In 1900 famed fingerless survivor of an ordeal at sea, Howard Blackburn (1859-1932), opened a tavern in the heart of Gloucester.
Today that landmark is a popular hangout for locals and the occasional tourist. It's on the lower less trafficed end of Main Street and easy to miss.
There are soup and salad lunch options with daily specials. Dinners clock in at the mid $20s for fish dinners.
We had a bowl of Italian Fisherman's Soup. It is a variant of chwder wiith a tomato base ($8). She had the lunch special of swordfish kebab. Lunch was uncrowded but it is packed in the evening.
The place has lots of charm and flashbacks of an era when guys like the legendary Blackburn risked their lives on the Grand Banks.