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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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Boston, MA
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been hearing people talk about this restaurant for years. We've tried countless times to get a reservation. Finally we got in the door! The restaurant is small only seating about 30 people (guessing). There is also a bar that seats another 6 - 8 (guessing). But holy cow the food is out of this world. We tried some of... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently went on my third visit here taking my mother here for her birthday and it just gets better every time I visit. Reservations are highly recommended. This is one of those places that can make a food that you thought you did not like and turn it into one of the best dishes you have ever had. The asparagus... More 

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Westbrook
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Make sure you make a reservation seating is very limited. Most of the foods used are locally grown and very good. The atmosphere is loud because of the size. The service is good despite the lack of space. There is a full service bar and home made desserts. We parked on the street. Would highly recommend eating here if in... More 

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Thank Robert C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Amsterdam, New York
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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North Bennington, Vermont
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Jennifer F
Boston
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank stomachdoc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

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Thank CountrygirlHDM
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?