The Village Restaurant of Essex
Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes
In 1956 Carl Carter and Armand Ricci (Carl's son-in-law) took a leap of faith and purchased a 15 seat burger joint known as ''Wimps''. With the help of their wives and vast support from their family, 63 years later the location has become a local favourite and north shore staple called Village Restaurant. Armand and Kathleen Ricci passed their passion for the Village to their children Kevin and Mark (also assisted by their wives Luanne and Diane) and after 60 years of service, passed the Village's caretaker honours to the Audette family in December of 2018.
The Village, in all her glory, continues on with with the pride and passion from the new family and the community around it. Serving fresh, never frozen, local seafood and the best clams on the north shore will always be the structure of this beloved restaurant. Village Restaurant is more than just a place to eat: it's a home, it's an experience, and it's bones are made of love and passion for family, food, and community!