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Rudder Restaurant

73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
+1 978-283-7967
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

On July 16 2018 My wife and I had a 5:30 Dinner.We frequent this Restaurant often. We ordered Swordfish and eggplant Both dishes were so bad we picked at them even had dessert paid the bill left . In all these years the first bad...More

1  Thank racsbama
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We had calamari, crab cakes, steak tips and a cosmo cocktail. They were all good. The place could use a rehaul, though - old world ambience is nice but the place needs new furniture and a lick of paint.

Thank Trips8967
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

First of all it was 1/2 off the entire menu. Great price! Oysters were fresh and tasty. Tuna app was large and delicious. Tuna steak entree was rare and also delicious. Tiramisu was great! Drinks were strong and moderately priced.

Thank wally318
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We did not have reservations however were seated right away. Server was friendly very chatty. Good personality food was good atmosphere great. Would definately recommend

Thank nusmail
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This used to be a great place. it has always been too crowded but the location is truly awesome. The food has gone downhill and they run out of staples like bread and the great tapenade they serve as a free appetizer. Sushi is not...More

1  Thank Suzy885
Reviewed October 28, 2017

My husband and I went to the restaurant about 5:30 pm, before the rush. We were immediately seated and the service was excellent all evening. The environment was great with a view of the ocean on the deck, where we sat. The Cioppino was excellent,...More

Thank LuckyMesaAZ
Reviewed October 21, 2017

My sister and I were told about this restaurant by the staff at Atlantis Oceanfront Inn and we were not disappointed. After a questionable start, trying to locate it in an art colony on Rocky Neck, with parking literally on what appeared to be a...More

Thank peeg1947
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Four adults, we had a wonderful and very affordable evening dining out on the deck. Calamari appetizer to share, love the capers! And seafood appetizers all around. Generous portions of monkfish, seared tuna on seaweed salad, clams with linguini, and baked scallops. No room for...More

Thank dcpoppe
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place! We don't know Gloucester very well and we were trying to avoid the touristy places. A wonderful dinner! Great service, amazing atmosphere! Cozy and romantic even though it was packed. We got there early, before 5:00. It was nice to watch the...More

Thank Anne Marie B
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We went to Rudder Restaurant on a Saturday and fortunately we ate early (5:30) because we were going to the theater. We easily got a seat by the harbor and the service was prompt. But by 6 or so it was hopping and very busy...More

Thank stillheron
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-7967
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