We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fishbones in the Village

34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
+1 978-250-0101
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (111 reviews)
“clam chowder” (22 reviews)
“haddock” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (406)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shown this place by our local host it is mainly a fish based restaurant...as the name would suggest. However there are a few other options if you do not like fish which is good. The setting is quaint and traditional and nice to see ....More

Thank andyonekanobie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our experience at the Fishbones - service was excellent from the hostess and from our server - ordered the fried clams - probably not the best season - they were overcooked but I ate everyone - not a lot of clam flavor but...More

Thank whimsical
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location: Center of Chelmsford, ample parking, easy access Staff: very friendly waitress came by our table occasionally to ask if anything was need. Service: prompt, attentive, customer focus. Food & Drinks: very good seafood is fresh well presented, mixed drink are good maybe slightly strong....More

Thank Crank-Pot S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood, and even have a couple of decent steaks on the menu. Very popular with locals so always crowded. Waitstaff is friendly and professional, but bartenders seem to be hit or miss. A solid stop if you’re in Chelmsford!

Thank Jeff_C_Mass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with the girls for a long overdue lunch on a cold winter's day. The service is always fabulous and friendly. The Oyster Po' Boy was absolutely delicious. I love that they offer a selection of 2 sides of many vegetables, coleslaw, rice, and...More

Thank plastx2
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I have been to this restaurants several times over the last couple of years. The food is consistently good. The side dishes are as good as the main dish. This restaurant is always busy, and does not take reservation. The noise level tends to be...More

Thank Ana T
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Always fresh food and awesome selection....best place for seafood anywhere ....it is that good.... and staff is great...

Thank James M
Reviewed 9 December 2017

My number 1 rule for me is never eat fish 25 miles from Boston. Fishbones is not only 20 miles but just as good as any spot in the Boston area. Fresh Swordfish, haddock, and excellent chowders and appetizers. At Christmas, the Egg Nog Martinis...More

Thank Buzz_from_Boston
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Very overpriced for the quality of food. This restaurant has gone downhill to the point we will not return. Preparation and taste is not at all worth the prices. Cannot imagine the cooks that are preparing this food but they are certainly cooks, not chefs....More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We called in and said we would be there on a Sat night at 6:30. When we called, we were told that they would do their best to have us seated within 30 minutes after we arrived. There was no place to wait(the bar area...More

Thank suewolfman28
Nearby HotelsSee all Chelmsford Hotels
Radisson Hotel and Suites Chelmsford / Lowell
602 reviews
.94 km away
Best Western Plus Chelmsford Inn
320 reviews
1.55 km away
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Chelmsford/Lowell
273 reviews
3.33 km away
Courtyard Boston Lowell/Chelmsford
162 reviews
3.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Nobo Restaurant
45 reviews
.21 km away
The Java Room
39 reviews
.18 km away
63 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Great Brook Farm State Park
47 reviews
4.53 km away
Mrs Nelson's Candy House
25 reviews
2.53 km away
Great Brook Ski Touring Center
14 reviews
4.46 km away
Chelmsford Public Library
11 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fishbones in the Village staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing