Woodman’s – Celebrating Over 100 Years

In 2014, Woodman’s celebrated its 100th anniversary!

Originally a roadside grocery stand, Woodman’s has been serving traditional New England seafood to generations of fans. Not simply a restaurant but a local institution, Woodman’s has been family-owned and operated for decades, and is currently run by fourth- and even fifth generation Woodman family members.

Woodman’s Timeline

Join in a century of celebration by exploring Woodman’s past, present, and future in our timeline of the last 100 years.

Special Events & Information

Check out our special events page, and visit often to see how we commemorate this historic milestone throughout the year!

Woodman’s of Essex: Five Generations of Stories – 100 Years of Recipes

Our new book is here! Learn about the history of Woodman’s with stories from Woodman family members, and try over 100 Woodman family recipes.

Press Releases

Woodman’s of Essex Celebrates its 100-Year Anniversary


Patti Woodman Roy D’Alelio

(The front counter in the 1950s, from left to right) Loring Mears (long time employee), David Wood, Marguerite Woodman, Patti Woodman

Patti D’Alelio at her 75th Birthday Celebration