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“terrible to bad because a great location”

Fishbones Bar & Grille
Ranked #21 of 52 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located at Dockside Marina right by the Hyline Ferry overlooking the Harbor. Fresh grilled entrees, Tacos, seafood, raw bar & refreshing drinks. Home of the upside down drinks. Under new ownership since 2014.
Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“terrible to bad because a great location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

our waitress was very strange attitude also the bermuda chowder horrible is not supposed to be like that and the clam chowder floating in olive oil and some kind of red oil and i am not picky could not eat it we got check charged me for a lobster roll then corrected it then the credit card slip had 2 bills and 1 receipt i signed 1 and gave it back took the other 2 why was there an extra bill---

  • Visited August 2012
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boston
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Getting Better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Poor old Fishbones, just haven't been able to get it right, but I think they are on their way. Some new faces in the kitchen is helping out A LOT, and they really are in a great location so you can't beat the view. Only place that I know of on the island that serves shark, and they do it well, so we love going there just for their delicious shark bites.

Visited August 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
“amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

I've been to Fishbones Restaurant 3 times in my last 3 visits to Martha's Vineyard and Oak Bluffs.Each time it has been a great experience.The staff was courteous and kind and right at the ready to serve my friends and I.This past time we sat at the bar and ordered drinks from the bartender who not only was very nice,quick with a joke or 2 and just all around ready every time we needed anything.The bartender was always at the ready each time I needed a ginger-ale or Eli's root beer.And yes they were busy,very busy and just starting out for the day.No matter what time you go there ,the staff was right on the money each time.I loved it..Don't listen to the naysayers and the negative ,go there for a good time with friends and realize,that no one's perfect,but Fishbones was a great time for my friends and I.What more coulkd you ask for?

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Drew G
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“So good the first time we went back again this trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Great food, Great price, and great service! We enjoyed their deck seating with a view of the docks. You are only feet away from the water. Décor and everything about it was fantastic. The first time we enjoyed lunch here so much we decided to go back rather than try somewhere new. We plan to stop on every trip to MV.

  • Visited July 2012
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Homer, Louisiana
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“Bubba H”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

we met some really nice people here. In the evening time the Fishboes is alive local people and lots of conversation, they welcomed us and made us feel right at home. One aftenoon we sat at a corner table in the restaurant and enjoyed drinks and watched the sun set. Fishbones is loocated on the water, and there is so much to see there all the time.

Visited July 2012
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