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“Mixed bag - we'll be generous”

Brackett's Oceanview Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 53 Restaurants in Rockport
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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326 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Mixed bag - we'll be generous”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We'll be generous and give this one a "four." Three of us ate, and all three had pretty good meals. Nothing spectacular, but good. The service wasn't quite as stellar. The waitress was attentive, but there was no offer to refill our drinks, and when our 12 year old spilled her chocolate milk, no offer to refill that. Of course, it was her fault, and they have no obligation to refill it, but places that do that earn some brownie points - Brackett's didn't. Moreover, either its their policy not to do refills on the soft drinks, or the waitress missed that completely. Either way, its just enough to keep Brackett's from a "five." Good food, worth the stop, but missing just a bit.

Visited July 2014
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Revere, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great view and excellent food”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Went to the restaurant before seeing Liv Taylor next door at Shalin Liu Concert Hall. The view was spectacular, so we were immediately in a great mood. Pre meal cocktail was made perfectly.
We had shrimp and steak for our meals, and both were exceptional. Waitress was efficient, but not obtrusive. We (mistakenly) thought they would hurry us because we had such a great table, but were pleasantly surprised. We will definitely be back (the concert was great too!).

  • Visited July 2014
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Victor, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Rockport Restaurant”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The view is breathtaking, the hospitality warm and friendly, and the sea food excellent. I had the lobster casserole which was divine!, and my husband enjoyed baked cod. Prices were actually moderate for atmosphere, excellent seafood, and wonderful service.

  • Visited June 2014
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Miami, Florida
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Amazing view from the dining room”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

KW and I had spent a lovely day with friends at their summer house at Lands End. Before enduring the traffic on 128 south we thought we'd have a cocktail and enjoy more of the seaside views. We chose Brackett's for the name, thinking we would not be disappointed. And we were not. Rockport has only recently become a 'wet' town, having been dry up until 3 years ago (I believe). We had visions of sitting at a bar overlooking the ocean. There are only service bars in Rockport. We sat at a table in front of a huge window over looking the sailboats and coast. It was stunning to say the least. We had a drink each and a small plate of calamari that was okay. I think hiding the lemon under the calamari and putting sauces in plastic containers could be improved upon. The feel of the place lends to more sophistication than that. Great views, and attentive waitress.

  • Visited June 2014
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best cup of tea in Mass. Proper tea !”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Loved it. Recommendation of Mike's from Yankee Clipper ate here on two nights - bustling restaurant but not to busy for good service. Good choices on the menu, great food and to cap it up a pot of proper leaf tea - made in a proper teapot with boiling water. Worth it for that alone.

Visited June 2014
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