madfish grille rocky neck gloucester ma
Madfish Grille Restaurant
77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA

978-281-4554

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6/15/2014

Stupendously bad service, fried only menu. Nice location...used to be an awesome spot on a sunny afternoon, I won't hurry back.

6/9/2014

Woof. This place has so much potential, but it falls very flat. I would recommend going here for drinks only, NOT for food. It's one thing to have inexpensive eats -- I wasn't expecting a gourmet meal by any stretch of the imagination -- it's another to have bad food and bad service. I understand this is their "soft opening," but it still doesn't explain our poor experience.

Our order of fried calamari was the smallest portion I've ever seen. It was rubbery and rather tasteless. Then there was the clam chowder, which, wait for it, apparently had strips of chicken or some other kind of mystery meat in it. Gross. The lettuce salad was wilted and disgusting.

Add the bad service onto that -- forgetting to provide a spoon, forgetting the salad dressing, forgetting the right kind of sauce we asked for... Sigh.

3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were taken to lunch at Madfish by friends of ours who live locally. The restaurant is in a picturesque location and we were seated out the back with nice views over the water. I ordered the 'catch of the day' which was cod with mashed potatoes and asparagus, which all seemed a little dry and needed some sort of... More 

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Michael H
Odessa, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The hours must have been weird. They are closed on Monday. We went there again on Weds afternoon for lunch. The doors were open but the lights were out and no one was inside. We went down the road and ate at the other harbor side restaurant.

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lovemy2cats
Boston, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A couple of years ago my family and I stumbled upon the Madfish Restaurant. The view from the restaurant is BEAUTIFUL and very entertaining. The music was great, we were all satisfied and said we would return. However I am not sure whether or not they have new owners? We returned this past weekend and the service was AWFUL! The... More 

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Naim00
Nashua, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've been there many times. The bar scene is fun mainly when they have a live band. The food is not their forte and with the Rudder and Studio around; I advise you to go there for food (of course they are more $$$).

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Easycoder99
Essex, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wow! decibel level, way up here - great if you like dining surrounded by people shouting to make themselves heard. tables crowded together. use to be a nice place

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Lisa G
Peabody
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were recently visiting the area, so stopped in for lunch on a Saturday, no live music as advertised, and it seemed more like a bar-like atmosphere. I have to admit though, the food was great! Got a wonderful fried shrimp platter, was delish, hubby got the fried fish sandwich. Waitstaff was a bit odd, and the atmosphere leaves something... More 

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(978) 281-4554
77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930