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Fishbones in the Village

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34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
+1 978-250-0101
12:00 - 22:00
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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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Lowell, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
York, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic lunch - we had baked haddock and seared Ahi sandwich. Also had wonderful butternut squash and Brussels sprouts as a side - absolutely delish - we highly recommend Fishbones and will be back again soon!

Thank GlobalEcotours
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The lobster roll was delicious. Very clean New England style restaurant. I'll have to try the fish n' chips next time I'm in town!

Thank YonseiTraveler
Nashua, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a decent place to eat, but definitely not stellar and pricey for an average meal. I expected better for seafood-specific restaurant charging $20+/plate. Had their maple glaze salmon dish, which was pretty good, but nothing I'd rave about, which with the dish cost, left me underwhelmed. I've had better salmon for far less. The restaurant has a nice... More 

Thank nhmtnbkr
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent fish sandwich. Scrod. Butternut squash fantastic. Just passing through town. Wish I was here for dinner!

Thank Bolduc21
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to many restaurants all across the USA but I can honestly say this is the best day far. I live in Philadelphia but not a day goes by I don't think about this place. If I was closer I would eat here every day. Best food and atmosphere I've ever experienced!!!!!

Thank David H
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Have had a couple of successful dinners at Fishbones and opted to try it for lunch today. It was not overly crowded and we were seated right away. The server brought us drinks and was very laid back as we were too chatty to make and immediate decision on what to order. Today's lunch specials were a shrimp stir fry... More 

Thank MrsSunsh1ne
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We were in town and wanted to find someplace with good seafood. Navigated to Fishbones as it was close to our hotel. Friendly attentive server who recommended a few items, I ordered the grilled seafood platter and my husband had the fried seafood platter. The pleasant surprise was a pumpkin risotto on the menu. The seafood was good, but the... More 

Thank Donna M
Leominster, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Another "Fish" restaurant that fails to make the fish the star. Have been to so many fish restaurants that just don't make the grade when creating dishes. This is just another to ad to that list. Noisy atmosphere, not very spacious for seating, and the food was luke-warm when delivered to the table.

Thank SteaminPete
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

An out of towner's first time visit and I've very much wanted some seafood. I found Fishbones on a quick search and was glad I did. I tried the clam chowder and a kitchen special 'baked haddock'. Both were delicious, hot and very filling. Can't want to go back.

Thank Daniel R

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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, Soups
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?