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Ellen's Harborside

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1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
+1 978-546-2512
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Out and about touring Mass. And stopped the day in Rockport which is a truly lovely chic little arty coastal village. Saw Ellens restaurant around lunchtime and decided to give it a try. What you see is what you get. Good honest basic food, certainly not cordon bleu but genuine wholesome good food probably like your Mum used to serve... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. Service was great but food was not good especially for the price. Fish and chips were little pieces and did not taste fresh. Scallops were so so for $28. Macaroni and cheese for child was Kraft out of the box. Hard to rate low because the waitress was excellent but have to because food was sub par.

Thank TerryLHP
Georgetown, Texas
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Best fish 'n chips we've had! It was packed and the wait was a bit long but it was the holiday weekend. The apple pie was fantastic!

Thank oldhagggg
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127 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A pleasant spot on the Rockport harbor overlooking the bay. The ambiance is nautical and the food is mostly seafood as one might expect, but there is an ample selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. The clam chowder is heavy on the potatoes but the lobster roll is outstanding. There is a modest selection of wines and beers. Service is... More 

Thank Paul O
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164 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We liked this very 'plain' restaurant on the warf. The lobsters were great and the sides were very good.

Thank ABQMiMi
Manchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I looked forward to trying the "world's best chowdah" but was quite unimpressed. Our food in general was just so-so. Our waitress was wonderful.

Thank Sue D
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are exploring the artist colong and seaside resort of Rockport, MA and feel hungry for lunch, dinner or dessert you need to go to Ellen's Harborside. A Rockport favorite since the last century, they offer up excellent food with a variety that will meet the needs of your entire entourage (children and fussy teen eaters as well). The... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Beautiful view of the wharf, the harbor, the small ships and fishing boats. Friendliest waitress, Tina, catered to our every need. We had the award-winning clam chowder, lobster rolls on delicious buns, broiled scallops, pickled beets, string french fried potatoes with NO grease,and butternut squash. Happy customers all around us, raving about the chowder! Clean, comfortable, and make you feel... More 

Thank oyster1175
Framingham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Very good experience with both food and staff. Excellent views while dining. Wish they would serve breakfast again. From hamburgers to lobster, all food was well prepared and hot.

Thank bjuliani
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This has been a place that my family has gone to for years. We had the haddock and chips. I don't know how they do it, but it's so light and flaky. The dining room looks out over the harbor. Nothing fancy-schmantzy but oh so good.

Thank Lynne S

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-2512

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