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“Great place!”

Red Skiff Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 53 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: New owners as of February 2016! Now serving breakfast all day and lunch. BYOB
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

The service and food quality here are both top notch. I've never had a bad meal there. The only negative I would say is the size of the restaurant. There is typically always a wait, which makes you feel rushed because people are starting at your every move waiting for your table!

  • Visited March 2013
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Aledo, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Get into the skiff for a fun culinary sail!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

The red skiff is like it's namesake, small, compact and efficient. This is a really cute little hole in the wall worthy of a visit for a quick bite. We were seated promptly and met by our waitress who had some suggestions. As you can imagine, the menu is full of seafood items, and they have a board with specials too. From listening to the banter, lots of locals frequent the skiff. We opted for a Reuben and crab cakes! The Reuben was hot, and stuffed with goodness! A really tasty sandwich in an ocean of seafood! The New England style crab cakes were outstanding. Service was quick and efficient and the prices were very good too.

  • Visited April 2013
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Littleton, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always busy, for a very good reason”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

This place is not very big, but people will stand and wait for a table because the food is so simple and delicious. The fish cakes are moist and very good. I had scallops, my favorite, and was not disappointed. Worth the wait and fairly priced.

Visited April 2013
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Sterling, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A great place to grab a meal”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stopped at the Red Skiff to grab a quick bite. I ordered a steak and cheese sub and my wife baked scallops after a couple of bites she found the scallops had no taste - it turned out they had accidentally given her haddock (a lower priced fish) but the waitress came was very apologetic and got her the scallops but since it was their error had a pay for the haddock!

Btw: the portions for both the sub and fish were more than generous!

  • Visited April 2013
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Grand Rapids MI
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely little coastal spot!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband and I stopped in here on a sunny, but chilly afternoon in March to fill up on some seafood. We tried the fish and chips and crab cakes. It was all excellent. Small little place, with nice people, fast service, and great food! Will visit again if we are ever in Rockport!

Visited March 2013
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