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Willow Rest

1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
+1 978-283-2417
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Cute little country store with a great breakfast and produce. Got the breakfast burrito and a coffee. Both were delicious!

Thank Sunseekah19
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

An Eclectic throwback to the 60s era. Healthy food much of an organic all of it prepared and location high quality breakfast and lunch. The only reason it doesn't get five stars from me is it was a hot humid day and there is no...More

Thank johnhN421ID
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

As a Brit spending a week working away the choice of breakfast in the Usa is always a challenge. Not the case if you are near Willow rest, the food on offer is simply stunning - and the bread isn’t packed full of sugar! Friendly...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 14 February 2018

On the road from Gloucester to Lanes Cove, this restaurant is a quiet little find. The locals seem to hang here, but two strangers from out of town were also welcomed. Good food, good coffee, good service, good price! Staff were genuinely friendly. Besides the...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and breakfast on a Sunday as I had some work to complete. The team were friendly, helpful - I was a Brit on holiday and needed some local food advice! Best of all the food was well prepared and very...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Not knowing what to expect walking through the doors of this charming little shop, it was a pleasant surprise. It's a bit of a general store down the road from the hospital. Hardwood floors, layout and atmosphere that captures the essence that is Gloucester, carrying...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Everything is freshly made & from gardens/farms locally. I had the crab cake breakfast sandwich. Not only was It the size of my fist - Best part all fresh crab no fillers.

Thank kstew2256
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It's a variety store to start. Kind of a hole in the wall that serves the basics with fresh ingredients. You average $10 a plate. If you want the pizza you better be prepared to not get it. If I wasn't willing to wait all...More

Thank theused72588
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great Breakfast and Lunch Place. Super Sandwiches, Great Menu. Excellent, friendly staff. Also fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, nice cheese selection, nice goodies such as clothes, jewelry, bags, pastries. We eat here whenever we visit Annisquam.

Thank heybrula
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after being referred by a local. We were not disappointed. Food was good and definitely got the small town feel. Staff was very friendly. Also couldn't resist picking up some chocolates at the store before we left.

Thank H3914FXamyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-2417
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