Food & Drink in Gloucester

Up to 35% Off Locally Sourced Dinner at Dog Bar Grill

Dog Bar Grill

Gloucester

$63 $41

(22)

Locally sourced meat, seafood, and produce are highlighted in a menu that features wings, fish 'n' chips, and vegetarian and vegan dishes

45% Off at Jenny-Cakes

Jenny-Cakes

Gloucester

$20 $11

Gourmet cakes, cupcakes, and desserts; Portuguese and Italian pastries including cannolis

45% Off Asian Fusion at Happy Dumplings

Happy Dumplings

Gloucester

$10 $5.50

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Taiwanese street food and specialties include handmade dumplings, pork buns, noodle dishes, and a spectrum of dipping sauces

40% Off Three-Course Italian Dinner at Mamma Luisa Cucina & Bar

Mamma Luisa Cucina & Bar

Ipswich

$82 $49

This charming restaurant dishes up Northern Italian classics such as veal saltimbocca and fresh pastas made in-house

45% Off at Organic Garden Cafe

Organic Garden Cafe

Beverly

$40 $21.99

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Harvest bowls, hot soups, rice, quinoa, and black bean dishes, and other gourmet raw and organic fare including smoothies and juices

Up to 46% Off at The Wild Horse

The Wild Horse

Beverly

$84 $45

Grilled pot roast, wild sockeye salmon with lemon pesto, and slow-roasted pork shoulder with kale highlight menu of American eats

Up to 58% Off Italian Dinner Cuisine at Trattoria Bella Mia

Trattoria Bella Mia

Beverly

$30 $16

(19)

Authentic Italian fare and live music at bistro on historic Cabot Street

37% Off Fresh Seafood at Rowand Fisheries

Rowand Fisheries

Beverly

$30 $19

Freshly caught seasonal fish sold alongside shellfish and prepared dishes such as chowders, pies, and ravioli

Up to 55% Off Italian Dinner at Yannalfo's

Yannalfo's

Marblehead

$83.80 $40

Ravioli and meatballs in a mushroom-cream sauce, breaded chicken cutlets topped with crab and lobster, and seafood in a zesty red clam sauce

Half Off Mexican Mediterranean Fare at Cilantro in Salem

Cilantro

Downtown Salem

$40 $20

(57)

Head chef folds fresh ingredients into jumbo shrimp covered with bacon & mexican meatballs stuffed with cheese

Half Off Sushi at Maki Sushi Bar

Maki Sushi Bar

Peabody Town Center

$30 $15

Rolls of tempura lobster, mango, and asparagus drizzled with white sauce and kabayaki glaze top tables along with seafood martinis

50% Off at Nguyen's Vietnamese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Nguyen's Vietnamese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Swampscott

$30 $15

Barbecue pork with vermicelli noodles, pho soup, and wagyu beef burger made with Vietnamese spices

Half Off Mexican Food at The Fat Cactus

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

$40 $20

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Self-described Mexicali cantina dishes up classics including fajitas and tacos, as well as nontraditional Mexican cuisine such as steak tips

45% Off Italian Dinner at La Vita Mia

La Vita Mia

Downtown Saugus

$30 $17.50

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Flat-bread pizza with spicy shrimp, prosciutto, and capes, create-your-own pastas, and sirloin steak in a balsamic sauce

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

50% Off American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

(15)

Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

Up to 50% Off at Porto Bello Restaurant

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

Up to 50% Off at Lakeside Bar and Grill

Lakeside Bar and Grill

Wakefield

$10 $5

Omelets and pancakes start the day before chefs craft barbecue chicken sandwiches and fish and chips for dinner

Up to 50% Off at Maekha Thai

Maekha Thai

West Revere

$20 $11

(15)

Eatery dishes out authentic Thai cuisine such as tom yum soup, ginger chicken, basil fried rice, pad thai, and panang curry with scallops

Up to 46% Off Italian-American Cuisine at Sebastian's on Broadway

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

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Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

50% Off Italian Food at Volare Revere

Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

50% Off Fresh, House-Made Diner Food at Revere Center Café

Revere Center Café

Bell Circle Plaza at Revere

$20 $10

Diner serves made-to-order comfort food, such as grilled cheese with bacon and Irish eggs benedict with corn beef hash

50% Off Italian Fare at Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading

Ristorante Pavarotti

Reading

$40 $20

Veal and seafood simmered in delicate wine sauces served in Italian eatery with large wine list

Up to 61% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Class or Bartending Class

The Wine Shop of Reading

Reading

$200 $99

The best student-made wine and beer will be sold at local stores

Up to 50% Off Baked Goods at swissbäkers

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Swiss-style baked goods include Berliners, the original pretzel rolls, authentic croissants, Choco Weggli and more.

Up to 50% Off at Sweet Spot Bakery

Sweet Spot Bakery

Melrose

$20 $11

(21)

Bakers assemble full-size cakes in time for summer celebrations and craft featured desserts with real vanilla, heavy cream, and frosting

Up to 50% Off at Essex Street Grille

Essex Street Grille

Haverhill

$69 $36

(35)

Appetizers such as lobster rangoons and coconut shrimp precede entrees of sesame-crusted tuna, eggplant manicotti, or mango chicken

Up to 51% Off Golf Simulator and American Food at Par 97

Par 97

Georgetown

$99 $49

HD simulator lets golfers practice and review their data; players can refuel with chicken parmesan, baked haddock, and shrimp skewers

50% Off Seafood at Blue Finn Grille

Blue Finn Grille

Haverhill

$40 $20

(33)

Asian- and Latin American–inflected dishes of swordfish, salmon, and ribs, all made with seafood, meat, and produce purchased fresh daily

Up to Half Off Latin Cuisine at Nazca Cafe

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

(3)

Vibrant preparations and hearty portions of cebiche, seafood medleys, roasted pork, and grilled steak

Up to 45% Off at Ocean Sushi

Ocean Sushi

Malden

$30 $17

Wide variety of cooked and uncooked sushi options, plus traditional cooked entrees like chicken teriyaki and beef with soba noodles

40% Off at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

Half off Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies and Milkshakes

I Love Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

Up to 51% Off Pizzas, Sodas, and Mini Golf

Jimmy's Famous Pizza

Golfland USA

$46.73 $23

(9)

Same windmill, barn, and loop-the-loop from 1969 challenge today's putters on mini golf course; cheese pizzas and soda fuel players

44% Off Cupcakes and Iced Coffee at Pink Tree Sweets

Pink Tree Sweets

Andover

$5.99 $3.33

More than 30 sweet and savory cupcakes make for perfect pairings with fresh iced coffee

50% Off Japanese Food at Thyme Japanese Cuisine

Thyme Japanese Cuisine

North Andover

$30 $15

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Authentic Japanese dishes such as hibachi-grilled steak and seafood, vegetable tempura, udon soup with chicken, and fresh octopus sushi

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Buono Bistro 

Buono Bistro

North Andover

$40 $20

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Chefs handcraft lobster ravioli, wild-mushroom risotto, scallops scampi, and herb-roasted New Zealand lamb with a port-wine reduction

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

(56)

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Dinner at Lantana Café

Lantana Cafe

Medford

$30 $15

(50)

Lobster ravioli, veal marsala, grilled sirloin steak, and brick oven pizzas served at cozy neighborhood restaurant

44% Off Italian Food at Cafe Piazza Dolce

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

$40 $25

(33)

Chef presses fresh pastas, hand tosses wood-fired pizza & grills salmon for dinner & serves brunch dishes such as gourmet paninis

Up to 42% Off at Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

$50 $29

The menu includes chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and homemade fettuccine pasta tossed with bolognese sauce, as well as wood-fired pizzas

37% Off All-You-Can-Eat Dinner at Brazilian Steak House

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

$61.97 $39

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All-you-can-eat steakhouse features tender cuts of Brazilian sausage, lamb, beef sirloin, and an extensive salad bar

40% Off Southern Dinner at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Boston’s South End

$75 $45

Jazz musicians roll through the scales as chefs whip up Southern-style classics in a lounge-like atmosphere

41% Off Beer and Wine Festival

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest

Boston Center for The Arts

$59 $35

Wine and beer fest offers sips from around the country

"Bye Bye Liver" – Up to Half Off Comedy

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

Fairmont Battery Wharf – $29 Off Tea Service

Fairmont Battery Wharf

North End

$78 $49

Sip tea on a terrace overlooking Boston Harbor while snacking on scones with cream, watermelon, tea sandwiches, and macaroons

50% Off at Tantric India Bistro

Tantric India Bistro

Downtown

$30 $15

Chefs draw recipes from all over India to create lamb tikka masala, chicken korma, Goan shrimp curry, and dosas

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

(20)
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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

50% Off Four-Course Sunset Dinner at Charles River Bistro

Charles River Bistro

Boston

$150 $75

Enjoy a four course meal of new American cuisine such as pan seared norwegian salmon and native lamb sirloin

50% Off at SideBar Food and Spirits

SideBar Food and Spirits

Downtown

$15 $7.50

(158)

Downtown pub with TVs, arcade games, and a jukebox dishes out food such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and brick-oven pizza

49% Off Boston Beerathon for Two

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

50% Off Ballpark Concessions

Boston Event Specialists Outside of Fenway Park

Intersection of Yawkey Way and Van Ness

$20 $10

Find these food-cart concessions at every home Red Sox game

Up to 40% Off Dinner at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

50% Off Chocolate Tasting at Gourmet Boutique

Gourmet Boutique

Back Bay

$80 $40

Held on Sundays and Mondays, tastings include nibbles and knowledge about where chocolate is sourced, how it's made, and how to read labels

40% Off at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

$25 $15

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

(907)

Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

Up to 55% Off Zagat-Rated German Cuisine at Jacob Wirth

Jacob Wirth

Theater District

$20 $11

(340)

Traditional schnitzel, hearty burgers, and light salads fill diners in restaurant that has fostered festive German dining since 1868

50% Off Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(92)

Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

Rock City Pizza – Up to 50% Off

Rock City Pizza

Allston/Brighton

$30 $15

(15)

Innovative thin-crust pizzas topped with steak, pesto, or chicken and buffalo sauce; entree options include subs, burgers, and pasta

40% Off Pub Food at The Red Hat

The Red Hat

West End

$50 $30

(145)

Wings, fish 'n' chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

Up to 47% Off Ethiopian Food at Addis Red Sea

Addis Red Sea

South End

$31.90 $17

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

Up to 53% Off at Bukhara Indian Bistro

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

(251)

Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Up to 56% Off Indian Meal at Mela

Mela

South End

$71 $32

(349)

Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Up to 51% Off Tapas at Mojitos

Mojitos

Downtown

$40 $20

(82)

Dine on small plates of chorizo-stufffed potatoes, baked avocados, and slow-roasted pork sliders

Up to 50% Off at Downeast Cider House

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

Half Off Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café

Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

(151)

Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

43% Toward Baked Goods

So Sweet Confections

On Location

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Farm-Fresh Food at Fenmore American Bistro

Fenmore American Bistro

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Chefs create American favorites, such as grilled salmon and pastrami reubens, with local produce and ethically raised meats

50% Off Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes

Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

(21)

Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

(101)

Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

50% Off Mediterranean Fare at Cafe Hemshin

Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $3.75

(5)

Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Up to Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

(17)

Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

54% Off One Dozen Cupcakes at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe

Lulu's Sweet Shoppe

North End

$32.50 $15

Skilled bakers whip up 24 flavors of cupcakes made from scratch with pure, all-natural ingredients

Up to 52% Off Taste of Allston Food Festival 

Taste of Allston

North Allston

$60 $29

Annual festival introduces some of the city's culinary gems as 20+ restaurants mingle with live music and kid-friendly fun

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

The Baseball Tavern

$50 $25

Goose Island sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Boston in search of five golden eggs

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A consistent eclectic theme pervades Alchemy Café & Bistro, from the spacious restaurant's mismatched fabrics and assorted furnishings to each of the menus’ diverse selection of contemporary American cuisine. That eclectic culinary motif has served the eatery so well that Northshore Magazine awarded Alchemy the distinction of best tapas in the area. In the kitchen, the chefs are selective about the ingredients they use in each brunch and dinner dish. They meld these hormone- and antibiotic-free meats into entrees such as smoked confit pork belly tacos and scallop fritto misto. Designed for sharing amongst guests, the menu includes flavor-filled half-sized entrées and sharing platters, including one with steamed mussels fennel, white wine, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, house cut frites, and tarragon aioli. Patrons can dine in one Alchemy's many themed rooms, such as "The Cave" and "The Mafia Table."

The upscale casual environment, with colorful painting on exposed brick walls and leather couches surrounding candlelit coffee tables, also sees guests enjoying organic salads and tofu bites, which can be paired with a 2-4 cup pot of French-pressed coffee or one of several options from a locally-produced cocktail list. Alchemy also encourages guests to enjoy an after-dinner drink of bourbon, whiskey, or absinthe, or indulge with a dessert of maple bread pudding and flourless chocolate torte. Alchemy also contains several gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options.

3 Duncan St
Gloucester,
MA
US

Though it overlooks Gloucester Harbor, where fishermen haul in the restaurant's supply of fresh fish and lobster, the dining room of Latitude 43 feels like it's underwater. The hull of a 36-foot Coast Guard rescue boat hangs overhead, a 16-foot iron-and-glass octopus sculpture wrought by a local iron artist dangles above the sushi bar, and a harbor mural painted by local artists enlivens the walls. The aromas of coastal cuisine waft through the oceanic interior, signaling the arrival of dishes such as grilled local swordfish, more than 17 sushi rolls, and a host of non-seafood entrees that can be prepared in gluten-free or vegetarians versions. Latitude 43 has won 'Best Sushi' by Northshore Magazine three years running, and their menu includes dishes such as Jeff's clam chowder ($4/$6), grilled swordfish with a red-wine-mushroom glaze ($24), and a signature sushi roll with tempura tuna, wasabi, goat cheese, and enoki mushrooms wrapped with a daikon radish ($18).

Because a strong ecosystem produces healthy fish, Latitude 43's restaurateurs do their part to ensure earth's well-being with their green facility. Recycled materials compose the tiles in the kitchen and around the sushi bar, and the deck's sunshades heat the dishwasher's hot water while shading guests from the sun’s deadly laser beams. An oceanfront patio hosts feasts in the summertime, while a fireplace made from locally sourced granite keeps diners cozy in the winter.

25 Rogers St
Gloucester,
MA
US

In the center of Minglewood Tavern's acoustic space, a bar constructed from 180-year-old barn siding rises from the ground, with posts made from the dried trunks and branches of trees holding various drink glasses overhead. Bartenders swipe those glasses to fill orders of one of the 20 beers on tap, which rotate monthly, or to mix up one of their signature cocktails. As cold sips of icy drinks chill gullets, hot entrees such as hearth oven–baked pizzas or bacon-wrapped entrees travel from the kitchen to weathered wooden tabletops, arriving just in time to catch the end of a set from one of the live bands that plays Wednesday through Saturday or a rare glimpse at the one band that plays Wednesday through Saturday.

When the stage and mics stand silent, high-definition and projection-screen TVs pick up the slack, beaming sports games across the retrofitted bar. Each weekday night boasts its own food special, such as Monday's all-you-can-eat ribs and Wednesday's all-you-can-eat sushi.

25 Rogers Street
Gloucester,
MA
US

La Trattoria & Pizzeria's dining room reflects its chefs' philosophy on food. The rustic yellow-orange walls, framed paintings, and cozy lighting cultivate a homey atmosphere, setting the stage for their menu of traditional Sicilian comfort food. Their appetizers come as elegantly simple as garlic bread with fresh mozzarella, romano, and spices, or blend a few distinct flavors, as with the grilled scallops wrapped in prosciutto. Entree highlights include the pasta a la trattoria—red sauce blended with pine nuts, raisins, cauliflower, sardines, and wild-mountain fennel—and the Sfincone pizza—a Sicilian-style pizza with sauteed onions, seasoned bread crumbs, and romano cheese—which makes Italian grandmothers all over the world so, so very proud.

64 Main St
Gloucester,
MA
US

Nestled near the shoreline that juts into the Atlantic’s waters at Cape Ann, The Fish Shack nets a menu of fresh seafood soups, baskets, entrees, and lobster, hauled in by their neighbor and parent company Roy Moore Lobster Co. Traditional chowders brace bellies for autumnal chills and baseball blues, with thick and creamy new england clam chowder or thin and milky haddock chowder stepping up to the plate ($4.95/cup). For more substantial hungers, enlist the aid of a fried-sole-fish sandwich with fries or coleslaw ($8.95) or a 7-ounce shrimp basket with fries ($11.95). To create a local favorite dish, chefs crumble a crunchy Ritz-cracker crust on top of fresh scallops before baking them and drizzling them with a provençal sauce, a motley infusion of garlic, butter, and capers ($17.95). With regular fresh catches, The Fish Shack prices its lobster daily, serving the crustacean boiled, casseroled, scampied, standardized tested, and rolled.

21 Dock Sq
Rockport,
MA
US

Periwinkles Restaurant & Bar is steeped in shipbuilding culture, from its views of boats passing by on the Essex River, to the hanging gas lanterns that light the dining room, to the local sea-centric artwork displayed at the onsite gallery. The theme is fitting, since Periwinkles sits on land that was a wooden shipbuilding hub for nearly 300 years. The building itself fits right into the nautical theme, with its weathered clapboard siding and bright, whitewashed interior.

Diners can enjoy the picturesque river views two ways. They can grab a seat inside the dining room, which is lined on two sides by large picture windows. Or they can venture out to the wooden deck for a waterfront dining experience, and people-watch as clammers, kayakers, and boaters dock right outside.

Customers might first visit for the views, but it's the food that keeps them coming back. Periwinkles' clam chowder is a 14-time winner of the Essex Clamfest, and the only chowder to have ever won the People's Choice and Judges' Choice awards in the same year. All the seafood is local, never shipped in from one of the moon's seas, and includes seasonal specials such as lobster and swordfish. Diners can start meals with the warm salad, which eschews traditional greens for sautéed veggies, chicken, pine nuts, and grilled shrimp. Beyond seafood, the menu features grilled steak tips served with mashed potatoes, or chicken breast and ziti tossed in a light chicken-parmesan broth.

74 Main St
Essex,
MA
US

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