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“Freshest Fish”

Topside Grill and Pub
Ranked #4 of 141 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Topside Grill offers Seafood, Italian, American Comfort food. Fresh simple good food. We are not trying to impress you with ingredients you've never heard of, we prepare local food the way we hope you'll enjoy it. Harbor views in our dinning room and a fun bar & pub upstairs. Try us, you'll be glad you did!
Reviewed 1 July 2014

For fried seafood fanatics, their mixed seafood platter is FRESH and delicious -- sweet sea scallops, nice shrimp with crisp crust, tender calamari, whole fried clams, and tender flaky white fish. I tend to like a bit more fish, and will ask for a bit extra next time. For shellfish lovers this is the deal, just the way it is. Obviously cooked quickly in very hot oil, not greasy or over cooked. Nice slaw, simply seasoned and classic. Fries were so so but they were not the star.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Traveled from Illinois back to where I was brought up and was introduce to this grill by our sister. the pub atmosphere was great and enhanced by the wonderful personality of Antoine the bar keep. The lobster bisque was creamy and favorful, the steamed lobster was served with a great presentation, and homemade bread just added to a fine dining experience.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The food is great, but the serving sizes are small. The server Cory is phenomenal too; he's charming and tells great stories. Overall I give this place 4 stars, but only because the serving sizes are small relative to the prices.

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1  Thank philmickelsonfan
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is our third time here, the food was very good and the service was amazing. Ask for Cory for your server. The blueberry cake dessert is one of the best I've had.

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1  Thank KimmieGF
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

My wife and I ate twice at Topside during a visit to Gloucester in October 2013. When we got home, I gave Topside an excellent review on TripAdvisor. This year, we visited Gloucester with our 11 year-old grandson and decided to try Topside once again. The food and service were every bit as good as they were last year. This time, our server was a delightful gentleman named Antoine, a bartender and server whose family history in the Gloucester restaurant trade goes back many decades. Antoine is a restaurant professional. He not only provided us with terrific service; he took the time to teach our grandson how to eat his first-ever order of steamed clams. Teaching an 11 year-old how to eat "steamers" might not necessarily earn a restaurant an "excellent" review, but it was a highlight of our trip and symbolic of the kind of care one gets at Topside. Dennis, the owner, and his son, Doug, the co-owner, run a place that specializes in great food and great service. They specialize in making the diner's experience special. We'll go back again whenever we can.

1  Thank Yankee26Soldier
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