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Duckworth's Bistrot

Certificate of Excellence
French, American, Bistro
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197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
978 282 4426
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience

Food is to die for - Salmon and scallops (not the same dish) were phenomenal. Colleen, our waitress was excellent!!!! Then there was the key lime pie....YUM....

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
jmwzawza
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Food is to die for - Salmon and scallops (not the same dish) were phenomenal. Colleen, our waitress was excellent!!!! Then there was the key lime pie....YUM....

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MASSACHUSETTS
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You can order half or whole portions. Healthy and delicious. Reservations needed. Food prepared to order with great care. Very accommodating. Wish we lived closer, Worth a special trip.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Really good summer cooking near the water in Gloucester. Excellent list of wines by the glass, and half-portion courses allow more exploration of a well-chosen menu. Must reserve, particularly during the summer rush. We're fortunate in having eaten at terrific restaurants, and we plan to return here. Kudos for friendly energetic service.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Have been coming to Gloucester for many years to race in the Blackburn Challenge but this was our 1st visit to Duckworth. From the moment I spoke to Michelle for a reservation & was lucky to get seated at the bar on short notice we had a terrific experience. We appreciated the attention to detail & Michelle's recommendations. The option... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I wish I could write a review of this restaurant. I had to rate it to write this review so I gave it 3 stars. My husband and I have gone whale watching. We did not want to go to the big restaurants in the town so we looked for a smaller restaurant. We arrived at around 6:30 pm. This... More 

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I, along with two friends from Gloucester, dined at Duckworth's Bistrot two evenings ago. The atmosphere is cozy. The service is excellent. The food is fabulous. I had a superb scallops dinner. Our server facilitated substitutions for food items that I don't eat. My husband had a delicious lobster risotto. The food was beautifully presented. Enjoy a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great cuisine, wonderful service and wine list. Be sure to call the restaurant a week or more ahead of time to make a reservation, especially if a weekend evening. Limited seating.

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Savannah, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My daughter and I stopped in Duckworth's at 5:15 without a reservation thinking that it would be easy to snag a table. Not so, as they were booked all evening long and there were several tables already occupied. The manager told us the best she could do was offer us seats at the bar. We didn't hesitate. I ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Duckworth's can get pricy but it is worth every penny! The menu changes daily and the seafood is very fresh. Beautiful presentation of dishes, great wine selection. A cut above most other "fine dining" restaurants. Perfect choice for a special occasion.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Duckworth's is a cut above all restaurants on Cape Ann--and beyond. What sets it apart is the excellence of the cuisine: every dish is perfectly prepared, with interesting, unexpected, and subtle flavors. I also very much appreciate the possibility of ordering half-portions. This enables one to sample several starts/main courses without breaking the bank.

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Additional Information about Duckworth's Bistrot

Address: 197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
Phone Number: 978 282 4426
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: French, American, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978 282 4426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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