Restaurant Recommendations

A “TASTE” of my favorite things… (in order of preference)

        ROCKPORT BREAKFAST/LUNCH
Brother’s Brew                           27 Main Street, 978-546-3775     Open daily 7 am to 4 pm(/p)
Small coffee shop with variety of coffee, fresh baked goods (scones are fabulous!), egg sandwiches.
Serving breakfast and lunch.

Nate’s on Front Beach             18 Beach Street, 978-546-0055     http://natesatfrontbeach.com/
Serving full breakfast and lunch with water view. Check availability and times of operation.

The Red Skiff                               15 Mt. Pleasant Street, 978-546-7647          Open daily 7 am to 2 pm
Serving breakfast and lunch.

Bean & Leaf Café                       12 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-7500     http://www.beanandleafcafe.net/
Serving breakfast and light lunch (soups and sandwiches). Limited seating with a water view.

Helmut’s Strudel                        69 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-2824     Call for Hours of Operation
Strudel, muffins, croissants, coffee, hot chocolate and other drinks. Limited outdoor seating with water view.

      ROCKPORT LUNCH/DINNER
Blue Lobster Grille                     15 Dock Square, 978-546-9990     http://www.bluelobster-grille.com/
Serving lunch and dinner. Seasonal hours. Call for availability and times of operation.

Roy Moore’s Fish Shack           21 Dock Square, 978-546-6667     Call for Hours of Operation
Serving lunch and dinner with local seafood. Large bar. Has a small “take-out” seafood located on Bearskin Neck.

My Place by the Sea                 69 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-9667     https://www.myplacebythesea.com/
Serving lunch and dinner daily with spectacular ocean views! Located at the end of Bearskin Neck. A little pricy – enjoy lunch for a more affordable meal.

Pigeon Cove Tavern                  1 Cathedral Avenue, 978-546-6321          https://www.pigeoncovetavern.com/
Located in the historic Emerson Inn. Check website for hours of operation. Seasonal property. Sunsets here are fabulous!

     ROCKPORT DINNER
Feather and Wedge                  5 Main Street, 978-999-5917                   https://featherandwedge.com/
Serving dinner only. Please check website for Hours of Operation. During Peak Season may offer Sunday Brunch and Music during the weeknight.
Check for availability. Reservations recommended.

GLOUCESTER BREAKFAST/LUNCH
Lobsta Land                                 84 Causeway Street, 978-281-0   http://lobstalandrestaurant.com/
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This breakfast is consistently delicious (as well as lunch and dinner options too).

Sugar Magnolias                       112 Main Street, 978-281-5310     https://sugarmags.com/
Serving breakfast and lunch. Parking on-street. Great variety of breakfast options and lunch choices.

George’s Coffee Shop               178 Washington Street, 978-281-1910          Open early until 2:00 pm
Classic American diner fare served in huge portions. On-street parking.

GLOUCESTER LUNCH and/or DINNER
Seaport Grille                             6 Rowe Square, 978-282-9799     https://seaportgrillegloucester.com/
Attached to Cruiseport Gloucester – this restaurant has water views and outdoor seating. Also voted “Best Lobster Roll”.

Passport’s                                    110 Main Street, 978-281-3680
Wonderful pop-overs and local fair.

The Rudder & The Studio        Located in the Rocky Neck section of Gloucester.
Both of these restaurants are on the water and open seasonally.

     GLOUCESTER – DINNER
Duckworth’s Bistrot                  197 E. Main Street, 978-282-4426     http://www.duckworthsbistrot.com/
My favorite restaurant in the area! Small, intimate – the food is fabulous! Chef/Owner Ken Duckworth is a master of sauces. Opened Wednesday through Saturday evenings only. Make a reservation. If you are social – sit at the bar and enjoy the warm hospitality.

The Franklin Cape Ann             118 Main Street, 978-283-7888     http://www.franklincapeann.com/
My second favorite place to eat. Intimate surroundings – great bar vibe. Consistently good food. Opened for dinner only 7 days a week.

Tonno                                            2 Main Street, 978-879-4795     https://www.tonnorestaurant.com/tonno-gloucester
Wonderful bar area. Reservations recommended.

BEST SPOT FOR OUTDOOR SEATING, A COFFEE, COCKTAIL OR WATCHING THE SUNSET – THE BEAUPORT HOTEL IN GLOUCESTER. WORTH CHECKING OUT!

         ESSEX LUNCH/DINNER
Boathouse Grille                        234 John Wise Ave (Route 133)      https://www.boathousegrilleessex.com/
Consistently great food and service. Enjoy local favorites. Reservations accepted for parties of 7 or more. 978=890-5113.

CK Pearl                                        112 Main Street, 978-890-7378     https://www.ckpearl.com/
Located on the Essex River – peaceful waterviews, seasonal outdoor seating.

Shea’s                                            122 Main Street, 978-768-6931     https://www.sheasrestaurant.com/
Located on the Essex River – peaceful waterviews, seasonal outdoor seating.

Blue Marlin Grille                      65 Eastern Avenue, 978-768-7400          https://www.bluemarlingrille.com/
Celebrating 20 years in business! This restaurant is the same owners as Boathouse Grille.

Other restaurants you may like to look into:

The Village Restaurant  – Essex

For fried clams:
Woodman’s of Essex
The Clam Box in Ipswich
For Portuguese food:
Azorean Restaurant and Bar in Gloucester
For Greek/Mediterranean food:
Ithaki Restaurant in Ipswich
For Pub fare in Gloucester:
Topside Grille
Pilot House
Rhumb Line
Halibut Pointe