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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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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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
Very good sandwiches and salads at good prices

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Arlington, Massachusetts
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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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Ohio
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Dropped into the cafe before heading out on a whale watch for a quick lunch based on reviews. No disappointment here. I had the smoked salmon sandwich. I never eat smoked salmon but the reviews had peaked my interest so I was ready to take my chances. I was amazing! The salmon flavor was very subtle and was a perfect... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stopped in for lunch and the place was packed,this after circling the block for parking. But we were hungry so we are here.The hard working staff sport an overly complicated menu but they were just being creative. They execute very well all of the listed items.

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place to stop for a sandwich or salad. Not fancy but the food is consistently good. Recommend for family or friends and most especially for lunch.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Finger Lakes, New York
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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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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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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?