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525 Magnolia Tavern

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12 Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 525-3230
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Monday
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 5
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friday night date night

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
amt1028
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Rockport, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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BOS
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Gave it a try after seeing that they have a new chef ,Tom Johnson and new affordable menu. The lunch was very good. Can't wait to go for dinner. They are no longer part of the Serenitee group. Stand alone restaurant. Early bird between 4-5... four entrees for $ 12 Yippi

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went to the 525 with my boyfriend this past weekend and we were so pleased. I dont think people know that this place exists. Before it was the patio but now as the 525 Tavern it is rehabbed and the food is killer. We shared the nachos which were enormous and he had pizza and I had the caprese... More 

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Rochester, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Despite the negative reviews we went and had a great meal. Service was quick, food was good and overall a good experience. Will go again.

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a fairly new restaurant in Magnolia Mass. If you haven't gone there yet, please don't. The decor is pleasant and wait staff friendly. The food is at best poor to terrible. I had the marinated steak tips. They tasted like they were soaked in a salt brine before being cooked. The french fries looked and tasted like they... More 

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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: (978) 525-3230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 29
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?