CK Pearl

4.7
699 Reviews
$30 and under
American
CK Pearl offers a modern, eclectic, and delicious take on classic New England fare in a warm and friendly setting on the Essex River
We are committed to offering a unique and uncompromising approach to food, beverage, and customer service

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 699 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGoldendad
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First fried clams if 2021…delicious! Generous amount of lobster in the lobster roll. Efficient service. Spectacular view of the Essex River flowing by at high tide.

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JessicaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go. Excellent raw bar , drinks, and atmosphere.

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vipJules
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We always very much enjoy the food but the noise level is too loud indoors

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BostonHappa
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot by the river with a pretty view if you are able to sit outside or by the window. Good menu with some thing for everyone.

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ThomC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Mussels are DIVINE! Fabulous blend of red curry, coconut cream, cilantro, and corn paired with perfectly cooked mussels are absolutely some of the best I have ever had. Definitely order these! Rare Seared Tuna Tacos are also outstanding. Great drinks! A view of the marsh, excellent service. We will definitely be back!

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EmmeGee
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with a river view on an early Spring day. Great food & drinks, terrific service. Fresh briny oysters, a variety of eggs benedict, bagels from Honeycomb, hash and all the fixins, topped off with a slice of key lime pie that tasted like your mother made it! Everything was great. We'll be back.

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vipSouthEnder
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved seeing live music again! Great jazz brunch!

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CrisP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The Pearl is a favorite of ours

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NancyA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My grandson and I went their during a Northeaster, the scenery was spectacular sitting by the marsh. We both chose the beer braised short ribs with root vegetables which was scrumptious. I’ll be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband there to celebrate his birthday. We chose CK because of the beautiful view, great food, and outdoor dining. The service is excellent. The mussels in red curry sauce were the best we’ve ever had!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had the lobster salad and it was amazing. The servers are spectacular. Views are really nice.

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CharlesW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Terrific food in a casual setting. Great location on the water.

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goodfood
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere on the water. Service a little slow.

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EmmeGee
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great food. We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed their great oyster program, plus a combination of seafood and steak for our entrees - everything was delicious. Service couldn't have been better. Good COVID protocols in place.

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JulieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Manager gave us a free round of drinks because we had to wait a very short time to be seated for our reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place❤️. Food is delicious, fried clams are the best (really), beautiful view, and nice people! Don’t want to say any more or I may not get a table😅

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vipLenL
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there on Easter. My sword fish dish was less than I expected. The Escarole was dry and the Cauliflower rice didn't have much flavor. As usual the Clam Chowder was on par.

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Foodgirl
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lamb was beyond delicious sides ciuld have been better

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CK Pearl remains one of my favorite North Shore dining spots. Looking forward to summer dining outside.

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CZplus
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all had seafood which was great! Would like to come back and try the ramen, although we found the mix of things on the menu a little funny, but if they're good, I guess who cares! Just don't expect there to be a wide range of seafood options. Some of the best fried haddock and swordfish around. All plates went back empty.

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vipMeganD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great, nice menu, very pleasant, super nice waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mussels delicious, oysters small, barb que excellent , kale Caesar very good

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EdwardB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious blue fish pate app and mussels were fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Consistently good

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vipAndreaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Staff. We had a great time the salad was perfect as was the lobster roll and fish and chips.

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MaureenF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite neighborhood spot long before COVID, this wonderful restaurant has been an island of normalcy during a very difficult time. Safe, spotless, beautifully managed to ensure public health at the highest levels the food and service are amazing. Five stars isn't enough! Ten stars!

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Bethany
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, yummy drinks, and a very friendly staff! Had a wonderful night there.

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ryanc
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is fantastic and their food is really fantastic. They have really great BBQ, they smoke the meats and they have some really cool menu items (in addition to the seafood). The staff is very nice too, we always have a good experience there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice view.

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JenniferO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Fondue is the best!! Also love the Kale Caesar Salad with blackened chicken or steak tips. Totally delicious. They also make a great drink! One of my favorite places to enjoy a Titos Cosmo!

YOU HAVE TO GET THE FONDUE!!!!!!

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vipSistina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to C K Pearl many times, but I just had the best meal there ever. Thank you so much!

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PaulC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a table by the Essex River at Sunset. Need I say more? Ok I will, we had Abi as a waitress and she is terrific. Our first visit to CK so she made some suggestions. Mussels as an appetizer is a must, although we went were told by a friend to our cheese fondue. Entrees were great, Haddock for my wife and Smoked Brisket for myself.

Background music was great and low volume. Heading back for our son’s birthday dinner.

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SuzanneL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great lobster benedict and signature BEACH WATER cocktail

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Amy0198
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Food was great, but took 20+ minutes for a server to approach our table.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Terrible food. And I am not a picky eater. The wings were served in a pool of bleu cheese. I love wings, but hate bleu cheese. My daughter is lactose intolerant. So for those of us who love wings, but can’t eat bleu cheese, the wings were impossible to eat. They don’t even tell you that the wi fa are served swimming in bleu cheese. Yuck! The clam chowder was less than room temperature, and was super thick - almost fluffy thick. I’ve never seen chowder like that before. The Caesar salad dressing was swimming with anchovies . This restaurant needs a new chef.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hostess was surly and rude. I was expecting a nice lunch but ended up seated facing the coffee station even though other tables were available.

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viplinda
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a terrific meal at CK Pearl. The fondue is amazing and we always order it, wings were terrific. We also got burgers, excellent. And for dessert we got the cookie skillet which was a bit different than the typical cookie skillet - but delicious.

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vipPapaD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been fans of CK's for a very long time, but we've also taken a break over the last few months. This was a return to "date night" with my wife of 45 years and a return to CK's. Pat Shea (Chef and Owner) did not disappoint. In fact, it reinforced that the best food on Boston's North Share was right there. PLUS our waitress, Marley, was absolutely wonderful. Fun, easy-going, great service, and learned how to pour Guinness in Ireland.

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vipDrewG
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Everything was perfect

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CK Pearl is rated 4.7 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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