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Blue Canoe Waterfront Grill

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52 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Lobster Mac and Cheese!

The food here was amazing all around. What stood out was the lobster mac and cheese...incredible. Staff was very nice, the atmosphere was a litte crowded, decor just ok. But you are definitely here for the food. Yum

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Staten Island, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
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Staten Island, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The food here was amazing all around. What stood out was the lobster mac and cheese...incredible. Staff was very nice, the atmosphere was a litte crowded, decor just ok. But you are definitely here for the food. Yum

Thank KSquared37
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The food is consistently good, service is same, waitstaff dosen't hover and helps each other out. The location seals the deal.

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anywhere for a good meal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Hadn't been here for a couple of years..and just happened to turn in for lunch one day. Had a very good meal experience although service was a little slow..and no wonder...the wait staff has to hike up a flight of narrow stairs to get meals to the second level. They deserve, and got, a decent tip. We both had salads,... More 

Thank chuckiek
Brandon, Vermont, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Food and ambience were great until they seated 3 couples with 7 children 4-7 years old at the main table. No attempt by the parents or staff were made to control the 10/10 noise and poor behavior. The entire experience was ruined.

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Dover, Massachusetts
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food was great and the view of Vineyard Haven spectacular . Although a bit pricey everything was delicious and truly enjoyable. The service was very good. I had a blackened swordfish steak sandwich that was excellent. My daughter enjoyed the lobster roll. This was a nice take in.

Thank WBDover
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

It's been awhile since my last review - a baby got in the way of going out much. Anyway we ended up in vineyard haven one night looking to try a new place that was reasonably kid friendly. Online reviews led us to the blue canoe. Initial impressions were good. Location was nice over looking the harbor. They had a... More 

3 Thank tfrisinger
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Guests in our party being allergic to fish need options, which they provide. The Chicken Forrester is in a superb sauce.

1 Thank Marcia M
Key West, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We have enjoyed the Blue Canoe several times. High quality food and most of all, a very inventive menu.

Thank Kip C
Holbrook, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

For the best experience, get a table outside on the deck to enjoy the harbor view. The service was friendly but slow and confused. We were the first to sit in our area but the last to get our food served. Even the 3 tables surrounding us noticed and made a comment. The Riesling mojito was a surprisingly decent drink... More 

1 Thank sneakyright
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Positives: It is on Martha's Vineyards and it is on the water Negatives: The prices are outrageous even by Boston standards and the quality of what was served for the king's ransom prices was poor. I had a lobster roll, which cost $28 and involved random bits of lobster claws loosely packed in a hotdog looking bun. Doused in lemon... More 

3 Thank Laura A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Vineyard Haven
  • Phone Number: 15086933332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?