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“Sunset Drinks”

Fishbones Bar & Grille
Ranked #23 of 53 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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.
Trinidad
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Sunset Drinks”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Four of us needed to kill a half hour waiting for a table at The Coop restaurant nearby, so walked along the harbour front until we came to Fishbones. We had a couple of drinks at their very practical four sided bar with seating,serviced by an incredably efficient female bartender who coped well with a large group of patrons. This section of Oak Bluffs is very crowded on summer evevings- you are fortunate if you find a parking space within half a mile but the "buzz" makes it worthwhile. Whilst we cannot comment on the food the we can recommend the bar .

  • Visited July 2013
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Agawam, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
446 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Waterview”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Waiting for the Ferry to return to the mainland, Fishbones was a great place to have a cocktail with a view of the harbor.

This location was perfect to watch for the Ferry docking and to people watch as the patio is on the path that is in front of all docked boats. The restaurant and bar were very busy and everyone was enjoying themselves. Other patrons were also waiting for the Ferry to dock. A nice place to spend our last minutes on the island before returning home.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Loves2Research
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Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Better Options Than Here”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

While their location is convenient to the Ferry and the view is nice, our experience wasn't great. The service was very slow (and there were lots of empty tables), waitress wasn't attentive, and the food was just "okay". My experience on MV is that there are many other choices that would have been better, especially given the prices.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Rob K
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New Hartford, Ct
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lunch with a view”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Had lunch here with friends and food and beverage were good, service was a bit slow, which was odd given we visited when they were not very busy. Regardless, sitting there, sipping on an adult beverage while we overlooked Oak Bluffs Harbor, hard to beat that. We all enjoyed our food, my only complaint is that my buffalo chicken fingers were served on "paper" in a plastic basket, not on a plate, and as I cut into them, sauce dripped through the basket and into my lap. I'll ask for a plate next time.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Wendy S
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Fishbones G, Owner at Fishbones Bar & Grille, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback. We apologize for the issue with the buffalo fingers. They are supposed to be served with side plates so there is no mess. We have alerted the staff and reminded them to use side plates in the future. Thanks.
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New Jersey
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Waitstaff tried”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Definitely not an "upscale" restaurant like others mentioned. Ordered a stuffed lobster tail because did not want to crack lobster shells tonight; instead got a full lobster with the stuffing (mostly bread) on the side. Oh yeah, and it was cold in the middle. Staff offered a free beer for my troubles.

Just an ok restaurant

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank PatsDynasty
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Fishbones G, Owner at Fishbones Bar & Grille, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
We apologize for your experience at Fishbones. We investigated what happened during your service and discovered that the kitchen staff had misread the ticket and prepared a steamed lobster rather than a baked stuffed lobster. The proper response would have been to get you the correct lobster, not send out stuffing. We have retrained our kitchen staff in the proper procedures to ensure it does not happen again. Thank you for your feedback, as you can see from our recent reviews we have completely revamped our kitchen staff, servers and procedures to ensure that we always have top quality service and staff. Thank you again for your response.
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