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Five Bays Bistro

825 Main St, Osterville, MA 02655-2014
+1 508-420-5559
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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825 Main St, Osterville, MA 02655-2014
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Reviewed yesterday

Five Bays is a great spot for dinner. The food and ambiance are terrific, and the staff is wonderfully accommodating. We've been here many times and each time the experience has been excellent.

Thank 895wesleyh
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The restaurant is easy to find in the heart of downtown Osterville. Pretty plant covered front makes it stand out. The service was great and the food done well. Nice menu, with a great supplement of specials. Great for business, couples, family and friends.

Thank MissBell512
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Nice location in a cute downtown. Pretty space. Takes (and keeps) reservations. Strong menu. Delicious food. Did I mention the service? No? Yeah, that's the problem. When you have to ask EVERY time for water refills, something's gone wrong. When the staff walks by you...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Food here is great. Went twice last week and everything we ordered—sole, tacos, heirloom tomato salad, mussels marinara, desserts—was excellent. Service can be spotty. They take reservations at 6:30 and 8:30. We found by arriving at 7:15 or so, tables were being vacated and waitstaff...More

Thank N5416OGedwards
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

While all 3 meals were quite good, our waitress was snippy from the moment we sat down. She couldn’t get our bills right after 3 try’s of over-billing. Manager resolved w/apologies. Wouldn’t go back, no matter how good the food is. It’s imperative that restaurant...More

Thank SchatzieDavidson_NC
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I love halibut. Fresh halibut. That's about the only fish I eat. I noticed it on the menu as a regular item at Five Bays and my husband and I went, just for the halibut. It was dreadful. We both had it blackened. It arrived...More

Thank AQLily
Reviewed July 9, 2018

First time at this restaurant and we were not disappointed. A difficult reservation to get but with three weeks in advance we were seated in a nice comfortable table in this rather small restaurant. Very busy for a Friday night, but the service and our...More

Thank H6364SProberte
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Best place in town for a romantic dinner. Higher end yet still small and intimate. Good food and wine just wish they would switch up the menu more often. As s local I’ve had everything on the menu 3 times over.

Thank Chowbabe
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Visited with family the week after Christmas. Very busy for the day and time we visited. Service was very good. Food was very good as well. Two issues - It was very cold inside. Felt like a cold breeze blowing through. It was very cold...More

Thank 568thomask
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Love going to the BISTRO, staff super friendly and accommodating. Each time we have our favorites; swordfish, steak, scallops and oysters, but we do try to order at least ONE MENU ITEM to try!! Never disappointed!

Thank Esmosier
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 Main St, Osterville, MA 02655-2014
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Osterville
  • Phone Number: +1 508-420-5559
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Located in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages on Cape Cod, Five Bays Bistro offers modern yet classic food and atmosphere worthy of a major city. The Bistro serves award winning contemporary new American cuisine, with a more casual small plates menu at the bar.
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