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Duckworth's Bistrot

197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
+1 978-282-4426
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't miss - food, service firing on all cylinders!!!! Small plate option on most menu items. Reserve your table a week in advance as this is by far the best restaurant on Cape Ann.

Thank Sam G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was very good -- good locally-sourced ingredients, nicely cooked. The cook seems to delight in creating really fine sauces that enhance the experience. One of us had the Seared Salmon with spring pea risotto;the salmon was not the usual NW salmon, but...More

Thank Isambard40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small place with great food and drinks on a Gloucester side road. You will need reservations and it is more for a special dinner out than a grabbing food on the fly.

Thank michele031
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go there every time we go to Gloucester. Never disappoints. Great food and service. Reasonable prices. The portions are just right-sized.

Thank lucineia2016
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 17 June 2017

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 9 June 2017 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 7 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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