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Dinner in Rockport

magick Apr 28, 2009 06:46 AM

I'm going to be up in Rockport for a couple of days at the end of May. Can anyone recommend a good place for an early (6:00 a.m.) breakfast and a good and reasonable place for dinner?

Thanks, magick

  1. rlh Apr 28, 2009 06:57 AM

    The Lobster Pool is a must for dinner on a nice day.

    1. t
      Taralli Apr 28, 2009 07:26 AM

      Flav's Red Skiff for sure for breakfast with the locals on Main St: http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overv...

      Roy Moore Lobster Company, 39 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-6696, for lobster & other seafood in the rough - sit out back over the water.

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        pollystyrene Apr 28, 2009 07:33 AM

        For breakfast try the Red Skiff.

        1. SEH Apr 28, 2009 08:21 AM

          Lograsso's for dinner. BYOB. Seafood/Italian, excellent! Used to be a deli by day and dressed up for dinner at night but now I think it is nothing but dinner service.

          1. t
            three of us Apr 28, 2009 09:03 AM

            Here's the link describing our Lobster Pool visit on 4/25/09. We have eaten there a lot over the years and the food experience is mixed. Sometimes they're on and sometimes not. Last Friday, not so good. The view out back is great and you can bring your own wine/whatever.


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              roejimmy Apr 28, 2009 04:57 PM

              Don't know if they are open at 6, but the Greenhouse (I think that;s the name, right on Rocky Neck) has an excellent breakfast.

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              1. re: roejimmy
                JoeinBeverly Apr 28, 2009 07:08 PM

                The Greenery.

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                JoeinBeverly Apr 28, 2009 07:07 PM

                I grew up in Rockport, so I would love to make a solid reccomendation in Rockport, but Rockport shoots from the hip when it comes to food. Gloucester is the palce to be. The Roy Moore suggestion is good for eating what the locals eat. I'm a wine geek so I do like Lograsso's for a BYO.

                In Gloucester, the best dining is at Duckworths Bistrot, Azorean Restaurant, Passports, Latitude 43, Lobsta Land and Madfish Grill. For Pizza, Valentinos. Subs, Destinos (free pasta salad!). Classic fried seafood at Charlie's or at the Causeway Restaurant.

                Breakfast for us was always at the Coffee Shop, the Red Skiff or Michael's (all in Rockport). I'm not a breakfast guy so I can't say one is better than the other...

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                1. re: JoeinBeverly
                  InNOutBurger Apr 29, 2009 07:39 PM

                  I just met a chef who has a restaurant in Rockport this weekend and asked him the same exact question. He also recommended going to Gloucester. He mentioned Halibut Point,

                  1. re: InNOutBurger
                    JoeinBeverly Apr 29, 2009 08:20 PM

                    I only ate there once (the restaurant, not the park). The salmon was overcooked, but I have come to the conclusion that I think everyone overcooks salmon, so...

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                  treb Apr 29, 2009 04:26 PM

                  Flav's for breakfast, if you go to Gloucester try Sugar Mags for breakfast. For dinner My Place is very good as is Emerson Inn and Lobster Pool. In Gloucester Franklin Cafe, La Tratoria, Causeway for casual seafood.

                  1. resipsaloquitor Apr 29, 2009 05:02 PM

                    Two Sisters in Gloucester for an excellent breakfast with some Gloucester attitude. Can't beat the Lobster Pool for dinner, and the prices are relatively reasonable this year.

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                    1. re: resipsaloquitor
                      treb Apr 30, 2009 06:09 AM

                      Went to 2 Sister's in the past, the absolute worst breakfast I've had in a while, the skimpiest omelette, awful homefires and horrid coffee that I had to beg for a refill. I'd pass on them.

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                      bkny10128 Apr 29, 2009 06:13 PM

                      just went up to rockport this past saturday. had lunch at harborview fish shack which is a block away from the beginning before bearskin neck. apparently it is owned by the folks at roy moore lobster company. i had a wonderful meal.

                      we had the following.

                      clam chowder: so-so
                      mussels: very good
                      boiled lobster: excellent, came with cole slaw or fries ( i chose cole slaw)
                      fried sole sandwich: very good

                      meal also came with warm bread which is a nice surprise. i plan to return every warm day of summer.

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                      1. re: bkny10128
                        JoeinBeverly Apr 29, 2009 07:26 PM

                        As a kid, we would go to Ellen's (Harborside) for special occasions. I did not know it is now owned by Kenny (the owner of Roy Moore). Classic family-friendly food. Given the choice, go to Charlie's in Gloucester for lobster bisque and fried cheeks. As for lobster, go straight to the source and get bugs from Kenny at Roy Moore. As an aside, I think you must mean "steamed" lobster not "boiled". No self-respecting Rockporter would boil the flavor out of lobster.

                        1. re: JoeinBeverly
                          bkny10128 Apr 30, 2009 07:40 AM

                          that's what it said on the menu. boiled. not broiled, not steamed. in another post, i read that roy moore boils the lobsters in sea water.

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