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Ocean View Restaurant

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Italian, American, Brazilian, Seafood
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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, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
New Management

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Jessie D
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Stratford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Edgartown, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Stopped everyday during our vacation. The bartender was great the drinks even better. The atmosphere is great and the value is the best on the island.

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Bilthoven
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We came here on recommendation of a nice boutique owner in the city but we were very disappointed. We had our table outside which can be very nice but there was absolutely no light when it became dark. The gasfire went out and when we asked if they could light it again they didn't do anything about it. So we... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Reliable is the word for this place: no culinary awards but a satisfying meal at a good price in this neighborhood favorite. You can eat in the bar or the dining room, the menu is wide ranging and spans from pizza to prime rib (Fri,Sat). And (YES!) there's a salad bar--not especially extensive but what's there is top quality and... More 

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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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?