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Where to Eat Before and After Your Cruise!

Looking for some great places to eat before or after your cruise? We've got you covered! Try out these great eateries to support our locally owned businesses and get a true taste of Essex! The Village Restaurant is an Essex tradition! Since 1956, they have been serving the North Shore's best seafood at affordable prices in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Visit their website to learn more about their hours.

Ck Pearl is the perfect local option for aprés cruise. Their menu has a wide variety of classic New England meals with a modern twist on each! With a great selection of fresh seafood, such as; oysters, clams, lobster and fish you will know where you are! Their selection of cocktails, wines, and draft beers will round out your dining experience! Heading out on one of our Sunday coffee and muffin cruise ? Try out the full brunch menu before heading home. Oh, and did we mention it's a family-owned business! If you are looking to grab something quick before you hop on the boat, The Mill might be the perfect breakfast spot for you! The Mill serves healthy fresh breakfast food every morning along with ready to go prepared salads, sandwiches, dinners, and more. They release a new menu every morning with their ready to go food options so go to their website and check it out on the way. Their breakfast menu includes a traditional coffee and tea menu along with classic breakfast sandwiches and pastries. For a classic taste of New England cuisine Woodman's of Essex is a must! Founded in 1914, Woodman's has been serving great fresh and local seafood for over 100 years! They are generally known for their fried clams; but don’t stop there! They have a traditional seafood menu including; lobster rolls, fish sandwiches, boiled lobster dinners, seafood platters, and their award-winning clam chowder. Whether you are visiting from out of state or just coming to Essex for a day trip, Woodman's should be on your list. If pizza and beer is a little more up your alley, be sure to check out Great Marsh Brewing Company for a great selection of high-quality beers. Great Marsh offers a wide variety of craft beer, hard seltzers, and tasty pizza and pretzels. Sip on your favorite craft beer in the outdoor beer garden and enjoy the exquisite view of the Great Marsh. There is plenty of open space for socially distanced fun! Stop by Allies Beach Street Café for some delicious breakfast options! Grab a coffee, tea, organic espresso drink to get your day started off right. If you are looking for a healthy morning treat, try one of their fruit smoothies. Their breakfast menu ranges from omelets to pancakes to breakfast sandwiches! Allie's also offers online ordering, take-out, and curbside pickup! Grab it to go for the cruise! Hop off the boat and head over to Riversbend for some great food, views, drinks, and atmosphere. Grab some top-tier wood-fired pizza, salads, burgers, and more! And if you can't get enough of the river, sit outside and enjoy some great waterfront views. No need to drive Riversbend is located a short walk from where your cruise will arrive and depart from! You can't go wrong with these selections, and if you have any you think we need to try, be sure to let us know! We hope to see everyone soon!

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