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“Amazing view from the dining room”

Brackett's Oceanview Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 53 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 30, 2014

KW and I had spent a lovely day with friends at their summer house at Lands End. Before enduring the traffic on 128 south we thought we'd have a cocktail and enjoy more of the seaside views. We chose Brackett's for the name, thinking we would not be disappointed. And we were not. Rockport has only recently become a 'wet' town, having been dry up until 3 years ago (I believe). We had visions of sitting at a bar overlooking the ocean. There are only service bars in Rockport. We sat at a table in front of a huge window over looking the sailboats and coast. It was stunning to say the least. We had a drink each and a small plate of calamari that was okay. I think hiding the lemon under the calamari and putting sauces in plastic containers could be improved upon. The feel of the place lends to more sophistication than that. Great views, and attentive waitress.

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Thank Marca P
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved it. Recommendation of Mike's from Yankee Clipper ate here on two nights - bustling restaurant but not to busy for good service. Good choices on the menu, great food and to cap it up a pot of proper leaf tea - made in a proper teapot with boiling water. Worth it for that alone.

Thank GWYN33
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were a bit "seafooded " out and decided to go with the steaks. Guessing that was a bad choice as they were terrible. The included starter salad is a bit of a joke. Friendly service and very pretty views.

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

Arrived 45 minutes late for our 6 PM reservation due to heavy traffic along the way there. Called ahead to notify them, they were very accommodating. We had about a 10 minute wait to be seated upon arrival, which was very reasonable considering our late arrival. All staff very nice.
My companion and I had identical meals: Started with cups of New England clam chowder, which was excellent - creamy and loaded with clams! For entrees, we each had the lobster casserole special ($26) with string beans and mashed. All were excellent, as were the warm rolls, of which we each had two!
Good wine selection, had 2 glasses of Fox Brook (Napa) chardonnay ($6). Friend had a red sangria. (They do not offer a white sangria.) Drinks were excellent, and we were also served excellent tasting, odor-free ice water.
For dessert, she had the ice cream puff, and I had the grape nut pudding with a Nutty Irishman coffee. All were excellent.
We were headed to an 8 PM concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, which is just a couple of doors away. Initially, we were wondering if we'd make it on time because we were late from the get-go. But the excellent service here ensured that we made it on time!
We had a very wonderful experience at Brackett's, and will definitely return when we are in the area, which sadly is not very often!

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Thank hrajotte
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

When in Rockport, Ma, we always have lunch in Brackett's Ocean View Restaurant every day.
The food is well prepared, freshly made, tasty, served with care and they cater to people with
allergies!! Not easy to find a place that has good food, good variety, excellent service, clean and spacious and with a wonderful view of the water for 3/4 of the dining room.

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1  Thank Glory32
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