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Ellen's Harborside

1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-2512
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Ranked #21 of 47 restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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  • English first
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English first
Rockport, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We frequent this seasonal restaurant regularly every year. Excellent quality of food. Fresh fish, burgers,award winning corn and clam chowder. This is where the locals go. The prices are reasonable and the service is friendly. Try the desserts!!!

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Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stopped at Ellen's because it's conveniently located on the wharf where we happened to be strolling. The food was good....but the waitstaff made it even better with their friendly, attentive service. If you think New Englanders are a bit stiff and less open, you haven't been to Rockport and Ellen's! I had a delicious crab cake salad and my... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It takes a brave person to advertise that he/she has the best chowder in Rockport. Just so happens, it's true. The fries fish is pretty basic, no frills but very fresh.

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Toledo Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We spent the last week in Rockport and Ellen's was one place we wanted to go to but held of until Thurs. because they advertise Prim Rib after 4:00 pm Thurs - Fri. - and Sat. and after eating seafood all week, the prime rib sounded pretty good. We arrived at 4:30 Thurs. evening, our last night in town and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Me and my wife ate at Ellen's this evening. We hadn't seen any reviews about the place but after a brief look at the menu we decided to go in. We were met by the restaurant manager who promptly sat us down in the middle of the room...there were a few tables available situated next to windows but we weren't... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

As always, we seek value in our restaurant experiences – that means we seek food, portion size, environment and service at an acceptable level of quality AND at a reasonable price. Any idiot can spend a lot of money and brag about. Or because he has spent a lot of money, ignore the obvious faults in their restaurant experience. We... More

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Alton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very happy to find a gluten free restaurant upon our arrival at Rockport Mass. Waitress even asked while being seated if we were celiac, and that the chef was adamant about serving proper food. Ordered a cheeseburger, came with a GF bun, nothing special, also came with chips and their "homemade" pickles, which were great, but only gave me TWO... More

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Albany, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My wife and I went there for dinner; it's at T Wharf. The food and service are good and the prices are reasonable.

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RI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My husband and I decided to grab a quick lunch here. We knew we would be having a large dinner so we split and meal and ordered separate side salads. Everything was very fresh. We had a turkey burger which was very tasty and our server was pleasant. We sat by a window with a view of the harbor/marina. A... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a family sized restaurant on the the pier. We wondered in as we were passing by. I am not a seafood lover so I had the Tairiaki chicken sandwich. My husband had the turkey burger. Our friends had the corn chowder and scallops. We were all so busy eating we didn't look up to talk until a few... More

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