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Topside Grill and Pub

50 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5026
978-281-1399
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Ranked #9 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
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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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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Boston
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Based on reviews and the potential lobster specials, we decided to give this place a try during our recent stay in Gloucester. It was certainly nice, but the service was a bit all over the place, very friendly and welcoming, but not the best for food service. My dish was pretty excellent, the seafood bake. The boys got the fried... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place was excellent. Don't be turned off by the bar-like feel on the outside. The restaurant is actually very nice and the wait staff is well dressed like a nicer restaurant. Our waiter, Keagan I think his name was, was excellent and extremely personable. The food was fantastic and the cocktails were also very good. I had a fresh... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After reading some reviews and checking the menu i was craving some seafood. The server, food and atmosphere were decent but was surprised in the discrepancy between the menu prices here and the actual prices. There are a couple alternatives nearby that won't break the bank.

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Princeton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Based upon so many positive reviews, we ended up here. Unfortunately, the meal was super disappointing and the service was generally befuddled. Topside is the kind of place that when you go anywhere else afterwards, you regret having ever seen it! Unless, of course you want to eat uninspired, northeastern MA, italian-American cuisine from 1983.

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