Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar

3.8
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42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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Mile Marker One restaurant in Gloucester MA is a waterfront restaurant and bar offering numerous unique dining venues, situated on the water in Cape Ann MA. If you’re looking for a great breakfast, lunch or dinner the River View Dining Room & Bar offers four season indoor dining for intimate or large parties. The Bridge Deck (open seasonally) offers a more casual laid back atmosphere with live entertainment, full raw bar, unique covered and sun exposed outdoor seating along our Caribbean style Rum Shack. The Aqua Room and Pool Bar offers pool side dining with a sunny and warm environment providing a fun and relaxing escape from the elements year round. For whatever your desired dining experience, Mile Marker One will have what you are looking for from seafood to grass-fed beef, lobster rolls to burgers, fresh tuna to steamed clams, chicken wings to charbroiled oysters
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3.9
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We’ve been there several times and it’s always been great, however this night made us really upset. We made a reservation but were told that the only regular seating available was this corner table. We said it wasn’t a big deal, but I wish we would have been warned that sitting at this table meant being freezing and never being checked on by our server (who was by the bar talking when we wanted anything). We love this place, but this night was awful. To make it worse, there were several other tables we could have been sat at that were not occupied the entire time we were there. My order was messed up and the man that brought us our meal (not our waiter) said that my substitution wasn’t able to be fulfilled even though the waiter who had originally taken my order said it was fine. I’m just sad that the service isn’t great all the time because the food is absolutely stunning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Recent remodeling of interior and significant upgrades in menu, food quality and staff have been transformative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful view on one side of the restaurant but the other side looks over the hotel pool, saw a big hairy shirtless man which obviously increased my appetite! Food was good the crab cake was magnificent. Might be a little overpriced for what you get but they also have a wicked tuna store in the lobby which was a huge plus.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great venue! I’m glad their staying open through the winter.

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PatriciaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food Nd service. We were seated promptly. We were at the restaurant for two hours. We were not rushed. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always ‼️
Delicious food with a lovely view.
We visit often and we are never disappointed ‼️
Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Lots of new items. Really has come a long way... I’ll be back for sure

PP
vipPattiPN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was slow. Food was way over cooked and cold .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food, nice view. It’s one hour drive, but I’d go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Meatball Salad they had on special. I thought it was an odd combination at first, but the meatball was juicy and cooked to perfection. The marinara sauce was sweet and ended up being the perfect dressing for the salad below. I highly recommend giving it a try!

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PRapat
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The hostess and manager had so much attitude.
I had a reservation yet they wanted to put us at a table next to the kitchen. When we complained. They put us at a table next to the wall when there was a table free next to the window with a water view. Not sure if it was because I was with my Gay partner or because I was brown. I will never know. Because even though the food was not too bad. I am never going back !!

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vipMarcG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Pool area was loud but still very nice

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OpenTable Diner
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked outdoor table, but too cold so ate inside. Great views of the Annasquam (spelling?) river. Food was really good.

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vipHeatherA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I enjoyed my food overall and the service was good. Our tables was in a high traffic area less than 10 feet from the door. My husband and I were so distracted by the comings and goings of the staff it took away from our meal together.

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FoodGin2
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had difficulty finding parking but gratefully one of the Asst Managers guided us via golf cart to a location and then drove us back to the restaurant. Truly above and beyond her job description! Our food was outstanding! The lobster was so tender and simply melted in your mouth. Our server was quite attentive and support servers all were very pleasant. We enjoyed watching the boaters pass by the large windows while still being able to hold a conversation. Definitely, on our list of favorite places to dine!!!

JM
JMCNYC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was wonderful. It was not crowded on a Wednesday. My biggest complaint is that our main courses arrived before we were even half way through our appetizers. We ate our entrees and then went back to finish apps. Left feeling very full because we didn't gave any "breathing" room between courses. Also we were seated right next to the employee station. Even though it was behind a curtain we heard all there flirting & joking around.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Prices are very high considering what you are served. Our server put in an order for an adult meal even though we requested a child's menu when we were not given one, and I said "she will have" when ordering her meal. She then told us my daughter she was not eligible for the dessert from the child's menu because of her having an adult meal. My daughter did not even finish half of her meal. We had no idea why it was so large. My daughter cried because she was so looking forward to her dessert.

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MrsAuntieJean
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy with the service and the food.

RS
RebeccaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 10 people and we were seated immediately. Graciously greeted by our server, Nina. We ordered appetizers and drinks which came quickly and were delicious (broiled oysters and tuna). Dinner was as well presented as it was delicious. Service was top notch. Despite the long drive from Pepperell...we will definitely return!

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GloucesterLocal
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. We've been here numerous times and keep coming back. The outdoor bridge deck is one of the best waterfront bars on the north shore - a fun beach bar atmosphere overlooking the River. Kenny Chesney was hanging out on the deck in June and we were lucky enough to meet him! The indoor River View dining room & bar has the same great water views, but with a more sophisticated setting.

We ordered the wicked tuna tartare appetizer to split, which was excellent. Highly recommend if you like sushi/raw tuna. I ordered the fish tacos which are now my go-to favorite. (Four authentic chili-grilled whitefish tacos with slaw topping) My boyfriend got the grass-fed burger which was cooked to perfection. (quality ingredients)

As Gloucester locals, we love this place and will continue to eat here! Good food. Good Views. Good Atmosphere.

MC
MichaelC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Morgan seemed overwhelmed and inexperienced. The Shepard’s pie w lobster was full of corn, little lobster. My wife’s lobster roll was lacking lobster for the price. The white wine was barely cold and needed ice in the glass.

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

View was beautiful. Food was ok and service was ok. I always rate if I liked a place enough to return and don't think I will go again

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Nortshorediner
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great views and interesting
Menu. A solid choice

MD
MarthaD
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were happy with our food. Mine was creative and very tasty. View is nice too. Help was good.

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PeterM
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; Awesome service. The views are the best in Gloucester.

CD
CambridgeDiner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had dinner with family on a Wednesday night inside the restaurant.
Food and service were good although the only table for 5 they have is by the entry door so everyone entering and leaving walks by the table as well as servers.
Food was good, served in a short amount of time.
Only issue is restroom is located in the locker room of the pool attached to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All of our food was delicious. Joe was our server and was outstanding. He went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy with our meals.

JP
JasonP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The staff was friendly, the views were nice, but the food was bland, from the calamari to the salad to the fish tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good experience

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Carla1962
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess out side was extremely helpful & friendly explaining what each bar was like. The bartenders at the outside bar were awesome and poured a decent drink. We ate inside and our server was equally awesome {sorry that I forgot her name}! The food was great and we had a wonderful evening. We'll be back and we highly recommend it!

J
Jayne
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - spectacular view!

MM
vipMelindaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We were a party of 8 that was reserved well in advance and asking to be seated outside or, if the weather was bad , by the window with the best view. Upon arrival we were seated in what I would call a hallway with half our party looking into the kitchen area and coat room. They were very nice and moved us to a slightly better table but still only half our party had a slim view. The service was excellent but it was clear that the chef was not well trained. My tropical shrimp and scallop salad came with slices of grapefruit and orange with the peels still attached, a very small amount of arugula and a huge handful of shredded carrot, it was missing the watermelon and had no dressing. I spent more time peeling the rinds off the many slices and squeezing the fruit to make my own dressing. The shrimp and scallops were well over-cooked. The meal was not good. The blueberry cocktail I received was made with flat soda water or maybe just plain water. The draft machines were not working so all the beer we wanted to try was not an option. This was a special occasion and it ended up flat and disappointing. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipjosh
New England
120 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is a marina restaurant, aside from the view of the marina I have nothing good to say about it. It's located near a pool so there is a chlorine smell. The food is bland. The oysters were a little warm, they hadn't gone bad but they hadn't gone good either. The lobster bisque was passable but not great. The lobster Mac and cheese was tasteless, I left half of it. The check was $115 which would have been fine in a good restaurant but is too high for a restaurant of this quality. Glocester has several fine restaurants and one excellent one, Ducksworth, give this one a pass.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed overall for the location and price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Definitely will be back! Highly recommend

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Although the food was truly excellent, our seats (2nd table from the entryway) meant the aroma of chlorine from the pool area was ever-present. Couple that with the smell of diesel fuel & exhaust fumes and the overall experience was a negative one.

HM
vipHollyM
Oklahoma City
123 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were a group of 10, and our server was fabulous. She was attentive, gracious, efficient, and prompt. Food arrived in a timely manner, and was good. The grilled oysters I had were TINY, the smallest I've ever seen. They gave me 8 instead of the 6 I ordered to compensate.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious , creatively prepared food and beautiful views. The waitstaff were friendly and professional. Fun outdoor deck with great music.


The new food items are delicious... huge portions and soo tasty

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vipalfons
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and helpful service.

Goo

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Couldhavebeenbetter
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Restaurant was out of several items on the menu but it didn't matter anyway since the food was terrible. The Lobster bisque was a pureed blend of God knows what (No lobster meat at all) and tasted like a cheap canned soup. Fried shrimp and French fries were Luke warm almost cold. Place is overpriced and overrated. Never again.

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Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 283-2122.

Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.8 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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