Monday, July 06, 2020

Blue Boat Opens in Former Spud's Space in Rowley

A new restaurant featuring seafood and more has come to the North Shore, taking over the space of the last location of a small local group of casual dining spots.

According to a source, Blue Boat is now open in Rowley moving into the former Spud's Restaurant & Pub space on Route 1, and as mentioned earlier, the new spot is affiliated with the Boat House Grille and the Blue Marlin Grille in Essex. A North Shore Magazine article says that the restaurant currently has outdoor dining via large tents, while also offering curbside pickup including meals brought directly to people's cars--and a "clam shack window" is on its way to the place as well. Some offerings at Blue Boat include clam chowder, mussels, steak tips, Essex clams, lobster macaroni and cheese, crab cakes, blackened fish tacos, chicken parmigiana, and burgers.

The Rowley outlet of Spud's was sold earlier this year, though the new owner kept the place open for awhile; this was the last location of the chain, which once had locations in Brockton, Danvers, Saugus, Woburn, and North Hampton, NH.

The address for Blue Boat in Rowley is 255 Newburyport Turnpike (Route 1), Rowley, MA, 01969.

[Earlier Article]
Spud's Restaurant & Pub in Rowley Is Closing

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]