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Duckworth's Bistrot

197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
+1 978-282-4426
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“banana cake” (26 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to Duckworths for our anniversary. 1st time and it will not be our last. Romantic place with the best food I have ever had on the North Shore! Had the Shrimp, Pork and the Salmon. All excellent! The Banana Cake and Peppermint Ice Cream...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this venue. The restsurant is tiny and reservations are a must. The wait staff did an amazing job negotiating the narrow aisles while delivering excellent service. The steak dish I had was well prepared andthe restaurant was flexible enough to switch veggies...More

Thank Terri F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Gloucester for one week and tried different restaurants. Duckworth Bistro was by far our favorite. Wonderful menu -- something for everyone. New menu daily. Food excellently prepared. Charming, small restaurant. Lovely ambiance. Quiet. Staff friendly, helpful, customer centered. We liked it so...More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now made the Duckworth a traditional stop for our trips to the Gloucester area -our third visit in four years. We weren't disappointed with this visit either. Great food, great service and a nice intimate dining atmosphere. Would highly suggest calling ahead for...More

Thank 299PFrank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down the best kept secret in Massachusetts. If your ever in Boston, definitely worth the 45 minute drive. The lobster risotto is the best I've ever had. We shared 4 of the half sized entrees just to try more of this amazing...More

Thank bmcmurray
Reviewed 6 May 2017

While visiting Gloucester last summer we were unable to make a reservation at the renowned Duckworth's Bistrot. It is widely regarded as the top destination for fine dining on Cape Ann. During the first week of May we were more fortunate with a table for...More

1  Thank Gonzology
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We had gone to Duckworth's a few years ago, and while the meal was good, I wasn't sure it lived up to the raves I've heard about this place over the years. Well, the meal we had a few weeks ago for my birthday proved...More

1  Thank RinfromMA
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Friendly staff, delicious food. The smaller plate choices are great as it allows you to try more things and not be so stuffed. I love restaurants that are passionate about what they do, and this one is! Just delicious. Make sure you get a reservation...More

Thank Kaymo15
Reviewed 13 March 2017

An excellent restaurant experience! Food is wonderful and reflects the season, as well as what's locally available. Small, intimate and VERY comfortable. Don't miss it, but don't forget to book in advance.

1  Thank millecolonnes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

You go here not because its fancy, or pretentious, or fabulous. You go to Duckworth's because it is authentic and genuine.The space is small, the service can require some patience, yet the food... Imagine steak au poivre, lobster risotto, duck confit, perfectly prepared cod, all...More

Thank PortableWheels
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Open for lunch?
15 September 2015|
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Response from Niwotois | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, unless things have changed, it's dinner only. And worth it! Jay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-282-4426
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