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The Patio Restaurant of Magnolia

12 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3918
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Ranked #65 of 129 Restaurants in Gloucester
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- May 21, 2014
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Patio closed at the end of September 2013 after 35 years under the same ownership. The new restaurant, completely renovated, "Magnolia 525" opened earlier this month. We stopped a few days ago and had an appetizer "Crab Nachos" which was both unusual and wonderful. Great flavors and really fresh crab. Menu looks good and the beer selection was exceptional.... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I went to the Patio and it was like going back in time .The restaurant had not changed since the early 70's with dark walls and red velvet like accents. I was surprised that the tables were setup for couples with the settings on 1 side so the customer's could both watch the television set (seems a little odd) the... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Food and drinks were good. Fish was fresh. Bartender was very personable. People were very friendly. No cars were parked in front. This is deceiving as the full parking lot is behind the building.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This hometown spot is a favorite with the locals because the owners and waitstaff take care to know you and your likes. We don't even get seated and my husband's favorite adult beverage is frostily ready to greet him. We like to choose from the supper specials that are good for those on a budget, but others arrive primed for... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We have been going to the Patio restaurant for many years on our annual trip to Rockport. We have never eaten anything but seafood. This is our go to restaurant when on vacation. Sometimes as many as 5 out of 7 dinners are eaten here. The owner is very careful with the quality of seafood and we would recommend eating... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

The Patio is a pleasant place run by owners who have been there a long time. The food is solid, if not stunning, the wine maybe a bit less than solid. But the staff are very friendly and the whole place has a wonderful family tone. Kind enough to make you feel welcome; smart enough to leave you alone, too.... More

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