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Rudder Restaurant

73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
+1 978-283-7967
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a little for dinner but we decided on the Rudder as we walked the area. We were seated on the patio where we had a good vied of the harbor and boats. As it turned out they were having 1/2 off all menu...More

Thank snowmiser
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice restaurant, good food, amazing view. We were a bit in a hurry and our waiter was very attentive to that. He brought everything very quickly. We sat outside and it was very pleasant. I've forgotten a pair of earrings in the restroom and came...More

Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

YUMMY! We sat outside and had a scallop bacon pizza! It was beyond expectations. The olive, garlic, olive oil topping for the warm bread was an unexpected delight. Going back for more tomorrow...

Thank MarilynAK
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've been going to The Rudder for a long time as a frequent visitor to Gloucester. I've had a great many meals there but hadn't been back in quite a while. I went with my wife, daughter and family friends (a family of five with...More

1  Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Went out for a very early dinner knowing how fast this place fills up. Got a table for myself outside. Lovely view. Entree was absolutely yummy! Waitstaff did not bring me a dish for the mussel shells and shrimp ails, which would have been appreciated....More

Thank literacycoach
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Rudder is one of Gloucester's better quality restaurants It is on Rocky Neck a picturesque harbor section of Gloucester. The food is excellent and consistently good. The lobster cake for lunch or diner is the best I have had anywhere. Seafood is excellent overall...More

Thank ecloutier2016
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It's our 2nd time to the Rudder, last year was great so we return this year. Service not good maybe even bad, took long time to get the drinks and didn't ask if we need 2nd. The eggplant appetizer that we ordered came under cook...More

1  Thank Yuval B
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is always one of the two go to place's we dine at when we visit the area. Not a very big place so it fills up fast which is always a good sign !! You can have outside or inside seating as well as...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The atmosphere was really relaxed with an excellent view and the meal was delicious and so were the drinks. The service at the restaurant was great. A very interesting town to visit. Loved it!

Thank Marysummer1
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A small group of us went here for dinner on a beautiful summer's evening. The restaurant looks out on a small harbor and across to another shore. There is no parking, but we parked on the street as one of us is a town resident....More

Thank packedlite
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4179
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-7967
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