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Sole Proprietor

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118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609 (West Street)
(508) 798-3474
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Today
11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 241
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  • 142
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 20
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reliable, quality fare

I've done the Sole numerous times. Food is always excellent, highly consistent. Service is excellent as well. Reservations are a must. This restaurant packs 'em in, and that is a small downside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
patrick g
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Northborough, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I've done the Sole numerous times. Food is always excellent, highly consistent. Service is excellent as well. Reservations are a must. This restaurant packs 'em in, and that is a small downside.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing original or creative here -- and the food we did have was not terribly good. My wife's salad had old greens and little else while my fish and chips consisted of frozen french fries and a thin piece of tasteless fish breaded with something equally devoid of flavor. Not a great value at all, either, since the prices were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Food is always fresh and tasty. Lunchtime is a great bargain too. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality. Definitely one of the best seafood restaurants around

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

A recent visit to the Sole Proprietor was very pleasant, but also very expensive. The quality of the food was excellent, but the quantity was only average with nothing extra to take home. The shrimp cocktail (4 jumbo shrimp and sauce) was excellent and very fresh. The steak and lobster tail entree was a bit disappointing - lobster was over... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,946 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were here two years ago, and absolutely loved it. Everything was humming, delicious smell throughout the restaurant, and the ambience and energy of happy diners was contagious. The restaurant was packed, and at that time, it ranked in the top three in Worcester. This time, we came twice, and noticed that things were different. Both times, we came around... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was a "go to" place when the stars aligned and we could meet up early for a drink and some apps. It's been a while, but we were surprised to find open seats at the bar on a Friday night. We thought maybe the "one price" menu change to multiple tiers of prices had slowly weeded people out, but... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good high quality fresh seafood that is cooked right. Squid doesn't come out as rubber bands. Scallops are not overcooked like many places. The Sushi is awesome. The dishes could be a little more exciting is all.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have in the past given the sole my highest ratings. But now, not so much.This review is a composite of my last 3 visits this year. From real flies at the bar to the shell in my lobster bisque the quality experience at the sole has dropped off. Service is clearly on the downside. Example: When I request a... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you want good seafood go to the sole The bar is good for meeting new people or date night in the restaurant either way its great food that's reasonably priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good service. Friendly. Unique dishes and yet simple to choose from menu. Nice combination of the two.

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Additional Information about Sole Proprietor

Address: 118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone Number: (508) 798-3474
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609
    (West Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: (508) 798-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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