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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Late night hunger spot

It's 10 pm and your hungry so head to Cafe Bishco on Main Street in Gloucester. They have a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, ethnic specialties and a vegan menu, too. You're sure to find something to please. We couldn't finish the sandwiches the night we went they were so big so we had them for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's 10 pm and your hungry so head to Cafe Bishco on Main Street in Gloucester. They have a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, ethnic specialties and a vegan menu, too. You're sure to find something to please. We couldn't finish the sandwiches the night we went they were so big so we had them for lunch the next day.

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Rochester, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The oddest method of preparing and delivering your order. 4 of us ordered, other patrons ordered same type items long after us and delivery was a combination of some of us and some of them. One of our party received a grilled cheese 20 min after we all had our ysandwiches. Others around us had food before and after us... More 

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lexminute
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This small cafe serves a great variety of delicious sandwiches and roll ups. Servings are large and prices very reasonable. We needed to get breakfast to bring on our trip early the next morning. The friendly owner helped us picked sandwiches that kept well and told his staff to wrap them very nicely in foil for our convenient. We didn't... More 

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Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Long list of sandwiches to choose from. They forgot about our order and I waited for 30-40 min...The coffee was Ok, not as good as the coffee at the Italian coffee shop across the street...

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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152 reviews 152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A delightful little restaurant with a speedy turnover on ingredients, a full view of the kitchen and amazing quality food! I don't often blubber about a little cafe, but this place is a hidden gem! The Greek woman running the place keeps things running like clockwork.The veggies were fresh and my husband said the meat was cooked very well.Portions are... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I hate sandwiches. This place and Pleasant Street Tea are the only places where I will willingly order a sandwich. The crusty slabs of bread, selection of cheeses and meats, numerous vegetarian and vegan options, and attentive, generous preparation make for a sandwich that will change how you look at sandwiches. It did for me. My faves: ham and Brie,... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Doing the harbor walk, and got lost, found this restaurant and were wow'd. They have a wonderful atmosphere, food was amazing and tons of it. The workers were very social and fast on service. loved it.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Super fresh and delicious sandwiches & food served by owner / chefs. Yoghurt is made to order with your choice of 50 or so add-ins. Great atmosphere and place to meet friends in historic part of Gloucester. Very Special in every way.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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173 reviews 173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This Mediterranean inspired Cafe has outstanding, home-made soups and an astonishing variety of incredibly delicious, fresh sandwiches. After hearing lots or good things about Cafe Bishco we finally made it there on a Saturday for lunch. We absolutely loved our entire order. My husband said his pita wrap with fresh olives, feta cheese and assorted fresh vegetables was the best... More 

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New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

They have lots of "blend-ins" for yogurts. The portions were huge. We had peanut M&M and shared, but everything that was coming out looked great. We didn't have food here, but the soups and wraps looked great. Next time we are in Gloucester we will definitely eat here.

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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
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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