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The Gloucester House Restaurant

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings


Bing Bang Shrimp
Lightly fried, tossed in a sweet, spicy sauce and served over lettuce
Fried Clam Fritters
Served with Big Bang sauce
Spicy Little Neck Clams & Chorizo
Sautéed in a saffron broth with Serrano chilies and tomatoes
Seafood Pizza
Homemade crust with a fig and mascarpone cheese base, topped with shrimp, scallops, lobster, Serrano chilies, and scallions
Fried Calamari
Lightly battered and served with our homemade cocktail sauce
Mussels: Sambuca or Garlic & Wine
Sautéed in tomatoes, onions, lemon butter, basil and Sambuca liqueur OR Sautéed in onions, garlic, and white wine
Baked Stuffed Clams
Clams, bacon, fresh breadcrumbs, peppers, and onion
Pan Seared Sesame Encrusted Tuna
Served sushi-style on a bed of seaweed salad, dressed with sesame ginger soy sauce and served with side of wasabi
Oyster of the Day
5 pcs $12.99
Shrimp Cocktail
Garden Salad
Carrots, cucumbers, onion, and cherry tomatoes
Caesar Salad
Creamy dressing, croutons, shredded parmesan, anchovies optional
Seasonal Berry Salad
Candied walnuts, dried cranberries, bleu cheese crumble, and seasonal berries
Pan Seared Scallop & Warm Apple Salad
Dried cranberries, candied walnuts, bleu cheese crumble, bacon, with side of house raspberry vinaigrette
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Blackened Haddock
Grilled Shrimp
House Veggie Burger
Bing Bang Shrimp
Grilled Chicken
Market Price
Lobster Meat
Served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce and tomato and with choice of french fries or cole slaw unless noted
Fried Haddock Sandwich
Fried Fisherman's Reuben
Fried haddock filet on toasted marble rye with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and cole slaw, served with french fries
Market Price
Gloucester Lobster Roll
Prepared "cold" (tossed in mayonnaise with celery) or "warm" (sautéed in butter), both served over chopped lettuce on a toasted brioche roll with fries and slaw
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Clam Strip Roll
Served over chopped lettuce on a toasted brioche roll
Mudiga Style Sirloin Steak
Breaded with house crumbs and baked. Served with two sides
Bourbon Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Half rack of ribs served with choice of two sides
Yankee Pot Roast
Served over mashed potatoes, dressed with gravy, choice of one side
Chicken Madeira
Pan fried chicken breast topped with a mushroom and madeira wine sauce and Monterrey Jack cheese. Served over mashed potatoes with choice of one side.
Sizzling Chicken
Sliced vegetables and chicken sautéed in light, Cajun seasoning and served over a bed of rice on a sizzling-hot cast iron skillet
Crock $6.99
New England Clam Chowder
Prepared traditionally with bacon and house roux
Crock $6.75
Fishermen's Soup
Light, spicy tomato broth with onions, peppers, and chef's daily seafood selection
Crock $6.99
Baked French Onion Soup
Homemade with Marsala wine, served with a crouton and topped with Cheddar-Mozzarella cheese
Served with french fries and cole slaw
Fish and Chips (Fried Haddock)
Local Clam Strips
Fresh Sea Scallops
Fisherman's Platter
Whole belly clams, shrimp, sea scallops, calamari, and haddock
"from Our Boats to your Plate". Larger lobsters available upon request
Market Price
Hot Boiled Gloucester Lobster
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 lb
Market Price
Fresh Lobster Pie
Sautéed lobster meat served en casserole with house crumb topping
Market Price
Shrimp and Scallop Stuffed Lobster
Lobster stuffed with sea scallops and shrimp, topped with crumbs
Market Price
Lobster Stuffed Lobster
Lobster stuffed with lobster meat, topped with crumbs
Market Price
Lobster Carbonara
Fresh lobster meat, bacon, tomatoes and onions in a cream sauce Served over pasta and garnished with fresh tomatoes and scallions
Market Price
Lobster Fra Diavolo
1 1/4 lb lobster, split and sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce over linguine
Gloucester House Baked Haddock
Local filet of fish baked with house crumbs, served with two sides
Blackened Haddock Tacos
Two soft flour tortillas with house pico de gallo, and chopped lettuce, served with sour cream, guacamole, and Bing Bang sauce
Mexican Style Fish
Corn chip encrusted, fried fish topped with salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo, and lettuce, with sour cream and guacamole
Baked Seafood Macaroni and Cheese
Shrimp, scallops, and lobster in a homemade sharp cheese sauce Served with one side
Sizzling Shrimp
Sliced vegetables and shrimp sautéed in light, Cajun seasoning and served over a bed of rice on a sizzling-hot cast iron skillet
Baked Stuffed Shrimp Casserole
With crabmeat stuffing and served with two sides
Pan Fried North Atlantic Sole
With a lemon caper butter and served with two sides
Nut and Honey Encrusted Salmon
Roasted salmon filet with a toasted almond and honey crust Served with two sides
The Gloucester House restaurant is renowned for its local lobster dishes and for the freshest North Atlantic seafood, prepared to perfection. Having been among the first to popularize fried calamari, our specialties range from award-winning clam chowder to homemade bread and cornbread, from Dottie's bourbon cake to Lily's wine list, and from Sambuca mussels to blackened haddock tacos to a fried fisherman's reuben sandwich. We always cook to order and have gluten free and vegetarian menus available, as well as children's meals. Dine full-service on our outdoor, dockside deck or eat lobsters in-the-rough on our harbor side wharf. Located on historic Seven Seas Wharf, there's something for everyone
US$10 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

We stopped here for lunch and sat at the bar. My partner had the Chicken Wing app and I the New England Clam Chowder and Clams Casino-a special that day. We were offered fresh cornbread which was moist and set the tone for our lunch....More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Belmontcouple
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We ate at the Gloucester House twice during our recent trip to Cape Ann. The staff was very accommodating and the menu offered a variety of options. The atmosphere was quiet allowing for conservation without having to raise your voice to be heard. There are...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wmcleve
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Food nothing to write home about. Thought the prices were high for just average food. Complimentary cornbread was good. Tables each had beautiful flowers that looked artificial but were fresh flowers.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sugarfoots
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The decor and the prices suggested an above-average dining experience, but the food did not deliver. The Oysters Rockefeller were terrible - almost inedible - and the lobster pie was certainly not worth its price. To her credit, the waitress removed the oysters from the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank George H
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I enjoyed my lobster roll and the view of the water and boats from my seat at the Gloucester house restaurant. I went there because it was recommended by AAA. The service was very good but there was a leak from the A/C dripping onto...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Good food, I really wanted steamers....Service was average.... Wife loved the lobster pie..... Nice harbor view....

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Classic fishing/coastal town restaurant serving a variety of seafood caught in local waters. We had several people in our party who ordered various items from the menu, everybody agreeing that the food was quite good; the prices were quite reasonable (a lunch menu was available),...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mgonzalez807
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Great seafood, great staff, great experience!!! Our server Emily was positively delightful and adorable and gave great recommendations for us! My brother Kory is so so picky and she helped him pick out a dish that he loved: the beef tips (a tip to get...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

WAY Overpriced and marginal food. Never heard of a place that serves steamers and does NOT have bread. Cornbread yes, but no white bad for you bread. Lobster pie was a the skimpiest I’ve ever seen and priced at $35.00 and again, only marginal. Steamers...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank suejaxx
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

There was a little more than an hour before our whale watch trip. We decided to have lunch at the Gloucester House. We were not disappointed!! The food was great as was our server. She was very pleasant and very much attentive!!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank danielf362018
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