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Fishbones in the Village

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34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
+1 978-250-0101
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday night dinner, arrived right around 5pm & a good thing we did. We were seated immediately, but those coming soon after had a wait. Good selection on the menu, large beer selection, but would like to see more of a local offering with so many Micro Breweries in the area. Wait staff was very attentive, all that was ordered... More 

Thank John V
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish Bones is one of the best restaurants in Chelmsford. But if you want to sit at the bar which is quite big and very friendly you have to get there before 5 and that's not even on weekends that's every night of the week ... by 5:30 the whole restaurant will be full and they don't take reservations ...

Thank bdallmeyer
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121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit for lunch around 2pm on a Saturday afternoon. We had a hard time finding the restaurant and an even harder time finding where to park mainly because there isn't much signage. We were seated promptly at a small table and after looking over their large selection of seafood items on the menu I ordered the Beer... More 

Thank yawl52
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the area on business, found Fishbones listed on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a shot. Nice area, conveniently located in Chelmsford. Full restaurant on Tuesday evening around 7:15 pm. Sat at the bar and was waited on almost immediately by a friendly waitress. Had a glass of wine, appropriately priced, New England Clam Chowder was some of... More 

Thank Ken W
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant is a very nice clean place in Chelmsford Center. The service was wonderful. Our server was friendly and quick bringing our drinks. We got the rose sangria and it was delicious. I ordered the mixed seafood grill. It didn't look like a large portion but I was full by the time I finished. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank AMHarvie
Townsend, MA
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very nice lunch. Had calamari which were sweet and tender. Chowder was not really good - would not order again. Seafood casserole was good with shrimp, haddock and scallops all tasty and piping hot. Had sweet potato fries and risotto as sides. The two of us could not finish the meal - even without our taking more than a spoonful... More 

Thank Dotneko
Hudson, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fishbones is a phenomenal restaurant. Although on the higher middle-class side of gastronomical establishments, you get what you pay for in my opinion. Leslie was out waiter last night. An energetic, congenial personality she was attentive to us and our needs. She claimed she had been in the business for 30 years and it showed. She was marvelous. I started... More 

Thank chiptthornton
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

No matter the day or time, you are always guaranteed a wonderful meal at Fishbones. Summer brings outdoor seating. Evenings, enjoy the bar or get yourself a table. Be sure to say hello to the neighbor at the next table or seat- you may become friends with someone new. Favorite bites: bacon wrapped sea scallops, strawberry salad, lazyman lobster, lobster... More 

Thank FoxnLamb
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Cooked to order seafood ,very fresh nicely seasoned and put together with good portions.Will definitely work my way through the menu next time I am in the area.Wine selection good but pricey

Thank richard g
East Windsor, New Jersey
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were there on a Saturday night. It was jammed but the food was excellent. One hardly can go wrong with lobster risotto and seafood stews and they didn't. Service was timely and efficient, perhaps a bit harried. Wine markup is quite reasonable; it seemed to be about 50 percent. For restaurants, this amounts to a cause for celebration. The... More 

Thank Mark D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Central Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824-3050
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +1 978-250-0101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?