10 Best Waterfront Dining Spots In Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Plymouth is known as the first English colony of North America and was founded in 1620 by pilgrims who landed here on the Mayflower. Presently, this region has evolved to become a popular tourist destination, especially near Plymouth Rock and the waterfront areas. This town is filled with a myriad of eateries, found in the general area around Water Street including the Waterfront and Harbor regions. As these restaurants are unique, so is their price range and menu, although seafood is a typical cuisine on every list. From upscale, casual and seasonal dining options, this town has an exclusive restaurant to suit every personal interest and satisfy every palate. Explore the best waterfront dining spots in Plymouth, Massachusetts offering a unique and an exceptional gastronomic experience.

1. East Bay Grille

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by East Bay Grille on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Enjoy a unique culinary experience in this casual and welcoming restaurant nestled in Town Wharf, Plymouth and offering a daily sizzling blend of a contemporary and classic menu and brunch on Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm. This eatery offers a warm and casual atmosphere with three dining spots to choose from including the beautiful waterfront patio with scenic water views, and a lively bar area and ample dining area in the cozy interior. Some of the top items on their menu include choice cut steaks, varietal plates of pasta, fresh seafood, and highly sought-after appetizers.

East Bay Grille

Address: 173 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: East Bay Grille

Opening hours: 11am - 10:30pm (daily)

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2. Tavern On The Wharf

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Tavern on the Wharf on Friday, April 29, 2016

Appreciate the beauty of the ocean as you dine in this typical restaurant situated on the Historic Plymouth Harbor. This eatery offers a wide assortment of delicious cuisines including appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches, ocean-fresh seafood and much more. The restaurant is large and spacious featuring a 230-seat dining room in the interior and a beautiful outdoor patio with 125 seating capacity. You can choose from the full range of wine, beers, and cocktails offered in the 23-seat bar. This restaurant also welcomes private, intimate dining, parties and other special events.

Tavern On The Wharf

Address: 6 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: Tavern On The Wharf

Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 1am; Sun: 10am - 10pm; Mon - Wed: 11am - 11pm; Thu: 11am - 12am ; Fri: 11am - 1am

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3. Anna’s Harborside Grille

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Posted by Anna's Harborside Grille on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anna’s Harbourside Grille is situated in the heart of the historic Waterfront District and offers homemade modern American dishes and authentic Greek fares. You will love the rustic decorations of the eatery’s interior with an open kitchen and high cathedral ceilings. Admire the panoramic ocean view, as far as your eyes can see as you savor one of Anna’s signature martini beverages. Come with your family or friends to enjoy the unique taste of native cuisines offered in this cozy restaurant with excellent and friendly services.

Anna’s Harborside Grille

Address: 145 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: Anna’s Harborside Grille

Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)

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4. Salt Raw Bar + Fine Cuisine

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Posted by Salt Raw Bar + Fine Cuisine on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Spoil your taste buds with the delectable dishes offered by the talented kitchen staff and chefs of this restaurant who are only obsessed with offering authentic and seasonal food. Also nestled in the historic Waterfront in Plymouth this restaurant offers an assortment of local craft beers, craft cocktails, an extensive wine list, and a delicious food menu. Kick back in the comfortable interiors or the cozy outdoor seating area and enjoy food from the plethora of items on the menu. The eatery strives to feed everyone’s dynamic palate while offering the best hospitality.

Salt Raw Bar + Fine Cuisine

Address: 170 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: Salt Raw Bar + Fine Cuisine

Opening hours: Sat: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Mon: 11:30am - 8pm; Tue - Thu: 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 4:30pm - 10:30pm

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5. Lobster Hut

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Lobster Hut, Plymouth on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This casual restaurant is located in the historic Plymouth harbor and aims to serve quality, healthy and tasty dishes. The interior of the eatery is not fancy or impressive, but people who drop by are more interested in the breezy outdoors, scenic harbor views and the exceptional seafood. This iconic restaurant has been serving the community with a delectable menu for 40 years, especially the sumptuous chowder, lobster rolls, and fried fish. If you enjoy dining al fresco with scenic views and delicious seafood, then don’t forget to drop by Lobster Hut for the best experience ever.

Lobster Hut

Address: 25 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: Lobster Hut

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun - Thu: 11am - 7pm

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6. Wood’s Seafood

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Posted by Wood's Seafood on Friday, September 24, 2021

Do you wish to try out new varieties of seafood dishes? Then look no further than Wood’s Seafood, the home of seafood culinary art. Wood’s Seafood is a family-owned enterprise, serving a range of fresh seafood. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, featuring 50 seats, and unobstructed views of the commercial fishing fleet uploading their catch at the historic Plymouth Harbor. Don’t miss out on ordering some of the most sought-after dishes on their menu include shrimp, oysters, whole clams, and fried scallops.

Wood’s Seafood

Address: 15 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: Wood’s Seafood

Opening hours: 11am - 8pm (daily)

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7. Surfside Smokehouse

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Posted by Surfside Smokehouse on Thursday, March 24, 2022

The concept of this restaurant was born from the owner’s former establishment (B-ACK Yard BBQ). The eatery’s culture is to offer tasty dishes made with the highest quality ingredients and low and slow cooking methods. Surfside Smokehouse mainly serves traditional New England seafood and authentic Southern barbecue and also presents the most beautiful views on the South Shore. Kick back in the 60-seater bar and select from a range of craft or canned beers or the refreshing fruit-blended drinks. Check out this restaurant for an exceptional al fresco dining experience in Plymouth.

Surfside Smokehouse

Address: 14 Union St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: Surfside Smokehouse

Opening hours: Sat: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm; Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9pm

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8. Mamma Mia's of Plymouth Waterfront

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Interested in some authentic Italian fare in Waterfront, Plymouth? Then look no further than this restaurant inspired by traditional family values. For over 45 years, Mamma Mia has been dedicated to serving traditional Italian food at a reasonable price. The eatery offers a spacious and cozy dining space in the interior and an outdoor dining deck with beautiful views of the surrounding harbor. Savor the unique taste of their homemade pasta, pizza, sandwiches, appetizers and more.

Mamma Mia's of Plymouth Waterfront

Address: 122 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: Mamma Mia’s of Plymouth Waterfront

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm

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9. Isaac’s Waterfront Restaurant

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Take your family to this beautiful waterfront eatery offering a sizzling menu, special kids’ menu and scenic views of Plymouth Waterfront from almost every seat in the ambient dining area. The restaurant specializes in providing a blend of American dishes with a seafood bend. Savor the significant portions of their cuisines, including the favorite shrimp apricot and chicken at affordable prices. In case you are planning a special event in Plymouth, Isaac’s Restaurant offers a fantastic hall, ideal for family functions, bridal showers and more.

Isaac’s Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 114 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: Isaac’s Waterfront Restaurant

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm

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10. The Shanty Rose

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Posted by The Shanty Rose on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Don’t forget to visit this small restaurant on the Plymouth Waterfront. The restaurant mainly serves a full seafood meal, brews, and cocktails. Visit this eatery on weekend nights for some karaoke entertainment while you enjoy some of the finest pub food in the region. The restaurant is small, what you might best describe as hole-in-the-wall and it also offers an outdoor seating option for a leisurely dining experience.

The Shanty Rose

Address: 16 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

Website: The Shanty Rose

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 11:45pm; Sun - Thu: 11am - 11pm

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Experience world-class culinary fares

Town Wharf, Plymouth, Credit Don Teague Photography
Source: Photo by Flickr user Massachusetts Off... used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Plymouth in Massachusetts is known for its history, culture as well as its unique dining scene. As a result, the region is a world-class destination for experiencing great dining and a lovely time. Make sure to hit the top waterfront dining spots in Plymouth for the best culinary dishes the town has to offer.

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