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Ellen's Harborside

American, Chowder, Seafood
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1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-2512
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good simple honest food

it was a Saturday night and most restaurants near our hotel were over booked. We found Ellen's and were pleased they could fit us in. We were over lobster by this stage of our trip so enjoyed grilled chicken and salad. A simple pleasant meal. Most others around us were going for the fried food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Kettering, Australia
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Lanesborough, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ordered fish and chips, and a bacon cheeseburger on a brioche bun. The burger was not good. You could tell it was a frozen patty, a cheap frozen patty.It was so thin and light grey. Had a funny, freezer burn taste to it. I did not send it back, I don't trust sending things back. The fish and chips... More 

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Manchester, Conn.
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's all about the water view, here. Our lunchtime sandwiches were inexpensive and OK, but nothing to get excited about. They came with bagged chips. The menu advertises that they have Kraft mac 'n' cheese and Pepperidge Farm bread. They have the tiniest bathroom imaginable but there are public bathrooms next door.

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Kettering, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

it was a Saturday night and most restaurants near our hotel were over booked. We found Ellen's and were pleased they could fit us in. We were over lobster by this stage of our trip so enjoyed grilled chicken and salad. A simple pleasant meal. Most others around us were going for the fried food which is not our taste.... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Only the positive! We had planned to eat at our hotel (Emerson) but they had an event so we looked at the options and wanted to try this. Wow! For us, a varied and perfect menu. And the people were great - clearly a team effort to make the customer happy! It is not fancy - if that's what you... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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Address: 1T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone Number: (978) 546-2512
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

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  • 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

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