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The Rhumb Line Bar and Restaurant

40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3547
+1 978-283-9732
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“fries” (2 reviews)
“great food” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Mexican
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3547
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you give Fred the owner a tip of your hat. Not easy supporting an intimate bar and restaurant that features music 4x a week or more. The acts are great fun and good. If Brian King is around, you can't beat his music...More

Thank Jean A
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We have been going here for years when in Gloucester and have always enjoyed their specials and entertainment. The prices are fair for good sized portions, and arrive at the bar and tables have always been good.

Thank tikkitikkitembo
Reviewed 7 January 2018

bad place wait staff rude and they let you know your not welcome and it was only 8:00pm. We were told numerous time this is a locals only bar. We had one drink and left which left the half empty.

Thank Mike c
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A friendly townie bar with great music, and surprisingly wonderful food. Sweet potato fries are the best ever.

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Go for the music not the food. The bar is ok but the crowd noise make it difficult to have a conversation.

Thank red-red-wineMA
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Great food!! Great prices!! Very laid back, casual, and relaxed atmosphere. Will be visiting again. Our hamburgers were huge, and full of flavor. Very juicy. The fries were awesome, and so were the drinks.

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Informal setting with wrap around pub allowing patrons to sit in either a busier or quieter section of the pub restaurant. Friendly staff. Intimate setting to hear and watch live bands.

Thank Catherine2200
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great local bar but you would be more comfortable coming here as a local or at least with a local. Get the flavor of the Gloucester community. Service is good, made us feel welcome. Did not have food today but my wife has been here...More

Thank BigGuy01923
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great local bar w awesome music. Would t eat there but killer drinks and great music must go on Thursdays

Thank sky229
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Entertainment is always wonderful here. should make a movie about the Rhumbline Restaurant. Recording artists from all over come here to play. The food is average bar food, the drinks are drinks, very friendly bar; sorta like a small saloon. If you come here come...More

Thank WingearsheekBeach
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub, Mexican
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3547
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-9732
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A "Locals" favorite since 1978..Casual dining in a friendly atmosphere...Everything from burger, nachos , French onion soup,clam chowder, signature sandwiches, lobster rolls , steaks, and fresh seafood .. See our menu on our web site Full bar service and a wine list.We are the only establishment with LIVE MUSIC 7 nights a week...Everything from Blues , Folk,Funk and Rock.Starting at 8pm on most nights and 9pm on weekends.
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