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Ellen's Harborside

American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-2512
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    Very good
  • 27
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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 lunch, great view

If you want to go somewhere in Rockport where you will have a nice view, get out of the sun and enjoy a good lunch, I would suggest Ellen’s Harborside. The look in front is deceiving as it said harbor side dining, but as you enter you are brought back to a very nice dining room with large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Medway, Massachusetts
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Fairport, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent meals and service. We went back for more another day. Walking distance from the B&B near many shops and the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We came here last night and were so impressed that we had to come again! Last night I had the lobster mac 'n' cheese from the daily specials, with two sides (I chose fries & coleslaw from a very impressive list of options). Our server, Lucy, was attentive and friendly and able to answer all of our questions about the... More 

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Medway, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you want to go somewhere in Rockport where you will have a nice view, get out of the sun and enjoy a good lunch, I would suggest Ellen’s Harborside. The look in front is deceiving as it said harbor side dining, but as you enter you are brought back to a very nice dining room with large windows that... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited Ellen's for lunch. As usual, the sandwiches and Chowdah was excellent. Our server was exceptionally pleasent

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you're anyway near Rockport itself worth the effort to eat at Ellen Harborside Restaurant. A very friendly atmosphere, great service and wonderful food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My friend and I visited this establishment on Saturday for lunch. I had a tuna roll which had more tuna than I could eat with an order of fries that were crispy and quite tasty. My friend had a Caesar salad with broiled sea scallops that were served on the side. She absolutely loved it. Our server was very attentive!... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The fried haddock sandwich is so very good, as is all of the food. We go for lunch and dinner and also get take out. Prices are a bit high, but not enough to stop us from visiting 4-5 times when we are in town. The staff are very friendly. We were lucky enough to have Claire serve us for... More 

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Covington, KY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The best thing this place has going for it is that the back dining room has views of the inner harbor. If you stretch your neck in one corner you might see Motif #1. But, still, a water view. At first, we weren't going to be seated at an open window table. We asked, and then got seated at a... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Unfortunately, I didn't look at the reviews until we were already seated, so I just ordered a burger so as to not overpay for a bigger meal. It was okay, not great - it was fried, not grilled, giving it that weird pan taste. Service was also okay, but not great, but everyone was very nice. Value for our money... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was really looking forward to the chowder, but it was thickened way too much for me to give it a top rating.

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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, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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