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IN THE PRESS

Thank you for checking out our list of press clippings from various media sources.  We have been a story board for many publications both in print and online. With our most newsworthy story is our New Igloos designed and implemented as the pandemic set in.  Also we have converted our indoor pool for dining only until pandemic guidelines change to make best use of the space, fresh-air system and beautiful atrium we call the Aqua Room for a unique dining experience.

Awards we have received have included the Best Marina, by Northshore Magazine for the past 8 years in a row! In 2020 & 2021 Marinas.com ranked Cape Ann Marina a Boaters Choice Marina as well as named part of the Elite Fleet of Marinas in the entire US. In 2021 Cape Ann Marina was again name in to top 3% of all marinas as a Boaters Choice Marina.

We have been in business for 49 years and have grown and changed, but still operate a true family run small business that have roots and values that live and breath New England Salt Life living…with a base desire to enjoy the water and boating life that so many can enjoy right here. We have hosted events, groups, celebrations, fundraisers as well as travel writers and more. We hope to continue to host the annual Bluefin Blowout Fishing Tournament where hundreds of people chase the kitty$ for the heaviest giant bluefin tuna!

Contact us for more information on Cape Ann Marina, the Hotel, Mile Marker One Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, Cape Ann Marine Sales & Service or what it is like to be the original home to Wicked Tuna TV series and more.

voted “DINERS’ CHOICE”,
by OpenTable, September 2022

OpenTable says…

“Our Diners’ Choice lists are unique in that they are powered by people like you and are based only on diners who we’ve confirmed have dined at a restaurant.”

Mile Marker One is a winner of Open Table Diners' Choice

Mile Marker One has made it on the Diners’ Choice list with OpenTable! We are honored. This award is made possible by our fans, like you, that booked, dined and reviewed us. We thank you very much and appreciate all the patronage.

OpenTable’s technology has been a great partner and allows our business operations to assist be efficient so our team can offer you the best customer experience possible.

When you use OpenTable with any restaurant, you help their whole operation from the booking, seating, service and experience. Thank you OpenTable!

voted “Best Marina 2022”, Editors’ & Readers’ Choice, July 2022

by Northshore Magazine

Official Best Marina Cape Ann Marina
Best Marina by Northshore Magazine

8 Places to eat by the water, June 12, 2022

by Jillian Dara boston.com

Best Waterfront Deck Dining

excerpts of the article, click to read the full story.

Mile Marker One Restaurant

The indoor dining room may be open year-round, but regulars recognize this Gloucester eatery as the dock and dine destination of the summer. Overlooking the flurry of watercraft action in Cape Ann Marina, including the restaurant’s own onsite lobster and scallop boats, diners may witness their catch being delivered on the spot. Mile Marker One’s seaside raw bar opened last summer, and it’s back for the season, waiting to treat guests to all the perks of a fine dining yacht club without all the fuss. Don’t forget about drinks: Mile Marker One infuses their own tequila used in the 4 Pepper Margarita, and is regionally famed for their Painkiller — salud!

How To Spend a Perfect Weekend in Gloucester Massachusetts, April 2022

by Sandi Barrett in Travelawaits.com

excerpts of the article, click to read the full story.

Mile Marker One Restaurant

When you put a modern twist on traditionally-classic dishes, you set the bar high. At the hip and casual Mile Marker One Restaurant, they offer the perfect storm: delicious food and outstanding views.

Nestled in the heart of the marina on the Annisquam River, you can watch the busy harbor comings and goings as you happily munch on delectable delights from the local waters. Starters like the sauteed mussels with sausage and garlic in a flavorful broth, or the caramelized pear and fresh burrata salad with greens and bacon are loaded with flavor. The signature horseradish-crusted haddock topped with super crispy leeks resting on herb mashed potatoes rivals the seared local tuna served with a mango, avocado, and macadamia nut salad and a silky cashew sauce. Add a chilled bottle of wine and you have marina dining perfection.

During the cooler seasons — everyone but summer — they have custom marina-made igloos for a semi-al fresco dining experience. The heated tents have window views of the harbor and create a private dining room for each party. The unique dining experience, enhanced by the water views, is the perfect addition to your Gloucester getaway.

Cape Ann’s Marina Resort
Just outside of the hustle of the downtown area is Cape Ann’s Marina Resort. Cozy rooms with a coastal vibe are on top of the waterfront action. From the extended deck, you can dreamily watch the harbor boats come and go, hear the chatter of local fishermen, and look on enviously at the yachts slicing through the local waters.

Enjoy a relaxing long weekend stay and a room with a gorgeous view, perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. You can dine on-site at Mile Marker One and then stroll along the docks to watch the picturesque sunsets on the rippling water.

The resort is undergoing a complete renovation of their guest rooms (several under restoration at a time), ushering in a modern and casual beachy resort feel.

Mile Marker One’s 4 Pepper Tequila Double Hot Chocolate with Shaken Cream and The Proper Irish Coffee get some press…
by Northshore Magazine

Mile Marker One Restaurant sits at the edge of the Annisquam River in Gloucester, and whether you choose to eat inside the restaurant itself or in one of its colorful, heated, nautical-inspired igloos that seat four to six people, don’t miss their 4 Pepper Tequila Double Hot Chocolate with Shaken Cream. 

The restaurant infuses tequila with four different kinds of peppers—three spicy, one sweet—to make its four-pepper tequila and mixes it with a double hot chocolate for a warm dessert cocktail that’s ultra-rich with a spicy kick. 

“We basically double the amount of chocolate and then we add the spicy pepper tequila on top of that,” says Patrick Hurd, general manager of Mile Marker One Restaurant and Cape Ann’s Marina Resort.

As if that weren’t enough richness, the drink is also topped with a generous dollop of super-chilled thick shaken cream, which packs a wallop of flavors, temperatures, and sensations with every sip. 

“It’s really fun because when it touches your lips, the cream is really cold yet smooth…the heat of the hot chocolate, and the sweet, and then the spice hits,” Hurd says. “It’s kind of a one-two-three experience.” 

For those looking to sip on less spice and more “nice,” try the Proper Irish Coffee: A piping hot coffee mixed with one cube of sugar and good Irish whiskey, and topped with thick shaken cream. 

Interview & Podcast – GoodMorningGloucester.com – February 2022
By Joey Ciaramitaro and crew

 

Post – GoodMorningGloucester.com – January 2022
By Joey Ciaramitaro and crew
Photos by GMG

Elite Fleet and Boaters’ Choice Award winners
by Marinas.com

Winners for Best Marina Boaters Choice

Learn more about Cape Ann Marina from our Gloucester lobster, Loblolly 
By Discover Gloucester

TV Feature – Dining Playbook – February 2021 – Igloo Dining
By Dining Playbook – featured on NESN TV

Interview – GoodMorningGloucester.com – February 24, 2021
By Joey Ciaramitaro and crew
Featuring Breakfast in an Igloo. Epic French Toast, The Mug of Love, Iggy’s Bagels and Smear, Breakfast Sandwich, Fresh coffee…view the Breakfast Menu

 

Article – BostonMagazine.com – November 23, 2020
By Nathan Tavares

Boston Magazine waterfront patios

Article –  NorthshoreMagazine.com – November 23, 2020 – Igloo Dining
By Sarah Shemkus, Photography by Elise Sinagra

 Interview  –  November, 2020 – New Bar – Spacious Dining – Aqua Room during the pandemic
By Joey Ciaramitaro

 Interview  –  June 11, 2020 – re-opening of the Bridge Deck
By Joey Ciaramitaro

Bridge Deck reopening video

 Voted North Shore Magazine’s
Best Ladies Night Out 2019

North Shore Magazine

 Voted North Shore Magazine’s
Best Marina seven years in a row!

Best Marina on the Northshore
Best Elite Marina Award by the boaters