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“Excellent Oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rudder Restaurant

Rudder Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 136 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Austin
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Very good oysters on the half shell with a mix of the local variety! It was pricey, in Austin, TX terms but then again, the Northeast is expensive. Great views, great service, excellent food!

  • Visited August 2012
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in a super area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great food and super service. Our server knew the menu and was super efficient. Great location on the water. Great wines and drinks. Fun location near shops

  • Visited August 2012
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Connecticut
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“2lb Lobster!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Delicious meal. You have to park a mile or so away probably but it was worth it. It appears to be a hole in the wall, but the staff was great and meal was outstanding!

Visited August 2012
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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1,125 reviews
537 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
“Great location on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Turned up without a reservation on a Monday night at 6pm....the only other restaurant nearby was closed and although it was busy we were offered a great table on the large deck. (on leaving there was a small queue for tables). Service was impeccable and our waitress was very informative, even giving us the number for a taxi co. should we need one.....we had walked from Gloucester! (We started walking back and were actually given a lift by the shop owner we had previously bought a small item form who saw us trudging back - the last shuttle boat leaves at 5.30pm)
We ordered a delicious bowl of clam chowder each followed by 3 appetisers between us.....US portions seem to defeat us and this is a good way of sampling different things! We had crab cakes, calamari and a Greek salad. A great evening and a recommended restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“long wait, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We had a reservation, and were still made to wait more than 30 minutes past our reservation time. They finally offered us a complimentary plate of oysters, but only after I went up to the host and asked him if there was something the restaurant could do to make our unacceptable delay a little easier to stomach. That being said, the food was great and the atmosphere lively. Reservations were recommended, but I wouldn't put much stock in them seating you when you reserve your table. I would eat here again.

Visited July 2012
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