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“Great Food, and great music” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Merchant

Island Merchant
302 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4003
508-771-1337
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Ranked #93 of 176 Restaurants in Hyannis
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Boston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Food, and great music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were a group of 8 guys who were hungry after a round of golf. The food was excellent and very creative. People had the pulled pork sandwich, potato salm and the cod and everyone had more than enough to eat and good quality. they let us take our time. The desert was also different and very tasty. Prices was very good. The music was excellent!! I have recommended the restaurant to many people going to the Hyannis area.Some of the guys were lied the Cape Cod beers. I was suprised that they were not that busy for a Saturday night in September, hope they stay around.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Loved the potato chip encrusted tuna. Service was friendly. Good variety of choices on menu, all interesting and unique.

Visited September 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“simple with a touch of elegance and romance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Cozy little place at the end (or begging depends where you start your walk ) of Main street. It can get very busy and a bit noisy but full of locals which is always a good sign. You can expect a nice music and tasty menu, friendly and unassuming service; they will let you sit after you finish your meal and simply enjoying the music. Portions a reasonable sized, not too little but not soo big that you feel stuffed to your ears. Clam Chowder didn’t have too much potatoes which is often a problem for me, appetizers were inventive, as not boring "same thing everywhere type", y had style and small twist, and finally our salad was fresh didn’t soak it too much dressing and smoked pork had an actual smoked taste with a touch of home sauce. Decorations on the wall in the shape of windows make place seems bigger then it is and give it this romantic flair with welcoming and pleasant atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Cod
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We arrived at the Island Merchant about 6PM and were the only customers. Decided that we should check out the menu before we committed to staying. The menu looked good and we had a recommendation so we decided to stay. First we had an appetizer of Nan Bread with Shrimp and Beans. This was excellent and we then knew that we had made the correct choice to stay. Three of us had Taco dishes two Cod and one pulled Pork, the fourth person had an Island Merchant Burger. The Tacos were served in an oblong dish divided into 5 sections, each section had a different ingredient for the tacos. This was a perfect way to serve this type of meal. The burger had a slice of pineapple, cheese and a fried egg over easy. Not your typical cheese burger but much better than most. The wine by the glass is a good pour in a decent wine glass. The service was great and as we ate the restaurant began to fill up. They have live entertainment that starts at 8:30. I will go back again and also try their other restaurant The Islander at Crosby Boat Yard in Osterville.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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plymouth, ma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Won't be visiting again.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I too purchased a Groupon and was also told I needed a reservation. There were also empty tables when we arrived, but the person doing the seating said that those were reserved, but they were empty for the next 30 minutes after we arrived. We had to eat dinner, which was a disappointment , at the bar.

I was also surprised that our server, also the bartender, never offered another beverage after the first, as we were having soft drinks, but the couple next to us received plenty of attention with refills of wine without being asked at all. I would not recommend this establishment with or without a Groupon.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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