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Essex Seafood

143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
+1 978-768-7233
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I wanted seafood for dinner so he looked online. Essex Seafood had very good reviews so we decided to take the short drive and give it a try. Place is not fancy, huge chalkboard with everything they offer. Orders are placed at...More

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing clam plate actually more clams than French fries we were all very pleased with our fresh non greasy fried clams

Thank motioninlimine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was the worst seafood I have ever had...the scallops were not only greasy but overcooked and my wife's fish chunks were over cook so much that when you were chewing it, it turned to sawdust! the chowder was just so-so and for the money...More

Thank Rick l
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Humble surrounding but great casual dining, fabulous lobster and steamers, very reasonable prices, service behind the counter was excellent and friendly, pick up your order and enjoy, they provided extra hot melted butter and both lobster and steamers were hot, juicy and sweet....great casual place...More

Thank CarolynKay102
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Eat there , bring your own drinks, not far from exit, close to all the small town, clean , great for,pets you can eat outside,

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

While on the quest for the "perfect fried clam", we were at a more notable competitor and were told this is the BEST seafood around with out the oceanfront location. They were absolutely correct! This place is a gem and even better its BYOB! After...More

1  Thank thirstyandfamished
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is where many locals done for great fried seafood. The fried clams, scallops, shrimp, and fish are all excellent!. It is right on route 133 out of Essex heading to Gloucester and offers done in the rough.

Thank misterclean6
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Essex Seafood was recommended by a friend who lives in Magnolia. Four of us decided to drive up and try this place out. It was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night. There were only two other parties in the Restaurant. We ordered the Fried Clam...More

Thank VVHT
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just stop for quick lunch. Very fresh lobsters and calamari. Friendly owner and food was good. Service was quick.

Thank UriM15
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Large portions of seafood caught the same day. Food is served hot, and you can eat inside at a table of your choice or outside at a picnic table. We took our haddock sandwiches (you had a choice of fries or onion rings) outside to...More

1  Thank Z-OC-Family
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-7233
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