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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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Dining options: Reservations
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67% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Bandera, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
46 helpful votes 46 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We really enjoyed their ribs and salad. Good service. Tasty food. Other dishes served are seafood variety's but they have the best ribs on Rockport.

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Bradford, Vermont, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love to have lunch here when I visit my Mom. I love the atmosphere and the food. And the warmth of greeting and how they treat my 87 year old Mama is heartwarming. It's not the place for high maintenance folks but if you like down to earth, that's been around for years this is the place.

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Huron, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

The chowder was very good and so was the lobster bisque. We just wanted a little something for lunch so stopped in and it is a cute place. Love the decor and you can see out to one of the harbors. They have a special where you can get a cup of soup and 1/2 sandwich which was just the... More

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East Lancs
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Clam chowder was a tasty starter. The half portions of broiled haddock and broiled scallops were adequate to leave enough room to share a dessert. The sides, jacket potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes and especially the pickled beets were excellent. The cranberry and rhubarb dessert was homemade and delicious. The only minor criticism was the friendly waitress seemed too busy and... More

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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