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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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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great seafood!

We've been here twice, the first time in the summer and the second time was on a frigid Tuesday night in February. Both times, the restaurant was packed - here's why: the food is delicious and the prices are excellent. Tonight we started with fried oysters and then had the nightly specials for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Carol V
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Burlington, Massachusetts
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Burlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been here twice, the first time in the summer and the second time was on a frigid Tuesday night in February. Both times, the restaurant was packed - here's why: the food is delicious and the prices are excellent. Tonight we started with fried oysters and then had the nightly specials for dinner, DH had the blackened salmon and... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I have a date here every Friday night. Although pricey, the food is very good. Best to be there by 5pm or plan on waiting up to an hour or longer for a seat at the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fisbones is a good local place with good food at a reasonable price. Most meals are 18 to 25 and the portions are generous. This place has a nice modern atmosphere and courteous staff. I will certainly go there again when in Chelmsford

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Stow, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Heard many great things about Fishbones from friends & family but never got around to dining here until this previous weekend. Everyone worked at the restaurant was very night, but service was a bit slow. Took a long time for our waiter to come with menu, drinks, etc. Also the other one drawback from the night was they ran out... More 

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I have been here as well as I've gone with friends as well. I don't know why I've never written a review on it before. Its excellent. They don't have call ahead seating but they have a great bar and grab a drink and wait for the table. First of all, the drinks, if you order a... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of our favorite places. Great seafood and cocktails. Love haddock and French fries. Food is hot and delicious. Good portions. Martinis are terrific. Warm friendly atmosphere. Sit at bar since it is big and first-come first-serve whereas restaurant has long wait. Bartenders and wait-staff are very friendly, attentive, and respond quickly to all requests. Quickly learn all their names... More 

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Westford
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We ate here the Sunday after New Years. It was not too crowded or noisy. All our choices were excellent, from the very fresh salad and the calamari appetizer, to the grilled swordfish and seafood mediterranean entrees and finally bread pudding dessert. One of the best meals we've ever had. Why not 5 stars? We were seated in the area... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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117 reviews 117 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I went here with my girlfriend on the evening of January 9th. It was pretty crowded. The service was decent and we got our food within a reasonable amount of time. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer. It was pretty good--the sauce was a combination of a tomato and very spicy chipotle sauce. The calamari had a very light... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This usually very busy restaraunt /bar was pleasantly quiet this Sunday . We had a great bar seat and shared swordfish dinner and fried oyster appetizer. Everything was so yummy! The atmosphere is wonderful. A little pricey but worth it. Only negative no draft beer

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I returned to Fishbones today for lunch and this restaurant has gone down a bit, I think. Today, I had their mixed seafood plate and the swordfish was dry - had to ask for drawn butter to drizzle over it. This place continues to be noisy, but if you go off hours, it is much quieter. They do have a... More 

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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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