Cape Ann Dines Out!


Most Recent Reviews
Madfish Grille

As most of the reviews are old, it's important to note that the Madfish Grille is now the premier sushi bar on the North Shore. Their talented chefs create some of the most delicious rolled maki and their nigiri and sashimi specialty and combos are world-class. This ain't yo' daddy's Madfish Grille! Jordan Rubin, the young and very talented sushi chef has remade the Madfish and brought in chef Scott Sena to really up the dining room's menu as well. I have rarely been impressed by any restaurant that features waterfront dining (it's usually a crutch), but The Madfish Grille has redefined themselves and in many cases moved ahead of all the other restaurants around. Kudos!

Posted by: Strassen Klamph at June 9, 2013 02:02 PM

Windward Grill

Great place! The best place I have ever eaten in.

Posted by: Robert & Betsey at January 31, 2013 11:03 AM


Worst service ever.
The owner treated us awful because we didn't know that they were cash only. My wife went to get cash & he gave my daughters and I a whole lot of attitude while we waited. When I told him I didn't want to argue with him, he got mad & sarcastically insulted me. When I protested the insult he got in my face & said lets take it outside. I took off.
With the # of great pizza places in Gloucester, I will never go to Maria's again.
The place looked dirty as well. Don't go unless you are looking for a fight.

Posted by: Mike at December 5, 2012 12:26 AM

Giuseppe's Ristorante

Great food, nice decor, friendly staff, and the best barroom pianist in the East, what's not to like?

Posted by: Larry Baxter at November 30, 2012 02:22 PM

Topside Grill & Pub

2 years ago we stumbled across the newly renovated The Topside Grill. We were in Gloucester for 4 days and practically lived at this establishment. The atmosphere is great and the food was even better. We've ranted how great it was for the past 2 years. And upon our visit this eveing, it was even better! Dennis and his wonderful staff are absolutely the best! They are the kindest, most attentive, timely individuals you will have "serve" you, ever!

Posted by: Deboo at November 17, 2012 04:55 PM

Gloucester House Restaurant

Best restaurant in Gloucester! The food is well prepared and presented, it's a great value, the staff are wonderful.

Posted by: Vivianne and Jerry at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM

Causeway Restaurant

we have been to the Causeway many times and have always loved it. We have recommended it to our family and friends, some of whom were not pleased with it. We returned today for our annual visit and were very disappointed. The "clams" on the Peter Plate were burnt and clam strips even thought the menu stated CLAMS. The Causeway Combo tasted like the seafood was boiled rather than baked, and floating in water. We will not be returning to the Causeway.

Posted by: Jeannie at August 10, 2012 05:29 PM

Morning Glory Coffee Shop

My favorite breakfast spot in Gloucester.

I love the outdoor seating and self-service coffee.

The menu is just what you would expect. No frills but everything is good.

Looking at the staff you get the sense that the restautant is owned and operated by a family.

Always love the Biscuits & Gravy and Anadama Toast!

Posted by: Chris at June 15, 2012 12:05 PM

Latitude 43 Restaurant and Bar

Lat 43 offers perhaps the best dining atmosphere in Gloucester. The decor is second to none. From the waiting area to the boat dropped above the kitchen, the visual experience is unbelieveable.

I have eaten at Lat 43 6 times now and it appears that as of late they are going with a smaller menu than my previous visits.

I was a bit suprised as the previous menu was quite a bit more robust. The new menu offered somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 dinner entrees.

I ordered a steak while my friend went with the swordfish. My steak was above average. His fish was over cooked and dry.

This seems to be the common experience for my group. Some, but not all of our group is pleased with their meal.

The drink menu is great. I would reccomend trying their daily signature cocktails.

I have experienced some poor service with reservations in the past. In on case, we were seated over an hour after our confirmed reservation time.

Overall this is a place everyone should try as it's likely the most memorable restaurant in Gloucester for its atmosphere and location. Both indoor and outdoor dining available.

The food is slightly above average and the prices are on par with the other restaurants in downtown Gloucester.

Posted by: Chris at June 15, 2012 12:02 PM


Consistently the best meal in Gloucester.

I travel to Gloucester at least once per year from Western New York on vacation with family and friends. Of course we love the fresh seafood and oceanfront dining opportunities Gloucester provides but at the reccomendation of a local friend, we tried Jalapenos for the first time about 5 years ago.

The place is always packed, but they turn tables quickly. The restaurant is also large, which helps.

The menu is almost overwhelming, its so large. There is absolutely something for everyone.

My personal favorites on the menu is the Poblano Chimmichange, "Steve's Dip" (Appetizer), and their homemade Red Sangria!

The food is consistently great. I have brought many people there and their feedback is always positive. The portions are huge and prices are fair.

I would reccomend this restaurant to anyone!

Posted by: Chris at June 15, 2012 11:53 AM

Duckworth's Bistrot

I always have a great experience at Duckworth's! The food is superb - creative, sophisticated and visually appealing. The service is always warm, inviting and knowledgeable.

I have highly recommended Duckworth's to friends who are looking for quality and a nice atmosphere. I think it's the best place on Cape Ann for special occasions.

Try the banana cake for dessert! It's incredible!

Posted by: Elle at June 6, 2012 08:43 PM

1640 Hart House

I write this post with much regret. The 1640 Hart House used to be my favorite restaurants in the area but their prices have continued to creep out of my range, while portions continue to decrease and most of all, recent disappointing staff changes have forced me to dine elsewhere. One good thing about all this, if you do decide to go, the is no longer a wait to get into the tavern.

Posted by: Glenn at June 1, 2012 09:53 AM


Something is wrong at passports!
You can feel that Passport has a problem with to many Bosses which always leads to confusion and effects the service and the quality of the food.

You only need one person running the show.

Sorry, but Passports will fail if it doesn't grow-up

Posted by: George Regant at May 31, 2012 08:44 AM

Causeway Restaurant

I agree the portions are big but the taste is not there. We had the fried native clams and the Peter's platter, all you tasted was tasteless batter. The service was the worst, where do you argue w/a customer when you did not hear them order 3 lg chowder, I would had said sorry but I did not hear that but i will bring it rt away instead of telling me you did not order it and ask my family if they heard me order it??? The wait was long, the place is small and it was hot, like eating in a sauna. Would not come back nor recommend it to my worst enemy.
Post by Claudia May 18,2012

Posted by: Claudia at May 20, 2012 09:09 AM

Horizon Chinese Restaurant

Best Chinese in town, fresh fresh fresh. Never worried about being servered someones left overs, you can taste the quality and freshness. Owners are very friendly, when I call other Chinese places I kind of feel like i am always bothering them, but not here. Love this place.

Posted by: John at March 6, 2012 01:03 PM