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Topside Grill and Pub

50 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5026
978-281-1399
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Ranked #5 of 128 restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I wanted to try this place since we love Gloucester and it was rated so high on tripadvisor. He had the shrimp scampi and I had a shrimp dish (with tomatoes, feta, and spinach). Lots of little shrimp. Maybe we should have tried the fried food or lobster that everyone was raving about? It was okay -... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We've been in Gloucester/Rockport area for a week now and I've eaten a lot of lobster rolls - Topside's was the very best! Service was prompt, but not rushed, food was great and this is the first ace that has offered us coffee and dessert. I've been amazed at how many restaurants here just bring us the bill without checking... More

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Latham, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner here the other evening while visiting Gloucester. We were looking for a place that had good food and was reasonably priced-not a tourist trap. The Topside Grill & Pub turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. I had fish and chips while my wife had the fried oysters. We both found the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

the food was absolutely amazing and the server was very nice. defiantly would go again. and also the environment was very pleasing

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Vestal, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We just returned to our Inn after finishing dinner at Topside for the first time and I have to say that we were blown away by everything there. My wife and I each started with one of the specialty cocktails, hers was a rum drink with fresh strawberries and mine was also rum with coconut rum added. Both were delicious,... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Sunday 6:30 pm; place is dead, already out of the Mako special, lobster-less bisque. Seafood platter ok, but only one shrimp.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Menu on this site is well outdated; add about $3 to every item on menu and some items are no longer on current menu. Host and manager accomodating. Waiter nice but not very informative. Food tasty.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was my daughter's birthday and they treated us special. The food was enjoyable and the special drinks with ginger beer were outstanding. We would return.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After a whale watch in town we tried Causeway - but it was packed and had a 45 minute wait. Tried Topside for a lark. It was terrific! Friendly owner, great waitstaff, wonderful food. I had a haddock sandwich special my daughter had the fish cakes, son had eggs Benedict and wife had a Ruben. ALL was terrific. Fresh and... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wanted some lobster and lady at Walgreens recommended this place. It's not fancy but homey and friendly. Waitress was great. Had the 1 1/4 pound lobster for lunch and it was darn good. Friend had the lobster roll and said it was great. Reasonably priced and would recommend highly.

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