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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second chances sometimes work! Great dinner for family

I visited Fishbones for the 1st time in 2012 and was hesitant on a second visit since we went on the weekend, it was loud and the food was so-so for the price, But the rest of the family likes this restaurant and I decided to give it another chance since I wanted to enjoy extra time with my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
BUNHTRAVELER
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Pelham
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We don't visit as much as we would like but we do like taking family and friends to Fishbones when they visit. Now when they come back its the first place they want to visit. The service & food is always great. Only down fall is lack of parking and seating due to the size and locale but its all... More 

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Thank vze3mprs
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When one is traveling along coastal New England, he or she has many exceptional seafood restaurant choices. That's also true in Boston. Guess what? That'is now true of the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts. Fish Bones in the heart of the center of Chelmsford, Massachusetts offers exceptionally fresh and delicious seafood that matches or exceeds the options of Kennebunkport, Maine, Portsmouth,... More 

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Thank Charles M
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's great to have a quality place so close to home. We usually travel much farther to our favorite seafood places. We somehow missed this one in Chelmsford. We made sure to arrive super early as this place gets real busy. We only had to wait a few minutes but the couple behind us got a 30m wait. It would... More 

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Thank Tom L
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great and the food was served hot and delicious. We had a good table but the people behind us were very loud. All and all I had a delicious lunch and dessert. Looking forward to going back soon.

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Thank Joann D
Pelham
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Fishbones for the 1st time in 2012 and was hesitant on a second visit since we went on the weekend, it was loud and the food was so-so for the price, But the rest of the family likes this restaurant and I decided to give it another chance since I wanted to enjoy extra time with my brother... More 

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Thank BUNHTRAVELER
Winter Park, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come up to Chelmsford on business and make sure to eat here at least once per trip, even went twice last time. I have never had a bad meal or drink. The Fig Old Fashioned is on par with the best Old Fashioned I have ever had. Every item on the menu that I have ever has has not... More 

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Thank Tyler D
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

What can one say when one of your favorite “go to” restaurants lets you down? In the past I have written favorable reviews for this usually excellent establishment but last night was a serious disappointment. Last night, New Year’s Eve, my wife and I joined some old friends for dinner at one of our favorite seafood restaurants, Bonefish in Chelmsford... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Went there for lunch and was astounded by the prices. You can't order anything under $14.00. Fish is very good, but not worth the money.

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Thank Bryna289
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I have been coming here for years since they remodeled the restaurant. The food is always amazing and the mix drinks are among the best I have ever had. No body makes an espresso martini like they do. I have to find something on the menu that I did not like.

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Thank Mike_bu_10
Belmont, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Management and staff warmly accommodated our party of four, one in a wheelchair. Grilled swordfish and grilled salmon were favorites.

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Thank TaffyBurns

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Central Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: 978 250 0101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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

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