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Rudder Restaurant

73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
+1 978-283-7967
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not have reservations however were seated right away. Server was friendly very chatty. Good personality food was good atmosphere great. Would definately recommend

Thank nusmail
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This used to be a great place. it has always been too crowded but the location is truly awesome. The food has gone downhill and they run out of staples like bread and the great tapenade they serve as a free appetizer. Sushi is not...More

Thank Suzy885
Reviewed 29 October 2017

My husband and I went to the restaurant about 5:30 pm, before the rush. We were immediately seated and the service was excellent all evening. The environment was great with a view of the ocean on the deck, where we sat. The Cioppino was excellent,...More

Thank LuckyMesaAZ
Reviewed 22 October 2017

My sister and I were told about this restaurant by the staff at Atlantis Oceanfront Inn and we were not disappointed. After a questionable start, trying to locate it in an art colony on Rocky Neck, with parking literally on what appeared to be a...More

Thank peeg1947
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Four adults, we had a wonderful and very affordable evening dining out on the deck. Calamari appetizer to share, love the capers! And seafood appetizers all around. Generous portions of monkfish, seared tuna on seaweed salad, clams with linguini, and baked scallops. No room for...More

Thank dcpoppe
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place! We don't know Gloucester very well and we were trying to avoid the touristy places. A wonderful dinner! Great service, amazing atmosphere! Cozy and romantic even though it was packed. We got there early, before 5:00. It was nice to watch the...More

Thank Anne Marie B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We went to Rudder Restaurant on a Saturday and fortunately we ate early (5:30) because we were going to the theater. We easily got a seat by the harbor and the service was prompt. But by 6 or so it was hopping and very busy...More

Thank stillheron
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We always sit on the outside deck, shrimp and lobster scampi, seafood risotto, lobster salad and the best desert ever is the change! service is always very good. Ate here several times during our stay in Rockport

Thank sharronsibley
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were in Gloucester to take a whale watching trip and we're talking to some people who recommended this restaurant. We were not disappointed! The entrees were all half price and the food was served hot with minimal wait time. The wait staff were wonderful...More

1  Thank Beverly T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Went to the Rudder with our son and his fiance for a late dinner (8pm seating). Everyone enjoyed their dinners, all were served hot and tasted wonderful. We sat in the back covered deck area and the breeze was nice. We ordered desserts, but I'd...More

1  Thank RobynW731
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-7967
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