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Topside Grill and Pub

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Topside Grill offers Seafood, Italian, American Comfort food. Fresh simple good food. We are not trying to impress you with ingredients you've never heard of, we prepare local food the way we hope you'll enjoy it. Harbor views in our dinning room and a fun bar & pub upstairs. Try us, you'll be glad you did!
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, outdoor seating, great staff. It would be nice if the portions were bigger, but only because the food is good.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place you must visit when in Gloucester. I had a special for the evening, the seafood casserole. Delicious! Nice location across the street from the waterfront. We met some locals who recommended the Topside, and for good reason.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 7, 2021

We had late lunch recently and were surprised at how bad the food was given location near wholesale fish market. The clam chowder was thin and tasted like cream with canned clams. Lobster roll for $28 contained end pieces of lobster, packaged fries and small...coleslaw. Salad was good. The worst part is that after eating there, my mother started developing allergic reaction to something (she has no allergies). I've informed the manager via email, but after waiting 3 days of no response, it is only fair that others will be aware of this place. Save your money and go to any other place in Gloucester that takes pride in their food.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Doug S, Owner at Topside Grill and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2021

Natalie, I actually responded to your email as soon as I read it. It was sent to you Tuesday within 24 hours of you sending it. Not sure if it went to your junk mail, but please double check as it was sent at 7:47pm....More

Reviewed May 3, 2021

My Daughter, Dad and I, went to Topside for some lobster 🦞 we have been on a quick trip from California and we were Very impressed with the food and the Serivce Tatiana was Great she was very attentive and has a great personality. The...food 😋 .More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed February 14, 2021

Food was amazing and Shawna was attentive, friendly and very professional. Will definitely be back when I visit the area again.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 3, 2021

My wife & I and our young kids had a terrific New Year's Eve dinner at the Topside Grill. Server Makylee our server was terrific - attentive, helpful & friendly! Always so family friendly, love it here! excellent value on delicious food as well, an...all-around great place!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2021 via mobile

Great place for food and fun. Excellent staff and fun drinks. Enjoy quiet in the main dining room or head upstairs to the pub for a little more of an adult experience.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 14, 2020

Makylee our server was terrific. She was very friendly and attentive and truly made us feel welcome as soon as we walked through the door. The food was great and the cleanliness and overall wonderfully inviting Holiday decor filled us with cheer! The place had...the old feel of an English pub, there aren't too many left anymore. Fun time!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 1, 2020

My wife and I had the best cod that we've ever had at the Topside Grill, seared and cooked to perfection. The clam chowder was excellent. Our server Shawna did every to make our visit enjoyable. We strongly recommend the Topside Grill.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 22, 2020

We saw the feature on Phantom Gourmet but have been cautious about dining out during covid. We called ahead and reserved a table and ended up in a booth with one whole section to ourselves. The restaurant was clean and the staff super friendly and...professional. Our server Kyle was friendly, courteous, knowledgeable of the menu and specials, offered excellent suggestions and even graciously made substitutions for me. We enjoyed a lovely quiet dinner and the seafood was excellent. I have to add the meatball appetizer is delicious! A gem in Gloucester for sure!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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February 21, 2019|
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Response from harrys986 | Reviewed this property |
They can likely handle the party. The tavern is not large, so accommodations are a bit tight. I highly recommend the Tavern but suggest asking the owner. Call them. Nice folks there. Hope this helps. Harry
August 24, 2016|
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Response from strathspey | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Very casual!
February 21, 2016|
Response from 42dougs |
We do have Gluten Free options. Our menus have multiple options labeled to choose from that are Gluten Free.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Topside Grill and Pub

Yes, Topside Grill and Pub offers takeout services.

Yes, Topside Grill and Pub offers delivery services.

Yes, Topside Grill and Pub is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Topside Grill and Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4