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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Gloucester

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Gloucester? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Gloucester eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

George's Restaurant & Bar

American, $, GloucesterAmerican, $Gloucester
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Saltwater Grille

American, GloucesterAmericanGloucester
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Oliver's Harbor

American, GloucesterAmericanGloucester
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Passports

American, $$, GloucesterAmerican, $$Gloucester
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Lobsta Land

American, $$, GloucesterAmerican, $$Gloucester
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Franklin Cafe Cape Ann

American, $$$, GloucesterAmerican, $$$Gloucester
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Bishco

American, $$, GloucesterAmerican, $$Gloucester
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

DRIFT

New American, $$, GloucesterNew American, $$Gloucester
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar

American, $$$, GloucesterAmerican, $$$Gloucester
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Magnolia 525 Tavern

American, $$, GloucesterAmerican, $$Gloucester
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Charlie's Place

American, $, GloucesterAmerican, $Gloucester
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar

American, $$, GloucesterAmerican, $$Gloucester
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

FRANK

American, $$, BeverlyAmerican, $$Beverly
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2021

    The 14 best restaurants on the North Shore worth the trip up

    TimeOut, 2021

Nick's Roast Beef

American, $, BeverlyAmerican, $Beverly
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Ellis Square Social

New American, $$, BeverlyNew American, $$Beverly
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 Gloucester restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 1052 top lists and articles from the likes of TimeOut. The restaurants you see have been featured in TimeOut - The 14 best restaurants on the North Shore worth the trip up. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Questions & answers

Lobsta Land and Franklin Cafe Cape Ann are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Gloucester.

George's Restaurant & Bar, Saltwater Grille, and Yella on the Water are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Gloucester.

Passports, Franklin Cafe Cape Ann, and 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Gloucester.

George's Restaurant & Bar, Saltwater Grille, and Yella on the Water are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Gloucester.

George's Restaurant & Bar, Saltwater Grille, and Yella on the Water are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Gloucester.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for fried chicken

    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Pair heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    To elevate your heavy meat dish experience, we recommend some Vieux Carre to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

  • Margarita with your grilled burger

    When considering how to best enjoy your grilled burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Margarita complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


Factoids

  • Expensive taste

    In 2011 in Corvallis a hamburger was made that sold for p$5,000.

  • A perfect match: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    Did you know that Spanish granache pairs perfectly with mac and cheese? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

  • A day about hot dog

    Looking for an excuse to have hot dogfor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? National Hot Dog Day, celebrated every July 23, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much hot dog as you can handle!

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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