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Ellen's Harborside

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1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
(978) 546-2512
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank David A
Helmond, The Netherlands
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435 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Hans_10
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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67 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!

Thank oldhagggg
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

A pleasant spot on the Rockport harbor overlooking the bay. The ambiance is nautical and the food is mostly seafood as one might expect, but there is an ample selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. The clam chowder is heavy on the potatoes but the lobster roll is outstanding. There is a modest selection of wines and beers. Service is... More 

Thank Paul O
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We liked this very 'plain' restaurant on the warf. The lobsters were great and the sides were very good.

Thank ABQMiMi

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Restaurant Details

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