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Ellen's Harborside

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1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
+1 978-546-2512
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Save your money. Went there and for a high price received frozen food. We were not happy at all. Won't go back.

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Thank missprissy814
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I decided to order the clam chowder on the back of a friend's recommendation and ended up with my husband ordering it and me wishing I had gone for the (big) bowl instead of the cup. It is unbelievably good!!!!! The rest of the meal was ok but the cc?? Go and experience a little piece of heaven!! :)) The... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The chef is now Ellen's granddaughter, and what a good job she is doing. The restaurant has a great location right by the harbour with views of the water from the dining room. We both had great a clam chowder and a lovely lobster roll and the best fries we had during our stay in Massachusetts. Service was good too.... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Our first impression: not so great. We requested to be seated at a window table that still needed to be cleaned. The hostess was borderline surly about it but we didn't back down. She later became friendlier when I found a lipstick mouth on my water glass. Yuk. The veggie burger was quite good and so were the sweet potato... More 

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West Seneca, New York
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stopped for lunch after shopping on Bear Skin Neck. It was a simple looking place, nothing fancy, simple furnishings, but excellent harbor views. We asked for a window seat, and the hostess was quite accommodating. We ordered 2 cups of chowder, seeing that they had received several awards for it, over the years. It was tasty, filled with tender... More 

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Middleburgh, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

There was no line or wait on a busy Saturday night at other restaurants, not a good sign. Service was slow and poor. We got Lobster BLT, fried clams and clam chowder. The chowder was warm, the broth was fine but there were few clams. The Lobster BLT was good, the fried clams tasted fine but for $26, there should... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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438 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We had dinner here twice. The food is very good. Bruschettas wre nice. Mac lobster and chesse very good. The mediterranean haddock as well. Desserts are fine. Service excellent. The ambiance is nice with views on the harbor

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sussex
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Out and about touring Mass. And stopped the day in Rockport which is a truly lovely chic little arty coastal village. Saw Ellens restaurant around lunchtime and decided to give it a try. What you see is what you get. Good honest basic food, certainly not cordon bleu but genuine wholesome good food probably like your Mum used to serve... More 

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Thank tojrebor
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. Service was great but food was not good especially for the price. Fish and chips were little pieces and did not taste fresh. Scallops were so so for $28. Macaroni and cheese for child was Kraft out of the box. Hard to rate low because the waitress was excellent but have to because food was sub par.

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Georgetown, Texas
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Best fish 'n chips we've had! It was packed and the wait was a bit long but it was the holiday weekend. The apple pie was fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-2512

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