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Sole Proprietor

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118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609 (West Street)
(508) 798-3474
Website
Today
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Doubt we'll go back.

We arrived around 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon. The dining room tables were tightly packed. At one point, my husband bumped the person behind him when he moved his arms (there was only about 5 inches of space between them). It was also very noisy- there doesn't seem to be enough soft surfaces... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Carol V
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Burlington, Massachusetts
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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404 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Burlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived around 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon. The dining room tables were tightly packed. At one point, my husband bumped the person behind him when he moved his arms (there was only about 5 inches of space between them). It was also very noisy- there doesn't seem to be enough soft surfaces on the walls or ceiling to absorb... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Last time we dined at the sole it was substandard -the rolls were hard -the fish was terrible !! They must have switched chefs

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New Market, Maryland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

First of all, it has a parking lot. Since we visited during the 2014-15 Ice Age when on-street parking was virtually non-existent, this was important. The staff was very willing to make recommendations to us which was helpful I had the Haddock with Lobster Newburgh sauce. My spouse had the fried seafood platter. Both seemed well-prepared and fresh, but could... More 

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Orange
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went there a very long time ago,but the service was very good and food was excellant.I tried the shark steak and also tried the octopus ,but had to say it was not for me.I could not get the feeling out of my mind of having the suction cups stick on the sides if the wall of my mouth.But is was... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place has phenomenal seafood- or so my husband and family tell me. I do not eat seafood, but they all enjoy it here. There are a few dishes for non seafood eaters that are pretty good as well. Definitely worth the trip!

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Worcester
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant has passed the test of time and intense competition. Excellent selections and Chef have made this a Worcester favorite for years. Luncheon menu is also a winner!

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Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food choices are good. Meals are tasty and fresh. It is a busy restaurant and packed bar area. The problem with tis location is lack of parking.

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Boston
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

It almost seems as though the sole is becoming complacent. The 111has always been a step above but now it seems 2 steps above the sole. Atmosphere is average noise level is off the charts and there's nothing overly special here any more. ( very long time customer)

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent seafood, sushi, great selection. Resteraunt is very busy, reservations recommended,however you can walk in and sit at the bar. Great service friendly staff.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the only seafood restaurant in Worcester worth bothering with if you want fresh, off the truck taste. Consistent, well prepared but still an occasional less than good preparation. Sunday nights can be spotty but generally good food. Good value for happy hours when sushi & other kettle faire is available at reduced pricing. Can be very noisy.

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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: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?