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“Good food, a little touristy feel”

The Gloucester House Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 138 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Gloucester House restaurant is renowned for its local lobster dishes and for the freshest North Atlantic seafood, prepared to perfection. Having been among the first to popularize fried calamari, our specialties range from award-winning clam chowder to homemade bread and cornbread, from Dottie's bourbon cake to Lily's wine list, and from Sambuca mussels to blackened haddock tacos to a fried fisherman's reuben sandwich. We always cook to order and have gluten free and vegetarian menus available, as well as children's meals. Dine full-service on our outdoor, dockside deck or eat lobsters in-the-rough on our harbor side wharf. Located on historic Seven Seas Wharf, there's something for everyone here: shop for souvenirs and local art at our General Store gift shop, enjoy a sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, or see the whales aboard Seven Seas Whale Watch. Whatever your fancy may be, the Linquata family invites you to join us year-round for a true taste of New England.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, a little touristy feel”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The food was actually much better than I thought it would be. It has that large touristy restaurant look to it but didn't have the touristy low quality food. Sit outside, if you can, and watch the fishing boats come into the harbor. Unfortunately, it started raining a few minutes after we sat down and we had to move inside. Inside isn't anything special but it was actually very good. The lobster pie was phenomenal. The wait staff was friendly but a little slow and absent and when I was significantly overcharged on my bill, it took a long time for her to return so I could tell her that. Then, getting it fixed took a while. Thankfully we weren't in a rush so it was fine.

Visited July 2014
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Toledo, Ohio
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice view”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I had the Bing Bang Shrimp. Very tasty. Right on the water. Nice central location. Quick friendly service.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Great food, great location”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We sat outside overlooking the harbor. I had a Chandon spilt & lobster carbonara. The bing bang shrimp appetizer was delicious, could have eaten that all night. Service was prompt & friendly. I would go again.

  • Visited July 2014
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Jacklyn and Carin - Outstanding Service ”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Our last minute party of 15 was accommodated on the enclosed deck. We ordered across the menu - including Vegetarian and Gluten free entrees. All the appetizers and entrees were delivered at perfect temperature and preparation. Our servers were pleasant and very accommodating.

Thank MacsTravels
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Smithsburg, Maryland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow! Yummmmm!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Hubs got the hot lobster roll, I got the Bing Bang Shimp tacos and Chowder - phenomenal! Actually was the best food on our trip up the coastline!

Visited August 2014
Thank Marina B
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