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51 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5791
+1 978-283-8309
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were tipped off about this place by a lovely girl in the toy shop up the street, who promised us we would be so well fed for a good price, and we certainly were. In short there is an abundance of the following:- Items on the menu (hard to choose quickly, from the vast selection of homemade soups &... More 

Thank FamilyGrin
Bedford, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a whim while in Gloucester last month. We spotted they did sugar free frozen yoghurt so ordered two of them...wow. One had blueberries, the other twix. Both massive. Both fantastic. Both so large that my wife couldn't finish hers and I got to have loads. Just delicious, great value too and friendly staff. Very highly recommended.... More 

Thank hjworton
Kingston, Canada
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Personalized service and the smell of fresh ingredients greets you as you step into this local favorite. So hard to decide with more than 50 chives on the menu. Looking around at other table it is easy to see everything looks good! Large portions, freshly made soups and sandwiches with something for everyone. Highly recommend.

Thank KingstonBWB
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I tend to lose my appetite when the portions are too big. Ordered a combo soup/sandwich. The half sandwich was the size of a whole sandwich in my book. The lemon chicken rice soup was great but a big bowl rather than a cup. Everything a bit too greasy

Thank Lucipara
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

One of the few places in downtown Gloucester for a quick, casual bite to eat. It appeared to be family-run, too. Be prepared! The portions are large--enough for 2 meals, easily! The food is prepared fresh while you wait or you can call ahead and pick up take out. The food was good. There's a small area of tables and... More 

Thank Z-OC-Family
Hamden, Connecticut
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My mom and I went for a whale watch and were looking for a place to eat afterwards. This was one of the only places that was open(on a Friday at like 5 or 6. Why is nothing open late in this town?), so we decided to go on in. They were crazy busy, but efficient. I got the Italian... More 

Thank Christina R
East Rockaway, New York
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stopped by for frozen yogurt on a very hot day. I was a little taken aback when the cost for two yogurts was $11, but when I saw how huge they were I understood. Two people could easily share one yogurt. They have a zillion different flavors too. The Peppermint Patty flavor was delicious.

Thank Lee369444
Grafton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place was AWESOME!!! It was so, so busy and crowded but we found a small table for 2. We ordered 2 of their specialty sandwiches which were to die for and ordered some hummus to start. They make their own hummus and many of the spreads for the sandwiches. The taste was fabulous. They have fun, french style music... More 

Thank Shells3535
Naples, Florida
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Small place, huge menu, large sandwiches. Popular for take-out with over 50 sandwich choices, a dozen soups, salads, etc. Contrary to Mel0 1944's review, I've seen this gruff man go out of his way to satisfy a customer with an unusual request.

Thank David F
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

It becomes quite crowed quickly. The food is bistro style, the portions are a good size and tastes delicious. The manager has a good sense about her even when it can be crazy busy.

Thank nanagrace

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5791
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-8309

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?