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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal. Friendly service. Make a reservation, the place was packed on a Tuesday night! Highly recommend. Don't miss while you are in Gloucester.

Thank Sylvia813
Amsterdam, New York
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a fantastic dinner here on our recent trip to Cape Ann. This is a small place, so reservations are in order. We had the polenta with spinach and mushrooms, the Seafood stew and the hanger steak. It's great that the meals come in half or full portions so you can mix and match. The half... More 

Thank WillowMoon
North Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rarely miss having dinner at Duckworths Bistro when visiting Cape Ann. It is one of the regions best restaurants. Reservations are necessary in this small intimate location. Meals never disappoint. Staff are welcoming and pleasant.

Thank Jennifer F
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the past two weeks in Gloucester; managed to hit many of Gloucester's restaurants; who new that the town was a foodie's paradise? We had a very nice meal at Duckworths; located in a storefront location in East Gloucester. It's a small dining area, and there is only a very small bar area to wait; if all of the bar... More 

Thank stomachdoc
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I visited last night. We made our reservation a week in advance for a Tuesday night. Somehow they managed to create two bookings for us, one at the bar and thankfully at a table. The service was attentive but inconsistent. We ordered our drinks and waited a long time for bread. We were served two warm buns... More 

Thank Len T
Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious! Menu offers a choice of 2 sizes of each item which is great if you want to try several things. I had a wonderful salad and duck entree that was exceptional. My partner had the seafood bisque which was a meal in itself. Also, delicious bread. Make a reservation, dining area is small.

Thank CountrygirlHDM
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Winchester, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 July 18, 2016

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 

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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?