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“Great View!”
Review of Lookout Tavern

Lookout Tavern
Ranked #3 of 54 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Called Lookout Tavern for a reason, the establishment has one of THE best water views on Martha's Vineyard! Overlooking the Nantucket Sound, the Lookout Tavern caters to both sea and land lovers alike. Known for it's amazing sushi, raw bar and seafood, Lookout also offers diners great sandwiches and burgers.
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Great place to view the ocean...right across from where the ferries dock at Oak Bluffs. I ate there twice! Food was good, drimks were good too! Would go there again for sure!

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

If you want to have a cold beer while looking out at the water, this is your place. The food isn't incredible, but a fried fish sandwich is good enough. The sushi is incredibly expensive, but it is the same all over the island.
Go for some fries and a cold one. Worth the view.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

Great food and service, highly recommended. The tuna melt was superb.

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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Although the raw bar here produced a good sampler plate, stay away from the buffalo shrimp(tiny, soggy) and the clam chowder. I'd have been happier opening a can of Progresso. Nice atmosphere and service ruined by food made with very little effort.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

It is newly renovated for 2012 summer. quite expansive, BUT, it is a sport bar feel with tall bar tables, with chairs with no backs.
The crowds at the end of May, 2012 are quite down-to-earth guys in their 20s, slightly out of shape, and very loud. But not obnoxiously. All tabled are occupied but hardly anyone was eating at around 7-8pm.

The meals are all sushis on one half of the menu, and the other shows fried appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and nothing on the serious dinner plate choices at around $11-15. Very inexpensive.

The portions are quite big. However, although they are fresh looking, the taste is unimpressive, in my friend's term. For me, just lame-No flavor whatsoever. Considering the setting, prices, and the food quality, and how they are served, I guess this place is for the young who would like to have a good time without feeling the pressure of ordering expensive meals or drinks.

If you are over 30+ and sit there to eat at night, not for a drink, and you will definitely want to find a corner. And, the waitresses do not pay attention to the dinner guests but for the drinking patrons.

My major complaints are
1. they never have a designated sit-down area.So, for me, it is a sports bar trying to attract the tourist with tavern menu. not that smart tactic, but whatever works to collect the tourist money, I guess.

2. There are young local males, who feel very comfortable, and scream loudly bext to the dinner guests, watching ESTN on TVs. And, the manager has no control of them. And, it was very much compromised situations, while many other guest would raise their eyebrows.

3. they use plastic cups, utensils, and plates, Too much waste comes out at the end of the day - very irresponsible, and This plastic everything is not a good way to showcase Eco Tourism on MV, not nice to the locals or for protecting the wildlife. This is why I drop their rating to 2 stars, otherwise 2.5 stars for my dinner experience.

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