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“Location is everything!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Bay Grill

East Bay Grill
173 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
508 746 9751
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Ranked #14 of 181 Restaurants in Plymouth
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Plymouth Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Location is everything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

East Bay Grille is located on the Plymouth Waterfront a few blocks north of historic Plymouth Rock and Mayflower II, which means it's not right smack dab in the middle of the area where tourists flock, year round. But this restaurant has longevity, a scenic view and some of the best meals in America's Hometown. This means that, even in the winter months, when the only reason to visit Plymouth is harbor vistas and Pilgrim Hall Museum (as just about all other attractions are preparing to open in March & April) the place is often packed or certainly very busy. Possibly it's mostly area residents but I have to think word of mouth has spread the accolades of dining at East Bay Grille.
I dine there often for business, 3 or 4 times a year for pleasure and also know that a gift certificate is a welcome present.
It was a gift certificate that brought us and our friends on a recent Sunday evening. We all ordered a variety of sea food, 2 different cod dishes, 1 Mahi Mahi tuna and one salmon. I didn't taste the other's meals (they all raved about them) but my Cod on a bed of spinach, on a bed of risotto was absolutely scrumptious... melt-in-my-mouth scrumptious. The beet salad proceeding the entrée was yummy (with both purple and golden beets) and a shared coconut-sprinkled ice cream desert with coffee rounded the evening out nicely.
It was also fun conversing with our waitress as we quizzed her on American southern geography (don't have a clue how we got there) and realizing that this young woman was both amiable and intelligent.
Next time you're staring at Plymouth Rock (as every American should do at least once in their life) turn north, walk about 10 minutes, turn right and get a seat, inside or, in the nice weather outside at East Bay Grille, and enjoy the food, the view , the ambiance and the fun-to-chat-with wait staff.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner on the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was in town for a business meeting and the hotel staff recommended the East Bay Grill (right across the street from where I was staying). It turned out to be a great choice. Nice ambiance where you could enjoy the bayside view and carry on a pleasant dinner conversation without shouting -- even in a dining room that was near capacity on a Sunday evening. Wonderful, attentive service and great food. A really enjoyable meal.

Visited December 2013
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Plymouth, MA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good and not so good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The food at East Bay Grill was very good. We both had seafood and it was fresh and tastily prepared. The not so good part come from the atmosphere. We were seated at an oceanfront table in very close proximity to the bar. Apparently the bar area is a hangout for after work imbibers and singles looking for mates. It was very, very noisy. We could hardly talk without having to shout across the table to one another. We go out on Friday nights to relax and talk over our past week and spend some quality time. We did notice as we were leaving that there was a dining area separate from the bar. The food was good enough to try it again but we would most definitely ask for a table far away from the "hangout" area!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Freetown, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The food was excellent! I ordered swordfish which came with asparagus and risotto. The swordfish was fresh and was a good cut of fish. I would of given it 5 stars but the waitress was extremely rude when I asked how thick the swordfish was.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Duxbury, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Just wasn't good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Went here the night after Christmas for a birthday dinner for a family member. We were a large party- 18 in total and we were seated near the bar. It took over an hour and a half to get served after being seated. We had turkey tips served pink and returned to kitchen only to come back the same. At 8:00 the band started. Whoever thought that a large party would want to sit next to a live band was wrong. It was extremely loud and we couldn't talk to each other. Food was just okay-a little high for the quality. $12.00 for a salad w/o any meat on the South Shore is reaching. Won't be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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