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Red Rock Bistro

141 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2555
(781) 595-1414
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Ranked #11 of 36 restaurants in Swampscott
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was a very good restaurant when owned/run by Paul Piersal. He passed away last year and the new owners kept some of the same traditions. Now they have closed the restaurant for a complete make-over. It will be interesting to see what emerges from the construction ashes.

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Boston
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Small apps. that are over-priced. Okay Entrees. They canceled live music for awhile but I hear it's back. That is really the best time to go...good ice cream out front.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

The views from this restaurant are gorgeous and I have eaten here a few times before and have enjoyed the experience. The previous visit did not generate a sparkling review, but I was determined to give it one more try. We were seated immediately and the dining area was not full. However, within minutes the dining area was full and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I went back to this restaurant after enjoying our first experience. This time we decided to sit by the window to enjoy the view. We started off with a bottle of Prosecco. They had a great selection, and our server Laura made sure our glasses were full all evening. The bread is served with red pepper hummus,... More

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Swampscott
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Red Rock Bistro in Swampscott has been a restaurant in one form or another for at least 60 years. Prior to its current name, it was "Dale's", known for fried, greasy, but inexpensive seafood and before that, it was "Doane's" for many years. The late Paul Petersiel purchased and renamed the restaurant "Red Rock Bistro" a number of years ago.... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went into the Red Rock Bistro for the first time late last night--we walked in at about 9:45 pm. After a long day at work, we were both looking for a good meal and a strong drink. We decided to sit at a high top near the bar and we were waited on by (I think)... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

overpriced mediocre food with lousy service sums it up perfectly! the new ownership have raised the prices, reduced the quality and forgot about service. The food was not even average, the waitress rarely came by to see if we needed anything and the prices were on the high side. Sure you are sitting outside in a lovely patio setting within... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

red rock has been under new ownership since june and it shows. we were a little reluctant to try it out because of recent terrible reviews, but we are so glad that we went anyhow. at dinner there on september 8, 2013, we enjoyed superb food and excellent service. the waiter was attentive without having to introduce himself (e.g. "my... More

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My former home town favorite has what it takes to be a landmark - location, decor, ambience, interesting food, nice bar - but the sadly slipping service is just that....sad. We chose to dine at Red Rock last night for another round of my favorite lobster and fig flat bread pizza, sit outside and enjoy a late summer evening. Our... More

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Portsmouth, NH
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed lunch and would go back again for sure. Service was very good too and nice views. I asked for a salad instead of fries and that was not a problem at all and the salad was just what I was looking for.

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