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“Better than ever”
Review of Bayside Restaurant

Bayside Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 31 Restaurants in Westport
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Jersey
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Better than ever”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

I used to go to the Bayside when I was in high school in the late 1960's. I love everything about the place, including the chowder, which I will admit is thinner and less creamy than most of the "great" chowders that we talk about today. The historic and classic preparation, especially in southeastern New England was this thinner version. Enjoy it for what it is (deep quahog taste) or move on to many of the other well-prepared items on the menu. I love their fried clams and scallops!!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A New England Luau”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

It was a long drive but we were rewarded with a wonderful seafood lunch. Fried clams were big, plump and un-greasy. Baked scallops flavorful and hot. I upgraded my order from the regular french fries to their etherial eggplant-fries: they were delicately crisp with a creamy interior -- even eggplant doubters at our table enjoyed them. It's a very casual place, decorated like a New England luau. Service is leisurely in harmony with the decor, so don't be in a hurry.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Kutskurina
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Brooklyn, NY
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Post-Beach Meal”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

No wait for indoor seating BUT it is warm and a bit stuffy. There is just a ceiling fan, no AC. Slow service but VERY good food.The kid's pasta tasted homemade although the marinara sauce was very watery. They get extra credit for having eco-friendly take out cups & boxes! Large portions too. We will most likely return here the next time we visit Horseneck Beach.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank NYCPandora
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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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416 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Archetypal beach place”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Everything about this place is exactly what you would expect from a beach restaurant. Which is in one sense, predictable, but is also a welcome end to a great day at the beach. The view is phenomenal - animal sanctuary in the foreground, pristine blue waters in the background. Definitely go for the outdoor dining. The food is not bad, by resort town standards - prices are within reason, options are extensive, and food is generally well-prepared. I had a lobster roll, which was a little small but tasted very good, and it came with beach-style fries. My wife had the fish & chips, which was very good, and she ordered it with the sweet potato fries which were excellent. We waited a long time for our order, but then again they were quite busy.

Overall, a good choice!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank jays165
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Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Yummy food!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Bayside is a busy place, particularly on weekend evenings. But, the wait is well worth it. There's outside seating under large umbrellas. There's also indoor seating. Pies and cakes are homemade. Yummy! There's a board with daily specials. All the food is organic and generally local. There are local sodas and beers. Service is good. Prices are good. The view is excellent. The restaurant is across from the Audubon Society and near the ocean.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Coral G
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