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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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English first
Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure where to dine for my birthday, so I did some research on line and chose Blue Canoe. I'm so glad I did!!! The decor is elegant/understated, the location on the harbor can't be beat (watching the sun set and the ferries come and go - heaven). The food was outstanding, and the service was great, too. We'll... More

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Our dinners were moderately expensive ($38 and $36) but we enjoyed them. My filet was not as tender as I expected, but my husband raved about his Gassy Cod.Waterfront view and very nice and efficient waiter. We added one side salad, one glass of wine, and two cups of coffee and our tab was slightly over $100.

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Old Saybrook, CT
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227 reviews 227 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This particular spot has housed a number of different restaurants through the years. All have shared a wonderful view of the harbor. And all have been a mixed bag when it comes to food. Blue Canoe has some interesting dishes, but preparations vary. I had a striped bass special that was great and properly cooked. My wife had the lobster... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I found this place to be exactly what I was hoping it would be- a cozy, elegant, seaside restaurant with fresh interesting food, a good selection of wine, and nice service. Well, I got it all. I went back the next evening. If you want to go lighter, try a Knife and Fork Caesar with some seafood. They had a... More

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Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant is very conveniently located a short walk from the ferry exit in Vineyard Haven. We were pretty hungry getting off of the ferry so we stopped in here for lunch. The atmosphere was nice. We had a table on a balcony right by the water. The food was very good. The lobster roll was very large and tasted... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We sat outside on the deck which overlooks the marina, a very nice view. However, the food at Blue Canoe was just average and expensive. Our daughter had the steak which was great, my son had the hamburger which was okay, but the fish dishes were a disappointment. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. You can not bring in... More

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East New Market, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed the sunset and light breeze as we were seated on the rear enclosed porch. The view of the water was so pretty. We had reservations because we were celebrating an anniversary. We had both red and white wine that was recommended by our waitress. Perfect. The portions were huge. I had scallops over risotto. Best meal in a... More

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Just loved it. We were celebrating and went at the last minute without a reservation. They tried to accommodate us (very busy in summer season). They put us up on the "roof top". Just beautiful. Best seat on MV, but a bit chilly. If you try for the roof, remember your sweater. When we told them we were chilly, they... More

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Saugerties, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The food here was good and basic but overpriced ($20 bacon cheeseburger), but you're really paying for the fabulous view of the marina. Our waiter was really something special, he advised us against a dish because it wasn't traditionally prepared and people had been disappointed throughout the season. He also gave us excellent advice about where to bike and what... More

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Bethesda, MD
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173 reviews 173 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The striped bass is expensive but wonderful. Couldn't finish the risotto. Sitting on the deck outside over the water is picturesque.

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