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Ellen's Harborside

1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-2512
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Ranked #19 of 49 Restaurants in Rockport
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Enjoyed our yearly visit with children and grandchildren to Ellen`s Harbourside on the waterfront in Rockport Mass. After a glorious day at Good Harbour Beach in Gloucester Mass, we were 12 people looking for a seafood dinner in Rockport, Mass. 2 places turned us down because of the 8pm hour, not enough food or just too busy. Tried Ellen`s and... More

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South Weymouth, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely restaurant, great food, including a killer lobster roll and the best bread pudding I have eve eaten. Very accommodating staff. Loved it!

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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to Ellen's as a recommendation from a person I met in Rockport, and was not disappointed. The excellent seafood I ordered was accompanied by a terrific server who was very friendly, attentive, and fun to talk to.

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New York State
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

But... the food was only so-so and the service was very poor..there were several tables with good views that were empty.Our table had no view and the impression we got was they didn't care if we ate there are not, one visit was enough.

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Bennington, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a nice meal with a great harbour view table. The waitress was very friendly. They do half portions which is nice. The bathroom is tiny and awkwardly placed with a door that opens into a crowded space. Needs a little remodeling.

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Smithtown, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

During our afternoon visit to beautiful Rockport MA, we ate "where the locals eat". Wow. The view is breathtaking... sit near the window! The white sangria was tasty. I ordered "Lazy Shrimp" which was a casserole of shrimp in a butter sauce.. delish! My sister-in-law loved the "Lazy Lobster". I also recommend the New England Clam Chowder.

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Bandera, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

the food was just average. we wanted some good seafood and were disappointed. everything was a little too pricey.

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Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Ellen's and got close to the window so we got a little water view, Staff was very friendly and accessible. Wait time for food wasn't bad at all either. Food came and waitress was very attentive that we had all we needed. The food was very good it was good amount and flavorful. The owner also made... More

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New Castle, PA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate there on two consecutive days while staying in Rockport. Not the fanciest, but has a nice harbor view. Food was good and reasonably priced. Did have good Clam Chowder. Serve Kraft mac and cheese in a cute little container that my four year old daughter liked.

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new york, ny
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158 reviews 158 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Decent cup of chowder and fried clams. Nothing to write home about and the prices are decent. Guessing there are some better choices in the area. Service is friendly and decent harbor views. Half order of the fried clams was more than sufficient .

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