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Duckworth's Bistrot

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197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
978 282 4426
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

small seating capacity, expensive , excellent quality food , good service, must make reservations a week in advance

Thank ecloutier2016
northshore, massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The chef at this restaurant was one of Boston's best, until he left the city for Gloucester. Our good fortune. While the space is a bit small the flavors are huge, the service spot-on, and the dining experience cannot be matched in this region. Every dish at this East Gloucester restaurant is a winner but the seafood stew is the... More 

Thank misterclean6
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at Duckworth's 3 times and continue to find their seafood to be the best. Fish is not plain but creatively combined with local veggies that compliment the seafood. I've always shared with others in the party and every choice has been a winner. I also love the Bistrot salad with lardons and poached egg (could be shared).... More 

Thank Jo-Ann M
Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner at Duckworth's was a return visit because of our excellent experience the last time we were on Cape Ann. They squeezed us in for an 8 pm reservation, for which we were very grateful. Unfortunately, our (delicious) dinner wasn't served until after 9:30. It turns out that the restaurant very generously plans for you to stay for two... More 

Thank sherksusan
Pennington, NJ
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299 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming to Duckworth's for years, every two or three years. This is a superb small restaurant. The food is excellent, top-notch. One of the best things is the option to order a small portion or a large portion of each item, starter and main. But, be warned that even that the smaller portion is reasonably large. We had... More 

Thank Altonmann
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of us met up for dinner and we got various " small portions". I had the delicious scallops and the pork schnitzel. The pork was a lovely cutlet atop arugula and had the most incredible taste! My husband got the fisherman stew and said the half portion was more then ample stuffed with delicious fish and assorted shellfish, he... More 

Thank cajrn57
Hudson, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit and with 2 weeks advance reservations were offered 2 seats at the bar. We were extremely satisfied with the results. The bartender could not have been nicer, she was so friendly and efficient and professional. The two of us shared 3 half portions, a perfect way to sample. ALL over the top especially the Schnitzel..... More 

Thank Tafan
Wilmington, Delaware
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on time for our 8:00 PM reservation and waited 20 minutes to be seated. We were not offered a seat at the bar, nor a drink while we stood. When we were seated we asked our server to get us glasses of wine and said we'd like to place our food order when he returned. It took 15... More 

Thank Wil S
Needham, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I finally got into this restaurant on a Saturday night only because I made a reservation a week in advance. On two prior occasions I had called two to three days before I wanted a reservation for a Saturday evening and was faced with appreciated disappointment. The level of service was "past excellent". A bit pricy but the quality of... More 

Thank Burton R
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is limited to about 10 entrees all of which are in the $20-30 range but half portions are available. The selections are EXCELLENT. All are prepared with expertise and often drizzled with a marvelous sauce. The chef is obviously well trained and not your average cook. I had the Fallow Island salmon and marvel at the freshness and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978 282 4426

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