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Guidebook for Rockport

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Guidebook for Rockport

Food Scene
Great breakfast and lunch place that is less than a minute walk away at the end of the street. Their breakfast is particularly good. They also have a "To Go" window for beach food like fried clams, sandwiches and salads.
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Nate's at Front Beach
18 Beach Street
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Great breakfast and lunch place that is less than a minute walk away at the end of the street. Their breakfast is particularly good. They also have a "To Go" window for beach food like fried clams, sandwiches and salads.
The best homemade donuts around. Also, probably the best coffee in town with tasty sandwiches for lunch. They close at 4:00 pm, which is when their dinner place (Brackets) opens up.
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Brothers Brew Coffee Shop
27 Main St
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The best homemade donuts around. Also, probably the best coffee in town with tasty sandwiches for lunch. They close at 4:00 pm, which is when their dinner place (Brackets) opens up.
Good coffee with even better view of the wharf and ocean.
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Bean & Leaf Cafe
12 Bearskin Neck
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Good coffee with even better view of the wharf and ocean.
Good breakfast and lunch place that is a local favorite. Great homemade braised beef hash.
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Red Skiff Restaurant
25 Massachusetts 127A
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Good breakfast and lunch place that is a local favorite. Great homemade braised beef hash.
Good sandwich place that is a local favorite.
Hula Moon
27 Mount Pleasant Street
Good sandwich place that is a local favorite.
One of our favorite dinner an lunch places in town. Their Bouillabaisse is a must for seafood lovers.
Blue Lobster Grille
15 Dock Square
One of our favorite dinner an lunch places in town. Their Bouillabaisse is a must for seafood lovers.
Great lobster and fried seafood with outdoor picnic table seating that overlooks Ipswich Bay. Best view of sunset in town.
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The Lobster Pool
329 Granite Street
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Great lobster and fried seafood with outdoor picnic table seating that overlooks Ipswich Bay. Best view of sunset in town.
Great hot dog shack on Bearskin Neck. Good for delicious and quick food. Rated best fried clams by the North Shore magazine three years in a row. They also have a selection of local beers on tap.
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Top Dog
2 Doyle Cove Rd
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Great hot dog shack on Bearskin Neck. Good for delicious and quick food. Rated best fried clams by the North Shore magazine three years in a row. They also have a selection of local beers on tap.
Expensive, but high end food and drink with the best views of any restaurant in the area.
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My Place by the Sea
68 Bearskin Neck
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Expensive, but high end food and drink with the best views of any restaurant in the area.
Excellent food with great bar. Need to make a reservation for dinner, but can often find room at the bar last minute. The food is a little pricey, but worth it. Best cocktails in town.
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Feather & Wedge
5 Main St
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Excellent food with great bar. Need to make a reservation for dinner, but can often find room at the bar last minute. The food is a little pricey, but worth it. Best cocktails in town.
Less expensive with nice selection of seafood. Large bar area that is a good area to watch sporting events. Gets a little crowded in the summer with some wait time. Don't take reservations.
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Roy Moore's Fish Shack Restaurant
21 Dock Square
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Less expensive with nice selection of seafood. Large bar area that is a good area to watch sporting events. Gets a little crowded in the summer with some wait time. Don't take reservations.
Great outdoor seating with wonderful views of Pigeon Cove. Nice bar. Delicious food that is less expensive than My Place and Feather and Wedge. Big tables inside to accommodate larger groups. Lovely old inn that is a popular wedding venue.
Pigeon Cove Tavern
1 Cathedral Ave
Great outdoor seating with wonderful views of Pigeon Cove. Nice bar. Delicious food that is less expensive than My Place and Feather and Wedge. Big tables inside to accommodate larger groups. Lovely old inn that is a popular wedding venue.
Great place to get lobster live or cooked to bring home. Also, have a wide selection of take-out seafood.
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Roy Moore Lobster Co
39 Bearskin Neck
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Great place to get lobster live or cooked to bring home. Also, have a wide selection of take-out seafood.
On the pricier end, but food is among the best in town. Beautiful views of the ocean.
Brackett's Oceanview Restaurant
25 Main Street
On the pricier end, but food is among the best in town. Beautiful views of the ocean.
Arts & Culture
Beautiful venue for all types of music. Shalin Liu typically draws talented classical, jazz, folk, and pop musicians. See current schedule at rockportmusic.com
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Rockport Music-Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
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Beautiful venue for all types of music. Shalin Liu typically draws talented classical, jazz, folk, and pop musicians. See current schedule at rockportmusic.com
Displays art from local artists.
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Rockport Art Association & Museum
12 Main Street
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Displays art from local artists.
Entertainment & Activities
Cute theater with cool seating (big comfy couches) that shows independent films and artsy hits. Check online for what's showing.
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The Cape Ann Cinema & Stage
21 Main Street
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Cute theater with cool seating (big comfy couches) that shows independent films and artsy hits. Check online for what's showing.
Local movie theater for rainy days and night flicks.
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Gloucester Cinema
74 Essex Avenue
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Local movie theater for rainy days and night flicks.
Our favorite whale watch company. Will take you out into Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary to see Humpbacks, Minke, Finback whales and more.
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Cape Ann Whale Watch
415 Main Street
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Our favorite whale watch company. Will take you out into Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary to see Humpbacks, Minke, Finback whales and more.
Parks & Nature
Rocky Beach at high tide with sand at low tide. Popular scuba and snorkeling location. Check out Sunday night free summer band concerts that start at 7 pm (Rockport Legion Band).
Back Beach
Rocky Beach at high tide with sand at low tide. Popular scuba and snorkeling location. Check out Sunday night free summer band concerts that start at 7 pm (Rockport Legion Band).
Touristy beach spot. Great sea glass at low tide and off-season.
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Front Beach
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Touristy beach spot. Great sea glass at low tide and off-season.
Personal favorite beach in town with great snorkeling. A little more private than the other beaches in town.
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Old Garden Beach
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Personal favorite beach in town with great snorkeling. A little more private than the other beaches in town.
Beautiful ocean view park with nature walks, tide pools and visitor center. Good location for fishing off of the rocks for stripers.
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Halibut Point State Park
5 Gott Ave
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Beautiful ocean view park with nature walks, tide pools and visitor center. Good location for fishing off of the rocks for stripers.
Cute little park with small playground, pond and grass area. Location of the annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival (August).
Millbrook Park
Cute little park with small playground, pond and grass area. Location of the annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival (August).