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Food and restaurants in Essex

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“This restaurant is in the town of Essex, about 20 minute drive from Rockport. It is a hugely popular seafood restaurant known for lobsters, fish, clams and fried seafood. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Eat in or picnic overlooking Eben's Creek and the Great Salt Marsh with views of Hog Island. Known for their famous fried clams and the "Best Seafood Chowder", receiving awards from Phantom Gourmet, Best of Boston, and Yankee Magazine. Featured on TV, Diners and Dives.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“All fresh foods and ingredients. Mature pallet dishes. Owner and cook brings his expertise from the Boston Restaurant scene. On the river with breathtaking views of marshes and the river. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Charming setting on the Essex River with a great river view. A menu with lots of variety and a good wine list. The bar is popular and the staff are very hospitable. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“I am a local and this just may be my new favorite local restaurant. The atmosphere is abuzz with great coastal, boathouse décor and it's just comfortable to me. The food is great too. Have not had a bad dish yet. Some say they have the BEST clam chowder around. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Down and dirty - fried seafood at its best. BYOB - they do not serve alcohol, but you can bring it with you!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“A good local venue. Fresh seafood. Great appetizer menu at half off during the week. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“walking distance from the rental. Enjoy lunch or dinner in their casual dining room or outside patio. The Farm’s outstanding food made with locally grown ingredients and cooked to perfection. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Cafes

Bakery
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“Fun place to pick apples and pears, get some fresh cider and donuts. and so much more. Great for kids. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends