We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
129 Prospect St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3739
+1 978-283-3100
06:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 27: English reviews
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Destino's opened in 1959 and since that time they have served countless sandwiches soups, etc... Their formula is simple: Oder a sandwich small or large and get a cup of the soup of the day and a choice of self serve pasta salad, or coleslaw. Their success is verified by the number of locals. Great food great prices.

Thank Christian D
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place, best cheese steak sub in Gloucester especially with extra cheese. See you again next year 😊😊😊😊😊😊

Thank Em1980z
Atlanta GA
Level Contributor
174 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a great local spot across from the church Our Lady of Good Voyage. Its a little Italian sub shop but has great food and lots of it. The subs are big, and come with soup and salad. I had the Halibut sandwich and chowder and could not finish it all. The food was so good I wanted to... More 

Thank ATL_explorer
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a family owned restaurant, and has been that way since it was opened. The food is fantastic, and if you eat in you can get a plate for the salad bar and a cup of soup (soup of the day which varies). It's the perfect place to grab a sub and bag of chips for the beach, or... More 

Thank icadragoon
Conway, South Carolina
Level Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place came highly recommended by several locals. My wife and I arrived early and could see that most of the people who arrived after us were local working people who looked like they knew exactly what they wanted the minute they walked in. It was a type of counter service, and we had to ask for assistance with finding... More 

Thank Riverlife_90
Rockport, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

They have been a landmark over 50 years. Service is quick and food quality is good. Prices are average but sometime do not listen to orde, to many mistakes need to check order before leaving

Thank bj942
Beersheba, Israel
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

good sandwiches not expansive with good selection , but that all don't expect more, they have parking and it is a good place for lunch if you like to eat bread

Thank shaul s
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I have been going to Destinos for over 45 years. They continue to make the best sub sandwiches. I live in Reading,Ma and will drive to Gloucester just to have one of the Tuna or cheese steaks with pickles and tomatoes. I highly recommend it and then you can eat in or go sit by the water. Great food ,... More 

Thank Christie W
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
183 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Destino's is a winner because it offers free pasta and other types of salads with your purchase. The salads are really good, and it's a great idea. The sandwiches are fine, I'd say that I've had better, but you cannot get the free salad anywhere else.

Thank Sarah_the_F00die
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

What you want in a sub shop is fresh, tasty, clean, quick, reasonably priced. Check, check, check, check, check. Honestly a tradition for locals, former locals and visitors. And the thing is, there a bunch of very good sub shops in Gloucester but Destino's just stands out.

Thank Escape45

Travellers who viewed Destino's also viewed

Gloucester, Cape Ann
Gloucester, Cape Ann
Gloucester, Cape Ann
Gloucester, Cape Ann

Been to Destino's? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Prospect St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3739
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-3100

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Destino's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?