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Saltwater

79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 23, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

When we arrived at Martha's Vineyard our goal was to delve into the Vinyard culinary expirance immediately. So we choose Saltwater as our first choice to have our first dinner during our week long stay. For appetizers we indulged their chilled seafood raw bar platter of little neck clams, oysters and chilled lobsters. It was fresh, sweet and delicious. Three... More

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Essex County, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had higher expectations for an establishment at which dinner and drinks for 2 (with tip) nears $200. The Saltwater staff were personable and attentive. Overall, the food was very fresh, but the swordfish was overcooked slightly, and my $40 steak was quite a let down (wrong cut, cooked slightly over temp led to a tough, bland bite), The potato... More

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have never had a bad meal here. Everything is superbly cooked - the oysters I had last night were sweet and tasted as if they had just come out of the water, the soft shell crab was cooked to perfection. The piece de resistance is the dessert: salted vanilla ice-cream with caramel sauce. Definitely save room for that -... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a resident and wow we're not disappointed! The raw oysters and clams were great and the main courses very tasty. Get a table by the window and you'll have a great location for a romantic meal. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Saltwater has been one of our go-to places since it opened a few years ago. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, the service is good and the food is always very nice. Not much more to say than that - not much more one can ask of a restaurant, especially one in a resort community that is only open a... More

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Hancock, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Everything about The Saltwater was delightful! The view was wonderful, staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious! Everything was prepared, seasoned and presented perfectly! This place is a gem - and I'm happy it was our choice for my birthday dinner!

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Oak Bluffs
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

From parking ease to decor/ambience to menu/wine selections to attentive service to the variety and excellent presentation of the menu choices, Saltwater is ultimate stars, in my book. Sitting and enjoying the beautiful and serene water view allows you to feel that you have escaped to pure pleasure.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The daughter of a friend used Saltwater for a wedding reception. The shrimp, canape's and hors d'ourves were the best I have ever eaten. The wait staff handled the crowd with aplomb and the drinks were found abundant by all.

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Toronto
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you love seafood you will love Saltwater! Lovely restaurant with a great view over the water. Scallops were out of this world.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Food was great, service was impeccable, would highly recommend it. Caesar salad was a bit spicy, but good. Try the salt water ice cream for desert.

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