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Ellen's Harborside

1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
+1 978-546-2512
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (16 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
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11 - 20 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Have been to Rockport many times and decided to try Ellen's. What a waste of $50. Both of us had fish and chips. The fish tasted like it came out of a box-chewy and greasy. Fries were breaded and tasted fishy. Cole slaw was average....More

1  Thank Outbacklover
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Charming restaurant with harbor views. I had the lobster BLT. My sandwich was overflowing with lobster and was delicious. My husband starts with clam chowder and loved it. The service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Dartravelgirl
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is my favorite place on the cape. The seafood is outstanding. Harbor side dinning in the back. Family owned and work hard to make your experience a delight.

Thank nancyfoureman
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Save your money. Went there and for a high price received frozen food. We were not happy at all. Won't go back.

Thank missprissy814
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I decided to order the clam chowder on the back of a friend's recommendation and ended up with my husband ordering it and me wishing I had gone for the (big) bowl instead of the cup. It is unbelievably good!!!!! The rest of the meal...More

Thank gands83
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The chef is now Ellen's granddaughter, and what a good job she is doing. The restaurant has a great location right by the harbour with views of the water from the dining room. We both had great a clam chowder and a lovely lobster roll...More

1  Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Our first impression: not so great. We requested to be seated at a window table that still needed to be cleaned. The hostess was borderline surly about it but we didn't back down. She later became friendlier when I found a lipstick mouth on my...More

Thank kaygee680
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped for lunch after shopping on Bear Skin Neck. It was a simple looking place, nothing fancy, simple furnishings, but excellent harbor views. We asked for a window seat, and the hostess was quite accommodating. We ordered 2 cups of chowder, seeing that they...More

Thank StormyDaze0929
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There was no line or wait on a busy Saturday night at other restaurants, not a good sign. Service was slow and poor. We got Lobster BLT, fried clams and clam chowder. The chowder was warm, the broth was fine but there were few clams....More

Thank David A
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had dinner here twice. The food is very good. Bruschettas wre nice. Mac lobster and chesse very good. The mediterranean haddock as well. Desserts are fine. Service excellent. The ambiance is nice with views on the harbor

Thank Hans_10
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12 August 2017|
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Response from Paulsylma | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes they do. It's. A great place to eat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1T Wharf Rd, Rockport, MA 01966-1334
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-2512
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