After 5 very difficult years between my father’s car crash, lockdown, and the staff shortage since 2020 we have decided to sell Village Restaurant and begin a new chapter of our lives with our family. We worked tirelessly, morning-noon-and night, to keep the Village running and it’s time for us to rest. The official closing date is September 27 at 4pm. Please call for reservations and know as we are winding down some menu items may not be available. We hope to see all of our supporters before our final goodbye. Thank you for everything!

-The Audette Family

  • star rating  A spot my wife and I have been talking about going to for several years. We're glad we did as not only was the food good our server was fantastic.... read more

    avatar thumb HappyVacationMan
    September 12, 2022

    star rating  I have been going to the Village Restaurant since the mid 1960's and it was my father's favorite restaurant before then. I make a trip every year or two just... read more

    avatar thumb rockman1960
    August 10, 2022

    star rating  Outstanding whole fried clam plate. Been going here for over 40 years. Always delicious. Not to be missed. And service matches the food. Lots of choices.

    avatar thumb 166lynetteg
    June 14, 2022

    star rating  Stopped for lunch after 3 days in York Maine and had the sweetest whole belly clams.
    Their flavor and batter beat all the Maine clams we had.....

    Onion rings... read more

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    May 20, 2022
  • star rating  Wonderful restaurant. We enjoyed filet mignon, seafood casserole, sausage cacciatore and chicken parm. We topped off dinner with Indian pudding for dessert! Fabulous server, cozy ambiance and will go back... read more

    avatar thumb BTK1127
    March 24, 2022

    star rating  We've been here a few times and have always been pleased with the friendly, attentive service, delicious food, and reasonable prices. Last time we ate outside (cognizant of the Delta... read more

    avatar thumb janievoyageur
    September 28, 2021

    star rating  We had another super meal. Everything was great from start to finish!
    We had a very tasty shrimp cocktail
    My husband order the baked trio which had haddock,shrimp &scallops... read more

    avatar thumb dj2182
    July 28, 2021

    star rating  We got our reservations mixed up and were very late. They were understanding and sat
    Us before they closed. We did not feel rushed even though they were closing. Thank... read more

    avatar thumb Travel-brilliant
    July 11, 2021
  • star rating  me and my grandparents come here a lot (Usually every weekend before covid)and we are always happy. We have not visited that much since covid but we probably will come... read more

    avatar thumb Colinthe0w1
    June 30, 2021

    star rating  Stopped at our favorite place for their homemade onion rings and large fried clam platter. All with tax under $40.
    Don't go any where else.

    avatar thumb rgc1515
    March 22, 2021

    star rating  I ordered the “Romantic” for my husband and I for New Years Eve dinner to go. We just finished and I have to say it was absolutely delicious. The baked... read more

    avatar thumb 832ronaldd
    December 31, 2020

    star rating  Excellent clam chowder! It’s not thick, heavy (which hubby & i don’t like) but a very tasty stock with plenty of clams and a good balance of potatoes. Cornbread was... read more

    avatar thumb delosestadosunidos
    August 6, 2020
  • star rating  The food is great here this is our first time going under the new owner and it is just as good as it ever was. the service is great the... read more

    avatar thumb Joe V
    February 12, 2020

    star rating  Tis half a decade since our last visit. On a quiet Sunday evening we were graciously seated. There are new owners but the Village feels the same.
    Server Rita, a... read more

    avatar thumb Zeno H
    February 5, 2020

    star rating  I would like to say this is our favorite restaurant.The clams are spectacular and the baked haddock and scallops.Like the shrimp and lobster are awesome.The service is excellent This place... read more

    avatar thumb colichartier
    December 31, 2019

    star rating  Great place to eat.. outside patio or about 5 different dinning rooms inside...
    We ate sm order onion rings, Fried calamari, and lunch portion of fried clams with fries and... read more

    avatar thumb rgc1515
    July 20, 2019
  • star rating  Our group enjoyed the Prime French Dip, Street Tacos, Fish Tacos and Chicken. Service was quick and efficient, food was very good.

    avatar thumb DeeinTN
    July 16, 2019

    star rating  We were a group who came to Essex in order to board a boat for touring the Essex River. The parking lot was large enough to accommodate our tour bus.... read more

    avatar thumb Georgette M
    July 6, 2019

    star rating  The salmon here is to die for. I love the glaze and always request a little extra on the side. Haddock is delicious also. Wish they had the haddock and... read more

    avatar thumb Patricia R
    June 20, 2019

    star rating  I’ve been going to the Village for over 40 years and I’m never disappointed. Great menu and service. Today delicious fried clams plate. It was a beautiful day so I... read more

    avatar thumb 166lynetteg
    June 16, 2019


  • Fun leisurely lunch with great food and friendly service!

    Nancy Nemiccola Avatar Nancy Nemiccola
    January 24, 2022

    Best seafood by far . The food was fast and our waitress Stevie was excellent! Very upbeat and friendly! Atmosphere needs updating. We Most definitely will be returning soon

    Kathy Dorris Avatar Kathy Dorris
    December 24, 2021

    Always great food and service.
    Are go to place for seafood, I did surf and turf this time and the steak was great.

    barry taylor Avatar barry taylor
    December 24, 2021

    Great seafood favorite place.

    Paul Mahoney Avatar Paul Mahoney
    February 17, 2022