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51 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5791
+1 978-283-8309
10:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely small cafe. Very friendly welcoming people. They have a good selection of soups. We chose the New England Clam Chowder. Fabulous. It was so good we went back the next day. Recommended.

Thank AreaCode615
Rockport, MA
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Four friends having lunch at Café - delicious wraps and sandwiches! Not to be missed. Downtown Gloucester. Enjoy a walk around town when done - lovely shops and very friendly people.

Thank BTK1127
Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were tipped off about this place by a lovely girl in the toy shop up the street, who promised us we would be so well fed for a good price, and we certainly were. In short there is an abundance of the following:- Items on the menu (hard to choose quickly, from the vast selection of homemade soups &... More 

Thank FamilyGrin
Bedford, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a whim while in Gloucester last month. We spotted they did sugar free frozen yoghurt so ordered two of them...wow. One had blueberries, the other twix. Both massive. Both fantastic. Both so large that my wife couldn't finish hers and I got to have loads. Just delicious, great value too and friendly staff. Very highly recommended.... More 

Thank hjworton
Kingston, Canada
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Personalized service and the smell of fresh ingredients greets you as you step into this local favorite. So hard to decide with more than 50 chives on the menu. Looking around at other table it is easy to see everything looks good! Large portions, freshly made soups and sandwiches with something for everyone. Highly recommend.

Thank KingstonBWB
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I tend to lose my appetite when the portions are too big. Ordered a combo soup/sandwich. The half sandwich was the size of a whole sandwich in my book. The lemon chicken rice soup was great but a big bowl rather than a cup. Everything a bit too greasy

Thank Lucipara
Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

One of the few places in downtown Gloucester for a quick, casual bite to eat. It appeared to be family-run, too. Be prepared! The portions are large--enough for 2 meals, easily! The food is prepared fresh while you wait or you can call ahead and pick up take out. The food was good. There's a small area of tables and... More 

Thank Z-OC-Family
Hamden, Connecticut
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My mom and I went for a whale watch and were looking for a place to eat afterwards. This was one of the only places that was open(on a Friday at like 5 or 6. Why is nothing open late in this town?), so we decided to go on in. They were crazy busy, but efficient. I got the Italian... More 

Thank Christina R
East Rockaway, New York
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stopped by for frozen yogurt on a very hot day. I was a little taken aback when the cost for two yogurts was $11, but when I saw how huge they were I understood. Two people could easily share one yogurt. They have a zillion different flavors too. The Peppermint Patty flavor was delicious.

Thank Lee369444
Grafton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place was AWESOME!!! It was so, so busy and crowded but we found a small table for 2. We ordered 2 of their specialty sandwiches which were to die for and ordered some hummus to start. They make their own hummus and many of the spreads for the sandwiches. The taste was fabulous. They have fun, french style music... More 

Thank Shells3535

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5791
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-8309

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