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Ocean View Restaurant

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16 Chapman Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-2207
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for their Monday Night Lobster Special. We had the lobster rolls for $15 ($17 for sautéed w butter) w homemade chips and cole slaw. It's a very full lobster roll and delicious. You can add the salad bar or chowder for $3.99 more. Salad bar is good too w many choices. On Martha's Vineyard this is a good... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice waitress who had our table in the bar area and a station in another part of the restaurant. Consequently slow service and we were basically ignored. My go-to chicken Caesar came with bland anchovies and blah croutons though the chicken was very good. Some of the chicken was undercooked and had to be sent back. Then it took forever... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking can be dicey in the summertime and they do not take reservations so get there when they open at 6 pm. The food is consistently good and the serve yourself salad bar is really one of the best on the island. The prime rib is very good and so is the Lobster. We have never had a bad mead... More 

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful dinner!! Liked it so much we went twice. Tavern menu is great. We enjoyed dinner in dining room served by sweet Charlotte. I had prime rib, ( end cut) it was outstanding. My husband had seafood both visits. Seafood Diane was prepared perfectly. Lobster bisque loaded with lobster. Best popcorn in the world ( self serve in bar area)..... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We ate our last dinner at Ocean View. We didn't have a reservation but were seated immediately. We went on the recommendation of a frequent traveler to M.V. We were told this is where the locals eat. It obviously has been in business for many years and is big enough to handle large crowds during high season. Its menu was... More 

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Thank Bruce O
NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I understand that the original Ocean View was 3 stories and did offer a view of the ocean but was rebuilt as a one story so while they kept the name don't come here expecting a sea side dinner. While the view was nothing to write home about the food was quite good. Nice menu variety with items like Lobster... More 

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Middletown, CT
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Not award winning. Good food and decent value on island. Good place for families and kids. Nothing exceptional here but good people, service, and potions.

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Thank Administrator12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is one of a few restaurants I go to here. The food is real good, but a little pricey. You have 2 choices of menus which helps with the undecided.

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

First time in since new ownership ,salad bar was great food was excellent and our server Jackie did a great job. So glad,we have eaten there thousands of times over the years,and will be back thousands more !!!

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Thank aruba1111
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Been to Ocean View numerous times and would go back, food is good, service as well usually you can get a table and little to no wait

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Chapman Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 508-693-2207
Description
The Ocean View Restaurant and Tavern is an Oak Bluffs year round Martha's Vineyard local tradition. Owned and operated by the Jackson family for over 30 years, this establishment is known and loved by all the locals. Located at walking distance from Oak Bluffs harbor and the Steamship Authority Terminal is the perfect place if you are coming to visit Martha's Vineyard for the day.
Ocean View Restaurant and Tavern is the Best Value for your Dollar, offering delicious full dinners with a salad bar in one of the two gracious dining rooms, or sit back, relax and enjoy pizza, sandwiches or many of the other signature dishes on the menu such as our Certified Angus Prime Rib cooked to perfection - "Best on the Island" or our famous succulent local (in season) lobster dish or our juicy Certified Angus Beef Burger cooked to order to name a few!

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