2016 Ipswich Chowderfest #1 People’s Choice Winner!


CK Pearl has been selected for TripAdvisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence! We have been recognized for superior service reflecting the consistently great reviews earned on TripAdvisor!





CK Pearl was happy to be named 2015 Best Casual Restaurant, North by Boston Magazine!


Essex Native Revives Riverside Eatery Gloucester Times, June 2014

By Essex River, C.K. Pearl a Worthy Launch Boston Globe, December 2014


“A bit outside of the area, the clam chowder, tomato soup, tacos with rare coriander-seared tuna, and chopped brisket sandwich from CK Pearl in Essex.” – Marc Hurwitz of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants and Boston Restaurant Talk, December 2015

“We’ve driven past this well known Essex bistro a few times and finally stopped by.  So glad we did.  Everything about the experience was first rate.  Happy locals sipping martinis at the bar, couples dining admiring the view, and well behaved families having lunch combined into a contented hubbub of background noise.  The space is open plan but not cavernous, the food fairly priced and the service with just enough earthy sass.
We’ll be back soon.” – Yelp Reviewer, February 2016

“The food and service at CK Pearl are outstanding. We have been a number of times on our own and with family & friends from out of town. Hands down one of our top choices on the Northshore.” – OpenTable Reviewer, June 2015

“Very cozy on the water restaurant in Essex. Creative culinary offerings with something for everyone prepared in a progressive presentation. Simply delicious plates specializing in smoked meats, fresh seafood, and small plate appetizers. Their adult beverage offerings are out of the box with “old school” well mixed drinks and specialty “new school” offerings, which have to be tasted to be appreciated. Chef owner Patrick and mainstay Jim Sullivan are creative kitchen masters. Bartenders and Staff are friendly and welcoming. Sunday brunch is exceptional. Enjoy!” – TripAdvisor Reviewer, May 2016