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Located along the picturesque Essex River, Shea’s Riverside Restaurant and Bar is carrying on a tradition of dining excellence that has begun over thirty years ago. With incomparable views, friendly, professional service and delicious food, Shea’s Riverside will quickly become your favorite spot to relax, unwind and enjoy!

Recent renovations have created an atmosphere unlike any other found in this historic shipbuilding town long known for its many seafood restaurants and antique shops. Settle in at our beautiful horseshoe-shaped bar and enjoy a cocktail while watching the boats go by. On warm days, sit outside for lunch or dinner on our deck which overlooks the river and its surrounding marshes. On cold days, dine by one of our two cozy fieldstone fireplaces.

Expanding on the traditional seafood menu that one thinks of when visiting Essex, Shea’s Riverside offers a variety of entrees which will suit even the most discerning palate. Yes, you will find the tasty fried clams that Essex is famous for, but you will also find amazing dishes such as our Warm Mussel Bruschetta and Chef Silas P. Frank’s Seared Pork Tenderloin. Our menus change seasonally, so please make sure to check back often!