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Review of Sugar Magnolias

Sugar Magnolias
Ranked #2 of 149 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My sister and I were going on a whale watch (Cape Anne's whale watch - also recommended!) and wanted to have breakfast\brunch close to the waterfront. We were lucky enough to find Sugar Magnolia's and were very happy with our luck. The menu is extensive, with creative twists to breakfast staples. We tried so much! We started with the pineapple fritters: hot, fried balls of dough, covered with powdered sugar, served with pineapple chunks and a maple, brown sugar, honey sort of glaze for dipping-most delicious! We moved on to a carrot cake pancake (shredded carrots included but no raisins - only drawback!) served with a maple cream-cheese butter - need I say more? We also ordered a side of fresh fruit. My sister has an allergy to bananas so when we inquired if their fruit included bananas, our waitress said they make it fresh per order so leaving them out would not be an issue. The cup consisted of fresh strawberries, apples (chunks and wedges), blueberries, grapes and kiwi - not too shabby. Let's move onto the Irish Bennie I had to try: instead of an English muffin, cheese roll or croissant, their version was served on grilled corn bread. The corn beef hash (also grilled) was home made, with strings of corned beef and little chunks of potatoes. The poached eggs were just the right amount of runny and the sauce was nicely seasoned. Our last item ordered was a scrambled egg with bacon on the side. Both were cooked well and were very good. Our "endless" cups of coffee were constantly being topped off by one of the very pleasant staff and they knew enough to bring over doggie bags for our leftovers. We looked at a lunch/dinner menu while we waited and saw several interesting items that, should we return to Gloucester, I'm sure we'll return to try. I hope you find this restaurant as satisfying as we did.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Carol T
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent and portions huge! Had almond joy pancakes loaded with slivered almonds, chocolate chips and coconut and husband had thick cut French toast covered with a crunchy granola crust. Delicious! Only drawback was very crowded and no place to wait except on the street. However service was prompt and efficient. Would visit again!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lasmuertas
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Right across from the Fisherman's Memorial. Fast friendly service with great food. Large , delicious portions and hot coffee. What's not to love?!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

This place has been popular with tourists and locals for several years. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is a jumping spot. Very good food choices with daily specials. The decor is maritime with artifacts and art covering the walls. We stopped in for breakfast recently and seated ourselves under a hand decorated main sail. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. Our meals came out soon and did not disappoint.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank M_Freedley
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Open for breakfast and lunch in a very convenient setting.
Limited on street parking (metered)
Good variety of breakfast or lunch choices. Service is fairly prompt.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Roland S
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