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Reviewed August 27, 2015
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Reviewed August 11, 2015
What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for $50 worth of seafood lunch or dinner for two, redeemable Monday-Friday
- $59 for $100 worth of seafood lunch or dinner for four, redeemable Monday-Friday
- $30 for $50 worth of seafood lunch or dinner for two, redeemable any day
- Click here to view the menu
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Not valid towards the purchase of alcohol. Reservation required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other special offer or promotion. Not valid on Memorial Day. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Periwinkles of Essex
Periwinkles of Essex 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, and includes seasonal specials such as lobster and swordfish. A wide selection of small plates includes fish tacos and lobster pizza, while their newly-added sushi menu features inventive rolls such as the Islander, which combines tempura shrimp, avocado, and cucumber with mango and sweet chili.