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Cafe Bishco

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51 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5791
(978) 283-8309 ‎
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kingston, Canada
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personalized service and the smell of fresh ingredients greets you as you step into this local favorite. So hard to decide with more than 50 chives on the menu. Looking around at other table it is easy to see everything looks good! Large portions, freshly made soups and sandwiches with something for everyone. Highly recommend.

Thank KingstonBWB
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tend to lose my appetite when the portions are too big. Ordered a combo soup/sandwich. The half sandwich was the size of a whole sandwich in my book. The lemon chicken rice soup was great but a big bowl rather than a cup. Everything a bit too greasy

Thank Lucipara
Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

One of the few places in downtown Gloucester for a quick, casual bite to eat. It appeared to be family-run, too. Be prepared! The portions are large--enough for 2 meals, easily! The food is prepared fresh while you wait or you can call ahead and pick up take out. The food was good. There's a small area of tables and... More 

Thank Z-OC-Family
Hamden, Connecticut
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My mom and I went for a whale watch and were looking for a place to eat afterwards. This was one of the only places that was open(on a Friday at like 5 or 6. Why is nothing open late in this town?), so we decided to go on in. They were crazy busy, but efficient. I got the Italian... More 

Thank Christina R
East Rockaway, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We stopped by for frozen yogurt on a very hot day. I was a little taken aback when the cost for two yogurts was $11, but when I saw how huge they were I understood. Two people could easily share one yogurt. They have a zillion different flavors too. The Peppermint Patty flavor was delicious.

Thank Lee369444
Grafton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This place was AWESOME!!! It was so, so busy and crowded but we found a small table for 2. We ordered 2 of their specialty sandwiches which were to die for and ordered some hummus to start. They make their own hummus and many of the spreads for the sandwiches. The taste was fabulous. They have fun, french style music... More 

Thank Shells3535
Naples, Florida
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Small place, huge menu, large sandwiches. Popular for take-out with over 50 sandwich choices, a dozen soups, salads, etc. Contrary to Mel0 1944's review, I've seen this gruff man go out of his way to satisfy a customer with an unusual request.

Thank David F
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

It becomes quite crowed quickly. The food is bistro style, the portions are a good size and tastes delicious. The manager has a good sense about her even when it can be crazy busy.

Thank nanagrace
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

I will now longer go here based on principle. The owner or manager is the most uncouth individual I have ever witnessed. Every time I have been in there he has been so discourteous to at least one customer. I have to wait in a long line to watch this boorish individual mistreat his paying customers....no thank you, there's plenty... More 

1 Thank Mel01944
Kingston, Canada
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

What's good here, the Italian sub is! In fact, it's the best Italian Sub I have ever had! The bread is light and delicious on its own. The filling is put together by hand, by someone who cares how it looks and tastes; lots of tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, hot peppers, cheese and meat, red onions but completely balanced in flavours.... More 

1 Thank Peter L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5791
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: (978) 283-8309 ‎

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