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Windward Grille Restaurant

109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
+1 978-768-0050
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular, we were there early on a Tuesday night, and the place filled up. Separate rooms avoid the mess hall atmosphere of some large restaurants. Our server was new, pleasant but not experienced. There were shrimp specials on the menu Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays....More

1  Thank Patty F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood was delicious and very fresh! The prices were very reasonable. The food overall was delicious and the service was outstanding. Great place to go for a wonderful meal at a fair price.

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was mediocre and food was bland. The wait staff placed an appetizer that we had ordered on our table and a minute later a waitress scooped it up and told us that it was intended for another customer. It was the right menu item...More

1  Thank goattonsil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my second luncheon at Windward and was very pleased with the quality of the food. This restaurant is relaxing and casual. Drinks are good and service is very good. Would recommend for a lunch out "with the girls". Bought a gift certificate for a...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here several times and have never been disappointed. There's a very nice variety of choices and it is always excellently prepared. The staff go out of their way to make everything just perfect and the prices are reasonable for such nice restaurant. The...More

Thank kjmjcooper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at the Windward Grill last Thursday evening. The food and the drinks are consistently good. I have been eating there for years and never been disappointed.

Thank _lesterburbridge
Reviewed 6 June 2018

My wife and I decided to try the Windward Grille in Essex for a late lunch. We were not disappointed. Jenna, our waitress was excellent as she was very attentive and efficient. We started with the mussels and they were a great start. My wife...More

Thank 41651Happytraveler
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Omg! I enjoyed the most wonderful lobster salad tonight! There was 6 ounces of delicious lobster on a large fresh salad!!! My husband had the rack of lamb special that he totally enjoyed!! I can’t wait to return!! U need to make reservations to be...More

Thank meme4934
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the Windward Grille on our recent trip to New England. Had dinner there with family & friends. We shared several appetizers which were great. (Stuffed mushrooms, calamari & Shrimp.) For dinner my husband & I each had the steamed 1 1/4 lobster which was...More

Thank Stephanie K
Tim521, Owner at Windward Grille Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for your visit. I am glad you enjoyed your experience. If you return to the area, please stop and see us.

Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were a party of 5 and had reservations. When we arrived, the host gave us the option of having a table or large booth. We chose a table given that it was a bit more room. The menu is fairly extensive with many appetizer...More

Thank Chrys67
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Response from Rgon11 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is between 11 and 2 . However, calling them is recommended.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-0050
Antique New England farmhouse with 1800's barn attached. Fireplaces lit during the winter months. Large rustic bar with high-top seating around bar area. Booth and table seating available in several dining rooms. Special value priced specials available Monday thru Thursday. Large parking area with easy wheelchair accessibility.
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