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Fishbones in the Village

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34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
+1 978-250-0101
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hudson, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fishbones is a phenomenal restaurant. Although on the higher middle-class side of gastronomical establishments, you get what you pay for in my opinion. Leslie was out waiter last night. An energetic, congenial personality she was attentive to us and our needs. She claimed she had been in the business for 30 years and it showed. She was marvelous. I started... More 

Thank chiptthornton
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter the day or time, you are always guaranteed a wonderful meal at Fishbones. Summer brings outdoor seating. Evenings, enjoy the bar or get yourself a table. Be sure to say hello to the neighbor at the next table or seat- you may become friends with someone new. Favorite bites: bacon wrapped sea scallops, strawberry salad, lazyman lobster, lobster... More 

Thank FoxnLamb
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cooked to order seafood ,very fresh nicely seasoned and put together with good portions.Will definitely work my way through the menu next time I am in the area.Wine selection good but pricey

Thank richard g
East Windsor, New Jersey
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Saturday night. It was jammed but the food was excellent. One hardly can go wrong with lobster risotto and seafood stews and they didn't. Service was timely and efficient, perhaps a bit harried. Wine markup is quite reasonable; it seemed to be about 50 percent. For restaurants, this amounts to a cause for celebration. The... More 

Thank Mark D
Rockford, Illinois
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here for dinner with coworkers on a business trip. I ordered the clam chowder and it was very fresh and tasted great. I ordered the fish tacos and it tasted great. The atmosphere inside was very lively and active. Service was very good and always asking how everything tasted. Recommend a reservation to get a table. Wonderful seafood... More 

Thank Eugene K
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good luck getting bartenders attention too busy to make eye contact and slow slow slow Food ok drinks watered down

Thank goob007
Boston, MA
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This relatively small restaurant in Chelmsford offers very good variety of fresh fish and seafood options. The selection is quite large and dishes are consistently good. Expect a mid to upscale cost and note the place is often quite busy but in my experience well worth it.

Westford, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Fishbones. If we go out for dinner near home, this is where we go - every. Single. Time! The wait for a table can be outrageous- Last weekend it was 2 hours- but we snagged a seat at the bar with in 15 minutes. If I remember we do the call ahead seating. I change up my order... More 

Thank Heather F
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great, the meals were average. Fishermen's platter ($25) was plentiful, lightly breaded not over-greased but just not much taste. Broiled haddock ($20) small piece of fish, lightly seasoned, asparagus overcooked, mashed potatoes yummy(butter), oyster(CT) pretty good. Atmosphere was nice, but loud.

1 Thank Houndog33
Lowell, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I came for lunch with a friend who said this was her favorite restaurant. It didn't disappoint. She got some shrimp and pasta dish that she seemed to love, and I thought my lobster roll was excellent. I will definitely return when I'm in the mood for seafood.

Thank LoriLovesFood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +1 978-250-0101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?