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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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East Rockaway, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We went to Cafe Bischo on the advice of some locals and it was wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious. They have a large selection of soups and sandwiches to choose from and many of the menu items are not what you would ordinarily find in Gloucester. No matter what your particular tastes may be, you are sure to find... More 

Thank Jill M
Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Walking around town in the afternoon we observed locals with large styrofoam containers of ice cream. When we found Cafe Bishco we joined them. The choices are endless -- healthy or decadent is up to you. The cafe also serves a wide variety of sandwiches, soups and pizza. All looked as delicious as the ice cream.

Thank Seamus416
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I stopped by here after the beach for a light lunch. It's nice inside and is on a cute little street with other restaurants and shops. I haven't had the coffee here but the sandwiches are "ok". Portions are huge (can be good or bad) and took about 30 minutes for a hot grilled sandwich. Garden salad was the size... More 

Thank Lizete S
Lexington, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a great place to pick up a sandwich before or after a whale watch. Or just pop in for lunch and you won't be disappointed in the large variety of sandwiches - both hot and cold. Many vegetarian options. Fresh ingredients and wonderful flavors, delivered quickly. You can take out or eat in. Portions are huge, so you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
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?