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Topside Grill and Pub

50 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5026
978-281-1399
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Ranked #10 of 129 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
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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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We were there in October 2013, I've been meaning to write this review so here I am. it is such a relaxed atmosphere with good food. and to top that all off the employees really impressed us with conversation and how happy they were. we visit every year and we usually visit other restaurants, but we always seem to be... More

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Clear Brook
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Cuisine in Gloucester...not. old, out of date black vinyl chairs and booths. Cold potato, overcooked shrimp and their crab stuffing was 99% bread. Go elsewhere.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Although it was a little noisy the atmosphere was pleasant. The stuffed clams and shrimp cocktail were small in size they were excellent in taste and the clams were served piping hot. We had two specials, lasagne and chicken/eggplant parm. Both were served hot, portions were large and they were delicious. We would come back... More

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Windham, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Just had dinner there. Started off with a nice glass of warm water followed by having to ask for bread after about fifteen minutes. Appetizer portion was tiny and entrees were just as small all overpriced and undersized. There are many seafood places in the area, Do Not choose this one.

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Boston
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I stopped at the Topside Grill today for a late lunch and really enjoyed it. It isn't fancy but the food was really fresh and served piping hot. We had Julia for our server and she was terrific! My husband had a couple of their special Margaritas and we shared a shrimp cocktail, only 3 shrimp but... More

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HdeG, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited Topside twice on our visit in Aug. 2014, once was not enough. Just a little restaurant/bar, across from the harbor in Gloucester - but big on menu selection and friendly service. Attentive staff that was truly concerned with your dining experience and recommendations on your stay in their area. The food was great and the atmosphere was pure Gloucester.... More

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Mesa AZ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am not sure where all the recent bad reviews are coming from, but we stopped for lunch. The service was prompt and pleasant and the food was great. My husband had the clam roll, which was to die for. The clams were whole belly clams, not the strips which most resaturants serve. They were crisp and absolutely delicious, because... More

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Odessa, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It was a great place to have a bite to eat after a long morning of whale watching. The food was very good and the pricing was also good. I recommend the lobster roll it was delicious.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Decided to have lunch here based on reviews, wasn't overly happy with the good or the service! Ordered clam chowder, was luke warm and the clams where chewy! Then had the lobster roll, or should I say the roll! Not much lobster inside.

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southern NH
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I actually went to the Topside based on the reviews at Tripadvisor. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed. We were greeted nicely and promptly seated because we had reservations. I ordered a martini which (at $9) was miniature in size and not cold which irritates you right off. My husband and I split a seafood plate which had fresh haddock, fried... More

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