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Explore our menus for your private charter!

APPETIZERS

ALL APPETIZERS PROVIDED BY HENRYS'S FINE FOOD

Platters serve 20-25 people

Bright Beginnings

An Assortment of Donut Holes, Pie Dough Sticks, Mini Croissants, Bagels, and Cupcake Muffins arranged on a platter with Cream Cheese and Sweet Butter

Price: $115

Cheese & Fruit

Domestic and Imported Cheeses accompanied by Seasonal Fruit served with Imported Crackers (Rice Crackers Included)

Price: $125

Stuffed Snow Peas

Crisp Snow Peas filled with Boursin Cheese and Chicken Salad; Garnished with Pesto Cream Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomato

Price: $95

Spreads & Crudites

A sampling of Henry’s Housemade Cheese Spreads, including Cream Cheese, Olive, Port Wine, Garlic and Herb, and Chunky Blue Cheese accompanied by Sliced Veggies and Imported Crackers

Price: $140

Shrimp Cocktail

Classic Shrimp Cocktail served on a Bed of Greens, garnished with Fresh Lemon, and served with Henry’s own tangy cocktail sauce (Approximately three pounds served)

Price: $175

Santa Fe Platter

A festive platter of Homemade Salsa, Guacamole, Bean Dip, Cubed Monterey Jack Cheese, Tri-Color Pepper Sticks, Black Olives, and Cherry Tomatoes served with a basket of Tortilla Chips

Price: $125

Italian Antipasto Platter

Sliced Pepperoni, Salami, Prosciutto, and Capapcolo with Provolone and Mozzarella Cheeses accompanied by Olives, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Grilled Artichoke Hearts, and Marinated Mushrooms Served with sliced Sunray Bread Rounds

Price: $135

Gourmet Deli Platter

Boar’s Head Roasted Turkey, Black Forest Ham, Genoa Salami, and Henry’s Roast Beef and American and Provolone Cheeses Served with a basket of Freshly Baked Knot Rolls, Potato Chips, and Condiments on the side
Price: $195

Roll-up Sandwich Platter

An assortment of homemade wraps is cut into thirds and piled high on a platter, served with chips and pickle pears. Wraps include
Henry’s Roast Beef with Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread, Boar’s Head Roasted Turkey with Sundried Tomato-Smoked Mozzarella Cheese Spread, and Black Forest Ham with Artichoke Dijon Spread
Price: $180

Henry’s Famous Finger Sandwiches

A variety of Henry’s Fluffy Homemade Fingers Rolls stuffed with Chicken, Egg, and Tuna Salad
Price: $115

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Bar & Beverages

BAR & BEVERAGE SERVICE

Beer & Wine Open Bar*: includes beer, wine, water, and soda. Cost is based on consumption, and 20% gratuity is added to the total bar. (No administration fee.)

Full Open Bar*: includes beer, wine, liquor, water, and soda. Cost is based on consumption, and 20% gratuity is added to the total bar.

  • Tidal Beach Events ONLY: $75 administration fee (or $125 if both vessels are chartered). Boat Events ONLY: $50 administration fee (or $75 if both vessels are chartered).

Beer & Wine Cash Bar: includes beer, wine, water, and soda.

  • Tidal Beach Events ONLY: $75 administration fee (or $125 if both vessels are chartered).

Full Cash Bar: includes beer, wine, liquor, water, and soda.

  • Tidal Beach Events ONLY: $125 administration fee (or $200 if both vessels are chartered). Boat Events ONLY: $75 administration fee (or $125 if both boats are chartered).

Drink Ticket Option: includes beer, wine, water, soda, and liquor upon request. Water and soda are billed by consumption. A pre-determined amount of drink tickets will be given to the event leader on the day of the event. Each ticket may be redeemed for one alcoholic beverage. The event leader is then given the option to close the bar or open it to cash once the tickets are used. Cost is based only on tickets redeemed, and a 20% gratuity is added to the final bar total.*

  • Administration fees: refer to Cash Bar options.

 

*Credit card required on file

Our Selections:

Beer

  • Corona

  • Ipswich Ale

  • Harpoon IPA

  • Coors Light

  • Sam Summer

  • White Claw

White Wine

  • Pinot Grigio

  • Chardonnay

  • Rosé

Red Wine

  • Merlot

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

Korbel Brut Champagne is available by request 7 days prior to the private event date.

Bar Costs:

  • Mixed Drinks - $14

  • Beer – Imported & Domestic - $8

  • Wine - $10

  • Soft Drinks & Bottled Water - $3

Pricing and availability subject to change

OUR SIGNATURE CLAMBAKE MENU

Choose from three meal options for your event. Please inform your event manager of your final headcount and food orders 7 days prior to your event.

Traditional New England Clambake | $56 per person*

11⁄4 lb. Boiled Local Lobster accompanied by Steamed Native Clams, Local Sweet Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, and Chilled Watermelon, served with Drawn Butter and Broth.

Half Roasted Rotisserie Chicken | $42 per person

Half Roasted Rotisserie Marinated Chicken served with Red Bliss Potato Salad, Local Sweet Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, and Chilled Watermelon.

 

Vegetarian | $32 per person

Vegetarian Wrap filled with Hummus and Assorted Veggies;
Pasta Salad with Grilled Artichokes, Baby Spinach, and Sun-dried Tomatoes; Local Sweet Corn on the Cob, Fruit Salad, Fudge Brownie, Potato Chips, Corn Bread, and Chilled Watermelon.

 

Children’s Meal | $22 per child

For children 10 and under

Two Steamed Hot Dogs served with Local Sweet Corn on the Cob, Potato Chips, Pickles, Corn Bread, Chilled Watermelon and Cookies for Dessert.

A La Carte Favorites

(10-person minimum unless otherwise noted; priced per person)

  • 1¼ lb. Boiled Lobster: $30

  • 1 lb. Steamed Clams: $22

  • Caesar Salad: $8

  • Steamed Hot Dog: $6

  • Clam Chowder (for all guests ONLY): $12

  • Half Roasted Rotisserie Chicken: $25

 

Please note that we purchase all of our seafood locally. Due to this, prices are subject to change depending on market availability. If clams are not available, mussels may be substituted.

Signature Clambake

OUR PREMIUM NEW ENGLAND CLAMBAKE MENU

Choose from three main options served with a buffet of sides for everyone to enjoy. Please inform your event manager of your final headcount and food orders 7 days prior to your event.

Choose From:

  • 1¼ lb. Boiled Local Lobster - $68 per person

    • Served split & cracked

  • Half Roasted Rotisserie Herb Marinated Chicken - $56 per person

  • Hearty Vegetarian Roll-Up with Hummus and Veggies, Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad, Fudge Brownie, Potato Chips - $44 per person (excludes Clams)

 

Sides Include:

  • Steamed Native Clams (served w/ Butter and Broth)*

  • Classic Caesar Salad

  • Local Sweet Corn on the Cob

 

Dessert Includes:

  • Chilled Watermelon

  • Henry’s Famous Cookie Platter

 

A La Carte Favorites

(10-person minimum unless otherwise noted; priced per person)

  • 1¼ lb. Boiled Lobster: $30

  • 1 lb. Steamed Clams: $22

  • Caesar Salad: $8

  • Steamed Hot Dog: $6

  • Clam Chowder (per person): $12

  • Half Roasted Rotisserie Chicken: $25

 

Please note that we purchase all of our seafood locally. Due to this, prices are subject to change depending on market availability. If clams are not available, mussels may be substituted.

AMERICAN BBQ

Essex River Cruises Proudly Serves American BBQ

“Genuine Wood-Smoked, Memphis Style American BBQ Locally Family Owned and Operated”

NOT AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS

Option I - $44 per person

  • 2 BBQ choices

  • 3 Side choices

 

Option II - $48 per person

  • 3 BBQ choices

  • 3 Side choices

 

Option III - $52 per person

  • 2 BBQ choices

  • 3 Side choices

  • 1 Grilled choice

 

Add-On:

  • Vegetarian Quesadilla Filled with Roasted Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, and Jack Cheese - $22/person

All the Above Options Include:

  • Cornbread

  • Sandwich rolls

  • Corn on the cob

  • BBQ sauce

  • Watermelon for dessert

 

Pick How You Want It:

BBQ CHOICES:

  • St. Louis Pork Ribs (+$4)

  • Pulled Pork

  • Pulled Chicken

  • BBQ Sliced Beef Brisket (+$6)

  • Wings (Dry Spiced, Molasses Chipotle BBQ, Mild BBQ, or Buffalo w/ Blue Cheese)

 

GRILLED CHOICES:

  • Tenderloin Tips (+$6)

  • Grilled Chicken (Jamaican Pineapple Curry Sauce, Mild BBQ, or Molasses Chipotle BBQ)

  • Fresh Baked Haddock

  • Grilled Salmon (+$6)

 

SIDE CHOICES:

  • Potato Salad

  • Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes

  • Cole Slaw

  • Spanish Rice

  • Mac n’ Cheese

  • Baked Beans

  • Homemade Potato Chips

  • Cucumber, Onion, Carrot Salad

  • Deli Style Pickles

  • Sweet Mashed Potato

  • Garden Salad

  • Caesar Salad

  • String Beans

  • Southern Greens

 

Pricing and availability subject to change

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DESSERTS

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ALL DESSERTS PROVIDED BY HENRYS'S FINE FOOD

Platters serve 20-25 people

Homemade Cookie Basket

An Assortment of Henry’s Delicious Homemade Cookies, Freshly Baked and served in a Basket
Price: $80

Elegant Ending

An impressive arrangement of Assorted Miniature European Pastries and Treats

Price: $120

Traditional Pastry Platter

Freshly Baked Brownies, Cookies, Brambles and Fruit Squares

Price: $105​

 

 

Essex River Cruises supplies paper and plastic products with all platters.

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