Most Popular Restaurants in Manchester-by-the-Sea

April 14, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Manchester-by-the-Sea (or simply Manchester) is a town on Cape Ann, in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. The town is known for scenic beaches and vista points. At the 2010 census, the town population was 5,136.
Things to do in Manchester-by-the-Sea

1. Cala's Restaurant

7 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1570 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 978-525-3304
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Cala's Restaurant

Reviewed By Bob M - Southborough, Massachusetts

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

2. Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

60 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1436 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 978-526-1663
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Captain Dusty's Ice Cream

Reviewed By donnabeck - Manchester

Great ice cream with lots of choices. Not only do we enjoy their ice cream, but Captain Dusty's is generous to the community! Thank you Captain Dusty's!

3. Windward Grille Restaurant

109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 31 +1 978-768-0050
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Windward Grille Restaurant

Antique New England farmhouse with 1800's barn attached. Fireplaces lit during the winter months. Large rustic bar with high-top seating around bar area. Booth and table seating available in several dining rooms. Special value priced specials available Monday thru Thursday. Large parking area with easy wheelchair accessibility.

Reviewed By Jim W - Carmel, California

We had a wonderful lunch at this old, established restaurant. Confirming the predictable excellence of the food is the typically large attendance by "locals".

The Reuben sandwich is very large (perhaps efficient for 2) and loaded with tender and juicy meat. The chili was a particular hit on this cool and blustery day.

As usual we had great service from Tom who has seemingly been here forever; thank you!

4. Dunkin' Donuts

40 Beach St Unit B, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1467 +1 978-526-8708
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Ray S - Tipton, Missouri

Not a chain person here by any stretch of the imagination but this was the only early-morning game in town. Coffee hot, friendly servers, great pastry. Good time to talk to the locals.

5. Half Baked Cafe

1 West St, Beverly, MA 01915-2225 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food, Cafe Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast SGD 8 - SGD 18 +1 978-969-6177
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Half Baked is a café, donut shop, and bakery located in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts that serves breakfast, lunch, and everything sweet for those between meal cravings. Our food is handmade with great pride. We roast, cure, corn, smoke, and braise our meats. We make our sauces, dressings, and pickles. We bake all of our artisanal breads. We hand-cut each donut and make everything that goes in or on it. If we can make it better in-house, we do. We source the best ingredients the North Shore has to offer, and when the seasons change, so does the menu. Our dedication to using superior ingredients and preparing everything in-house allows us to be 100% peanut and tree nut free. We offer catering and take-out, but would love for you to stay a while and enjoy our café. Feel free to sip a latte on our private patio or use the free wi-fi to get some work done while having lunch. Our atmosphere is comfortable and fun, just like our food.

Reviewed By Eve1717 - Beverly, Massachusetts

We ordered cupcakes from here for my babies' first birthday party. They were delicious! We got a mix of chocolate and vanilla with sprinkles. They were really cute and perfect for the occasion. :)

6. Depot Diner

23 Enon St, Ste 2, Beverly, MA 01915-1171 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 978-922-6200
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Depot Diner

Reviewed By bbbob84 - Staten Island, New York

I always try to find the local place when I travel and this was rated number one on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. Appeared to be nicely run family operation with outstanding customer service. I enjoyed some coffee while they prepared my Bacon, Ham, Mushroom and Onion Omelette. The Potatoes with my omelette were prepared just the way I like them, which is not always the case when I travel. Dark Rye Toast was delivered buttered nicely. Too much for me to finish, so I brought it home because it was too good to waste. Parking available in the strip mall parking lot. I would definitely visit when in the area again.

7. Duckworth's Bistrot

197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 978-282-4426
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 369 reviews

Duckworth's Bistrot

Reviewed By lizlubee - Boston, MA

A cozy, intimate space with a very helpful waitstaff. Plenty of choices for vegetarians and carnivores alike, and half-order options allowed us to sample multiple appetizers and entrees. Very nice wine list and wonderful desserts, although sadly on the night we were there, they were out of the pumpkin cheesecake. Reservations highly advised!

8. Down River Ice Cream

241 John Wise Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1065 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible +1 978-578-6318
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 103 reviews

Down River Ice Cream

Reviewed By TheLiterateChef - Falmouth, Massachusetts


Huge portions. Unless you're a glutton, order the Baby for $4.00. An enormous scoop of delicious ice cream that would satisfy all but the most voracious of the Mangia Gelati! Opted for the rum raisin on a waffle cone. Mama Mia! Pleasant outdoor seating around back.

9. 7 Central

7 Central St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1309 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Seafood Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 978-526-7494
Excellent
31%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

7 Central

Wow. That's just what we strive to have you say when you experience the food, beverage and service at The Landing at 7 Central, Manchester's oldest and most prestigious restaurant. Customers are like guests in our home and, as your hosts, we welcome you in that spirit.

Reviewed By JanandDavid - Milngavie, United Kingdom

Went with family including 4 year old grandson. Crayons and kids menu provided and we were conveniently sat in a booth in corner. Food good but service a bit on the slow side, especially with a youngster in tow. Bread we were offered did not come till with our mains as apparently they burnt(?)the first one...

10. J.T. Farnham's

88 Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1329 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 978-768-6643
Excellent
51%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 325 reviews

J.T. Farnham's

Reviewed By Narci W - Acton, Massachusetts

We went here specifically because we saw it on the TV show, "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives." My husband and I shared the fried clam basket and a lobster roll. Both were delicious, but we've had better in Harwich/Chatham/Dennis. The bonus to JT Farnum's is the great view across the marsh.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.