We traveled to Gloucester, MA by way of a cruise ship that provided a one day stop at this beautiful little town. If you get a chance to visit Gloucester two things you may want to do is to visit the Fishermen's Memorial and stop into the Gloucester House for a drink and/or a meal.
The Fishermen's Memorial is a tribute to the many men that perished in the sea that sailed from this village. Nearly 1000 ships have been lost.The Memorial is in a beautiful part of town overlooking the sea.
The Gloucester House is not far from the Memorial and also has beautiful views. Gloucester is not very large and it looked to me that this is one of the more popular restaurants in town.
It often gets crowded especially when cruise ships are in port. We were told there was a 45 minute wait for a table the day we sought a meal. We ended up snagging two stools at the bar and avoided the long wait. Eating at the bar was wonderful as we were treated to constant and quick service from the bar maid and the restaurant owner. The bar was practically full with locals and the conversations were very entertaining.
We tried an appetizer of calamari and it was the best we ever had. Extremely tender, not chewy and very fresh. We also ate their famous lobster rolls which also was very good. All of this was washed down with two pints of beer.
What a great day!
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