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The Sole Proprietor

118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609-2731
+1 508-798-3474
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sole” (182 reviews)
“seafood” (224 reviews)
“clam chowder” (44 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609-2731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a late lunch after a trip to the Worcester Art Museum. It was a Saturday afternoon and the restaurant was quite busy. We decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was very attentive and personable. Our drinks were delivered quickly. The...More

Thank JEM02882
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sole has been the place to go to when celebrating high moments during my Phd study journey at WPI. Enjoying a good company & a great dining experience! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu starting with the warm and crunchy bread...More

Thank RaafatZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to dinner at the Sole Proprietor with a friend on a Saturday night . The place was packed but we gave my number to the hostess and sat for a drink at the bar. We only a half hour wait when we got...More

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Friday night at 6pm. Place was packed, we were told wait time was 45 minutes to an hour. We were seated in 10 minutes. Wait staff was very nice. Ordered salad with blue cheese dressing, received balsamic instead. So busy would have been...More

1  Thank hopbrook123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can be a overly buttery, depending on the dish, but good for fish! They do raw bar and straight ahead sushi. Busy on weekend nights.

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had fried haddock, garlic mashed potatoes and green beans sprinkled w/hoisin....Great meal. Service was perfect. The place can get a little loud at noon, but it's ok... The Sole is the place to go for the best haddock. They also have fish and chips...More

1  Thank BUDDYBC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently my family gathered in Worcester for my nephew’s wedding. The day before the wedding we gathered for lunch at the Sole Proprietor. What a delicious meal! Excellent selections are all fresh and well prepared. The service was attentive and helpful in explaining the menu.

1  Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even sometimes it's a little noisy, it is always great food and service. Wonderful row bar ! Love to eat here.

Thank serafima79
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to be in Worcester for a benefit concert, wanted seafood, and took a chance that we were not too far from Boston or New Bedford to get good fish. The Sole Proprietor specalive in fish. Excellent food and waitstaff.

Thank kayakingbob
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a quiet and cozy restaurant in the middle of Worcester city and has good food and great service. Our food service was done by a trio of waiters who rotated attentively throughout the various courses of our dinner. The wine selection is decent,...More

Thank SedulousTraveler
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Kate M
23 July 2016|
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Response from Jess L | Reviewed this property |
Casual Jeans and a Polo shirt will be fine!
7 July 2015|
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Response from Walter R | Reviewed this property |
We were party of 11 and added our own noise. It was Clark graduation weekend so I truly cannot judge. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609-2731
    (West Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-798-3474
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