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Ellen's Harborside

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1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-2512
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great surprise!

Decided to give it a try for fried clams, after realizing we didn't want to drive to Essex but concerned about some poor reviews. They were fantastic - lightly battered, sweet and nicely hot. A real great surprise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
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Berkshires, Ma.
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Rutland, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Was on a day trip with my wife and youngest son and we stopped at this place for lunch. The food was just ok. Especially for the prices they charge. But the view crime the back room was great and the staff was really friendly. I just feel if your gonna charge $12+ a plate for lunch and that includes... More 

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Berkshires, Ma.
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Decided to give it a try for fried clams, after realizing we didn't want to drive to Essex but concerned about some poor reviews. They were fantastic - lightly battered, sweet and nicely hot. A real great surprise.

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1 Thank pmp p
Amarillo, Texas
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A fun overlooking -the water -restaurant. Huge Windows allow you to watch fishermen coming and going from the dock.

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2 Thank SheralTx
rindge
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had a great dinner and excellent service at Ellen's. The pumpkin bread pudding was outstanding! We will come back.

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3 Thank quiltingnanaofT
Clarkston, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was good and the location was perfect. After dinner don't forget to stop and get some ice cream and take a walk. I had the lobster roll which was delicious.

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2 Thank Ariganello
Boston, Massachusetts
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212 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Visited Rockport on the first fall like day we have had. Lunch time arrived as we were outside Ellen's. The menu looked inviting so in we went. Our server was friendly and our food arrived hot and fresh. We had fish & chips (really fresh, flaky haddock!) and the clam roll (first time in 10 years I have had fried... More 

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1 Thank Fenway1958
Zionsville
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Most Expensive entrees are a rip off. Small portions for lazy lobster and scallop with breadcrumbs. Managers did nothing when we complained. Did overhear them complain that our party of eleven did not buy any alcohol. Nice! I guess a 300 dollar bill for our party wasn't enough. Avoid this place. Much better options in this lovely town. The one... More 

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2 Thank Patrick W
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I had a lobster BLT that was to die for! The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. None of the menu items were overpriced and the portion was respectful.

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Portland Maine
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We had a great waitress. Very friendly and helpful. Love when they give refills on drinks, i.e., iced tea. Had one of the best Spinach salads: big and lots of spinach and other ingredients. Service was fast. Restaurant was clean. It did not have outside seating but with the heat and humidity, it was nice to sit in the air... More 

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1 Thank ButlerPortlandMaine
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We were recommend by other people vacationing in the area. The restaurant is small and the back room overlooks part of the harbor. Not a real good view in my opinion. The food was excellent and so was the service. We had the pumpkin bread pudding for dessert which was delicious. I would definitely go back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: (978) 546-2512

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?