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Fishbones in the Village

34 Central Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824
978 250 0101
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Ranked #1 of 69 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Just enjoyed dinner outside on the patio. The Strawberry Fields salad with goat cheese is amazing. I had the Norwegian Salmon and my wife had Steamers, both with baked potato. Everything was awesome.

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Guilderland, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have never been to a restaurant with such poor customer service. The staff is uninterested and rude. This restaurant does not have reservations but has something called "call ahead seating". We called and indicated a party of 3 would arrive at 6:15 pm. Upon arrival we were told we were the next to be seated. For 40 minutes we... More

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upstate ny
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In town on business and was told to try this restaurant if I liked seafood. It was very busy when we got there and it was loud and crowded inside. The hostess offered us a table outside where it was quieter and not as cramped. Sat outside under a pergola which was nice. Ordered shrimp cocktail with jumbo shrimp. It... More

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On a Thursday night, we drove from Bolton, about 20 miles to Fishbone Restaurant, thinking that, according to TripAdvisor ratings, we would have a very nice seafood dinner and maybe make it our special go to restaurant once a month. I had used google maps street view to spot a large P for public parking down an alley right across... More

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Never expected to find such an awesome seafood restaurant in town. The lobster risotto is my go-to favorite but really you cannot miss with anything on the menu! Parking can be a little tough in the area but it is definitely worth the trip!

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We sat at the bar for dinner. We had good service and I even tried a fantastic Honeydew Martini! We had oysters, crab cakes made on site and all crab!, and delicious scallops wrapped in bacon. We had a great time and we will be back.

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16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Party of 5. Arrived at 4:55PM on Sunday and had to wait 20 minutes for a table which is the exact wait they told us. Scallop wrapped in bacon app, Caesar salads plenty big to split, soft shell crab special, scrod with lobster crumb special, fried scallops and filet mignon were all excellent. Extensive beer list but all bottles. Service... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stopped at Fishbones for an early dinner (about 5 pm) on a week night. We did not have a reservation and were seated right away. The place feels clean, open and modern. Service overall was excellent. Oysters and steamers for appetizers were fresh and our whole party (4 diners) loved their entrees. We can recommend the tuna steak, sea... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I would have never guessed I was eating at a restaurant in Chelmsford from the look and feel of Fishbones; it has an almost beachy ambiance. The restaurant was well suited for date night or a family dinner, and we saw lots of both. The seafood selection is great, and the food was well prepared. We ordered the clams appetizer,... More

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

walked in without a reservation and got seated on a busy night in less than 20 min's , the service was great and accommodating and the waitress had much patience with us even after spilling a drink on the floor and to top it off replaced it free of charge ,out of the appetizers we got were shrimp cocktail they... More

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