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Cala's Restaurant

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American, Bar
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7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
+1 978-525-3304
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Go, relax, and watch the world pass by Main Street, MBTS! Great food, Burger is awesome, some great brews on tap, and great service... what more could you ask for in a Neighborhood go to location. Enjoy!

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Thank Steven R
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Steven R, Thanks for such a great review! It's true. We have great people watching windows! Happy to hear you enjoyed your burger and had great service. See you again soon! Jaime More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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289 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We decided to enjoy dinner at Cala's on a recent Saturday evening. The hostess offered a warm greeting and we were seated within just a few minutes. Our waitress was very friendly, quick and professional. Great service! Our corn fritter appetizer with a special aioli dipping sauce was delicious. The steak tips were perfectly cooked to order, tender, lean and... More 

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Thank Hexy
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hexy, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm so happy to hear that your service was warm and welcoming. And that the food was excellent too! Now. The mashed potatoes. Hexy, I promise, on everything that is true, and good, and right, that our mashed potatoes DO NOT come from "flakes!" There are boxes and boxes of... More 

Bellevue, Ohio
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The food was fantastic! (I had the lobster roll) (Husband had Rueben) It’s a quaint little diner in a cute little town. We loved the food, but the service was awful. They had one waiter for the entire place at lunch time. The bartender was busy flirting with a girl at the bar and didn’t help him much. We waited... More 

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Thank Kellie K
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Kellie, Thanks for writing. I'd like to apologize for your poor service you received from the bartender. Part of the reason we sit at bars when we go out to eat is to interact with other people... I hate that this was the way you were treated and have already spoken to the bartender who ignored you. He apologizes as... More 

Newburyport MA
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I've dined here a couple times (I meet a business partner here for lunch occasionally). I typically get a salad, fish or soup/chowder. This time I ordered clam chowder and we split an order of calamari. Both were excellent. Upscale vibe and good place stop for a beer or wine after work as well. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. This is... More 

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Thank sweetjayne7
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sweetjayne7, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review! Our calamari is one of the house favorites... Like many of us, you will probably be hooked! Again, thanks for the kind words. Have a good day! Jaime More 

Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to go for a drive today as we finally had some sun, the first in six days. We ended up In Manchester-by-the-Sea. The top rated restaurant just happened to be across the street from where we parked. How lucky! We went in and the menu had lots of good choices. Knowing we only have two days left before... More 

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Thank bwannan
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Bwannan, Thanks for such a great review! And yes, I would say you made GREAT choices, especially since you only had a few days left in MA! ! Hope you had/have a safe trip back home! Jaime More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Next to the wonderful Stock Exchange ( consignment shop ) this bar/restaurant fits the bill and satisfies a desire for American, Tex Mex or Fish n' chips. Service was attentive. Bathroom was clean and spacious. Near the harbor. Wonderful well preserved homes and charm abounds. Not far too from the beautiful Singing Sands Beach and abutting gentrified neighborhood. Old North... More 

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Thank restaurantgirl2015
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Restaurantgirl2015, I love that your review reads like a travel book! Thank you for your amazing words. Have a great day! Jaime More 

marblehead, ma
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had lunch with a friend the other day, had the burger in the past which is good. Decided to try the roast beef sandwich it was terrible. Yesterdays roast beef cut thin with some cheese and sauce put in the microwave to warm up. No beef flavor at all with fries for $15.00 MISTAKE

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Thank gustotobie
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Gustotobie, Thanks for taking the time to write about your less than stellar experience at our restaurant. I apologize that the roast beef sandwich didn't have any beef flavor and seemed as though it had been prepared in a microwave. That. Sounds. Terrible. Next time you're in, ask for Jaime or Scott. We will buy your next lunch and talk... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Convienent lunch stop after leaving Hammond Castle. Calimari was very delish &fresh. The fish tacos great, pulled pork tasty & finished w/espresso. Looks like a fun sports bar. Great service definitely recommend the place.

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Thank cathie k
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Cathie, Loved reading your review. It sounded straight out of a guide book for the Northshore! Thanks again! Jaime More 

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We live in town and eat here usually once a week and have never been disappointed. Great food, great drinks, and excellent service

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Thank brina10
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Brina, If you live in town and eat here once a week then that categorized you as a regular AND WE LOVE OUR REGULARS! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making us a part of your routine. SEE YOU SOON! Jaime More 

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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The buffalo wings were fantastic and they make a great drink! My husband had the Rueben sandwich and I had the fish and chips. We split them with each other because both were so fantastic. My son is 12 and I was hesitate taking him into the bar but it was a super casual and respectful atmosphere.

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Thank Crystal W
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this review

Crystal, Thanks so much for taking the time to write. I loved reading that you and your whole family were comfortable in our space. It's like music to my ears. Happy you enjoyed the food and hope you come back again soon. Have a great day! Jaime More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 978-525-3304

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