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Duckworth's Bistrot

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

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!!

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Thank PSUBehrendAlum
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us a year to get to dine here.When i knew that we would be going to gloucester on vacation, I made reservations for our 1st nite.The chef is not only talented but is very creative. Staff are true professionals. I only wish that i made another reservation.

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Thank J S
Boston
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, it's moderately pricey, and you absolutely must make a reservation, but I assure you you've never had a foodie experience like this one. Small plates of heaven you can share. Try several!!

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Thank Lptrips
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this little gem is worth it! But you need to plan ahead. It is a reservations place that books up. We were lucky a grabbed a table for two late in the evening. Food, wine and service were one of the best on Cape Ann.

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Thank Beth Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really the only place for an excellent (nonfried seafood) meal in Gloucester. Everything was really good, most especially the seafood.

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Thank 343434
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very busy little restaurant but we had booked ahead. The waitresses were friendly and helpful. The portion sizes were large and I found that two small orders were enough for me although the men in our party had full sized meals. The scallops, seafood stew, duck and lamb dishes were all very good. The only drawback for... More 

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Thank Lynne G
Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this very intimate restaurant the chef comes up with some really interesting and exciting dishes. Many are offered in full or half portions. This is a really big plus, both for smaller appetites or for allowing you to experience more dishes. Service is excellent. Must have a reservation.

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Thank Anne1644
Bethesda, MD
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238 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like fine dining in good local restaurants where the chefs have to work on signature dishes to attract locals and visitors. Duckworth Bistrot prides itself on very good preparation and presentation of food and the staff knows enough about the wine selection to be helpful. We started with the Bistrot and Heirloom tomato salads. Have to rave a bit... More 

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Thank Jean A
Boston, MA
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hoped we could get a reservation at Duckworths (where I have eaten once before) and we're able to get an early (5 pm) one on a Tuesday. We were fortunate. It's a small beautifully appointed space in the ground floor of an old house. While atmosphere and food are excellent, the most outstanding feature is the staff. Dawn was... More 

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Thank Kima's_Consort
Westford, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the top two or three restaurants in the Cape Anb area no doubt! We booked a reservation a month and advance as it's a small restaurant and highly successful. Once again the food and service did not disappoint. Each dish is a carefully crafted Culinary delight! As you might expect the portions are not large but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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?