Cape Ann Seasonal Openings Part IV

Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day and the seasonal openings really start heating up. I have colored red everything that will be opening this coming weekend. Blue is two weeks from now.

Friday, March 25, , Nate’s of Front Beach Rockport It’s open. What’s better than fluffy pancakes and a walk on the beach?

Friday April 1, 11:30 AM The Lobster Pool of Rockport opens. You might find me on Saturday, April 2nd with my BYOB six pack and some fried scallops and fried clams at the picnic table closest to the guitar watching the boats entering Folly Cove. Or I might splurge and have a fresh Capt. Joey steamed lobster. None of the snow stuck and it’s sunny, meet me out back.

Friday, April 1, Topside Grill opens. The dining room is completely renovated but the martinis have not changed. Opening Day party with music by John Jerome. Then Tuesdays are always Oyster night. Check out the Good Morning Gloucester artwork on the walls.

Saturday, April 2, Top Dog of Rockport opens. A clam roll at a picnic table outside. That is my official start of the season. Might be chilly so go for a Hot Chihuahua Dog with Chili Cheese Fries.

Thursday, April 14 @ 5:00PM The Rudder opens. They will be open for 3 days only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until June 19th when they open for 7 days a week. “Tax Relief” specials the first weekend and some great new items on the menu this year. Even if it is still cold and snowy on tax weekend the fireplace inside and the heated deck overlooking Smith Cove is the place to be.

Thursday, April 14, Lobsta Land Restaurant opens. Just say “Lobsta Land!” out loud three times. I feel better already. Check out their website. Countdown to Lobsta and it can be used for countdown to taxes also.

Friday, April 15, Captain Carlo’sopens with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents playing that evening. Your taxes are in. Time to celebrate.

So what day do you think Mister and Misses Bathroom sign goes up noting that the bathrooms at the Rockport Information booth are frost free, turned on, and open?

Seasonal establishments, add a comment and I will add you. Update your website, your Facebook page, and start tweeting. The early bird gets the fried clam sold.


  • I love the Lobster Pool and could go for a plate of their fried clams right now, but might have to go by Topside Grill to see how the GMG exhibit looks hung. The renovations are lovely.


  • Paul, thanks for the info. Asking, “when is _______ open?” has become one of my annual traditions, and now I know where to go for answers. Good question on the bathrooms as well. I’m hoping for an appearance by the Mrs & Mr. Bathroom Sign sometime before Motif No. 1 Day on May 21st at least. Hope our Rockport visitors can hold it until then. Yikes.


    • I am betting the under and going with Mr and Mrs show up before May 1. Last year’s late posting was an anomaly. I think they painted them. The sign can go up anytime after no possible frozen pipes which really should be Monday. ;-O


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