Lunch at Willow Rest

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Everything they serve at Willow Rest is fresh and delicious.  I went for their cheeseburger, my favorite.  Friend Chris got the Cuban, and my mom got the best BLT she’s ever had in her 80+ years.  Even our beloved Mayor loves to scoot over there from City Hall for lunch. 

If you haven’t been to Willow Rest lately for breakfast or lunch, or to pick up some of their fresh baked goods, veggies or other goodies, stop in and enjoy.

E.J. Lefavour


  • Went to breakfast there today with the cousins, we had the most delicious breakfast burritos ever, with huge yummy sides of fresh sauteed veggies. It’s our usual breakfast on Wednesdays, but today they hit it out of the park even farther than usual. Love that place so much! The grille guy/chef (Mike, I think) is awesome and Melissa is wonderful. And I love that I can pick up a card or present and some groceries while I’m there, all while supporting local artists/businesses.


  • The BLT with special sauce as well as the Cuban are something to veer over to the northern corner of the island to catch. Make sure you make room for an afternoon nap if you finish the Cuban.


  • I’ve always had wonderful meals there, breakfast or lunch, and loved the friendliness of the servers and of course Melissa, who always came by to say “hi.” Want a change from the regular heavy duty (but I love it) entree’s? Stop by the Willow Rest. This is a restaurant that deserves the GMG blessing.


  • Willow Rest is THE best breakfast and lunch place on Cape Ann. Michael’s egg sandwiches and crab cakes are excellent and make the winter bearable!


  • Offically hungry – is it lunch time yet??? Too bad you are 1300 miles away 🙂


  • I personally have developed an “addiction” to their curried chicken salad, served on a beautiful and bountiful house salad–and the coffee!! I may have to go there tomorrow, after all these comments. Yes, it is a delightful, kinda quirky, first-class place!


  • Agreed on the BLT! Also the best I’ve EVER had 🙂


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