Boat House

234 John Wise Avenue, Essex, MA (978) 890-5113

Happy Birthday Boat House Grille!

This Tuesday, October 17th we celebrate our first year with a big shout out of THANKS to facebook friends, guests, family + crew for helping us set sail on a fun new dining adventure on the Great Marsh of Essex. We hope you will join us at lunch or dinner on Tuesday and enjoy a free appetizer for the table in honor of this special occasion. Looking forward to seeing you there!

SOME like it HOT ...

Chicken, shrimp, linguica, onions, red pepper, ghost pepper, tossed in a hot, spicy, habanero sauce & served over cavatappi. We call it “Pasta From Hell” … and you will only find it (complete with scull & crossbones warning) on the dinner menu at Boat House Grille Essex. Come give it a try!

> Follow this link to Boat House Grille Essex dinner menu. All items available for take out too! 

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

On the boat, on the trail, on the beach, on the links - it’s time to relax and have some fun with friends and family. We invite you to make the most of your holiday weekend and leave the cooking to us! Come to our house for some fresh Essex clams, seafood dishes, oyster bar, salads, steaks, pasta, burgers & homemade desserts. We look forward to seeing you!


boat house dogs

Yep, two juicy hot dogs served on fresh rolls … one of many hidden treasures on our lunch menu - come have a taste today! Lunch is served at Boat House Grille Essex Monday-Saturday from 11:30am-4pm; Sunday from 11:30am-3pm. Click here to see our lunch menu online.  All items are also available for Take-Out – call 978-890-5113 to place your order.


Diageo Single Malt Whiskey Pairing - March 15th

Experience a tour through the regions of Scotland while tasting five hand selected single malt whiskies & tapas style pairing menu at Boat House Grille Essex!

Wednesday, March 15th @6pm

234 John Wise Avenue Essex, MA 01929

Tickets: $30.00/person

Limited seating is available, please call 978.890.5113 for reservations.


  • Course 1 – Seared Tuna // Dalwhinnie 15

  • Course 2 – Fig Salad // Cragganmore 12

  • Course 3 – House Made Sausage & Olive Tapenade // Oban 14

  • Course 4 – Freshly Shucked Oysters & House Smoked Salmon // Talisker 10

  • Course 5 – Roquefort & Dark Chocolate // Lagavulin 16




Boat House Grille Essex    234 John Wise Avenue Essex, MA 01920  I 978-890-5113   © 2017