The Daily Catch - Woodstock

4.1
99 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Founder Paul Freddura was born and raised in the North End and learned the seafood trade from the ‘old timers’ on the Boston docks. In 1973 he established ‘Calamari Café’ in a shoebox storefront in the heart of the North End. In 1979, Paul met his wife, Maria, and the two traveled along the east coast marketing calamari products and somehow found time to have seven sons (yes, seven!). Along with their boys they turned the shoebox fish joint into todays ‘The Daily Catch’ with multiple locations and a line product sold in neighborhood markets and national chain stores.

We started serving pasta in the pan out of necessity. We had no plates! It’s become who we are, more than food & drink we are an experience. The pan captures the lasting memory of how delicious the pasta tasted.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 99 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived after a 100 mile drive having made an earlier reservation. Unfortunately there was a family emergency with a staff member and they had to close early. However, the chef Darren stated he would prepare us a meal and wait on us. He went above and beyond the call of duty, and the meals were Delicious. I would return tomorrow! Kudos to this staff.

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RandyC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Every time we dine her gets better. Incredible food, great conversation, meet new people every time. The Daily Catch is our upscale “Cheers” in Vermont.

JL
vipJunkoL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The owner of the restaurant seemed to not care about anyone at all. She treated her staff in demeaning way, and complained about them to the customers. She came in late, so the waiter said to her how customers were waiting while he was struggling to serve all the tables alone, and she said something like “they are here on vacation, they can wait”…
The food was ok, but we don’t think we will return.

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Ladybug
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent, waiter was not to nice, a little apathetic but maybe just tired. I still would recommend.

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Debs
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overpriced for what it is. Food tasted ok, but was nothing special. Many items on limited menu were not available. For instance, one of the three listed sides was not available and three of the non-alcoholic beverages we asked for were not available. We were also told that non-caffeinated coffee was unavailable as the machine was off. Server was less than friendly and made us feel as if we were imposing on him. The couple next to us told us that when they arrived and asked for an outside table as per their reservation, he told them non was available and that they could sit inside or leave. He eventually sat them outside when they pointed out an available table. There was a woman who worked at the restaurant who seemed pleasant enough and acommodating but she was not our server.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Everything was very nice but I’m guessing the waiter needs to take some time off to recharge.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, friendly welcome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not sure what was in the caprese salad but my husband got sick. Salmon so-so. Shrimp not seasoned spinach greasy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The waiter was slow to come over to our table. We ordered salad and he never brought it. When he came with the main dishes and we said we didn’t get our salad he said “oh we probably gave it to someone else“I asked if he had cappuccino he responded yes. I ordered a cup. He came back five minutes later and said I’m sorry no cappuccino. The machine was not turned on. No apology no would you like to wait a little bit longer?. The owner came at the end of the night and was very pleasant however our waiter ruined our experience.

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vipJosephL
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The Daily Catch in Woodstock was something I was looking forward to trying given their location in Boston which I've enjoyed several times in the past. The menu was extensive for a small restaurant without close proximity to fresh seafood. The wine and beverage list was also fine and well matched for the cuisine.

The service was in need of attention. Our waiter was very friendly but we felt rushed the entire time there and the restaurant was not full. We sat down and was provided the menu and drink list. In less than one minute he was back asking if we were ready to order drinks. We asked for few more minutes and got barely that. That continued throughout the entire meal right up to the check and payment. There was no check back or offer to refill the water. I don't want to take away from the food but the service is important.

The food was overall good to very good. We ordered the Caesar salad which the menu said "Ask for anchovies" and it came with them. No big deal but a waste for us. The bread was excellent. I had the Pasta Vongole which was also very good. My wife had the baked haddock which was good but did not stand out in any way. We had a couple of side vegetables and they we perfectly cooked and delicious.

I'm not sure I would rush back to The Daily Catch but may give it another try in the future.

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CarolynD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent fish and interesting menu. There was no doubt the fish was fresh.Lovely casual atmosphere and qui et enough to hear your table mates talk!

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SirBC
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and fairly priced. Server was overwhelmed
But they seemed over staffed. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Immediate welcome and seated.quick service

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MarieV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

So disappointed after being recommended by friends to this restaurant. My companion and I ordered the linguine with clams and calamari, her’s with white sauce, mine with red sauce. We both agreed the sauces were tasteless and needed lots of cheese to give them some flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food is very good and fresh. Unfortunately the service makes you wonder if it was worth the drive 🤷

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Swingg
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This location is amazingly similar to the Boston area locations (and so is the pricing). In fact the food and overall experience are very similar. We had a great meal with excellent service and would recommend this restaurant if you're in the mood for this type of food in a very casual atmosphere.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love The Daily Catch! Loved meeting Mrs. Daily Catch too!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Hostess chose to socialize with guests instead of greeting or seating us in a reasonable time. Waiter was not friendly. Tried to rush us through ordering. Slow to refill empty drinks. Food was ok but not great. Overall meh

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NanetteG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic food. Attentive and knowledgeable service. A really fun experience and evening out!

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KenK
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was great although my wife's dish was totally cold. Before she could send it back the waiter walked away. Waiter rushed our entire meal. Atmosphere was OK but deli-like and they played pop music through the ceiling speakers which was very strange as they market the restaurant as authentic Sicilian seafood, so why not play authentic Italian dinner music? We expected a top-shelf foodie experience but walked away feeling we were hosed.

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CoffeeToast
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is charming, romantic, and neighborly all at once. The food was delicious, too (I had the black pasta with calamari and was blown away). The Daily Catch - Woodstock is a gem.

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MaryL
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, easy if you need GF. Good wine selection. Owner super nice and welcoming.

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LaFDjP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish, variety or menu options, terrific host, and friendly, dedicated, hardworking staff. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant.

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vipmillicentm
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When everyone in the hospitality industry is short handed, Daily Catch still offered fantastic, attentive service and the food predictably amazing. We are so lucky to have this family restaurant in Woodstock.

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chip
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice meal . Service was very good. Entre came a little quickly. We weren’t quite finished with appetizers. I would recommend strongly. We’ll worth 8t.

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vipBarby
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Scallops delicious. Owner was delightful. Look forward to returning soon.

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OnefortheRoad
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food quality and service

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Todd
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, super fast service from a efficiency driven kitchen. We moved through our meal so quickly that we hardly waited a moment, but I kinda like that. My partner enjoyed the Baked Salmon, I had it North End style. Both were rich in flavor and delicately spiced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic, Fresh and Perfectly Cooked Seafood. For a Friday night and a very Busy Restaurant everything was perfect. Considering the Government’s intervention in the Labor market by continuing unnecessary unemployment benefits... the limited team at The Daily Catch gets it done.

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love2eat
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food is not great. Brought my husband the wrong food and never apologized. The waiter was more concerned that he told the chef the right thing and had no concern for us.

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Bostongirl
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Maybe it was because it was July 4th weekend & was very busy but the service was really bad. We were sat down around our reservation time and they took our order about 30 mins later BUT then we had to wait another 1-1.5 hours for our food, meanwhile a huge party that came in after us were getting their food (we had only ordered 3 entrees). They got one of our orders wrong but we were so hungry that we ate our food in less than 1/4 of the time we waited for it. The waiters/owners were relatively nice but gave us bad service. Food was decent but not worth the price and wait.

JD
JoanneD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Arrogance of the waiter ruined the evening. Food was disappointing. There are better places with better food and better service. Would pass on this place next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great dining experience. We pretty much get the same thing each time and look forward to it each snd every time. The desserts are incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had an 8:30 reservation. I was bringing 2 couples from out of state to this restaurant. We were seated, given water and then told that there was no food and we needed to leave. Unimaginable that a restaurant would treat people like this and the chef was clearly happy that we left. He followed us out of the restaurant. One of the most bizarre incidents I have ever experienced. We were here to be together to remember our best friend who had died from COVID and this is how we were treated. Anyway went to Woodstock Inn and the food was fantastic and the staff was wonderful. Despicable!!

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AmandaMike
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an amazing meal last night in celebration of our anniversary. What a gem! The food was incredible, I had the scallops and black pasta and my husband had the fra Diablo. The scallops were perfectly cooked. Everything was so tasty. We’ll be thrilled to return and look forward to introducing others to this great restaurant!

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vipSrinivas
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner

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vipProducto
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food, white olive oil/clam sauce with scallops was great. Woman owner was very entertaining. She was a little overwhelmed due to staff shortages like many restaurants. We enjoyed the evening and were not in a hurry like some patrons. Would recommend to anyone wanting a small initmate seafood place in Woodstock.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our experience was wonderful! Felt like home, terrific staff and our meals were phenomenal, Halibut and Salmon. We were
So pleased with this choice for dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Fun and gracious owners. It feels like home.

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NancyW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The experience at The Daily Catch was good. There was nothing awful and nothing outstanding. Covid protocols were in place and we felt comfortable. They were able to accommodate my gluten sensitivity which was a plus. The fish was fresh, the price was reasonable.

FAQs

The Daily Catch - Woodstock offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 332-4005.

The Daily Catch - Woodstock is rated 4.1 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.