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Duckworth's Bistrot

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197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
978 282 4426
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

all the food on menu is excellent,have tried it all,homemade to order all fresh ingredients,small and quant inside

Thank jeff l
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Next time I will avoid entirely waiting at the bar area. The bartender was rude and unfriendly. Food was good but NOT Woao!

Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five friends enjoyed a reunion dinner at Duckworth's and had a fabulous time. All are discerning foodie's and were not disappointed. We enjoyed creamy mushroom soup, shellfish, seared duck breast, fried duck tender salad, their Bistrot salad - - - all were excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive, even took a group photo for our reunion. Go & enjoy the... More 

Thank Barbara P
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were brought there by local friends who had been raving about Duckworths for years. They were not overpromising! We started off with cocktails - they make a spicy pickle martini my husband seemed ready to die for while I had a Bloody Hot, with habanero infused tequila. The four of us shared an unbelievable lobster risotto as an appetizer... More 

Thank Christine C
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get in! Reservations are a must but we lucked out as a cancellation came in just as we arrived. It was for two seats at the bar that seats six and it was just fine. Michelle was our server and was delightful, engaging in nice conversation while busy doing many things. Turned out she was from... More 

Thank bwannan
Rugby, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the reviews, we decided to take a chance & see if we could grab a table on the same evening & we were lucky enough to do so - so it's worth trying like we did. This was end of September so end of season of course. It's cosy inside with plenty of attentive & friendly & personable... More 

Thank Christine W
Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made an early (5 pm) reservation for two to allow time to get to the nearby Gloucester Stage for a 7:30 performance. We had their Ubiquitous Bistrot salad to share, a half serving of Faroe Islands Salmon, and a half serving of sliced Leg of Lamb - all super delicious. For desert it was their scrumptious Banana Layer Cake... More 

Thank 55MIT
North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just ate here for the second time and the food,drink and service were excellent.It's a small venue so reservations are a must.We ate at the bar and were very comfortable.Wine selection is excellent with all wine available by the glass.Entrees are full and half plates which allows you to try more items and the half plates are generously portioned.The prices... More 

Thank seadawg2015
Boston Ma.
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took us a month to get a reservation but so worth the wait. Place is small and very comfortable with a small bar that seats about 6 people. The food is extraordinary and very different using all freshly sourced foods. Everything is made on the premises except for the bread. The Caesar salad dressing is the best I ever had... More 

Thank RichCBostonMa_
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was fantastic and the flavors to die for! A really cool option is half-plate portions for dinner, which allowed us to sample a variety of Duckworth's wonderful menu. Smaller inside so make a reservation! It will be worth the visit!!

Thank PSUBehrendAlum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?