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Duckworth's Bistrot

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197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
+1 978-282-4426
17:00 - 21:30
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Meredith, NH
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, delicious food. The smaller plate choices are great as it allows you to try more things and not be so stuffed. I love restaurants that are passionate about what they do, and this one is! Just delicious. Make sure you get a reservation as it's a small, busy place; and save room for dessert!

Thank Kaymo15
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

An excellent restaurant experience! Food is wonderful and reflects the season, as well as what's locally available. Small, intimate and VERY comfortable. Don't miss it, but don't forget to book in advance.

Thank millecolonnes
Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

You go here not because its fancy, or pretentious, or fabulous. You go to Duckworth's because it is authentic and genuine.The space is small, the service can require some patience, yet the food... Imagine steak au poivre, lobster risotto, duck confit, perfectly prepared cod, all with local ingredients. a wine list that is very approachable with a selection of wine... More 

Thank PortableWheels
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a very nice birthday dinner with one of my bff's. food was good, nice atmosphere and my drink was tasty. drink menu was good! I would return.

Thank Liberty J
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Expertly cooked, fresh, great waitstaff- especially Colleen! Pricey, but worth the splurge for special meals or occasions. Small dining area, tucked away, always has a cheerful feel.

Thank Nellie H
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This could be one of the greatest dining spots in the world under the direction of a lovely couple! Ken Duckworth is simply an amazing chef and culinary visionary, and his offerings are undeniably sumptuous. If you can get a reservation, take it!

Thank Ally O
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went for NYE outstanding from the services to the meal!! I had the mushroom soup delish!! Will be back.

Thank nfern37
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Fine dining-exceptionally fresh and delicious. Reservations are needed as there is usually no empty seats once they open. Beautiful location, very scenic. Exceptional variety. Reasonably priced too.

Thank WingearsheekBeach
jackson, nh
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a fabulous, small and cozy restaurant with an interesting menu, great staff and interesting location on Cape Ann. Book early because this restaurant is extremely popular.

Thank holland32Jackson_Nh
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Duckworth's is our go-to restaurant for birthdays and other special occasions. We don't eat out often, but are regulars at this little gem when we want a delicious dinner. Besides the rich flavor and quality of the food we love the fact that you can order a half order of most things, including half-glasses of wine. They have an enthusiastic... More 

Thank Covequeen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-282-4426

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