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Nate's at Front Beach

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18 Beach St, Rockport, MA 01966-1341
978-546-0055
Wednesday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: A casual dining experience, with a view of Front Beach, Nate's is a...
A casual dining experience, with a view of Front Beach, Nate's is a charming family operated restaurant. Specializing in delicious fried seafood, we serve hamburgers, wraps, salads and even ice cream for dessert.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great beachside lunch

Busy day at Front Beach and we had the best lunch. Sat in the cozy corner and started with the special green iced tea, lemonade and mocha splash. Friendly waitress and bus girl took good care of us. We had a variety of food and all was good; burgers, chicken and whole belly clams. Loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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VT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Busy day at Front Beach and we had the best lunch. Sat in the cozy corner and started with the special green iced tea, lemonade and mocha splash. Friendly waitress and bus girl took good care of us. We had a variety of food and all was good; burgers, chicken and whole belly clams. Loved the atmosphere and the location... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nate's was a short walk from our hotel. Opening at 7:30, they had some great choices like almond cinnamon French toast. The cooking was very good, and the service was terrific. Highly recommended!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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144 reviews 144 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was lucky enough to have stayed across the street at Captains Bounty and read about Nates through a review of our motel. Thank you to that reviewer because Nates was amazing. This "hole in the wall" exceeded my expectations and then some... Nates only holds roughly 20 guests but we had no problem getting a seat on a Saturday... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Love this little seaside restaurant in rockport. The food is fresh and delicious, everytime. The service is friendly. And the view is amazing! Try the California benedict and pancakes! And for lunch the lobster BLT wrap is out of this world delicious! They also had an almond crusted french toast that was the best french toast I've ever had. Can't... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Driving around the Cape Ann coast looking for a 'locals' place for breakfast we almost drove past this place. Nate's only seats 20 and we could almost put it in the trunk of our car. Clean and cozy, we got the last two seats. My wife had eggs Benedict with Greek sausage and feta cheese. I had their barnyard special... More 

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Chicago
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Absolutely amazing We loved the food so much we kept going back It is only open a few days a week right now so I can't wait for the season to start This is a small restaurant that looks like it could be a dive but il they make incredibly good seafood

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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Small portions and not as well prepared as other seafood restaurants we tried in the area. It also took a very long time for take out. I would not return.

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Cape Ann, MA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really delicious home made food. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Very friendly service. Smal, cozy place right across the street from beaches and short walk to the park. Have never had a bad meal or experience. Must check days and hours though.

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Brighton, MI
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The owner of the hotel we stayed at told us about Nate's for breakfast, but we also heard about their clams, so we tried it for dinner one day and went back the next for lunch, it was so good. The first night she got the fried shrimp with onion rings and cole slaw. All three items were excellent. The... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Nate's is about the only cafe serving breakfast in town in October. It's quite small, serves good food, and reasonably priced. I'd go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Beach St, Rockport, MA 01966-1341
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 978-546-0055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

A casual dining experience, with a view of Front Beach, Nate's is a charming family operated restaurant. Specializing in delicious fried seafood, we serve hamburgers, wraps, salads and even ice cream for dessert.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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