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Tom Shea's Seafood Restaurant - CLOSED

122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“haddock” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood
122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Long day on the road was met with a nice unassuming Tar Bender who made excellent Manhattans. And he provided the wife unit and me superb suggestions and service for dinner. We are going back very soon.

Thank edge01966
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We have been to Shea's many times and love it. Food is great service is very attentive and views are breathtaking.

Thank ackmag
Reviewed 13 July 2017

As a party of three seeking a little shade on a sunny patio overlooking the salt marshes our particular needs were met with the perfect combination of seriousness and joviality. The level of professionalism continued with the wonderfully pleasant server. Our meal consisted of the...More

Thank justmyownthoughts
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My girlfriend and I stopped in from the advice of several people who went there. The price for a clam dinner was $26.00. About 10 clams with string fries. The coleslaw was bland. We did enjoy the view from the deck. Maybe we hit there...More

Thank ed s
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This great spot was Tom Shea's for years; now it's Shea's Riverside and seems to be under new management. We had dinner here last evening arriving at our scheduled 6 pm reservation. Hardly anyone there except at the bar area where there were a few...More

Thank icecreamdiva
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We stopped for Sunday lunch, and were able to get a window-side table for 2. The view of the river, and the boating activity was great. Some boats pulled up to Shea's own dock. The restaurant was busy, but the noise level was not high...More

Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Right on the Essex river, Shea's is consistently good. We had a group of 5 in the bar - and the cocktails, wine and food were excellent!

Thank Petersgeoff
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We stayed at the Inn next door ,just a few hundred feet and we were there.We have eaten there many times,the food is always excellent,especially the seafood.The wait staff was terrific,they are always in a good mood a true reflection of the management.The view of...More

Thank steve46152
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We recently visited the area and had dinner at Shea's Riverside. Fried clams appetizer was exactly what we were looking for! Great salads. We had the salmon and the Haddock Provencal. Both excellent sans the sticky rice! Will definitely be back.

Thank CT_Traveler1515
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I travel here once a year, but yesterday's experience may have us finding a new place. To start, our Bloody Mary's we're not drinkable. Way too spicy, wrong mix ratio or something. We added ice and kept trying, but they sat before...More

Thank Susan12369
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
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