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Duckworth's Bistrot

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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, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So glad we went

I wanted to take my friend out for a special dinner before going to a concert at Shalin Liu. We were both very happy with Duckworth's. We sat at the bar and chatted with the manager and other diners. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Half portions entrees are available which was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Newburyport
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I wanted to take my friend out for a special dinner before going to a concert at Shalin Liu. We were both very happy with Duckworth's. We sat at the bar and chatted with the manager and other diners. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Half portions entrees are available which was a huge plus for those of... More 

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USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Duckworth's Bistro is simply the finest dining on all of Cape Ann. Better than any of the Yacht Clubs and better than all other restaurants. This is not a place for cheap eats or a place that appeals to "the quantity crowd". However, if you want a fine dining experience with quality food, professional wait staff, great drinks, this id's... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Every plate is prepared by Ken Duckworth and delivered to your table by the best staff ever. This restaurant is small so reservations are a must.

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MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The best chef and food in Gloucester. Can choose full or half portions. The lobster/seafood risotto is outstanding! If in town, a must.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food is amazing and everything can be ordered as half orders....allows one a chance to sample 2 main course....and it is a place where this is definitely worthwhile...reservations a must!

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We here on Cape Ann are indeed fortunate to have such an outstanding restaurant available to us. The food is excellent and service fine too. In addition to the highest quality menus, they also serve 1/2 portions which make the meal affordable and a great value. Additionally, wine can be ordered the same way so you can sample the wine... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As a local, I dine here often. If you want fancy ambience, this is not for you. If you are a serious foodie, you will be in heaven. Service is great too. Parking is not always easy. Go for a seaside stroll after dinner for extra enjoyment.

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Small quaint setting in East Gloucester with a sumptuous seasonal menu and warm helpful service. You can get half-size portions - including wine when you want delectable flavor without the volume. Sea scallops, lobster risotto, duck leg confit, and eggplant tartine are just a few of the offerings. And the desserts are exceptional with our personal favorite topping the list... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I had high expectations for this place, as word of mouth had spread regarding the 'gourmet food'...We each had a fish stew - with shrimp and lobster....The fish and shellfish were all very over-cooked, and the broth was tasteless.... The service seemed slow, and our waitress asked us if we wanted more bread (which was very good),... More 

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Geneva, IL
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

One of the better meals during our trip - we each had soup and they were superb. The place is intimate, quiet, our server was excellent, food was special. I had scallops on a duck confit. The scallops were perfect, the duck maybe a little less so but still tasty.

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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: American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?