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Ocean View Restaurant

16 Chapman Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-2207
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Ranked #26 of 47 restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Brazilian, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Ocean View Restaurant and Tavern is an Oak Bluffs year round Martha's Vineyard local tradition. Owned and operated by the Jackson family for over 30 years, this establishment is known and loved by all the locals. Located at walking distance from Oak Bluffs harbor and the Steamship Authority Terminal is the perfect place if you are coming to visit Martha's Vineyard for the day. Ocean View Restaurant and Tavern is the Best Value for your Dollar, offering delicious full dinners with a salad bar in one of the two gracious dining rooms, or sit back, relax and enjoy pizza, sandwiches or many of the other signature dishes on the menu such as our Certified Angus Prime Rib cooked to perfection - "Best on the Island" or our famous succulent local (in season) lobster dish or our juicy Certified Angus Beef Burger cooked to order to name a few!
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English first
norwood mass
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Love the bar and grill have to wait til 5:30p for meal off menu. Raining, free popcorn if you want it. They could use some add'l help it was packed and one bartender and two overworked waitresses. Chicken pie was good, drinks good, just the wait was troublesome,will still go every visit.

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Lafayette, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Been to the this place many times with my wife. Usually for our anniversary. Most recently had shrimp scampi and prime rib. Both were very good. This is the kind of place you can eat filet and lobster in shorts and eat corn on the cob with your hands and not feel bad. Open year round on the Vineyard.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You can always count on the Ocean View restaurant for good food at a reasonable price. Nothing fancy, nothing cutting edge, no gimmicks - just fresh food prepared properly. You can't say that about every restaurant! I had the swordfish special and there was well over 1/2 pound to my portion. The rolls were hot and fresh and our meals... More

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White Plains, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Like the Wesley, the Ocean View is always ... there. Rebecca, our waitperson, couldn't be nicer and when we went back a second time, remembered our drinks! The food isn't gourmet but like those places you ate as a kid, you can count on it being good. The salad bar and the meals were good. I hope it is there... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

To start out, the "ocean view" is a view across a large field. The closest thing to an ocean is a small acquarium at the entrance of the restaurant that serves frozen sea food. The service was very unfriendly and the meals overpriced. Yet, it was the only restaurant to be found which was open on Easter Sunday.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Pizza, salads and sandwiches are always my choice. Friendly staff. Clean atmosphere with television to watch and popcorn to help yourself with.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

On October 19th, I flew up to Martha's Vineyard for the 68th MV Fishing Derby festivities weekend. Whenever on Martha's Vineyard I always make a point of going to the Ocean View for their Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. I actually was looking forward to this all weekend long and not until the last night of my long weekend there did... More

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Metro Atlanta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were celebrating our niece & nephew's rehersal dinner on Friday night. My husband had the Prime Rib & he said it was the best he's ever eaten. I had the Sole stuffed with crabmeat (scrumptious). My brother had the Chicken Cordon Bleu and he couldn't stop talking about it. Ron's homemade Bananas Foster was to die for; it just... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My family and I are summer residents and the Ocean View is our "go to" place when not cooking at home. Truth be told we always sit on the pub side...and enjoy the locals and the low key menu. The food is basic but consistent and always served with a smile from our favorite waitress...who by the way, works harder... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'm a year round resident and my family and I come to the ocean view often. It's one of the few year round restaurants open in OB. The food is consistent and I love their hodge podge (fried appetizer yumminess) and their Philly steak which is loaded with meat. The service is fast and super friendly. They almost become family... More

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