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Rudder Restaurant

) #20 of 92 Restaurants in Gloucester €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
+1 978-283-7967
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood
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73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Rudder with our son and his fiance for a late dinner (8pm seating). Everyone enjoyed their dinners, all were served hot and tasted wonderful. We sat in the back covered deck area and the breeze was nice. We ordered desserts, but I'd...More

Thank RobynW731
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rudder and sister restaurant The Studio have been favorites since long before current ownership. While the feel is a little less hometown and personal as it used to be, it's a great location and the food is consistently good. Went for a late dinner....More

Thank NancyABNashvegas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere is a very cool location. Inside and the deck are both good choices. The food was well prepared and very good. The only negative which is understandable considering the location is it can be crowded and the seating can be a bit tight....More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed a recommendation to Rudder and had a great lunch on the deck. It was a bit overcast so good for a cooler lunch experience. We had shrimp, lobster rolls, fried haddock sandwich, and crab cakes. Service is good and ambiance is summer in...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On beautiful Rocky Neck, the Rudder offers a relaxing atmosphere and great food. The view was nice from the deck.

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant located on Rocky neck by the Railways, small building right on the water with dock access if you would like to stop by boat A nice quaint bar, good size dining room and outside deck for eating as well can't...More

Thank bubbia1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had fairly high expectations, based on TripAdvisor reviews. We found the food uneven, so we ultimately decided we could not recommend Rudders. For example, the asparagus was stringy and not sufficiently cooked, and the mashed potatoes were served tepid and inedible. We had two...More

Thank SisBoston
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The lobster and shrimp on pasta was divine....all the fish is incredibly fresh... Fun..., casual atmosphere....knowledgeable staff...

Thank Capecodrabbit
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My wife and I ate out on the deck next to the water. The food was good. I had the salmon special with gorgonzola sauce and peppers & onions. The mixed greens salad with ranch dressing was tasty. My only complaint is the hard wooden...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 18 June 2017

When we returned to Gloucester for week of R & R the trip wouldn't complete without a visit to the Rudder on Rocky Neck.

Thank 299PFrank
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-7967
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