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Halibut Point Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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289 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-6016
+1 978-281-1900
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

1/13/17. I've been coming here every few years since we stumbled on the place in 2008. Still the best. We came to MA from MD to celebrate my 75th (!?!) with HP's clam chowder. My wife tried lots of their other things--all were good--while I ate only chowder. Good beers, too, and great (not cheap) Irish coffee. Even tried chowder... More 

Thank MackSandy
Boston, Ma
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went here recently for lunch. The service was great. One of us had the spicy fish chowder, which was chock full of nice sized bites of haddock. The side salad was good, but a little skimpy. One of us had a special of the day which was a Cajun grilled haddock sandwich, served on a large Italian roll, chips and... More 

Thank Triplover31
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Based on a recent visit, I wouldn't go back, although some people make this their regular hang out. I ordered their hamburger done on an open grille. I specified medium rare. When it came, there was a puddle of red blood on the plate. Where it came from, I'm not sure because the burger was not medium, but almost well... More 

Thank magentarose
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I am brand new to Gloucester was so excited to try a local place. Me and my boyfriend were rushed through dinner from a brunette waitress that clearly didn't want us there. Our chowder appetizer and entrées came out together. We were rushed, not impressed and we won't be back. Noël

1 Thank Noël R
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Small cozy place. Friendly staff. Food came quick. Not a seafood restaurant as I thought it was from a google search. They have some clams and oysters, but it's basically a burger and sandwich place. Food came quick. Prices above average. Not a bad spot, but not a seafood spot.

Thank Wade K
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I hadn't bee to Halibut Point in maybe 10 years but recently went on a trip to Gloucester and loved it just as much as I'd remembered it. We sat outside in their very pleasant space. All of the staff are friendly. We thought the haddock with mustard sauce was the standout. If you bring kids along, be aware their... More 

Thank HolidayJunkieNYC
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I have dined here for over 30 years . Food is typical American seafood and steaks. Burgers are good but they will not toast the bun even when asked. Wait staff is good / friendly and the restaurant cooks over a grill most seafood and meats

Thank ecloutier2016
Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was very good. Was it the most amazing meal ever? No. But it was exactly what we were looking for. Atmosphere outside was amazing. Wait staff was excellent. Really good experience, would come back.

Thank travelgames
Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Halibut Point has a nice nice pub atmosphere with a good food. I got the haddock sandwich which was very good and my friend had the oysters & wings. I like the open kitchen concept & they have pretty good beer selection. The staff was friendly & attentive. I will be back again to try the chowder & check out... More 

Thank Tarps86
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had dinner in the back room of this restaurant. Pleasant surroundings and very good seafood. A very friedndly waitress served us. The front room, which has the bar and dining seating, was very crowded and filled with what was obviously a local crowd. A bit noisy but friendly.

Thank wrl44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-6016
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-281-1900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?