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16 Chapman Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-2207
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Different but still good quality

Restaurant has recently changed hands but we were pleased with the additional menu choices. (We sat on the casual pub side so you can choose from either/ but the menu was a little confusing as to what the salad bar came with ) Our server was very friendly and attentive. Had the baked haddock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
JackandBetty
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Bristol, Connecticut
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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355 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We've visited the Ocean View often and have never been disappointed with the food or service. You can opt to eat in the pub or the full dining room. The seafood is great and the portions are large. Our server, TABITHA, was excellent--very efficient and cordial. In addition to their seafood entrees, their prime rib is excellent. Their desserts, such... More 

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Thank Les F
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Order came out wrong. When corrected the chicken came out raw. "Fresh" lobster salad came from a can.

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Thank Bill J
Bristol, Connecticut
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant has recently changed hands but we were pleased with the additional menu choices. (We sat on the casual pub side so you can choose from either/ but the menu was a little confusing as to what the salad bar came with ) Our server was very friendly and attentive. Had the baked haddock and it was outstanding. Plain with... More 

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Thank JackandBetty
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nice atmosphere, wide variety of beer, salad bar, friendly staff. Great pub attached, terrific bar menu, lots of flat screen tv's. If you're looking for comfort food this is the place.

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Thank Joe W
Methuen, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Rainy day, decided to go out for lunch, we've come here before but never again! The coffee was hours old, dark and disgusting. Should have taken that as a sign to leave. Our server was nice but extremely slow and there was only one other table with customers. The food was okay at best. The foursome at the other table... More 

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Thank Ellen R
Atlantic Highlands
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Went to dinner here with a group of friends. The food was great and the wait staff was very attentive to our table. Had a great meal, a great time and recommend this restaurant.

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Thank 522lynnh
NORTH DARTMOUTH
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

this little gem is just off the main st, went there for supper, it has a nice variety. i had the surf and turf backed stuffed shrimp and filet mignon and it was fabulous, my wife had the baked haddock and she loved it. this place is definitely worth checking out......

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Thank dphenry33
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Having enjoyed this spot for years, we were wondering if the new owners would maintain the great food at reasonable prices. We enjoyed the Lobster Thermador. It was prepared well and had a decent amount of meat. Prices are still decent for the Island. Not trying more menue items, I can't completely validate what the total food picture is like,... More 

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Thank Richard I
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Patricia F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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Thank Yoana1421

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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: Families with children, Large groups

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?