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Fishbones in the Village

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34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
978 250 0101
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Methuen, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had never been to Fishbones and we were looking forward to having dinner there. The seating is extremely cramped. We were sat at table 19 I believe. The couple that was seated at that table just before us complained about the noise. They were relocated closest to the window. Seated directly next to us were a... More 

Thank jdo442
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived early on a Tuesday evening and had no problem being seated. Server, Kelly, was very good and attentive without being intrusive. Starters were clam chowder and the truffle dusted home made chips. The chowder was as good as any and better than many and the chips were flavorful and crunch. Entrees were a fried seafood platter, a couple of... More 

Thank rnmteach
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wouldn't miss an opportunity to dine at Fishbones for exceptionally fresh and well prepared seafood.

Thank Dick K
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is quite small. The bar area dominates the restaurant therefore it becomes very noisy when dining. The food is excellent.

Thank janmarieh2016
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Fishbones before usually with larger groups and always had very good service and meals. This outing continued that experience for just my wife and me. We went on a Monday evening so though busy, was much easier to be seated quickly. The server was very attentive, the appetizer and meals came out quickly and everything tasted great.... More 

Thank EF74
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found the restaurant by google searching Seafood Restaurants in Chelmsford, liked the reviews online. Couldn't get reservations for a party of four. The wait was less than a 1/2 hour. We had little necks, 4 varieties of oysters, clam chowder, salmon, Halibut & fried clams. All were very good, all though the halibut was just a shade over cooked. Our... More 

Thank VVHT
Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit here. Parking is tricky, but there is a parking lot in back of the restaurant. The decor inside is fresh and clean, service quick on a late lunch on Tuesday. Our waiter Kelly was friendly, efficient, and helpful with suggestions. We split a fisherman's platter and found the fish very fresh. Clam chowder a bit... More 

Thank nhpbilt
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely dinner here with friends. It is a bit noisy, so I'd never call this a quiet restaurant. However, the food is wonderful. Service is good. Although my friend thought her fish was just slightly undercooked, like it needed a minute longer on the grill. Instead of agreeing with us, the manager made up some BS excuse about... More 

Thank BeardieGrrl
Westford, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

If we get the chance to go out to dinner this is where we go! We love their seafood dishes. Always fresh and always wonderfully prepared. The apps are all great too. We've never had room for dessert. Great fun atmosphere of a crowded restaurant. If the wait is long and we forget to call ahead we belly up to... More 

Thank Heather F
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We found this place on Trip Advisor while traveling from Bangor to New York and stopped to give it a try for lunch. The Caesar salad was excellent and I had six clams on the half shell which were delicious. My wife had the clam chowder which she liked. The service was good, the staff friendly too. Parking behind building.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: 978 250 0101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?