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525 Magnolia Tavern

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French, Bistro, American, Pub
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12 Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-525-3230
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Magnolia is a beautiful seaside village of Gloucester, located just north...
Magnolia is a beautiful seaside village of Gloucester, located just north of Boston. The Magnolia 525 Tavern is a great place to meet friends, a real hometown neighborhood tavern.Open Tuesday through Sunday 5pm to close (9-10pm dinner stops, stay for drinks until late!). We serve upscale homemade American tavern food, soy glazed salmon with baby bok choy, homemade chicken pot pie with flaky pasty, steak tips, fresh local haddock and lots more. Our interior design is warm and welcoming, we have a custom, curved shaped beautiful wooden bar that invites conversation, large booths for the family, high tops for friends and small intimate tables for meetings or dates and a great outdoor patio. Serving the whole neighborhood, come see why the 525 Tavern is the favorite spot on the block.
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local restaurant with GREAT music!

This restaurant in the lovely area of Gloucester called Magnolia is worth checking out. The food is very good and often interesting, the wait staff is efficient and friendly. On Sunday, for brunch, they have really, really good jazz musicians. The musicians rotate so you can go for many Sundays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Toba Z
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place has it all. The food was great and I really like the way the place is laid out. The best thing of all was the musician they had playing! Saw Bill Champitto there last month and he was amazing! I just found out he'll be there again Friday July 24th so definitely going back. Love the 525 Tavern.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have been going to 525 since it opened. Some days were good and some days were a bit off, but we kept giving it a chance. Recently they changed management and the food improved greatly; however, the last 2 times my fiance and I went we weren't happy with our food. I ordered a veggie burger and my fiance... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This restaurant in the lovely area of Gloucester called Magnolia is worth checking out. The food is very good and often interesting, the wait staff is efficient and friendly. On Sunday, for brunch, they have really, really good jazz musicians. The musicians rotate so you can go for many Sundays and hear different, all talented, musicians. Good music on Wednesday... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Go just a tad out of your way to enjoy the seaside village of Magnolia (part of Gloucester, MA.) Drive around Shore Road, take a short walk out to Rafe's Chasm and then eat at 525 on Lexington Avenue. I had the mussel appetizer and Strawberry Cove salad as my dinner. Both were fantastic. My husband had the baked haddock.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

First time for me at the 525. After hearing about it for months we went on a Sunday for Brunch. Ambience is great, love the tones, colors and the seating, booths or tables...bar.. We went at 11:30am. Music was good, but a little loud for brunch time. ( we were in the back at a booth and it was loud)... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

525 Magnolia came onto the scene last May (at the former Patio site) and is helping in the revitalization of Magnolia. After some initial bumps, and a change in management towards the end of the summer, it has come to life. Great atmosphere, excellent food and drinks, great service. Whether visiting solo, as a couple, or with family/friends, it is... More 

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went on a Sunday afternoon didn't realize the kitchen closes from 3-4 .not on their website. Many customers came in and were also unaware, most left. Waited the hour (they should have bar snacks) Wanted to signup for their loyalty card,could not because there was not a manager present and no one knew how to do it .....are you kidding....manager... More 

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This small restaurant in Magnolia section of Gloucester has attractive decor but the food is good but not outstanding. Music is what will make or break this place. They are beginning to have local musicians who are very good. The only problem is they only have a small space at the end of the bar so you will hear them... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went to have dinner and for here about 7/00 pm. Hostess said 20 minute wait. Has a drink at he bar and 23 minutes later we sat. Incredible dinner. Haddock was perfect though a very large portion. Sirloin steak ok. Not the best. But atmosphere and waitstAff are A1 Serrenatie at its best

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a most enjoyable evening at 525. This is a very comfortable restaurant with friendly and competent staff. We received complementary corn bread at our table while we reviewed the menu. We ordered the cordon blue and the steak tips that were marinated in root beer and soy sauce. Both selections were excellent. The portions are generous. We were... More 

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Additional Information about 525 Magnolia Tavern

Address: 12 Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: +1 978-525-3230
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $24
Cuisine: French, Bistro, American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-525-3230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $24
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro, American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Magnolia is a beautiful seaside village of Gloucester, located just north of Boston. The Magnolia 525 Tavern is a great place to meet friends, a real hometown neighborhood tavern.Open Tuesday through Sunday 5pm to close (9-10pm dinner stops, stay for drinks until late!). We serve upscale homemade American tavern food, soy glazed salmon with baby bok choy, homemade chicken pot pie with flaky pasty, steak tips, fresh local haddock and lots more. Our interior design is warm and welcoming, we have a custom, curved shaped beautiful wooden bar that invites conversation, large booths for the family, high tops for friends and small intimate tables for meetings or dates and a great outdoor patio. Serving the whole neighborhood, come see why the 525 Tavern is the favorite spot on the block.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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