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The Sole Proprietor

118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609-2731
+1 508-798-3474
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sole” (191 reviews)
“seafood” (239 reviews)
“clam chowder” (47 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609-2731
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best seafood restaurants I have been to(country wide); huge menu choices. Fair prices; always crowded on weekends(suggest reservation to avoid long waits). ps. If the locals to here(they recommended), it probably is good.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amongst many other things. A great seafood restaurant, but also great for dessert, and coffee. Has a huge wine list and great service

Thank Josh E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are often in Worcester and always eat out even though our son lives in the city. This time we were there during restaurant week and were delighted to see the Sole open for lunch with a special lunch menu for $14.18 for two courses....More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant for an occasion, for a raw bar and/or casual dining in the lounge (complete with booths). Food is very good as well as the service. Reservations recommended at popular hours.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here on Sunday, June 24 travelling from Boston to Bradley Airport (Connecticut). We had spent a few days in Boston and decided we wanted one more dose of lobster. A quick search on TA suggested that this restaurant was a...More

Thank SKD13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Worcester institution continues at the highest level of food and service. A "have to" if you find yourself in the area!

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy the Sole Proprietor. I especially like its wide selection of fish dishes (I can't eat shellfish, but their other offerings are plentiful and delicious!) Sometimes a little crowded and noisy for my taste (see if they can seat you in the quieter front...More

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always love going to the sole proprietor for lunch or dinner. It was a nice surprise at the restaurant Week special was going on during lunch this visit. We all chose a restaurant Week special. That included an appetizer or dessert. The salmon Masala...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here during their special crab season and so glad we were! After making a last minute reservation online (and glad we did) we were seated shortly after arrival while there were still walk-ins waiting. My husband had the soft-shell crab and I had...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with great service in a pretty atmosphere. My selection was the Tenderloin tips with Stuffed Shrimp and my son ordered steak. Nicely presented and flavorful. It was a little pricey but well worth it.

Thank MauiWowe
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June 26, 2018|
Response from lydiamilone | Reviewed this property |
No. Sadly not.
June 26, 2018|
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What does that have to do with The Sole Proprietor?
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from BostonBrownie | Reviewed this property |
When you order your meal, let them know what food allergies you have and also the fact that you need a low sodium meal. I think this restaurant is fabulous--we had an awesome lunch there and they are very accommodating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609-2731
    (West Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-798-3474
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