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The Islander at Crosby Boat Yard

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72 Crosby Circle, Osterville, MA
+1 774-361-6552
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Description: On the water in Crosby Yacht Yard- watch the boats come in while you watch...
On the water in Crosby Yacht Yard- watch the boats come in while you watch the best sunset while you sip a rum punch & try a fish taco! Open Seasonally 7 Days dinner, Thurs-Sun lunch
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great location, But...

This place is waterfront, holds such promise and I want it to be great. Well, the nachos are great, the drinks are great, burgers are pretty good but after that, the food can be sometimes quite good and sometimes flat out inedible. Service is variable sometimes fair and sometimes good. One time... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
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marco island,fl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Our food came with 3 out of the four entries on completely wet rolls! The fries were limp & soggy too! Yuck! The fried rice entree was served cold. The blackboard special was "sold out" at 7PM on a Sunday night. Don't bother eating here. Five Bays Bistro is a better bet in Osterville.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This place is waterfront, holds such promise and I want it to be great. Well, the nachos are great, the drinks are great, burgers are pretty good but after that, the food can be sometimes quite good and sometimes flat out inedible. Service is variable sometimes fair and sometimes good. One time, one of my party ordered shrimp and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a nice dinner with two other couples. We usually sit at the bar and just get an appetizer, but the table service was nice. The "Pork Fried Rice" is really good - a fine risotto with pulled pork on top. I had the fish tacos which were also very good.

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Cleveland, OH
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Didn't eat here, but went for a drink after dinner. They have a nice porch you can sit on and enjoy the view.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We are no strangers to overpaying for food and drink, but if the food is delicious and the ambiance is spectacular, then there is value there. Unfortunately the portion size of entrees is appetizer size elsewhere. It is pricey for what you actually get. It was tasty enough, just small. We talked about what we wanted to eat when we... More 

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Boston, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I want to like this place because it is local to me but the food is terrible. A wedge of Brie with 2 steal slices of French bread and strawberry sauce you would get on an ice cream Sunday. No thank you. Service is very friendly. The nachos are okay. The fish of the day had so much Jerk spice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped in for lunch,place looked OK for a restaurant at a marina. Do yourself a favor and stay away!!! Waitress had attitude right off the bat,why? I don't know. My wife and I ordered drinks,watered down fruit juice @$10 per drink.I ordered fish sandwich @ $20 got a piece of some kind of whitefish that may have been steamed, absolutely... More 

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

They think they can set up shop in osterville by the water, put on some reggae, over charge for everything and serve garbage food? Please, stay away unless you are a rich, yuppy d0uche.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Service was good, canned beer (only) was cold, but that is where the story turns ugly... Unremarkable Chowder, routine caesar salad, Buffalo boneless chicken overcooked served with paper-paste dip plus tasteless frozen haddock filet plus 3 beers for $75, Huh? The food was awful. Summer might be better with fresh food and draft beer, but the prices are way too... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went here for dinner with friends. Small place at a boat yard with delicious food. Lovely Cape Cod atmosphere. Waitress couldn't of been more accommodating. The 3 of us had different entrees and we were all thrilled with the portions. This place does not deserve any negative comments. Can't wait to return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Crosby Circle, Osterville, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Osterville
  • Phone Number: +1 774-361-6552

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view

Description

On the water in Crosby Yacht Yard- watch the boats come in while you watch the best sunset while you sip a rum punch & try a fish taco! Open Seasonally 7 Days dinner, Thurs-Sun lunch

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