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Red Rock Bistro - CLOSED

141 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2555
(781) 595-1414
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CLOSED
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

103 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Swampscott, MA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Red Rock Bistro was recently demolished and a new building is under construction. I really miss that place. Great bar menu and friendly bartenders. I hope the new place is as good.

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We drove to Swampscott specifically eat dinner at this place. I ordered their lobster entree and it was good and serving size is more than enough.I love the place and the crowd here. Probably a good place also to drink beer with friends.

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Red Rock Bistro is closed and is being demolished. The old owner passed away and the new owners are tearing down the restaurant and will reopen with a new name and new menu. The Red Rock Bistro was a fine restaurant while it was open. It appears from the article I read today that they will include outdoor roof top... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 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
113 reviews 113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Additional Information about Red Rock Bistro

Address: 141 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2555
Phone Number: (781) 595-1414
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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