We are committed to offering a unique and uncompromising approach to food, beverage, and customer service
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
cocktail sauce - mignonette
crispy ipswich clams, lemon, tarta'
Ipswich Fried Clams
napa coleslaw, french fries, lemon, tarta'
Always delicious food- always pleases the whole group! Seats outside were lovely, great view of the river. Staff was working hard - as they all are during these Pandemic times. Tried a non-alcoholic beverage this time (I Was the DD) and it was great! Don't hesitate to give this place a try!
Location and Oysters and Bluefish Pate were excellent. Wonderful spot, will be back to enjoy the patio.
Always wonderful. Amazing waitstaff! Great food! And the view beautiful every day of the year.
Well prepared, very fresh fare for middle of the afternoon meal. We asked and quickly received a different table.
Always enjoy CK. Oysters are terrific!
Wonderful dining experience. Great food and fun to watch the boats come in and out of the marsh.
CK Pearl is a regularly visited restaurant for us due to consistently great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended!
Best restaurant in Essex! Can’t beat the views or the food! Always consistently delicious
The food was absolutely terrible. No flavor at all.
The seafood was perfectly cooked, but the side salads were weak. Cocktails and wine were delicious and our server was one of the best in recent memory.
Oysters were amazing
Had the special swordfish it was delicious
We also had lobster salad great as usual and another diner w us had the vegan risotto
Service was great
Always a treat.
Every thing was wonderful. Our favorite place on the North Shore!!
Appetizers and drinks were fantastic. Mussels were the best I’ve ever had. All down hill after that. Ordered 2 lobsters rolls and one literally had a fraction of the lobster on the other. They corrected but still bigger and better for $35 at other places. Never brought coleslaw for either. Two of us had the salmon and swordfish. Both were bland and uneventful. Neither of us enjoyed them. Very rushed. 4 of us for anniversary dinner which was never acknowledged. Reservations at 545 and done by 645. Entrees came out as we were still eating appetizers. Very very disappointed.
I LOVE seafood, and being a homegrown New Englander, I know good, fresh seafood at it's best. I would say CKPearl did not disappoint...My daughter bought me a gift card online to this restaurant and I did love it. Thank you!
Great dinner. Everything was very good from top to bottom. Thank you.
Always a pleasure to dine at CK's - its our got to Friday night spot!
First let me say the service was by and large very, very good.
The food concepts are all good but in several cases still need work. Chicken wings for example were big meaty wings but were soft, like they had been parboiled first, just weird tasting texture wise, bbq sauce and smoke got lost somewhere. The swordfish dish I had contained a nice piece of swordfish and was not salted but there was no salt on the table and my waiter wasn't around to get any before I finished the dish... The dish was very appealing visually with a portion of swisschard under the fish.. but the swiss chard was so undercooked as to be inedible and I love chard. My partner had a lobster salad which she enjoyed very much, the greens were exceptionally fresh.....
Love CK Pearl. Great food, drinks, ambiance and personal service. Jess always comes over to say hi and is very welcoming
We are regulars-and for good reason!
Great menu and specials were wonderful
Very chaotic service, felt rushed to eat and leave. Very loud atmosphere. Food is outstanding!
Beautiful evening enjoying cocktails and dinner at a screened porch table right on the water. Loved watching the boats come in with their lights on - such a serene view. Haddock was delicious as well as the buratta appetizer and the tuna poke bowl. Service was very attentive because there were so many servers, who couldn’t have been nicer. All in all, a wonderful evening for our first time there. Reservations a necessity - seemed very popular. Suggestion: We went at 7:45 when it was a little bit less crowded.
The appetizer we ordered was Mussels in a coconut curry broth; a definite hit! Our server was very good and offered suggestions for dinner. They were very accommodating for food allergies and made substitutions without a problem.
Food was served in a timely manner even though the restaurant was packed.
The only complaint we had was the noise level. It was difficult to hear each other around a table for four. But it was nice to see business was so good! It was a Saturday night, so maybe it would be less noisy during the week. We’ll definitely return and report back!
Nice combination of upscale and comfort food. Excellent barbecue and good fried clams. Comfortable inside and out.
our waitress was very nice and let us take our time as there was 6 of us and it was a special occasion. Our friends picked the restaurant because the fried clams were so good when they came here last year. They both thought the fried clams were not good. for apps we had the buffalo chicken which was good and the coconut shrimp which was too much batter. My daughter and I had the baked haddock. It was a very small serving and was just ok? my other daughter had the Kale with Salmon and liked it. My husband had the fish sandwich and it was also just ok. For dessert we ordered coffee and tea. the coffee was Luke warm and tasted bad. The key lime pie was ok and the peach cobbler was inedible. the setting was very nice as we sat outside however we had to dry the table off ourselves. our bill was over $400 which would be ok for a very good meal but this was just barely ok. I would not recommend or come back.
What a great spot for a special lunch with a friend. Outdoor views were spectacular. Food was super yummy. Service prompt but not overwhelming. Will definitely go back.
Fabulous service and amazing food. Really enjoyed the ambiance.
While the service was very good, one problem immediately arose. At our previous visit we found ourselves ushered, unrequested, to a high top table for two right at a window overlooking the river. It was a delightful experience, and we hoped to repeat it. Our reservation clearly specified a high top, and it was confirmed that way. Imagine our surprise when we arrived and found our reservation was there, but made no mention of a high top. Furthermore, it was suggested that such specific table location requests were not generally able to be honored. Disappointed, we went on to have a pleasant meal in the middle of the room. Somehow a procedural error was made, which does not serve well what is otherwise a nice restaurant.
Attentive staff, great cocktails, delicious fried clam starter but it was smaller than expected. Tuna taco delicious
Food was ok. The poke bowl had no flavor. There was no wasabi or soy in it. It was like they forgot some ingredients.
Food was excellent, as were the drinks and the service! Can't wait to come back.
Picturesque setting outside overlooking the marsh
Wonderful server named Clint
So glad that they are still up to par with service and quality of food! I have been going since they first opened… they have been so successful and hope that they continue to maintain the high standards!
Great cocktails, great food, fun place, had lobster carbonara and it was delicious
CK Pearl is one of my favorites. However, since I have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, I found the menu rather limiting. It’s not their fault at all! I was just so bummed I ordered the Brie fondue and could only eat apple slices with it. (No pork belly, roasted potatoes or obviously bread / pretzels) SUCH a bummer for me - but I still love it so much and highly recommend it to everyone!
Great happy place! Fantastic service. Good food!
CK Pearl never disappoints. The clam chowder is always a must have. Fried clams were small (the best and tastiest kind) and not greasy. The steak tips were more like steaks, they were huge and delicious, great flavor. Our waitress was super friendly and made sure we were happy, and the hostesses were also friendly and efficient. Despite the rain, we had a nice view and felt cozy inside as it wasn't noisy like many restaurants. In all, a great meal as always!
I love CK Pearl. Great food, great service and great ambiance. I have also had a few functions at the restaurant and very pleased.
excellent and prompt service! The food was delicious as well!
Very delicious oysters with a Mignonette sauce the swordfish was cooked very well and was very fresh
CK Pearl is rated 4.5 stars by 818 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.