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Duckworth's Bistrot

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197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
+1 978-282-4426
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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Peabody, MA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out with friends before a concert in Rockport we were late but they held our table of 6 after we called. Service great had drinks, appetizers, main course and desert with making it to concert on time. Food was delicious, service great because we ran late had to order everything at once but no problem. Definitely worth going to.

Thank LovesItalyMA
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Call first to make reservations. it's the best restaurant in town by far. maybe i shouldn't be telling you this because you'll just make it harder for me to get a table. All i ever order there are the same things: duck confit, and their poached egg salad. i'm sure everything on the menu is wonderful; it's just that i... More 

Thank grace s
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful small restaurant. It is located on the road to Eastern Point. No water view but the food is fantastic and you can half orders. Reservations are a must and make them in advance. On the street parking and in a lot behind facing the harbor. No charge. Take in the art galleries while you are in the area. I... More 

Thank Hellojudy
Topsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a good dinner at Duckworth's. Have been there several times. One of the few restaurants with full and half portions. A great idea for those who do not want a big meal. Would like to see better service. Sometimes you feel that you have been forgotten. If you want a nice leisurely experience, Duckworth's is... More 

Thank Doran D
St. Petersburg, Florida
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Duckworth's deserves its number 1 spot on TripAdvisor. It is a cozy, warm little spot with incredible dishes. Splitting the small plates is the way to go. They have just as much food as the full size portions in other high end restaurants. The service, particularly from our waitress Colleen, was exceptional.

Thank 811kristinr
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hidden gem!! Our boys attend college on the North Shore, so every time we visit, we make a reservation at Duckworths! The food is out of this world! They change up their menu, so there seems to alway be something new, which makes it interesting and fun. The banana cake is AMAZING...so... More 

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New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Duckworth's Bistrot had great food and service. Get there early so as not to miss out on specials. Highly recommend.

Thank Jodi Z
Rockport, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Duckworth's is always a delight, with fresh ingredients prepared with inventiveness and beautifully presented. We usually get a half portion so there is room for dessert. Reservations are a must. Enjoy!

Thank RockportBirder
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I hope this restaurant serves the meals in heaven. It is a joyful place and the food feeds the soul as well as the body. Note: bring your wallet. You will not be disappointed.

Thank CoastalTraveler_11
Worcester, Massachusetts
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352 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The staff AND guest were friendly! Great bar service as well as table staff. Creamy mushroom soup with sautéed mushrooms and the Butternut squash soup with caramélisés onions, pecans and roasted purple carrots were both flavorful and delicious. The salad of Alprolla farm baby arugula and radicchio with red onion, cucumber, watermelon radish, Great Hill Bleu cheese, hard cooked egg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-282-4426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?