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Fishbones in the Village

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34 Central Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824
978 250 0101
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place - good luck parking!

Really Good. Went there for a business lunch and the joint was hopping. Seating and service prompt. Portions generous and delicious. I had the trout. Really tasty. Cole Slaw was really good and not swimming in Mayonnaise and some places tend to do. Would not recommend the fries - even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Dracut, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I was looking at their menu on line and knew exactly what I was going to order...clam chowder..baked stuffed shrimp..and according to reviews not to be missed onion rings.. Clam chowder was so thick you could have used a fork to eat it also my waitress forgot my appetizer ....she had to be reminded when everyone else got theirs....and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Really Good. Went there for a business lunch and the joint was hopping. Seating and service prompt. Portions generous and delicious. I had the trout. Really tasty. Cole Slaw was really good and not swimming in Mayonnaise and some places tend to do. Would not recommend the fries - even through they were crisp, you could really taste the oil.... More 

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Wells, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went last Sunday evening and loved it. It was so crowded, so we decided to sit at the bar. We both had broiled haddock, which was wonderful. Great service at the bar. The prices are reasonable in comparison to the seacoast. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing.

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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really excellent with a great variety of well-cooked local seafood. Outdoor patio seating is a great place on a summer night The absolute best shrimp cocktail. Smoked salmon and seafood casserole are also on our favorites list Can be a bit pricey and there call-ahead seating organization is a bit random.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

They don't take reservations but they say that if you call ahead, you should be seated within 1/2 hr. We waited over an hour! The food was just ok. It was not worth the wait. I've had much better seafood elsewhere in MA. The staff was very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have eaten here in the past it is always good. We had our granddaughter with us, not a lot of choices on the kids menu. As usual the food and service were good. Fishbones remains a staple dinner stop when we are in town.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to this restaurant on hotel recommendation. Boy I sure am glad I did. I had a delicious meal and could have eaten more, but I was pleasantly filled! Must try this restaurant!

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It isn't easy to park. The food is delicious, but the portions are small for the price you pay. Prices are a little steep for what you get.

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Hadn't been to Fishbones of Chelmsford for awhile since the last visit was a bit disappointing, but tried it again. Was even more disappointed - the crab cakes were almost all filler, with almost no crabmeat visible, The thin piece of baked haddock was OK, but nothing special. It appears that they are trying to hold down prices by skimping... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Really good food, and a fun bar scene-- but the wait can be a little much and they don't take reservations.

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Additional Information about Fishbones in the Village

Address: 34 Central Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone Number: 978 250 0101
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Central Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: 978 250 0101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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