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Fishbones in the Village

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34 Central Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824
978 250 0101
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

truly the freshest seafoods a little pricey but well worth it. love the scallops, clams, shrimp and haddock

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Thank mike63_12
Acton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is pleasant and bright but nothing real special. Wait staff was very good. The calamari was OK but a bit rubbery. The sides were good. One of us ordered the haddock broiled, dry with no butter. It came very greasy. The were fine with replacing and it came out as ordered the second time. By then I had finished... More 

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Thank TravelForLife54
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving at the Resturant we were seated quickly and service was efficient and friendly. The food menu offers a wide variety of dishes at reasonable prices. Try getting a table away from others if you can as the acoustics are not good and the place is very popular and noisy.

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Thank ChardyG
Lowell, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very busy for a Wednesday night, they make a mean Blood Orange Martini and dinner was delicious, we chose to eat at the bar rather than wait to be seated at a table, Service was fast yet comfortable enough where we didn't feel like we were being rushed.

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Thank Denomyth
Alton, United States
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ThIs is the best seafood outside of Boston proper. I eat there once a month while in town for business. I have never been disappointed with my dinner choice. The lobster risotto is to die for! It's rich and creamy with large pieces of lobster. The blackened scallops are also top of the line. Great drink and dessert choices as... More 

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Thank Amy H
Manchester, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to Fishbones since it first opened. I try to go on off hours because this place can get packed & very noisy. The food is not as good as it was when it first opened. That being said, it's one of my favorites for lunch. Great drinks, they definitely give you a heavy pour which is hard... More 

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Thank MGMN27
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to lunch at least once a week here. The menu is wide ranging and everything is so delicious! The quality is top notch as well as the servers. Absolutely the best Restraunt around this area!!!

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Thank Papadinis
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This place is a goldmine for the owner but a lousy choice for the diner. Meals are very expensive and don't have much seafood in them. The owner is not at all customer-friendly.

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Thank Jennifer A
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner. The atmosphere was nice, waiters friendly and attentive and the food is good. I had lobster risotto which was a bit too oily but very tasty. Seafood is pricy but fresh.

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Thank kat s
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I was in this area on business. The restaurant was recommended by a colleague. They do not take reservations, but we were able to call in at 4pm to add our names to the list for a table for 4. The service & food were great. There were four of us and each enjoyed their meal & took home leftovers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Central Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: 978 250 0101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?