CK Pearl

4.7
678 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 678 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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EmmeGee
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 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
8 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
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
6 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
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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MeganD
New England
2 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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AndreaC
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.

MF
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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BethanyF
New England
2 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.

JO
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
33 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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DaveJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit pricey, great service but overall a good experience.

MF
MaureenF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go to neighborhood spot for us under normal circumstances but during COVID even more so. Owner/Chef Pat Shea manages to combine superb food with impressive service in an environment that could not be safer or more comfortable. Extra points for Abby's divine cocktails, those delish Korean short rib tacos and desserts that are off the charts. And then there's the view! You'll love it!

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PamelaM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dinners we have enjoyed in the last year. I had a delicious house Chardonnay , a taste of the coconut shrimp , and the most wonderful short ribs. Great dinner...will be back soon!!!!

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GaryM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just stopped in for some oysters, great clam chowder and a beer while giving a visitor a tour of the North Shore. Oysters are always fresh and the clam chowder is the best around - one of our favorite places to eat no matter what season

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Never a bad meal, great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

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DrTKG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love CKPearl. whether for a special event (Valentines and New Years Eve this year) or "just" a lovely dinner out, it is our go to place. In the summer the outside waterfront tables are lovely or inside waterview during the cold. Exceptional food all the time and very special specials. Last time it was venison, but always their outstanding clam chowder that comes with a couple extra fried clams on top.
we felt very safe and comfortable by their stringent covid protocols but at ease at the same time.
Always exceptional. Pat and Tom

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AustinB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have been going here for years and it has always been great. It’s one of my wife’s favorite restaurants. However, my wife and I both felt that the food and the service in our most recent visit (Valentine’s Day) were very underwhelming.

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vipBrookeF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Valentines brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great especially the mussels appetizer.

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VirginiaA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed two meals, excellent food and service. Second meal early to take in the beautiful view.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gray food, great service, and a very friendly staff. All social distancing rules and refs were well respected by staff and patrons. Specials were fabulous; Duck Confit Spring Rolls were a real treat! The fish and chips is hard to stray from, one of my favorites.

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CK Pearl is rated 4.7 stars by 678 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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