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Duckworth's Bistrot

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197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
+1 978-282-4426
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a little cramped or should I say "cozy" restaurant and off the beaten path. The food is wonderful, especially if you are a meat eater. I tend to go for the fish which was o.k. Their strength is in quality meats. One waiter had a "cocky", smirky attitude and I can't remember his name. I've seen him selling... More 

Thank FinestKind01930
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

Although somewhat expensive, the outstanding quality of the ingredients and the attention to detail and skill in the preparation made this a most enjoyable and memorable meal for my wife and I. I would not hesitate to return.

1 Thank DavidS60745
West Newbury, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

We had dinner here with some friends last Saturday night. we arrived about 6:50 for a 7 PM reservation and had to wait a few minutes for the party that was seated to finish up. We shared a wonderful meatball appetizer which consisted of veal and lamb meatballs with mushrooms and cabbage in a stroganoff sauce. Next came some delicious... More 

Thank Paul N
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

We love dining here. Several times we share three small plates between the two of us. There food is consistently delicious and the chef uses local produce and seafoods as he can. For me the dessert isnt a choice. that banana cake calls me every time. A great spot for a cozy romantic dinner on a chilly winter night

Thank dogtownpeg
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

Duckworth's Bistrot is a fantastic restaurant, with a very high zagat rating to prove it. We feel lucky to have it somewhat to ourselves in the winter months as it is hard to get into during Gloucester's busy summer season. The staff is a bonus; knowledgeable, friendly and always happy to accommodate.

Thank PadraigiNineill
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food is uniformly very good but not fancy. Half portions available for almost all entrees which I like. Service always friendly and prompt. Be sure to make reservations because the restaurant only has 6 or 8 tables. It is our favorite in Gloucester.

Thank joelws
Andover, MA
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

just superb---the service, the anchovies, the wine, the duck,---just out of this world---the half price feature allows one to make multiple menu choices---so, I've got to say one negative thing--- in a four person party, if one person orders two different half price entrees, and the other three each order one full price entree, the half price comes to the... More 

1 Thank Damonsmyman1027
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

Duckworth's in my favorite restaurant in the area. The food is consistently outstanding, service is fantastic, and I love the half portions. The ubiquitous salad is delicious, duck always wonderful...I have never had a mediocre meal there, never mind a bad one. And I'm a tough sell; I love to cook, and will rarely say a restaurant can make better... More 

1 Thank Chuck K
Gloucester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

Love Love Love this place! Food is amazing, and I really appreciate how they have different sized portions. I always hate wasting food, and many food items are not good as leftovers. Great Food, and wine selections. It's crowded in there, but it doesn't seem bad, it just seems cozy. Highly Recommend.

Thank Orangie143
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

The emphasis is on the food. And it is excellent. The service was pleasant is a little uneven. I would say that the bouillabaisse (aka "fish stew) was better than I've had in Marseilles.

Thank Kathryn G

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 978-282-4426

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