Cape Ann Restaurants

Cape Ann Restaurants

Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

July 16th, 2017, 6:42 pm #1

What are your favorites? And why.

For everyday?  Takeout?  Special big family events?  Special Occasions like birthdays/anniveraries?   
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

July 17th, 2017, 1:00 am #2

Maria's & Charlies Place eat in and take out, both large selections and constant good quality and portions. We also like the Azorean.
The 1606 at Beauport is fast becoming the go to place for anniversaries and birthdays.
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Joined: March 25th, 2011, 10:26 am

July 17th, 2017, 7:05 am #3

Beauport 1606: Good food, moderate pricing on bar and lunch menus, fabulous setting. They also have a great breakfast.

Greg's on Railroad Avenue: very casual, terrific seafood plates, excellent prices.

Windward, Essex: Best French onion soup around.

The Boathouse, Essex: cozy atmosphere, good food, good prices.

Studio Crepe, Rockport: friendly, relaxed, unique, good, reasonable.
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July 17th, 2017, 7:22 am #4

Zeke's!

Also RIP La Casa De Luis :(
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Joined: February 9th, 2017, 10:44 am

July 17th, 2017, 7:42 am #5

McDonald's, Maplewood Ave. 
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July 17th, 2017, 10:42 am #6

Anyone have any info on the fried chicken place on Washington St.
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July 17th, 2017, 1:20 pm #7

Thong Extractor wrote:
Anyone have any info on the fried chicken place on Washington St.
Had take-out twice. The quality of the meat underneath is ho-hum.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

July 17th, 2017, 5:02 pm #8

Except for the summer only ones, I like all the restaurants here I happen into. Even the brewery has a good haddock sandwich.
I do not go in the tourist ones but assume the food is good or they would not survive here.
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Joined: April 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

July 17th, 2017, 6:39 pm #9

I rarely eat out but like Azorean for sit down and Cafe Bischo for lunch.

Winward Grille is excellent in Essex. They are open 7 days a week and usually have very affordable specials.
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

July 18th, 2017, 8:47 am #10

Azorean, Italiano, Passports, Charlie's, Pilot House, Jasmine Garden, Elks. All reasonable, food good and nice atmosphere. Delaney's for takeout pizza.

Blue Marlin, Farnhams and Boathouse in Essex. a little higher priced but great food.
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July 18th, 2017, 4:51 pm #11

Thong Extractor wrote:
Anyone have any info on the fried chicken place on Washington St.
I went there when they first opened I thought it was good.

  
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Joined: April 9th, 2008, 9:48 pm

July 18th, 2017, 11:19 pm #12

525 in Magnolia has great burgers and sandwiches. I love the CAB steak tips, fish tacos, and burgers. Midori has great sushi. En Fuego in Ipswich is our go-to sit down place for Mexican, but Tacos Lupita is hard to beat for good tacos and burritos.


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July 19th, 2017, 7:08 pm #13

En Fuego? Great - I am so ready for "anythingbutJalapenos"
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

July 19th, 2017, 8:00 pm #14

I like a lot of places on Cape Ann and elsewhere. Some of the best food on Cape Ann is at Willowrest but we all know that.   I guess in Gloucester my favorites right now are Azorean for an unplanned night out (always good and not run-of-the-mill),  the Elk's for the view...the seafood and the staff who are the best (they call my mom "mom" when I bring her for lunch),  Stone's for a quick lunch with a friend, always love Passports and have enjoyed Beauport many times.  I love Causeway for the fish chowder, scallop caesar salad takeout.  I also love the Tea House for coffee and a good chat...do that often!  I do think the food at Duckworth's is exceptional but as with Feather and Wedge in Rockport I have trouble getting past it being cramped...tables too close together.  I love the couch space at Lat 43.  Haven't tried Happy Belly but loved the Alchemy space (of course they basically gave us the restaurant for Bernie so I will love Mark and Jeff forever.)  and loved their veg food when they were open.  

In Rockport I like whatever the Emerson Inn is doing usually, My Place by the Sea,  great views at Brackett's, totally Brother's for the best donuts if you have one once or twice a year.  Also in Rockport the haddock sandwich at the Fish Shack on Dock Square is the best I've had.  Not a fan of Feather And Wedge...limited menu and cramped space...still I wish them luck. 


In Essex I love Periwinkles.  In Ipswich I like the Boathouse.  Will try Nate's recommendation for Mexican!
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

July 19th, 2017, 8:19 pm #15

I should add...if I want Chinese food, I am a huge Midori fan. Haven't tried Jasmine Garden because Midori is so good.  I don't care about sushi (sorry!)
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Joined: April 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

July 19th, 2017, 8:50 pm #16

Time for me to be a Negative Nancy! Willows Rest needs a new fridge. I've stopped by a couple times this summer for a $1.75  bottle of water and its never cold.

I also think My Place By The Sea is the most overrated restaurant in Rockport. There's no way in hell they could charge those prices if they weren't on Bearskin Neck. Emerson Inn beats them hands down.
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July 19th, 2017, 8:58 pm #17

gator...I have to admit that a couple of my family members won't go to My Place anymore for various reasons.  One of my brothers still loves it so I go with him.  Always love the Emerson...whatever they do...near where I grew up and lots of good memories of the area.
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

July 20th, 2017, 12:29 am #18

I didn't think of Essex, for us it's the Blue Marlin and Farnham's. The wife loves the Village and as a kid my parents took us there many times. Never had a bad meal at any one of them.
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

July 20th, 2017, 3:28 am #19

Gee, Beauport has been mentioned at least by two in this thread: I did not know Beauport has that big a kitchen. It has been ages since I've been to Beauport and it's free to Gloucester residents. It wonderful how the architect would conserve the re-use of things - I remember the kitchen was way older than 110 years Beauport has been around.

Hmmm. Oh maybe so, yes Beauport hosts a brunch for Schooner Fest, but it's probably sold out. Maybe they DO have food - hey it's free to check out... right?

Oh wait, Karly you meant the Beaujelais maybe??? But didn't they close a while ago???

Maybe Beaufort Ambulance is expanding into food trucks... is that it???

Hmmmmmmm.

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July 20th, 2017, 5:31 am #20

Leland33 wrote:
Gee, Beauport has been mentioned at least by two in this thread: I did not know Beauport has that big a kitchen. It has been ages since I've been to Beauport and it's free to Gloucester residents. It wonderful how the architect would conserve the re-use of things - I remember the kitchen was way older than 110 years Beauport has been around.

Hmmm. Oh maybe so, yes Beauport hosts a brunch for Schooner Fest, but it's probably sold out. Maybe they DO have food - hey it's free to check out... right?

Oh wait, Karly you meant the Beaujelais maybe??? But didn't they close a while ago???

Maybe Beaufort Ambulance is expanding into food trucks... is that it???

Hmmmmmmm.

Into gardening?

http://shop.historicnewengland.org/BEA-GARDEN-7741/
It's the 1606 Restaurant & Bar at the Beauport Hotel.https://www.facebook.com/1606Restaurant ... 91I5nl_XcQ
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