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79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
(508)338-4666
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely view of the Lagoon

Saltwater has a very low key atmosphere. The food is American contemporary. Excellent view of the lagoon. Decor is very relaxing. They have a new chef who is making a name for himself. Nice place for a special evening out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Saltwater has a very low key atmosphere. The food is American contemporary. Excellent view of the lagoon. Decor is very relaxing. They have a new chef who is making a name for himself. Nice place for a special evening out.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We quite liked it. Given that they're closing in just a few days, they put out a very nice dinner and the waiter was great. Get in while you can.

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great food with various options, efficient and welcoming staff. Great water view during the day. Book at weekends, a it gets busy.

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North Beach, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Was a lovely restaurant, great food, little pricey $34 for 5 scallops. Too bad it closed permanently after Labor Day 2014. this is what the waiter told us was happening. So we were there for the last hurrah.

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34 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Call a full day ahead for reservations in season. The Raw Bar Sampler starter was great and works for 4 people. The Pork and Clams and Crab Cakes were also well made and flavorful. Figure $60 per person. The view of the pond and salt marsh are very nice at sunset.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

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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massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came on a Saturday night with no reservation. No problem! -have a seat at the bar, where one interacts with very cheerful and able staff, and observe the shucking ritual. The room is so appealing with high, high ceilings and a view of the saltwater pond; tables and banquettes not crowded together. Local beer available. we had oysters, salmon... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Vineyard Haven
  • Phone Number: (508)338-4666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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