Brine Oyster Bar
The kitchen stays open until 10:30—or maybe later on weekends, if there’s demand—to make sure hungry commuters get their fill of oysters, chops, and crudo. Indulge in a late-night glass of champagne with some caviar, a carefully prepared cocktail, or our favorite, the Bacon + Egg: a delightful combination of fried oysters, house bacon, a poached egg, and salsa verde.
38 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8479, brineoyster.com
The Franklin Cape Ann
On Fridays and Saturdays you can order pasta, steak, or seafood at this friendly spot until midnight, and the rest of the week until 10:30. On Thursdays, the Cape Ann Big Band brings the tunes.
118 Main St., Gloucester, 978-283-7888, franklincapeann.com