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Duckworth's Bistrot

197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
+1 978-282-4426
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
197 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3801
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

this is the best restaurant in Gloucester - the scallops are amazing and the steaks incredible. we enjoy it on the special occasions we go there - it is friendly, intimate and a little bit noisy. So busy a reservation is required but not hard...More

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Outstanding in every way: Preparation, presentation and quality of food; portion size (1/2 order option); service; ambiance. TIP: Be sure to make a reservation well in advance.

Thank phyllis f
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...More

Thank PaulO0610
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Harry N
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
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:...More

Thank Jeffrey M
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...More

Thank globetrotter6767
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Melanie S
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...More

Thank Heidi H
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Open for lunch?
15 September 2015|
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Response from Niwotois | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, unless things have changed, it's dinner only. And worth it! Jay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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