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I HIGHLY Recommend

Located in a hip area, and offering a homey well lit atmosphere, Cala's is above par dining in a traditional pub setting. From the apps to the drinks to the entrees, everything flavor is 5 star! Not something the regular Salem/Massachusetts tour would venture to find so the crowd is mellow and well reserved. I HIGHLY recommend this business to anyone looking for an above fantastic meal/drinking experience. AND its 100% kid friendly especially for those children who are very picky eaters.

Jimmie W., November 6, 2021 via Yelp

Must Try

Swiss burger, side salad Pulled pork tacos and hand cut fries... apple-cranberry crisp all was so tasteful, great flavors... fun little place with an amazing waitress Hannah!! She's the greatest.. fun, bubbly, jokey everything you'd love coming to a pub...

Jen H, November 5, 2021 via Yelp

Great Atmosphere

Great atmosphere, real homey and fun! I had the Mexican Street Tacos with rice and beans, great size, pretty afforadable and VERY flavorful. The food was hot and fresh, and overall great place to stop by for lunch with some friends. After the meal, we walked around to so some town exploring, very lively and fun neighborhood too!

Joan N, August 10, 2021 via Yelp

Nice Little Spot!

This was a nice little spot and they have done their best with creating outdoor seating. Food is good and the staff are so nice and friendly! Love the French onion soup!!

Delilah, July 24, 2020 via Yelp

Highly Recommended!

This is a fun place in a really cool town. I recommend the mac & cheese with salmon - very good! I am a fan of drinking Rum Runners and the bar tender at Cala's made it perfectly. I highly recommend you visit Manchester-by-the-sea, and when you do, you MUST visit Cala's.

Crouton2512, June 30, 2021 via TripAdvisor

Day by The Sea

I had never been to Manchester by the Sea and we took a road trip earlier this week. We had heard about the great pizza restaurant but were wanting something different. In the center of town was a small restaurant with a parking place right in front. It was quaint and established. We were seated right away. There were plenty of items to choose from from Mexican to American pub food. I ordered two tacos, one pork and one shrimp tempura. Both delicious and a good size. I ordered rice and beans with it which I could have skipped as they were very plain. My sister ordered fish and chips with sweet potato fries. It was a perfect portion with well cooked fish. The fries were shared and were really delicious. All in all very good food and a friendly place. I would go back

barbarar191, January 30, 2020 via TripAdvisor

The Boston Globe

Cala’s in Manchester offers pub food, elegant entrées

…But Lauri would not let me leave until I promised we would return soon for Cala’s peanut butter icebox cake ($8), a vanilla wafer crust filled with peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache. It won’t be a difficult promise to keep.

Brion O'Connor August 25, 2013 (The Boston Globe)

Boston Magazine

Eating Suburbia

Reasonable wait times. Affordable prices. Plenty of parking. And yet dining outside the city limits still seems unthinkable for some urban foodies. The stigma seems especially unfair when you consider that some of the region's best chefs are working their magic in suburban kitchens. So we set off to scour the large and small towns around Boston—from Haverhill to Quincy, Lynn to Cape Cod—to uncover their most delicious destinations, places where culinary innovation and professionalism are thriving, thank you very much. So if you thought the only great restaurants were in the city … think again. The North From Haverhill to Lynn, Winchester out to Gloucester, the northern ’burbs are luring some of Boston’s best chefs. And while the atmosphere may be more about scenery than scene, the food is buzz-worthy. ... 8 | Cala’s Manchester-by-the-Sea’s newest joint has the spunk of a little sister looking to impress the older kids. In the center of town surrounded by fine-dining options, Cala’s shouts out with a boisterous atmosphere, a young staff, and a menu packed with ambitious ingredients. Like its (older) sister Alchemy, in Gloucester, Cala’s appeals to the masses; there are pizzas, sandwiches, and salads along with grown-up dishes, such as lobster over sweet corn risotto, all reasonably priced. It’s by no means gourmet, but still a terrific place to please a crowd. 7 Beach St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, 978-525-3304.

Boston Magazine May 14, 2006 (Boston Magazine)