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Cafe Bishco

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51 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-8309 ‎
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Sandwich, really great sandwich!

What's good here, the Italian sub is! In fact, it's the best Italian Sub I have ever had! The bread is light and delicious on its own. The filling is put together by hand, by someone who cares how it looks and tastes; lots of tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, hot peppers, cheese and meat, red onions but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Peter L
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Kingston, Canada
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I will now longer go here based on principle. The owner or manager is the most uncouth individual I have ever witnessed. Every time I have been in there he has been so discourteous to at least one customer. I have to wait in a long line to watch this boorish individual mistreat his paying customers....no thank you, there's plenty... More 

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Thank Mel01944
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

What's good here, the Italian sub is! In fact, it's the best Italian Sub I have ever had! The bread is light and delicious on its own. The filling is put together by hand, by someone who cares how it looks and tastes; lots of tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, hot peppers, cheese and meat, red onions but completely balanced in flavours.... More 

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Thank Peter L
Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We went to Cafe Bischo on the advice of some locals and it was wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious. They have a large selection of soups and sandwiches to choose from and many of the menu items are not what you would ordinarily find in Gloucester. No matter what your particular tastes may be, you are sure to find... More 

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Thank Jill M
Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Walking around town in the afternoon we observed locals with large styrofoam containers of ice cream. When we found Cafe Bishco we joined them. The choices are endless -- healthy or decadent is up to you. The cafe also serves a wide variety of sandwiches, soups and pizza. All looked as delicious as the ice cream.

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Thank Seamus416
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I stopped by here after the beach for a light lunch. It's nice inside and is on a cute little street with other restaurants and shops. I haven't had the coffee here but the sandwiches are "ok". Portions are huge (can be good or bad) and took about 30 minutes for a hot grilled sandwich. Garden salad was the size... More 

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Thank Lizete S
Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a great place to pick up a sandwich before or after a whale watch. Or just pop in for lunch and you won't be disappointed in the large variety of sandwiches - both hot and cold. Many vegetarian options. Fresh ingredients and wonderful flavors, delivered quickly. You can take out or eat in. Portions are huge, so you... More 

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Thank Alexandrasmom817
Burnsville, Minnesota
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I had the Bruin and my wife had a salad. Both were freshly made and served quickly by the proprietor. They were both tasty, and I had enough sandwich to take home and have the next day. There isn't much seating, but we found a table (though we were there late in the afternoon, not sure how the lunch rush... More 

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Thank SonofAslan
Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is absolutely amazing. A hidden jewel. Huge selection and very large portions. Specializing in sandwiches, wraps, salads. Very creative! Very accommodating. Frozen yogurt is endless flavors using real ingredients. If it's strawberry, they put real strawberries in etc. The music is wonderful. Dariah, one of the owners could not be more charming. She has been known to break out... More 

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Thank margrie b
Roanoke, Virginia
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A local recommended this place as good place to grab a sandwich before or after going on a whale watch. I was not disappointed. As soon as I saw pastrami on the menu, I knew that's what I wanted. The owner said he was out of rye but had a whole grain bread that he thought I would enjoy. He... More 

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Thank Ger2852
Arlington, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nice atmosphere ,friendly staff, interesting variety of sandwiches, all ingredients prepared fresh , the sandwiched were tasty. I will go back again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: (978) 283-8309 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?