway Restaurant

Causeway Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 137 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood in a no-frills atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Our family of 5 ventured here after a day at the beach. We arrived just before 5pm on a Monday and the place was half full. By the time we left it was bustling and folks were waiting to be seated.
The prices were reasonable and the portions very good. My youngest son had a kid's meal of fish and chips and his drink was included. The rest of us shared 2 Peter's Platters (fried calamari, clams, scallops, shrimp, haddock, fries & coleslaw). With a side salad, a cup of chowder and some onion rings, we had more than enough food and we did not leave hungry!
The waitstaff were very busy but friendly and efficient. The restaurant has a counter with several seats with a view of the cooks or many tables throughout that accommodate various size parties. It is a casual atmosphere here and very family friendly. This was a good stop for our family - we were very pleased with our experience here.

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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308 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Terrific Value, Outstanding Meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

The food is superb and the venue is your typical diner style atmosphere. We enjoy returning to Causeway for the over sized portions (one entree can be split and think you would still be hungry) and delicious entrees. Remarkably good value! We love the mussels and calamari entree and the baked haddock special. No reservations, but we placed our name on the list and we were seated within 15 minutes. Overall the value can't be beat! Don't forget to bring your own wine or beer!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Long wait, very crowded, excellent fried food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Classic divey/local seaside restaurant. I went here on a late June Friday at 2 and it was packed. We waited about 45 minutes for a "15 minute wait" but it was worth it. The clam chowder was outstanding and the fried clams were very good. French fries were meh. But they really know how to fry their seafood correctly! I saw that it was byob, will remember for next time. If you're flying solo, grab a counter seat for less of a wait.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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448 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“best value ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

sure it could be on "diners, drive-ins and dives" but the food is outstanding, the portions huge and the prices very reasonable. You cannot get any fresher seafood anywhere, friendlier service anywhere or a better value anywhere. The restaurant will probably be upset for me telling you this, but two people can easily share a meal. You could go to the fanciest or most expensive restaurant and not get a fresher portion of seafood or fish. It is truly from boat to table. If you want more privacy, nicer napkins, ambiance, etc along with double prices and smaller portions, this is not for you. But if you want very well prepared seafood or fish, oversized portions and hard working servers at great prices then you must try the Causeway. There is usually a wait and unfortunately you need to wait outside in the elements but I say it is worth it. The baked rum haddock is delicious in addition to all the seafood dishes. I even thought the salad was terrific!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kearney
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Squeezin em in”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Used to be a time there was elbow room and wasnt overloaded with tourist. Times have changed along with the prices. U can get the same food and service elsewhere with room to move in your chair and have some kinda atmosphere. This place lacks that. Quality of food was great as always. Outpriced themselves compared to before they get all the GPS x google search traffic.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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