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16 Chapman Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-2207
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Ocean View Restaurant and Tavern is an Oak Bluffs year round Martha's...
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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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
MIsleading website

We ate here last year and had the whole lobster special for $19.99. Special was still advertised on-line so we went back - this time with 24 people. No more special and only explanation was they hadn't changed it on-line - but they knew it was still advertised. We were disappointed and felt... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Patricia F
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate here last year and had the whole lobster special for $19.99. Special was still advertised on-line so we went back - this time with 24 people. No more special and only explanation was they hadn't changed it on-line - but they knew it was still advertised. We were disappointed and felt mislead but stayed anyway (where could we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a good place to have fresh seafood and some drinks, Food, service and ambiance never disappoints, we've enjoyed every meal we've had and look forward to many more.

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have been a big fan in the past, but I won't be returning. First of all, the menu on line has the prices listed as about 20 per cent less than the actual price when I showed up to pick up the food. They used to have some of the best onion rings on Island, no longer. They were... More 

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

No ocean, no view, poor service, and a dinner that I returned as one I could not eat. Drawn by the knowledge that this restaurant was under new management, a small group of us decided to give it a try. What a disaster. Not only was the fish not fresh as declared by our waitress, but the presentation was a... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After going here for years, we heard that it was under new management. The change was pretty transparent with only a minor glitch the night we were there.Overall, it seems the same-I hope they keep it that way. When we go back out, we'll definitely go again.

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Ocean View has a full restaurant and a pub. We ate at the pub, a locals favorite. Excellent variety of draft beer, and many menu items to choose from. Great pub atmosphere and fresh popcorn is available free (and as much as you want). The Reuben, Fish Sandwich, Beef Stew, and Fried Clams are all great but there are... More 

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Waldo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went in October. Not our first time at this restaurant, but probably the best time. It was lobster night (a weekly occurrence) and the lobster was delicious, and relatively inexpensive for restaurant lobster. Okay, probably cheaper at Larsen's in Menemsha, but there's barely room there to eat. This is a real sit-down restaurant, carpeted, plenty of servers. Killer martinis.

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This review is of the pub. They have a typical pub menu but everything is prepared well, consistently. They have excellent specials including the occasional lobster dinner or prime rib if you prefer. The bartenders know what they are doing. They can make a special cocktail or give you something right off the menu. Great play to relax and chat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fresh sea food. Selection of vegetables rather limited. Bar stile restaurant (high chairs and tables). gets quite busy and a bit loud. great view on harbour. No free WiFi, a bit of a letdown in this respect. Food and beverages are served on discardable plates. Beer in plastic glasses. Relatively expensive taking the plastic dishes into account. clean toilets. Friendly... More 

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Prospect, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times but had not been in a few years. We ate in the bar and I was not impressed. They used to have a good salad bar but it is not what it used to be. We only paid 5.99 but it was not worth it. The server told us to go get... More 

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Additional Information about Ocean View Restaurant

Address: 16 Chapman Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Phone Number: +1 508-693-2207
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Italian, American, Brazilian, Seafood, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Chapman Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 508-693-2207

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Brazilian, Seafood, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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