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Duckworth's Bistrot

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197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
+1 978-282-4426
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Rivals the best in Boston also. Friendly, unique, warm and intimate dining environment with extraordinary service delivered all the times that I / we have dined there - long time customer. The wait and bar staff are experienced, caring and excellent. It is a great experience to be comfortable, celebrate, enjoy and partake in extraordinary cuisine. The light and full... More 

Thank PaulO0610
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We always go there for special occasions. Very interesting menu, with the option to try 2 half sized entrees. In the summer you need to reserve well in advance. Very attentive and friendly service. Highly recommend.

Thank fatslob
Rockport, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Duckworth's has long been a favorite for its meticulously prepared and original (but not bizarre) dishes. It is reliably excellent for bringing summer visitors but plan on making reservations as soon as you have visit dates. Another nice feature is they offer both appetizer and entree sizes for almost all dishes (even salads).

Thank Harry N
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Locals favorite for that special night... at least for us. Its not cheap and its small and intimate which makes for a cozy dining experience. Eclectic menu with half portions sometimes available. Local food sources from New England. I like the bar seats too.

Thank missbsail
Williamsburg, Virginia
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166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Small, quaint, warm, and simple. Great parking. The wine list, by the glass and by the bottle, are ample. The food is adventurous. The sauces are light and the flavors stand out. Great feature. You have a choice of light and full portions. My comment: the light portions are perfectly adequate for any one except 17 year old football players.... More 

Thank Jeffrey M
New Hampshire
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Drove by Duckworth's while looking to grab a late lunch. Fortunately they open early (4 p.m.) for dinner on the weekend. It's a small restaurant with a relatively limited menu that changes frequently, but once we read the descriptions and talked to the extremely knowledgable waitstaff we wanted to try everything. They offer two sizes of most entrees, so its... More 

Thank globetrotter6767
Melrose, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I have been dining at Duckworth's for many years, and it is truly a wonderful experience every time. I have Celiac Disease, and not only do I feel very safe eating here, but the meals are always phenomenal. My boyfriend and I had a romantic Valentine's dinner here a few nights ago. The chef modified the hangar steak entree to... More 

Thank Melanie S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were so lucky to chance upon Duckworth's on a snowy Friday night last week. We squeaked in without a reservation and wow....what an awesome culinary experience! We loved that we could order multiple half portions so that we could sample more of the delectable main dishes. We absolutely loved the scallops the best but the hanger steak with its... More 

Thank Heidi H
Salem, Massachusetts
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606 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

On a cold, rainy, windy winter night, my wife and I were greeted like old friends by Colleen, the ever-so-friendly and capable waitress, and spent the next two hours enjoying the perfect dining experience. From substantial Iggy's bread, with a housemade olive oil, vinegar and herb dip, to salads, to polenta, to seafood stew, to the perfect flourless chocolate cake... More 

Thank abecedarius
Ipswich, MA
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

My husband and I have been coming to Duckworth for years and it is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. The dining room is cozy, the service is friendly, and the food is outstanding. The servers are all knowledgeable about gluten allergies and I can have about 85% of the menu without modification. Everything is available in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?