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Ellen's Harborside

1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-2512
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Ranked #18 of 49 Restaurants in Rockport
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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california
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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