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Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn

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1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-9500
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
delicious

excellent dinner and great wine list. Very good service and comfy restaurant. I had the salmon main course, which was delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
EM71
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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

excellent dinner and great wine list. Very good service and comfy restaurant. I had the salmon main course, which was delicious!

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My family and I went here for dinner for a Birthday celebration. My sister and I wanted to order from a kid's menu, but we were told they don't have the usual kid's menu now. There were only two things they could make - Gnocchi (for kids?) and Grilled Cheese. We ordered grilled cheese, which came with the cheese totally... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Had their special dinner package . Started with the cesar salad which was good followed by the pork tenderloin which was excellent. The dessert was suppose to be apple crisp but they ran out of ice cream. What they brought out was half baked apple slices with oats sprinkled on top. It was not very good. They did let me... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were looking for a better-than-average meal and we definitely found it at the Grand Cafe. Old world style, excellent meal. I had halibut perfectly prepared my husband has lobster. Very good risotto was served with each, As an added bonus there was a very good band playing in the bar. Dinner was pricey, but well worth it.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Food quality was outstanding and superb service - a delight! Staff were great and very helpful and the Chef's imagination deserves special mention.

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Peoria, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We loved the ambiance at the Emerson Inn in the small New England village of Rockport, MA. The food was delicious and the service very good. A little pricey but not for what we ordered. Not a family restaurant but nice for a couple's night out.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Was here with family and my Aunt &Uncle from London were staying at the Inn. Lovely view looking out from the front porch where we had cocktails prior to dinner....the only way you can have alchohol in Rockport (though close to entering the 21st century) does not allow alcohol unless served with food...huh?!?! Considering that when I grew up on... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had such wonderful seafood in an historic setting. This was a hotel we would consider staying at, swim pool and views of the ocean.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was dining with a group of six adults on a warm summer night. We arrived at 7pm, and were immed. Seated out on the large screened porch overlooking the water. The view was both serene and lovely, setting a peaceful and relaxed mood for our meal. The seating was spacious (previous outdoor dining in other high end restaurants in... More 

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USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Staff could not have been more gracious to our party celebrating a special dinner together and the view never disappoints from the veranda overlooking the rocky shores of Rockport. When the food compliments all that... you have hit pay dirt. Loved the bruschetta and shrimp and linguini, salmon, and chicken dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: (978) 546-9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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