Franklin taking it to the streets | al fresco dining ready on Main Street #GloucesterMA

Gloucester restaurants readying creative outdoor spaces along the west end of Main Street downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts


The Franklin Cape Ann  118 Main Street  978.283.7888


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Signs of the times: Covid 19 reopening phase Main Street #GloucesterMA

Main Street storefront signs upon the Covid-19 phased reopening stage are sweet, humorous, hopeful and helpful.

update! There are more on the way! Lettering for Love project brought to Gloucester by Brittany Barry. She brightened all shown here albeit Passports. See also Brit Barry Design website

The Franklin Cafe 118 Main Street

The Comeback is always stronger than the setback and curbside pickup

Passports 110 Main Street

Open for Take out ( Full Menu ) Masks Required

Salon Amara 133 Main Street

**Roots** grow strong in a storm and After Every Storm Comes a Rainbow

Sample This 116 Main Street

Retail is my favorite kind of therapy

Be fun if this takes over the street!


Last night we had dinner at the fabulous Franklin and were delighted at how beautiful (and lively) was Main Street. The restaurants were bustling, the roads relatively easy to travel, and parking was without problem. Don’t be reluctant to venture out and dine at any one of your favorite Main Street Gloucester restaurants on these bitterly cold nights, you won’t be disappointed!

Main Street looks beautiful at night in the snow, straight out of a scene from a Charles Dickens novel.

Tom and I love having diner at the bar at the Franklin. Grace, all the crew, and the waitstaff are always so welcoming, and Stefano D’Amico is one of our very favorite bartenders around town.


Stefano not only works at the Franklin Cape Ann, he also does commercial and residential duct and vent cleaning. You can reach him at 978-281-3398 or 978-479-4231.

Usually I have the Franklin’s wonderfully flavorful marinated and grilled calamari for dinner–but panko crusted sea scallops were one of the specials last night–I tried it and you must, too. I don’t think I’ve ever had scallops cooked as perfectly!
When you go to the Franklin you MUST try their desserts–I can’t go there without having the orange crème caramel. You will love it, I promise. ❤

The Franklin Cape Ann is located at 118 Main Street and opens daily at 5:00pm. Sunday through Thursday dinner is served until 10:30; on Friday and Saturday evenings until 11:30.

Menage a Trio ~ Franklin Cafe ~ Linda Amero, Bronek Suchanek & Jane Potter 7-10

linda amero

LADY JANE POTTER tinkling the keys tonight, COUNT BRONEK SUCHANEK bowing his dopple bass. YOURS TRULY doing my usual vocalizing. COME TO THE FRANKLIN TONITE FOR JAZZ & DIN DIN! You might see a movie star (or two)! 7-10p.

978-283-7888, make a res now.

Franklin Cafe

118 Main St

Gloucester, MA 0193