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The Rhumb Line Bar and Restaurant

Bar, Pub, Mexican, American
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40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3547
+1 978-283-9732
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Informal setting with wrap around pub allowing patrons to sit in either a busier or quieter section of the pub restaurant. Friendly staff. Intimate setting to hear and watch live bands.

Thank Catherine2200
Danvers, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great local bar but you would be more comfortable coming here as a local or at least with a local. Get the flavor of the Gloucester community. Service is good, made us feel welcome. Did not have food today but my wife has been here before and says it is very good and consistent bar food.

Thank BigGuy01923
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great local bar w awesome music. Would t eat there but killer drinks and great music must go on Thursdays

Thank sky229
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Entertainment is always wonderful here. should make a movie about the Rhumbline Restaurant. Recording artists from all over come here to play. The food is average bar food, the drinks are drinks, very friendly bar; sorta like a small saloon. If you come here come for the music 7 nights a week. Everyplace in Gloucester has good music, but the... More 

Thank WingearsheekBeach
Delhi, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Best jazz band, food, and great people. We will be back next summer. The food was priced great and was very good. We really enjoyed finding a place that was not the typical vacationers place.

Thank Jaylyn49
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

had a quick dinner here the other night before a meeting - a burger with cheddar and fries. i love this place because it's a local joint and even though i'm not a 'regular', i feel like one. this is a great local bar and the burger was cooked as requested and had a nice char-broiled flavour. the service was... More 

Thank cydney04106
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Basically an old person bar. Unfriendly. I am local but my son had an out of state license and was turned away...had his license thrown back at him. Lost a good customer in an instant. Much better and friendlier places to go.

1 Thank Art-n-Becky
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Food is great and reasonable. Have had dinner there in the past but had first lunch at The Rhumb Line last week. The best onion soup I have ever had and a yummy spicy Bloody Mary. AND, if you are into music it is THE PLACE to go. Check out their website or Facebook for who will be performing. Dine... More 

Thank Suz745
Highland Mills, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Very much the look of a neighborhood bar, you soon turn from outsider to welcomed guest. The bar teams with locals who are friendly and joyous, the music was great, bartender's even better. Food was standard pub fare - bar scene was older and just very nice people!

Thank FloodyFlood
Rockport, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Closest thing to a real English or Welsh Pub - music - great drafts - friends. Integrity in their food too.

Thank Eric M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Bar, Pub, Mexican, American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3547
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-9732
A "Locals" favorite since 1978..Casual dining in a friendly atmosphere...Everything from burger, nachos , French onion soup,clam chowder, signature sandwiches, lobster rolls , steaks, and fresh seafood .. See our menu on our web site Full bar service and a wine list.We are the only establishment with LIVE MUSIC 7 nights a week...Everything from Blues , Folk,Funk and Rock.Starting at 8pm on most nights and 9pm on weekends.

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