A landmark near the center of the historical village of Essex, the Black Seal carries on the tradition of our town’s warm New England charm and the Essex nautical spirit. When you visit our pub you’ll be reminded of the “old salts” of the sea while you enjoy our classic pub fare, great choice of brews, or contemporary cuisine.

Within a very short walk of our restaurant you can enjoy the beautiful Essex green, a number of art galleries and a host of great shops. Back in our pub we’ll set you up with a light meal or a more complete dining experience. Bring your family (children are welcome) and friends. Don’t forget to try our famous “Whittingly” sandwich or any of our grilled seafood or steak dinner choices.