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Harbor Lights Pizza opened on Railroad Ave in Rockport. It has the best pizza in town and the wings were great too!! They also offer subs and salads. They were bombarded this week with everyone in town wanting to try them out so there was a little bit of a wait, but it was well worth it!! Give them a try!!

Posted by: Mary Jane Ringwood at May 17, 2011 02:21 PM

Please add Duckworth Beach Gourmet in Gloucester. It's a new-ish shop from the same chef at Duckworth Bistrot, great place. Thanks very much.

Posted by: Frank P. at April 30, 2010 02:56 PM

Admin: Would you please add The Farm in Essex (and my review - directly under this post) to the list of reviewed restaurants? Thanks!

Posted by: Elliegal at April 21, 2009 09:46 PM

The Farm Bar & Grille
233 Western Ave (rte. 22)
Essex, Ma. 01923


Hours Monday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Had lunch at the Farms today and it was excellent. We had:

BBQ Nachos-Hand cut tortilla chips, pulled pork, melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa 8

Jalapeno poppers-Our soon to be famous homemade stuffed jalapenos 8

Pulled pork Sandwich-served with fries and buttermilk cole slaw 8

The pulled pork nachos were very good-nice thin chips, delicious fresh salsa and excellent guacamole. The guac was both chunky and creamy, with good flavor.
The jalapeno poppers were absolutely out of this world! You must go there if only to try the poppers! Very lightly fried, the peppers were fresh and flavorful, absolutely the best poppers I have ever had anywhere. I was perfectly happy with the amount of heat, but they will gladly use whole jalapenos instead of halves if you desire more fire.
My friend had the pulled pork sandwich and absolutely raved about it! The meat wasn't overwhelmed with a sweet sauce, but had a nice coating of smokey flavor. I thought the cole slaw was just ok but she really liked it. We both agreed that the hand cut fries were good.

Our server, Stephanie, was friendly and helpful, very nice. The place is all renovated, and looks great. The booths are gone so it feels much more open and airy in the dining room. All in all, a fabulous lunch. We will certainly be back !!!

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Posted by: rolo at July 6, 2008 10:18 PM

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Posted by: robert at March 26, 2007 06:45 AM

Please post a link to review Gianna's goodies in Essex. It's a great bakery; been there twice and got excellent sweets both times. I'd like to be able to post a good review and let others know!
Thank you!

Posted by: Kate at October 23, 2005 09:24 PM

LoGrasso's/Railroad Avenue/Rockport:
This Italian deli-by-day transforms itself into a delectable dining experience Wednesday through Saturday evenings. The food is very special, basic but creative Italian, and has not disappointed us on innumerable visits over the past several years. Prices are reasonable. Ambiance is cozy, warm, and homelike. Attentive service is overseen by the constant presence of the husband and wife owners, he as the chef and she as the hostess. Recommended without hesitation.

Posted by: steve at June 21, 2005 04:06 PM

I'd recommend adding Passage to India in Salem. Some of the best Indian food I have ever had.

Posted by: TG at March 11, 2005 01:01 PM

Edgewater Cafe re-opens in Magnolia.

Just wanted to let you know that the Edgewater has opened a new location at 24 Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. The restaurant is located in the same building as the Magnolia Pub. The restaurant is no longer carry-in your own alcohol, a full bar is available.

The restaurant will be open 7 days from 5-9pm.

Also, for those who enjoy playing Keno or Pool at the Magnolia Pub, the Edgewater Food will be available there as well.

Posted by: Molly at September 22, 2004 12:24 PM

Note from Admin:

Thanks for the review of the Clambox! We added the Clambox to the "Out of Town" list and moved your review there.

Posted by: Dan at August 28, 2004 05:10 PM

Note from Admin:

This review site occasionally gets hit by "spam bots" - automated spammers that leave hundreds of comments at a time.

We were hit last week and in our haste to delete the spam comments, we may have deleted a review or two in error. We believe there was a very nice, thoughtful review of the Franklin that is not here now, for one.

If you recently posted a review that has disappeared from the site, please know that it was deleted in error.

Posted by: Cape Ann Web at August 13, 2004 06:24 PM

Thank you for the suggestion.

We changed the "Up the Line" category to "Out of Town", added the Hart House and copied your comments.

Posted by: Admin at April 3, 2004 06:34 AM

I'd suggest adding the "1640 Hart House" in Ipswich. The food is excelent, and the building is especially interesting. The original building was built in 1640. The bar has pannels from the "tea party" era, carved eagles, and has 4 beers on tap.

Posted by: John Lesko at April 2, 2004 07:31 PM

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