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1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
+1 978-283-2417
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a tasty lunch to bring down to my youngest sister waiting for us in Marblehead Harbor. My Rockport sister said the Willow Rest. Great choice!! We got 5 different sandwiches and all were delicious. I'm not one for sweets but the crumbly date bar was amazing too. The breads and rolls, the ingredients.... just a great break from... More 

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Thank powderglut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were staying in Gloucester, and we found this on Foursquare. So happy we did!! The cool little place has a full menu, doesn't serve deep fried anything, and when you order you go to the coolers and choose your drink, and then walk around and choose whatever else you may like! The offer organic fruit and veggies, organic beverages,... More 

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Thank Lisa T
Hoosick Falls, New York, United States
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Wanted a place away from hustle-bustle of Gloucester and Rockport, and found this wonderful place on our scenic drive around Annisquam. Great lunch variety and quite yummy.

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Thank CathyGG
Winchester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We needed a lunch place between trips to Beauport Sleeper McCann Historic House and Hammond Castle. Time was tight and good food was important. Willow Rest was recommended and was perfect. Parking right outside the entrance, 3 picnic tables and a short distance to Hammond Castle. I had the best BLT ever with lots of tasty smoked bacon on a... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Willow Rest is a prototypical average restaurant. Service was slow, even in mid-afternoon. The spicy gazpacho was excellent, but the hamburger was tasteless.

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Thank Arple
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a real find. A breakfast, lunch, and take out place. Even has limited amount of produce and select gourmet foods.

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Thank 7prataap
Bedford, MA
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Very friendly owner and staff, great food, electric furnishings, groceries from many ethic food choices, some crafts, locally made soaps and jewelry, candies!

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Thank ljkdtm
Lucan, Ireland
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145 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Big delish sandwiches of all kinds, fish, meat, veggie. Fab focaccia pizza with balsamic. Very busy at times, best to call ahead. All kinds of fancy treats to buy, since they are a market/take out/restaurant. Casual and crowded. Sit in or outside in the summer. Richardson's Ice Cream, pastry goods and great coffee. I don't know if they serve dinner... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This little roadhouse is well worth the stop. We pass by every weekend and it is always packed! Great food, great company. We know lots of people who drive long distances to come here just for the sandwiches! Pick up some fresh veggies and baked goods to take home.

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Maidstone, Uk
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282 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Just passing through - a couple of Brits with US friends recently moved into Rockport. This little roadside stop is just great - fresh coffee and fresh fresh cakes and savouries cooked on the premises. The store is full of organic produce and goodies to take out and there are wonderful handicrafts on sale, made by the community. Our only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-2417

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