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525 Magnolia Tavern

) #74 of 90 Restaurants in Gloucester $$ - $$$ , American,
12 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3918
+1 978-525-3230
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“steak tips” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (5 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
12 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3918
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

You must try the salmon, the burgers, & the pizza-All are amazing!!! Love the fun drinks they have. I'm a huge fan of Magnolia 525!

Thank clare t
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The root beer steak tips per surprisingly amazing - a sweet palate, a gingery melt in your mouth, and a smoky char aftertaste. Beautifully balanced by roasted whole carrots and nicely made mashed potatoes. Yep. meat and potatoes. I'll be back!

Thank David M
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we had a very very long wait for drinks and same for dinner. Restaurant was not crowded. Mussels were extremely small and grilled bread served with mussels was incredibly bland. May we suggest a crispy garlic bread. Dessert selection was a lemon shortcake special...More

1  Thank BTK1127
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We've eaten at the 525 three times and had good experiences each time. The seating is roomy; large booths and plenty of room between tables. We had simple meals; burgers and fries and steak tips. Everything was well prepared and tasty. The bread was served...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Having heard great things about this place I finally made my way there. I was very disappointed to find out it was under new management and the menu had changed.(the online menu looked great!) The tavern itself was clean, comfortable and a good place to...More

Thank Teenie2000
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough great things about this restaurant! Whether it's dinner on a Saturday night, drinks after work or Sunday Brunch it's consistently good! Great drinks made by friendly bartenders and mouthwatering food! Pizza is tasty and the Gouda and Steak Egg rolls are one...More

Thank Kristie M
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went for breakfast and we were extremely disappointed. The eggs were lukewarm. The bacon was tasteless. The home fries were terrible, drowning in salt, and I'm a salt lover. The waitress was friendly and nice. The waitress apologized. The host apologized. Breakfast for 4...More

Thank bamcdonald665
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Ordered a craft beer for $7 - Came in a 6 oz juice glass. Rip off . There should be some notice of mini beers on the menu. Check before you order.

1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have eaten at Magnolia 525 many times, and I sometimes have enjoyed their nachos. They used to serve them as a full portion (for the table) or a half portion. Now they were only available in one size, which looks more like the old...More

Thank Herbert M
Catherine525Tavern, General Manager at 525 Magnolia Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

We truly apologize that you did not have a five star experience, that is our goal for each and every customer. Our nachos are our best selling appetizer and people love them, I can assure you that this error will be addressed with the kitchen....More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

We finally got to this restaurant and were happy we did. This place is small so be prepared. It has a nice vibe. Food was very good and plentiful plus, they had my favorite Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka. Very well stocked bar. We will...More

Thank contessa1
Cathie H, General Manager at 525 Magnolia Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you so much, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 24
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Lexington Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3918
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-525-3230
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Magnolia is a beautiful seaside village of Gloucester, located just north of Boston. The Magnolia 525 Tavern is a great place to meet friends, old and new, a real hometown neighborhood tavern. Open Tuesday - Saturday 4pm to close (9-10pm dinner stops, stay for drinks until late!). Sunday join us for breakfast/brunch 10am to 3pm, dinner service starts at 4pm. We serve upscale homemade American tavern food, short rib mac & cheese, classic fresh local baked haddock, savory steak tips with loaded mashed potatoes, and brick oven artisan pizzas. Our interior design is warm and welcoming, we have a custom, curved-shaped beautiful wooden bar that invites conversation, large booths for the family, high tops for friends and small intimate tables for meetings or dates and a great outdoor patio. Serving the whole neighborhood, come see why the 525 Tavern is the favorite spot on the block.
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