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The Gloucester House Restaurant

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63 Rogers St, Seven Seas Wharf, Gloucester, MA 01930-5043
+1 978-283-1812
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Gloucester House restaurant is renowned for its local lobster dishes...
The Gloucester House restaurant is renowned for its local lobster dishes and for the freshest North Atlantic seafood, prepared to perfection. Having been among the first to popularize fried calamari, our specialties range from award-winning clam chowder to homemade bread and cornbread, from Dottie's bourbon cake to Lily's wine list, and from Sambuca mussels to blackened haddock tacos to a fried fisherman's reuben sandwich. We always cook to order and have gluten free and vegetarian menus available, as well as children's meals. Dine full-service on our outdoor, dockside deck or eat lobsters in-the-rough on our harbor side wharf. Located on historic Seven Seas Wharf, there's something for everyone here: shop for souvenirs and local art at our General Store gift shop, enjoy a sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, or see the whales aboard Seven Seas Whale Watch. Whatever your fancy may be, the Linquata family invites you to join us year-round for a true taste of New England.
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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Freshest fish, also many gluten-free options

After searching onine for gluten-free restaurants in Gloucester and Ipswich we went to the Gloucester House. I have been there twice before but not in a few years. The atmosphere is clean and comfortable with tables and booths and views of the harbor. At the end of February the views were of snow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
famvacations
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Boston, Mass.
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We ordered calm chowder soups and lobster pie with the fisherman platter. The fisherman platter was very bad. Not fresh seafood. The soup was the only thing ok in this lunch. The lobster pie was $34.99. That was expensive and not really have any taste. I don't think I will go back this restaurant again.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'm torn between the ratings because the service was fantastic but the food was just alright. The bing bang shrimp appetizer was excellent but our dinners were just alright. The Salmon was a little overdone and the rice was a little under cooked.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Today was my 2nd visit to the Gloucester House. The first time, we went the day after Christmas 2014 and the weather was unexpectedly warm, which brought everyone out. The wait for lunch was almost an hour. Today, I went for lunch and was seated immediately. The service was impeccable (Edward) and the haddock was so fresh and tender, it... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

i've been here a couple of times and each time the food was ok, but there is much better to be had in gloucester. most recently i had the fish and chips and they were fine, just nothing to write much about. on a previous visit i had the baked haddock and the ratio of butter/fish crumbs/fish was way off.... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food and service is always amazing!! Love the French Onion soup and the Buffalo scallops!! The Mexican fish entrée is just fantastic. Love coming here....always great service and great food. Love owners Lenny and Dot!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

recommended to visit by a local hotel and overall the experience was pretty average. When we ordered we were offered a choice of vegetable and potato but after the first course arrived the waitress blithely told us that none of our choices were now available. How can you run out of mashed potato? My wife ordered a fish dish with... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Love the new menu. Fish tacos and seafood pizza are delicious and reasonably priced. Service is excellent. Will make this a new local hangout.

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Boston, Mass.
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

After searching onine for gluten-free restaurants in Gloucester and Ipswich we went to the Gloucester House. I have been there twice before but not in a few years. The atmosphere is clean and comfortable with tables and booths and views of the harbor. At the end of February the views were of snow covered docks but the working harbor was... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great atmosphere, wonder food and good drinks. Family owned since 1950's. Excellent Seafood and Martini's.

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Stratford Ct
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed in Rockport (5 Miles ) away and ate here both nights of our stay. We were so impressed by our first meal we naturally came back for another great meal. We had a macaroni and cheese seafood dish, which was mostly seafood,a fresh halibut dinner, a lobster roll (beyond stuffed) and a lobster carbonara over pasta.Everything was super... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 Rogers St, Seven Seas Wharf, Gloucester, MA 01930-5043
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-1812

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

The Gloucester House restaurant is renowned for its local lobster dishes and for the freshest North Atlantic seafood, prepared to perfection. Having been among the first to popularize fried calamari, our specialties range from award-winning clam chowder to homemade bread and cornbread, from Dottie's bourbon cake to Lily's wine list, and from Sambuca mussels to blackened haddock tacos to a fried fisherman's reuben sandwich. We always cook to order and have gluten free and vegetarian menus available, as well as children's meals. Dine full-service on our outdoor, dockside deck or eat lobsters in-the-rough on our harbor side wharf. Located on historic Seven Seas Wharf, there's something for everyone here: shop for souvenirs and local art at our General Store gift shop, enjoy a sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, or see the whales aboard Seven Seas Whale Watch. Whatever your fancy may be, the Linquata family invites you to join us year-round for a true taste of New England.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?