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Back Eddy

Seafood, Contemporary
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1 Bridge Rd, Westport, MA 02790
(508) 636-6500
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
High end restaurant excellent menu

Fine food, great location, good service, high prices. One of the best in greater Westport area. Would be 5 stars but for the crowds in summer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Frank I
Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States
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Westport, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could give a better rating but folks this place is not worth the price they charge. An example, hot dog for $9.00. !! The staff is either overworked or just don't give a damn. Took 45 mins to get our order and then it was fish overcooked and a salad that was actually warm do to hot... More 

Thank Mark P
Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Fine food, great location, good service, high prices. One of the best in greater Westport area. Would be 5 stars but for the crowds in summer.

Thank Frank I
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Try the brunch on Sunday's off season. It's just as good as the summer menu. The customized bloody Mary's are a nice start to the day. Had the Monty Cristo and it was different in a good way. The pickled peppers and turkey went very well together. My wife had the sweet bread French toast and it was amazing! Beth... More 

Thank Jonathan T
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

While the Back Eddy has a great locale, the food is mediocre at best. .....I keep going back hoping they have hired a better chef. I went for lunch on Saturday and was given their ONLY menu-which is THEIR DINNER MENU. (They do offer a different Brunch Menu on Sundays) Most people do not want a dinner entree at lunch.... More 

Thank Katherine L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

A great place for food in Westport with exceptional views! There is a great bar outside, the food is delicious, mostly seafood but they do have chicken and pork as well! Especially during peak season (summertime) call and make a reservation.

Thank Laura P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The location is perfect, great service but the food is nothing special for the price charged. Even the fish fry doesnt have the best fish. The drinks are expensive for what you get.

Thank Digger1007
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Visited the Back Eddy on the way home from Horseneck Beach. This is in a very nice location with great views. We had the Swordfish and the Halibut and it was good but not $30 good. We were disappointed in the prices and don't think we will be returning because of that. Plus, the parking was very crowded and it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had dinner for our annual "wrap up the boating season" dinner on Saturday Oct 10, 2015 at the Back Eddy. Only four adults this time ( we usually have 10 or more). We started out with drinks at the bar while we waited for our table. The wait was only 30 minutes. If you are a seafood or fish... More 

Thank ChristmasGirl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

View was stunning. Interior was plain and rustic. The service was adequate but nothing memorable . The food was average seafood. The colossal shrimp cocktail appetizer was fresh and tasty. Prices were higher than the quality justified. Would not return to eat for dinner. Sunset cocktails and maybe aps would be more appropriate.

Thank Don R
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Heard mixed reviews about this place. One thing everyone agreed on was it is pricey, as in $30 a plate. The view of the water is great but so not worth the drive or the price. The food was good but not $30 a plate good. There are too many really good seafood restaurants in the area that are cheaper.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bridge Rd, Westport, MA 02790
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: (508) 636-6500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 26
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?