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Willow Rest

1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
+1 978-283-2417
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930-1708
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 23 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 7 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 27 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 13 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 14 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
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were staying in Gloucester, and we found this on Foursquare. So happy we did!! The cool little place has a full menu, doesn't serve deep fried anything, and when you order you go to the coolers and choose your drink, and then walk around...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Wanted a place away from hustle-bustle of Gloucester and Rockport, and found this wonderful place on our scenic drive around Annisquam. Great lunch variety and quite yummy.

Thank CathyGG
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We needed a lunch place between trips to Beauport Sleeper McCann Historic House and Hammond Castle. Time was tight and good food was important. Willow Rest was recommended and was perfect. Parking right outside the entrance, 3 picnic tables and a short distance to Hammond...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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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