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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 #31 of 49 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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Prospect, CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Was here with my wife a few times on vacation...always eat here during hunting season. The food is great in the summer and the MV bay scallops in Nov - Dec are excellent!

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norwood mass
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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