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Willow Rest

1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
+1 978-283-2417
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the road from Gloucester to Lanes Cove, this restaurant is a quiet little find. The locals seem to hang here, but two strangers from out of town were also welcomed. Good food, good coffee, good service, good price! Staff were genuinely friendly. Besides the...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and breakfast on a Sunday as I had some work to complete. The team were friendly, helpful - I was a Brit on holiday and needed some local food advice! Best of all the food was well prepared and very...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Not knowing what to expect walking through the doors of this charming little shop, it was a pleasant surprise. It's a bit of a general store down the road from the hospital. Hardwood floors, layout and atmosphere that captures the essence that is Gloucester, carrying...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Everything is freshly made & from gardens/farms locally. I had the crab cake breakfast sandwich. Not only was It the size of my fist - Best part all fresh crab no fillers.

Thank kstew2256
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It's a variety store to start. Kind of a hole in the wall that serves the basics with fresh ingredients. You average $10 a plate. If you want the pizza you better be prepared to not get it. If I wasn't willing to wait all...More

Thank theused72588
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great Breakfast and Lunch Place. Super Sandwiches, Great Menu. Excellent, friendly staff. Also fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, nice cheese selection, nice goodies such as clothes, jewelry, bags, pastries. We eat here whenever we visit Annisquam.

Thank heybrula
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after being referred by a local. We were not disappointed. Food was good and definitely got the small town feel. Staff was very friendly. Also couldn't resist picking up some chocolates at the store before we left.

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

If you want quick good food with atmosphere and nice service, than Willow Rest is it. Fresh doesn't even begin to describe how amazing the food tastes. The bacon used on their Caesar salad is to die for. Don't visit Gloucester without making the trip...More

Thank mymonkeybug
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I live in the culinary capital of SEAsia but count the days to when I can return each summer for a breakfast burrito and bottomless coffee at WRest. It's the American store of my childhood with friendly neighbors and great food. The freezer broke down...More

Thank TogoYovo
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We needed a tasty lunch to bring down to my youngest sister waiting for us in Marblehead Harbor. My Rockport sister said the Willow Rest. Great choice!! We got 5 different sandwiches and all were delicious. I'm not one for sweets but the crumbly date...More

Thank powderglut
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-2417
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