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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
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 64
    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
Most recent review
The Gloucester house restaurant

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
sandy s
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have sat in all areas of this restaurant, each having a different vibe. Outside dining is very enjoyable in the summer. The food is consistently good, along with good service. I will continue to frequent this restaurant!

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Tucson
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It feels like classic, upscale New England seaport restaurant. The fish was fresh off the boat and delicious. They have a gluten-free menu, also a vegetarian menu. The service was very friendly. The food prices are very reasonable for place right on the waterfront.

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Huntington,CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner and the cornbread is to die for!!! Four of us each had a different meal and each was very satisfied! The waitress was soo friendly and made our dining experience soo pleasurable . Food was Great!!!

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dc
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I used to write this place off as a tourist trap. Iceberg lettuce, overpriced, but with a view. In fact, I told a friend who asked if he should eat there when visiting that were I crawling in a desert, and a mirage came up, and it was the Gloucester house, I'd keep crawling until the next mirage. But we... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On our way back from Rockport, we stopped to shop in Gloucester, and decided to eat before heading back to Salem. Maybe it was a long day, but it took us two tries to find the GH parking lot. The restaurant wasn't crowded and we sat in a booth by the window. We ordered seafood stuffed mushroom appetizer which was... More 

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AMHERST
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We spend a quick weekend whale watching in Gloucester and wanted to experience a great lobster dinner. We didn't have reservations and were seated very quickly. The server was a bit delayed coming to the table to take our drink order. Appetizers came out quickly but food took more than 30 minutes. We were hoping for more lobster options but... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We go back to my birthplace every few months to visit relatives and have a meal out. The GH is reliable. The food is always good and the servers are pleasant. Portions are great and the prices are moderate. I've never had to wait, but it might be the time that we go. Good stop for a good meal.

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Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went for brunch. The food had obviously been sitting out for a while, definitely wasn't fresh. Disappointed given the reviews I've read.

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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, Outdoor seating

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
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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