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“Quality, freshness, and simple charm in Brewster” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brewster Fish House

Brewster Fish House
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Brewster
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Quality, freshness, and simple charm in Brewster”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

It was a nice discovery to come across the Brewster Fish House today, which had not been mentioned in our "Explorer's Guide" series book -- but the casual seafood place they liked isn't there any more. This was the best chowder we've had on our trip this week. It's made with clams and fish, plus potato and celery, and a touch of wine, light seasoning, and it has lots of character. The grilled scallops were fresh, tender, juicy, and sweet, and were accompanied by roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables. The large bowl of chowder was $8 at lunch and the scallop meal was about $14. Made for a perfect husband-wife shared meal. (Freshly baked bread, too.) Service was gracious. Atmosphere is nicely-appointed simple, and not a large place. Like most (if not all) of the Brewster center eateries, it's on Route 6A, the quieter road paralleling US 6, but not quite on the water. You need to go a few blocks north, or 7 miles south, for salt water beaches, or lots of places in between for ponds.

I don't think you can go wrong with the Brewster Fish House.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amherst, NH
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We have gone to the Brewster Fish House for the past 5 or 6 years while visiting the Cape in July. The food is absolutely delicious, and we've never had a bad meal there, although the menu is on the limited side, and not many options for children. Excellent cocktails as well. Service staff is very good. Restaurant seating and parking are quite limited, and you will most likely wait for a table (no reservations accepted), which is hardly unusual in July on the Cape. My one small complaint is that the restaurant could offer a bit more for the money, such as a small garden salad, instead of charging separately if you want a salad.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Always a great meal at the Brewster Fish House. Had a Beach Plum martini - Bay Scallops were fabulous!! Meat and cheese plate the best!

Visited March 2013
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always happy at The Fish House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Excellent food (try the scallops!), nice wait staff, beautiful atmosphere (love the dim lighting, festive lights), and once again, the food is spectacular. We highly recommend this restaurant. Nice place to meet for a drink at the bar, too.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Upping their game”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

We've been going to the Fish House for years and last night's dinner was the best we've had. Crabcakes in carrot soup with citrus salad were incredible, as well as the cod and mussels over soba noodles. They are really innovating--each bite was a sublime surprise. Go!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul B
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