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1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
+1 978-546-2512
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Billerica, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Rockport many times and decided to try Ellen's. What a waste of $50. Both of us had fish and chips. The fish tasted like it came out of a box-chewy and greasy. Fries were breaded and tasted fishy. Cole slaw was average. Beer and wine list is OK, service is good, staff is friendly and there is... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming restaurant with harbor views. I had the lobster BLT. My sandwich was overflowing with lobster and was delicious. My husband starts with clam chowder and loved it. The service was friendly and efficient.

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Thank Dartravelgirl
Greenville OH, USA
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is my favorite place on the cape. The seafood is outstanding. Harbor side dinning in the back. Family owned and work hard to make your experience a delight.

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Thank nancyfoureman
Lynn, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Save your money. Went there and for a high price received frozen food. We were not happy at all. Won't go back.

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Thank missprissy814
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I decided to order the clam chowder on the back of a friend's recommendation and ended up with my husband ordering it and me wishing I had gone for the (big) bowl instead of the cup. It is unbelievably good!!!!! The rest of the meal was ok but the cc?? Go and experience a little piece of heaven!! :)) The... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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430 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The chef is now Ellen's granddaughter, and what a good job she is doing. The restaurant has a great location right by the harbour with views of the water from the dining room. We both had great a clam chowder and a lovely lobster roll and the best fries we had during our stay in Massachusetts. Service was good too.... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Our first impression: not so great. We requested to be seated at a window table that still needed to be cleaned. The hostess was borderline surly about it but we didn't back down. She later became friendlier when I found a lipstick mouth on my water glass. Yuk. The veggie burger was quite good and so were the sweet potato... More 

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West Seneca, New York
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151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped for lunch after shopping on Bear Skin Neck. It was a simple looking place, nothing fancy, simple furnishings, but excellent harbor views. We asked for a window seat, and the hostess was quite accommodating. We ordered 2 cups of chowder, seeing that they had received several awards for it, over the years. It was tasty, filled with tender... More 

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Middleburgh, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There was no line or wait on a busy Saturday night at other restaurants, not a good sign. Service was slow and poor. We got Lobster BLT, fried clams and clam chowder. The chowder was warm, the broth was fine but there were few clams. The Lobster BLT was good, the fried clams tasted fine but for $26, there should... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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479 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had dinner here twice. The food is very good. Bruschettas wre nice. Mac lobster and chesse very good. The mediterranean haddock as well. Desserts are fine. Service excellent. The ambiance is nice with views on the harbor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-2512

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