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Blue Canoe Waterfront Grill

52 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA
508 693 3332
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you go to the top floor, there's a walkway with tables. We sat their for drinks and appetizers. Perfect view! The drinks were amazing as well; I had The Diva (a new specialty drink) which I highly recommend. This restaurant is on the pricier side though.

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This time of year can be hit or miss with both service and food. We don't always get the greatest of help on island in summer to provide top notch and get what you pay for satisfaction. Well that was not the case here at The Blue Canoe. I do go out often, I am from the island and sad... More

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Cleveland, OH
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I dined at the Blue Canoe on Monday night and couldn't be more pleased with our experience! The sunset from our downstairs table on the porch was breathtaking, and our meals (although 5 or so minutes later than we should've expected them) were wonderful. Our waitress was attentive and her recommendation of the Pan Fried Tomatoes and the Grassy Cod... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Last week while on the Vineyard we made a reservation for 5 at the Blue Canoe. The atmosphere and food were amazing, unfortunately the praise stops there! The service was a joke at best. Our waiter was more interested in being funny than being a good waiter. He often referred to himself as our "handsome waiter". We waited for everything... More

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MA
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20 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant last night. There were 4 of us. I had asked when I made the reservation not to put us on the catwalk. It started when I open my silver wear and it was filthy. Not sure how some could wrap silver wear in a cloth napkin without noticing.We asked our waitress for bread since we... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our meals were all served cold. The hostest was incredibly rude and when it began raining she would not allow those tables sitting outside to move in even though there were empty tables available. The crab cake spring rolls were soaked in grease and also cold. The salad was old and tasted fishy. It's really one of two restaurants in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to like about the Blue Canoe. It has a uniquely beautiful setting, overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor. It is almost magical to dine outside in a gentle ocean breeze on the deck as ocean night falls, watching the Steamship Authority ferry glide to port, illluminated from within. The food selection is wide enough and the prices, though... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

After a great experience here last year, I was surprised at how many things were done badly during last night's dinner. Things started well as the staff were friendly and welcoming. Perhaps the longer than estimated wait for a table and the need to confirm our order after the order slip got lost should have been a sign that the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I came in for a meal. Place came highly recommended by the ferry coordinator even after we decided to come here already. Charlotte our server was fantastic. Very attentive, but not overbearing. We had the lobster fritters and bruschetta for apps. Lobster fritters were loaded with claw meat not covered in dough. The bruschetta came with an... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We half expected another mediocre meal in this holiday town that caters for visitors who are here today and gone tomorrow. What a lovely surprise to be greeted by the charming waiter Jonathan (who was cheerful even though his team had this afternoon lost to the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup third place play offs!) who was very attentive... More

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