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“amazing ”

Topside Grill and Pub
Ranked #3 of 138 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
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 feel you'll enjoy it. Harbor views in our dinning room and a fun bar & pub upstairs. Try us, you'll be glad you did!
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“amazing ”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

the food was absolutely amazing and the server was very nice. defiantly would go again. and also the environment was very pleasing

1 Thank Laura A
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Vestal, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect from start to finish!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We just returned to our Inn after finishing dinner at Topside for the first time and I have to say that we were blown away by everything there. My wife and I each started with one of the specialty cocktails, hers was a rum drink with fresh strawberries and mine was also rum with coconut rum added. Both were delicious, and mine was quite different and refreshing as well. After that we had oysters rockafeller with fresh, tender oysters and equally fresh spinach, and served piping hot.

My main course was baked haddock topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and chives. The toppings were ample but didn't overpower the flavor of the fresh fish. My wife stuck with the clam chowder which was full of clams and potatoes and she was pleased with that also. Let me say here that I've read some other reviews here criticizing topside for small portions but we certainly didn't experience that. We were completely satisfied! There was a great desert tray, and we selected the berry-marscapone cake which was moist and rich with several kinds of delicious berries, and the cheese filling was exceptional!! The whole meal was scrumptious and we left completely happy!

All of this was served by our waitress, Leanne, who was knowledgeable about the menu as well as drink options, and very pleasant and professional. We recommend this restaurant without reservation and plan on returning whenever we visit again.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank drsgoldie
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Sunday 6:30 pm; place is dead, already out of the Mako special, lobster-less bisque. Seafood platter ok, but only one shrimp.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Joe572
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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good; menu wrong”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Menu on this site is well outdated; add about $3 to every item on menu and some items are no longer on current menu. Host and manager accomodating. Waiter nice but not very informative. Food tasty.

1 Thank rampip
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Local Charm with good food!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

It was my daughter's birthday and they treated us special. The food was enjoyable and the special drinks with ginger beer were outstanding. We would return.

Thank texas423
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