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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%
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“fish chowder” (128 reviews)
“coconut rum” (16 reviews)
“lobster pot” (52 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4930
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I know this restaurant is known for its fish chowder (which was great) but you absolutely Have to get their clam chowder!! My husband and I were brought here for the first time in September 2027 and loved it. What they lack in decor they...More

Thank LC240692
Reviewed 1 week ago

Judging from the long wait on benches outside, this is a very popular restaurant during the summer and looks to be full all the time. The food is certainly edible, but ordinary, and the portions are (too?) large. Fried food abounds. Healthy food is not...More

Thank marianc95
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Family owned and run restaurant with Great fresh seafood everyday with nice portions. We noticed that it was a BYOB place after being there for awhile . The folks were very friendly and the food was good and Hot , will go again if...More

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic! Portions were huge!! Prices all reasonable. Food came out steaming hot. Three of us had cups of clam chowder that would be large bowls anywhere else. My husband had clam strips, son had fried shrimp and I had cod cheeks. Each meal...More

Thank NancyABNashvegas
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We looked for a restaurant with great reviews in the Gloucester/Rockport area and Causeway kept popping up. Menu looked pretty decent, too. So we headed over and put our name in. It's so busy, you have to park across the street in a dirt lot....More

Thank Aimee B
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We heard so many good things about the BBQ here but we were so disappointed that we actually had to complain to the staff about the food. The ribs were dry, flavorless, and more char than actual meat. The brisket was dry and too salty....More

1  Thank Diana D
Reviewed 15 November 2017

When we want fish that is great and for a good price we go to the Causeway. The food is great, not creative just good and there is lots of it. Chowders are excellent and you can't beat the prices for fresh seafood Since we...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I am a little reluctant to rave about the Causeway because I don’t want to make it even more popular. It can be hard to get in. But, being ranked so high on TripAdvisor shows that it is no secret. Recently enjoyed by our party...More

Thank Nasorosso
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent. Especially the fish chowder Large servings. Cherry atmoshere fast service all you could want in a seafood restaurant.

Thank MAGloucester
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great Seafood that will last you Days!! Great Service!! Always a wait! But a 100% worth it!! Also There other Italian/American dishes are Just as delish!! Also its Bring your own Alcohol.

Thank nfern37
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20 March 2017|
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Response from RCutty15 | 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.
22 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.
25 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, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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