CK Pearl

4.6
626 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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 626 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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susanr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

service started out slow but did improve. food was excellent. atmosphere is very casual which is what we wanted. highly recommend.

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MarianP
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and even though it was 45 degrees outside, it was comfortable and cozy on the terrace.

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vip97jjb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Oysters cold, fondue hot. Perfect.
Enjoy these nights while you can.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible space, staff and food!

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Latraviata
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people,outstanding view,best fried clams in the area & good prices.

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JATwinelover
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Mussels are delicious! Our waitress was attentive. The restaurant could use some mood lighting or candles.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great drinks, the mussels are above and beyond amazing!!! Had a great time!

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ErikaT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CK Pearl has the best wings I have ever eaten. Last visit was mid afternoon, drinks and light food (oysters, fondue and wings) outside with a lovely view of the marsh in fall color.

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Blynn
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome view of the Essex River.
Loved the Tuna Taco!

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DrTKG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love CK! Always special and good.. Always give us the waterview table we like and I think they add a fried clam or two to my chowdah because we come regularly.

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Birthday
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location, food, and service! We will be back! Thank you!

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CynthiaT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love CK Pearl❤️ Awesome food, awesome ambience👍🎉

JB
JudyB
New England
36 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, reasonably priced with great service. Beautiful setting.

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Alesha
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CK Pearl is one of our favorite restaurants on the North Shore. The fish and chips are unbeatable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great!

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vipWaylandmom
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food! They also have this heated rented place that is between indoor and outdoor dining, which is spaciously tabled. Loved everything!

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Floridavisit
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in the afternoon for a late lunch/early dinner which worked out great! The shrimp cocktail is among the best on the North Shore. We had salmon and lobster carbonara both very good. I’m trying the mussels next time they looked delicious at the table next to us!

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AReadingFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This isn’t the first time we’ve eaten here, the food is great. But our recent visit wasn’t the best. We chose to eat inside and after we were seated there were flies and hornets in the dining area. I commented about it to our waitress who in turn said they like it here! Service wasn’t the greatest. Very few guests inside but busy in the porch area and outside. Next time I’ll check to see if the flies and hornets are still enjoying their stay there. I know it’s hard going in and out to serve but I do think something could have been done.

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northshore
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were happy to do outdoor dining on such a nice day. We haven’t done much since Covid. Our waitress was great. Very attentive and very nice. Food was great. We felt very safe the way the tables were spaced. We will be back!

JB
JudyB
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside dining with a view. Food very good!

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JenniferL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were very nice and accommodating. Service was great. Food came at a good pace and was quite good.

LH
LaraH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants, I always make a point of coming when visiting the North Shore. Fantastic food, service and ambiance! Some of the freshest tasting seafood I’ve had, and my partner loved his slow roasted brisket. Highly recommend!

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vipLisaL
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

If you go you need to sit outside. The view was so beautiful and the service was spot on.

JD
JuneD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was good but not great considering price.

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Halley
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great outdoor space....Fondue was delicious!

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vipValMccaff
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views and excellent fresh fish. Loved pear dessert.

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LauraS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating option. Amazing clam chowdah and other menu options. Friendly and attentive servers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food here was actually so delicious! We’re a little apprehensive usually with restaurants because reviews aren’t always accurate in our opinion, but the rave reviews for C.K. Pearls were everything and more! The only issue with our experience was the service, which wasn’t attentive at all. The food was superb though!

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Ginny
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since it opened and have never been disappointed.

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vipYUMYUM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Private parking lot for easy parking, great food, very good service and beautiful view! I was very pleased with the ease of getting outdoor seating and the safety practices in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful service, exceptional food, perfect atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! Great vibes and ambiance. Will 100% be returning!

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ChrisF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Took my mom out for her birthday. This was the first restaurant experience my parents have had since Covid began and they both commented that they felt very safe at CK Pearl. We had a beautiful view and the food was terrific!

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vipBizDevGal
New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great views, good food, fun friends place

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JanineV
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and we weren’t rushed even though it was a busy Saturday afternoon! Thx

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Essex
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! And the view is the best in town...

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Donna
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Terrific service. Would strongly recommend for outside dining.

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NancyB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for outside dining! Nice menu with many choices.

JL
JoanneL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Too windy and freezing outside, you need to figure out how to make people comfortable. This is the second time we sat outside and froze

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JeanJ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Liked eating in the screened dining area. Provided protection from the sun, great views of water and water activity. Delicious food!

Important to know that outdoor tables with umbrellas have high chairs and tables.

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CK Pearl is rated 4.6 stars by 626 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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