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Brackett's Oceanview Restaurant

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29 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
+1 978-546-2797
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Bolton, Massachusetts
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for late summer Saturday dinner based on recommendation from a local shop owner. Seated immediately at 5 PM in the back dining area ( indoors ) which has outstanding view of the ocean just 50 feet away. The view and the service were the best part of the experience. The menu ® was good without having too many... More 

Thank Lyndy B
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Overall this place was very good. The details... Food: portions aren't huge. Baked Haddock was average. Squash excellent. Buffalo chicken fingers among the best we've had. Lazy lobster is pricey for the small-sized portion. Ice cream sundaes were outstanding. Note - donuts in the coffee shop next door are veddy good! Service: top notch.

Thank BostonFoodieTruth
Manchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband had a great pork chop for dinner. I ordered the crab cakes, which appeared to have been taken right from the freezer and not completely heated. They were quite bland. If not for the sauce that came with them there would have been little flavor. Service was good, prices were average.

Thank Sue D
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I usually go to a lobster shack on Pigeon Cove, but was already in Rockport and hungry. Had lobster roll and white wine at this restaurant. Yummy lobster. First view was it was a small portion, but feel filled up. Beautiful view. Attentive waitstaff Happy to have had an early dinner there tonight.

Thank literacycoach
Andover, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Check times it is open - closes at 4 on Saturdays. We arrived at 5 on a Friday night in mid-August with no reservation and were seated immediately. When we left at six, it was full. Gorgeous views of the ocean. We had blackened fish salad - a little spicy but very good with white wine. We had the corn... More 

Thank Krista S
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a local hotel owner. No reservation and we got a table without waiting. Beautiful view. Above average service. Baked cod was excellent. Flat iron sirloin had great flavor, but meat was tough. Green beans were nearly raw.

Thank Sue W
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had a really nice dinner here. I had fried native clams and my landlubber companion had baked chicken. Both dinners were excellent. Service was excellent and prices were appropriate. The dining room has great views of the waterfront: water, boats, jetties. You won't find haute cuisine here, just very good classic New England seafood, well-prepared.

Thank Lin0515
Poulsbo, Washington
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at restaurants around the world and I really can't think of many that have a more picturesque view. The food was good and the atmosphere was kid-friendly. They also have a diverse kids menu.

Thank kbarnard10
New Salem, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We got there right when it opened at five and were seated at a table with a beautiful view of the harbor. What an experience. Would love to go back!

Thank Wendi G
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Having tired of fried sea food, we decided to just chomp on a couple of burgers for a simple supper. They were fine especially with the carmelized onions. Husband had clam chowder and that was quite good. My pomegranate martini was way too sweet - as if the bartender poured too much juice and not the right blend of booze... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-2797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?