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“Off the beaten path and very good”

Duckworth's Bistrot
Ranked #1 of 141 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Small, but excellent food. The fish was fresh and the menu varied. The service was very good. If it had been crowded, it might have been very loud, but we were there on a quiet night.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

My Husband and I have gone yearly to Cape Ann for whale watching and usually check Tripadvisor to find the best eatery after the trip. This time we were able to eat the the #1 on the list.....Duckworth Bistrot which turned out to be 5 mins from the dock where we returned. We made our reservation the day before for 5:00 pm. We checked to be sure they would hold it if the boat returned a little after. Well, it was 5:10 when we docked and we called...they said come on over....it was very close so that got us there five minutes later. We were seated and menues were presented. As mentioned, the space is small but cozy and conversations at other tables were not an issue. When reading the previous reviews,,,the things that attracted us was the owners committment to quality and local ingredients, the other was the smaller portion offered so we felt we could sample more things also not take home a "doggy" bag which never tastes as good at home. So we had wine, half order of oysters of the day with two yummy dipping sauces, half Caesar salad, Half order of duck breast which was cooked perfectly medium rare and a half order of grilled shrimp (4) with avacado, local tomatoes vinegrette and feta cheese...delicious and adequate portions. That left us with a little room to share the dessert of the day, Nicole Duckworth's home made local berry pie with ice cream - delicious....My husband had a espresso which he said was very watery and tasted bitter.
There were several staff members in and out of the dining room and each seemed to be willing to do what ever was needed so service was done very well by the team. Thanks to all at Duckworth's and we will return next year for our annual whale watch we are sure they will still be there and we will be sure to enjoy again. They close Sunday and Monday.....so we will certainly choose another day on Cape Ann.....

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We loved the food and loved that most dishes and even wines were available in half portions. Everything was delicious. Service was harried, slow and erratic.

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1  Thank skisurfer17
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Very nice menu, high quality ingredients fresh and delicious! Lovely service and surprisingly good prices! RESERVE EARLY!!!

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Amazing food, great service ate their four times now. A hard working couple owns it and runs it. Very cute and next to rocky neck.

Thank fadeallout
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