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Topside Grill offers Seafood, Italian, American Comfort food. Fresh simple good food. We are not trying to impress you with ingredients you've never heard of, we prepare local food the way we hope you'll enjoy it. Harbor views in our dinning room and a fun bar & pub upstairs. Try us, you'll be glad you did!
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation and when we arrived the restaurant was closed. When we called the number they said it had closed after 35 years in business. Fortunately we found someplace else on a busy Friday night.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in we felt like part of the family with amazing 5 Star food. and wonderful conversations with the staff are waiter was Alexis R she was so amazing we went back a couple more time while on are 3 year...anniversary. we also met the owner Doug and he made us feel even more like family. So rather its a vacation or special occasion or even just visiting for the day this is a place you must visit. can't wait to see Alexis R and the staff again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quaint little eatery was absolutely wonderful! Once inside you realize that it’s not little at all, but full with comfortable seating, a staff that exudes friendly, considerate and ‘on time’ visits. The food was just delicious, fresh and the $ amount was more than...fair considering the amount of food served! Will we be back?? Yes we will! And we will ask for Makylee ♥️ GREAT JOB Topside‼️More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

The service was wonderful, attentive and efficient. The food was fantastic. Our appetizer, Thai shrimp, was plentiful and quite tasty. We had a seafood casserole that was full of fish, scallops, and shrimp. The stuffing was well seasoned but did not overwhelm the seafood. The...drinks were large and well done. The atmosphere was laid back and made for a relaxed dinner. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022

After our whale watch cruise in Gloucester, we looked for a place for lunch. Across the main street from 7 Seas Whale Watch we found Topside Grill & Pub. Good food, nice service, very enjoyable.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

While it is said that the best restaurants in Gloucester are on Main Street, Topside is a great place to dine on the waterfront. The food is excellent, the staff are very accommodating and friendly, and the service is very fast. We both had Gloucester...style fish and chips, which was excellent and reasonably priced. Whether dining indoors or outdoors, we found this to be a nice atmosphere. We definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

This place was AWESOME! The staff was incredibly friendly, the service was phenomenal, and the food was delicious! The menu has a wide variety of options to choose from, so you could definitely visit multiple times on a trip to Gloucester! Can’t wait to go...back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

My daughter and I visited Topside Grill as part of a food tour (Cape Ann Foodie Tours) and really enjoyed it. We sampled a bacon wrapped scallop and a cup of clam chowder… both were delicious! The staff was friendly and the owner came over...to personally welcome us. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Gloucester.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022

Our group of 3 went to Topsides prior to boarding a schooner to see the fireworks from the harbor. It turns our that there was a parade prior to the cruise. The staff at Topsides were very accomodating. We killed an hour just drinking ice...teas I had asked the host if we could have a table outside to have our meal and see the parade. He recommended a booth by the window. It would enable us to see over the heads of those eating outside. He also pointed out that we'd be in air conditioning . Mind you he provide us with this prime spot an hour before the parade. Mikey served us and was kept very busy because he was working the upstairs room as well as us on the first floor.He was great, the food came out in a timely fashio and the needless to say the drinks hit the spot. They have a very good drinks menu. We got to the schooner on time to head out for the fireworks. Thanks to Topsides we had terrific afternoon and evening.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

Ordered a chicken pot pie to share. What a surprise to find in the box a small pastry puff, a cup of vegetables, and a few spoonfuls of masked potatoes. Very unique at best for close to $30. May be much nicer to eat there!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022

Fantastic Fish and chips. Haddock, tender and sweet, right out of the ocean. Wish you had Onion Rings alongside instead of chips.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022

Our family stopped here while on vacation - 2 adults, 2 teens, and 1 dog. The patio is a bit cramped but is dog-friendly and they brought him a bowl of water right away. The service here was excellent and the food was outstanding. We...ordered the oysters on the half shell, baked stuffed jumbo shrimp, a shrimp & spinach pasta dish, chicken parmesan, and cod. We'd definitely return here if we're in the area again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

On a recent trip to Rockport for a wedding, we found ourselves looking for a place to eat on Sunday, our last night there. My date and I found Topside Grill and it did not disappoint. For an appetizer we had linguine with shrimp in...a sauce that was delicious, with spinach and cheese. For an entrée we both split the chicken Parm and got the eggplant to go with it. It was so good! Also the margaritas were just the right touch for a beautiful night by the water in historic Gloucester. Thank you to Mikey for taking good care of us and giving us great service. The next time we are on the North Shore we will definitely come back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

The food was fantastic! We sat outside and wat he'd harbor ships come and go while relaxing and eating a meal. A little pricy but worth it!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

The food and variety of choices were pretty good (other than tartar sauce being served with our potato skins---which was an odd mistake). What stood out most was the service we rec'd from our server (Jordan). He was extremely responsive and attentive without being overbearing....Top notch waiter!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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kcg_ire
22 February 2019|
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Response from harrys986 | Reviewed this property |
They can likely handle the party. The tavern is not large, so accommodations are a bit tight. I highly recommend the Tavern but suggest asking the owner. Call them. Nice folks there. Hope this helps. Harry
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Response from strathspey | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Very casual!
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We do have Gluten Free options. Our menus have multiple options labeled to choose from that are Gluten Free.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4