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Ellen's Harborside

1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
+1 978-546-2512
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“bread pudding” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch here with my niece, 15, this week. The food is nothing special, same for the decor, service, and view. Adequate food, over- priced due to the location.

Thank BostonRachael
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Very friendly staff, great food, and nice location on the wharf. Was an easy walk from the motel. Fried clams were very generous, scallops were also excellent and the clam chowder was the best. We weren't able to get there again, but we will return...More

Thank joy413
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Our favorite when visiting Rockport. My wife had the lobster and it was cooked perfectly. That is something missed by most restaurants in area. The chowder was excellent. My fried paddock was well prepared but bland. Need to season fish or coating and this would...More

Thank BrianCK01
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Have been to Rockport many times and decided to try Ellen's. What a waste of $50. Both of us had fish and chips. The fish tasted like it came out of a box-chewy and greasy. Fries were breaded and tasted fishy. Cole slaw was average....More

1  Thank Outbacklover
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Charming restaurant with harbor views. I had the lobster BLT. My sandwich was overflowing with lobster and was delicious. My husband starts with clam chowder and loved it. The service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Dartravelgirl
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is my favorite place on the cape. The seafood is outstanding. Harbor side dinning in the back. Family owned and work hard to make your experience a delight.

Thank nancyfoureman
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Save your money. Went there and for a high price received frozen food. We were not happy at all. Won't go back.

Thank missprissy814
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I decided to order the clam chowder on the back of a friend's recommendation and ended up with my husband ordering it and me wishing I had gone for the (big) bowl instead of the cup. It is unbelievably good!!!!! The rest of the meal...More

Thank gands83
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The chef is now Ellen's granddaughter, and what a good job she is doing. The restaurant has a great location right by the harbour with views of the water from the dining room. We both had great a clam chowder and a lovely lobster roll...More

1  Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Our first impression: not so great. We requested to be seated at a window table that still needed to be cleaned. The hostess was borderline surly about it but we didn't back down. She later became friendlier when I found a lipstick mouth on my...More

Thank kaygee680
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11 December 2017|
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Response from DFM_58 | Reviewed this property |
They do indeed. My brother got a particularly good craft beer.
13 August 2017|
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Response from Paulsylma | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes they do. It's. A great place to eat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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