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525 Magnolia Tavern

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$$ - $$$, American,
12 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3918
+1 978-525-3230
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“steak tips” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (7 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
$$ - $$$
12 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3918
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Revisited Magnolia 525 tonight as friends and career restaurant magicians Tammy and Larry Rodolosi have taken it on as their own. We were not disappointed. Service was impeccable, despite a full house and a wait. We sat at the bar and although the bartender, Jenn,...More

1  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Eaten here several times, and while it is open concept, hence loud, the food is good and the servers are pleasant. There have been long wait times- the place isn't that big so it's hard to understand why drinks take so long. The booths are...More

Thank H C
Reviewed February 13, 2018

It is super cozy and comfortable here. We had a good meal of pizza and wine last week. The pizza took awhile to come out and the waitress was incredibly apologetic. We actually got our meal for free, because it took so long. It was...More

Thank Eve1717
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Continually poor reviews including one from last Friday night where the manager was forced to tend a large bar and serve a full dining room. 45-minute wait to get cocktails and mediocre food from a kitchen understaffed as well. The shame is that this is...More

Thank misterclean6
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Excellent food with friendly service tht makes you feel like you are at your favorite place! The wait staff is the friendliest around!

Thank carolyn b
Reviewed November 18, 2017

It has been a while since we have eaten at 525. We had a terrific meal. We started off with their smaller Caesar Salad. Glad we ordered small. It was a generous salad with fresh greens, crouton and a light-hand on the dressing. Perfect way...More

Thank Don W
Catherine525Tavern, General Manager at 525 Magnolia Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed everything and thanks for taking the time to review us, we so appreciate it!

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Great food but our server would go missing for ages.... waited forever for our bill. Table behind us had the same experience.

Thank Cking521
Reviewed July 15, 2017

This review is overdue. We frequent Magnolia 525 Tavern often as it is a neighborhood establishment. Magnolia is a small seaside community in historic Gloucester, Ma. This restaurant was bought and reburbished from the owners of The Patio who had loyal Magnolia customers for generations....More

Thank Suzjoh58
Reviewed May 24, 2017

You must try the salmon, the burgers, & the pizza-All are amazing!!! Love the fun drinks they have. I'm a huge fan of Magnolia 525!

Thank clare t
Reviewed March 29, 2017

The root beer steak tips per surprisingly amazing - a sweet palate, a gingery melt in your mouth, and a smoky char aftertaste. Beautifully balanced by roasted whole carrots and nicely made mashed potatoes. Yep. meat and potatoes. I'll be back!

Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $24
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3918
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-525-3230
  • E-mail
Magnolia is a beautiful seaside village of Gloucester, located just north of Boston. The Magnolia 525 Tavern is a great place to meet friends, old and new, a local's hometown tavern. Open Tuesday - Sunday 5pm to close (9-10pm dinner stops, stay for drinks until late!). And check out our music scene by liking and following us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/magnolia525/). We serve upscale American tavern classics - fresh local baked haddock, savory steak tips with loaded mashed potatoes, our famous Burger of the Week special, brick oven artisan pizzas and lots more. Our interior design is warm and welcoming, we have a custom, curved-shaped beautiful bar that invites conversation, large booths for the family, high tops for friends and small intimate tables for meetings or dates and a great outdoor patio. Featured on the Phantom Gourmet, in the Boston Globe and CBS News, come see why the 525 Tavern is a favorite!
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