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Cala's Restaurant

7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
+1 978-525-3304
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (7 reviews)
“lobster roll” (10 reviews)
“corn fritters” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

After spending the morning at the beach, we decided to go into town (first time visit to Manchester by the Sea). The town is a charming small town with local merchants and restaurants. We loved Cala's Restaurant. The service was welcoming and warm and the...More

Thank Sandy M
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Sandy, Thank you for such a great review. I'm so happy to hear that the town, food and service was all fantastic. I hope you have a great day! Jaime

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Food and service here is good although not great. Easy access, situated in the middle of downtown Manchester by the Sea. Varied menu with something for everyone, full bar, sports TV's, table, high-tops, and bar. Something for everyone, mom loved her lobster roll, grilled chicken...More

Thank misterclean6
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Misterclean6, I loved reading your review and LOVE that you brought your 89 year old Mother to our restaurant for her birthday! How fantastic! Thank you for your kind words and descriptions. Have a good day! Jaime

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Cala's is our 'Go To' spot for great food and a casual, pub atmosphere. We are locals and frequently enjoy the Lunch and Dinner offerings. Why do we keep coming back? Great food, fresh ingredients and fantastic service! For our lunch visit last week, we...More

Thank 598Cynthia_w
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

598Cynthia_w, I can't thank you enough for your beautiful and kind words. Your review read like an advertisement for everything that defines "us". Truly, thank you for being a part of our community and our family. Have a great day! Jaime

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Food here is good, but it is the same food you will get at any restaurant around Cape Ann. Not somewhere to go out of your way to eat at. Low end cuts of steak are the specialty.

Thank John C
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

John C, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Happy to hear you enjoyed our good food and we do encourage you to come back again if you are visiting Manchester! Have a good day, Jaime

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in mid-week with friends for dinner and had a great meal. It wasn't too busy when we arrived around 6, but filled up quickly after that. Service was very friendly and attentive. We all were pleased with our meals. Two had the fish tacos,...More

Thank rdmdld
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

rdmdld, Thanks so much for your great review! Your last sentence perfectly describes us! Thank you again and have a great day! Jaime

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times as a family and always enjoy our meals. Salads and sandwiches are good aa is service. Our last visit was for a graduation celebration

Thank sean19842015
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Sean, "Always good" is a GREAT compliment. Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Have a good day, Jaime

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The place surprises you - you walk in, and you think it's going to be just a restaurant, but it turns out it's a very active pub as well as a fine place to eat. If you like a nice quiet meal, don't go here...More

Thank Mike770s
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Mike770s, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Your words actually brought a smile to my face as you described our restaurant scene perfectly! Come back again soon and have a great day! Jaime

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I live in MBTS. Cala's is the hippest place you can find in town. A bit loud but great burgers. Crowded on the weekend so get there early

Thank peteplanck100
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Peteplanck100, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. And "hip!" What a great compliment! I agree, it can get really loud and crowded quickly. Thanks for the tips for future guests and I hope you have a good day! Jaime

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Exceeded expectations every thing was so delicious my taste buds were dancing in my mouth This is the kind of food that makes you happy

Thank Emma C
Mark M, General Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Emma, WE LOVE YOUR PICTURES! Thanks so much for creatively documenting your experience! So happy you enjoyed your meal and thank you too for the FIVE STARS! Have a good day, Jaime

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The ambiance is great, with lots of light and a pressed tin ceiling. Midday Sunday, it was pretty popular. It's small, with more "high tops" than tables. (I won't sit on a high stool, it hurts my back). The side of the restaurant with the...More

Thank Patty F
Mark M, Manager at Cala's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Patty F, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm happy you enjoyed the ambiance and were able to sit at a low top table despite the restaurant being busy. The fish tacos are a fun favorite so I wasn't surprised to...More

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Response from rdmdld | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they did have some gluten free options, but check out their website to verify.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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