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Willow Rest

1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
+1 978-283-2417
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a variety store to start. Kind of a hole in the wall that serves the basics with fresh ingredients. You average $10 a plate. If you want the pizza you better be prepared to not get it. If I wasn't willing to wait all...More

Thank theused72588
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Breakfast and Lunch Place. Super Sandwiches, Great Menu. Excellent, friendly staff. Also fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, nice cheese selection, nice goodies such as clothes, jewelry, bags, pastries. We eat here whenever we visit Annisquam.

Thank heybrula
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after being referred by a local. We were not disappointed. Food was good and definitely got the small town feel. Staff was very friendly. Also couldn't resist picking up some chocolates at the store before we left.

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

If you want quick good food with atmosphere and nice service, than Willow Rest is it. Fresh doesn't even begin to describe how amazing the food tastes. The bacon used on their Caesar salad is to die for. Don't visit Gloucester without making the trip...More

Thank mymonkeybug
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I live in the culinary capital of SEAsia but count the days to when I can return each summer for a breakfast burrito and bottomless coffee at WRest. It's the American store of my childhood with friendly neighbors and great food. The freezer broke down...More

Thank TogoYovo
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...More

Thank powderglut
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...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank CathyGG
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank Jo-Ann M
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Arple
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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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