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“Absolutely worth eating here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean House Restaurant

Ocean House Restaurant
425 Old Wharf Road, Dennis Port, MA 02639
(508) 394-0700
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Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Dennis Port
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely worth eating here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I dined here once before a few years ago while vacationing on the Cape. And i always wanted to come back to dine here again. So when we were on vacation this past July we went back here for dinner and it was as good in every way as it was the first time. The service, ambiance, wine list, presentation and selection of food is just excellent. It is pricy and you must call in advance to make a reservation. But we'll worth it. My reason for the 4 star and not giving it a 5 star is because it is so noisy it does take away from a relaxing dining experience. However, it wouldn't stop me from going there again to enjoy the wonderfully prepared food

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Harwich, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“One of the few restaurants on the Cape that matches the view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Cocktails made perfectly! Food is creative, fresh, and delicious... always! Service is truly special! They make you feel welcome! The view, the design of the dinning room and the bar are spectacular! In the summer the outdoor beach bar is a wonderful place to enjoy a cocktails, food, ocean view and the scene. They have very talented musicians playing dance music a least once a week that makes my night more special!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful Atmosphere... but the wait was WAY too long!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is absolutely beautiful. But it is SO busy that it is nearly impossible to get a table in the dining room. We got there around 5:30 on a Friday night, put our name in and were told it would be an hour and half wait. Which we expected... and we were okay with tthat because you can sit outside and take in the beautiful view and have some great (albeit pricey) cocktails. The service outside is fabulous and it offers a lite fair. in hindsight, I wish we just ate outside... because we waited for about an hour and we were finally seated in the bar. But the bar was SO crowded, and the put us at a table that was not meant to fit three and literally had people crammed in all around us. It just wasn't a suitable place to eat. The food looked wonderful! However we were too hungry (and tipsy by this point) to wait for a table in the dining. My advice would be go on a week night or eat outside if it is nice weather!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Creative delicious food, beautifully presented, upscale elegant waterfront interior. Can't miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I am a local, frequent patron and the chef hits all the right notes whether you order Asian Fusion, simple grilled fresh fish or steak. The food pairings are inventive, beautiful, and varied in texture and taste--all delightful, Varied price points for menu items,and the apps are generous. The cocktails are interesting and elegant and the wine list is solid. Tables dressed in understated elegance with crisp white linens, orchids or single stems and serious stemware. We've eaten here dozens of times and never once had a "miss". The Valet parking is helpful especially on rainy nights. Make reservations days ++ ahead of time, and ask for a window seat. The ocean is visible from other parts of the restaurant since the section closest to the water is a step lower than the main floor. The restaurant is very popular and can be noisy (not rowdy) at times. Check to find out when music is scheduled because it's worth it. Located as evening beach-front dining, it is upscale and beach front attire would be inappropriate. Dress up a little and enjoy the scene. From 5-8 pm, while waiting for your reservations to be announced, you can go to the outdoor bar overlooking the beach (right next door behind the hotel) for a little nosh and a drink at the bar or a small table. Totally outdoors, It has heat lamps to keep you warm on August evenings and music most nights. When you make reservations, you might detect a snooty attitude, but just ignore it because the friendly, efficient waitstaff will make up for it in spades. If you want to eat well, be served by an attentive, knowledgeable staff and be happy even before you read the dessert menu, this is your place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely Evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We've enjoyed this restaurant in years past and weren't disappointed this time. Appetizers (yellowtail sashimi and burrata w/ grilled peach) were spot on. Entrees were satisfying. Spurgled by sharing a Chocolate Sack dessert - very decadent !

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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