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“gloucester gem”

Topside Grill and Pub
Ranked #3 of 141 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Topside Grill offers Seafood, Italian, American Comfort food. Fresh simple good food. We are not trying to impress you with ingredients you've never heard of, we prepare local food the way we hope you'll enjoy it. Harbor views in our dinning room and a fun bar & pub upstairs. Try us, you'll be glad you did!
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Topside grill is number one in food and service. We were greeted warmly and Madison our server did a fine job from giving us good info to our questions, to bringing our meal and always following up. The food was wonderful. Clams, shrimp and stuffed lobster were the best around town. It was nice to hear compliments from two other tables. You won't be disappointed if you are looking for a nice casual place with great food and smiles.

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Thank donna p
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Everyone who works at Topside is so nice and fun and amazing! Such great selections, good view, great service- a very comfortable restaurant and atmosphere. A very fun summer with everyone who works there and never been treated so nicely before. Excellent waitstaff, managers, service and atmosphere! A very kid- and family-friendly restaurant with many different food options. LOVE TOPSIDE and all the wonderful ladies who work there!

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1  Thank Emily C
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

I'm confused about the many great reviews for the Topside. The service was great, perhaps over the top, but the clam chowder cup was almost tasteless made with seemingly "fake" potatoes and small strips of clams. We shared their "Fantastic Fish and Chips" which was breaded and white with absolutely no taste. Where did we lose our taste buds? White fish was either under-cooked or overcooked, hard to tell, and nearly indistinguishable from the french fries. We like some color on our dish. Oh, there was a garnish of parsley on top which fell off the plate before being served to us. They did bring out a selection of colorful desserts afterwards but we did not dare try any.

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2  Thank ilkkats
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Food was superb. Best Reuben Grille I ever ate. Fried clams were small and sweet. Homey atmosphere. Butternut squash was perfect. Victoria the waitress was on top of things at all times, and was very like able! We would definitely eat here again. Food and service were A-1!!!

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1  Thank Daisy8108
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great restaurant and bar - current owners have been here for 26 years. Comfortable booth seating, good service. After drinks we started with the stuffed clams - lots of clam in the filling. Chowda was thick and delicious. My topside salad w/shrimp was full of large shrimp and a delicious dressing. Hubs steak and fries were cooked nicely. We were unfortunately too full for desert - but all the choices looked enticing. Our server was friendly and on top of things, owner was there, making sure all was running smoothly. A good place to go for lunch or dinner, lots of menu choices. Everyone around us seemed happy! And we were also!

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Thank ccquohog
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