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1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-2512
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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
Most recent review
Ellen's Harborside

A Great restaurant in Rockport,MA. We rode the motorcycles to visit and ride around and stopped here for lunch. Great food and view and wonderful wait staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Dibird50
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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English first
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A Great restaurant in Rockport,MA. We rode the motorcycles to visit and ride around and stopped here for lunch. Great food and view and wonderful wait staff.

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had great views of the harbor. Our waitress was very attentive, helpful and pleasant. We had fried clams as an appetizer, which were very good. Lobster was delicious. If ordering wine, prices are reasonable but any other drinks are very expensive. The food was good but it was very pricey.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great location on the wharf! Great staff and service! The most delicious clam chowder I have ever had anywhere!!

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california
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place has amazing fried clams. Best I have ever had. Perfectly seasoned and full belly's. Clam chowder is local award winner. Service was excellent. Dining room overlooks the harbor and there is plenty of parking on the wharf which is nice because street parking is horrible. This place is right downtown Rockport.

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Amsterdam, New York, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband got the clam chowder and says it was everything he was hoping it would be: large serving(bowl), chunky and robust flavors. Mom got the quiche- tasted great don't get me wrong but for 12/serving it was lacking in size: only about a 4inch long by 2 inch wide by 2 inch deep slice! I got the baked potatoe... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had dinner at Ellen's on a Friday night in August. It's a comfortable, down home place specializing in fried or baked seafood. They had a decent local beer selection. Everything was prepared well.

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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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15 reviews 15 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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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: American, Seafood

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