Massachusetts June 26, 2016
These 11 Beachfront Restaurants In Massachusetts Are Out Of This World
There’s nothing like dining by the water. And what’s better than a waterfront spot? A beautiful beachfront restaurant, of course. Check out these awesome places to grab a bite by the surf.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Wellfleet Beachcomber, Wellfleet
This spot has been a Cape Cod classic since 1978. Perched on the sand cliffs overlooking Cahoon Hollow beach, the Beachcomber offers great lobster rolls, plenty of live music and an unbeatable seaside location.
2. The Beach House at Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham
You want fancy? Here's where you get fancy. Chatham Bars Inn is one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in the country, but their Beach House restaurant is open to non-guests seven days a week during the summer months. Sip a classy cranberry cocktail while soaking up the world-class ocean views. The restaurant's website states that "Cape Cod resort attire is suggested," so I guess that means bring your pastel shorts.
3. Sesuit Harbor Cafe, Dennis
It's hard to decide what's better here: the sunsets or the lobster rolls. In fact, StyleCaster.com recently ranked Sesuit Harbor Cafe's lobster roll as amonst the top 30 in America. Their Cape Cod Reuben is also a must-try: they swap out the corned beef for cod, coleslaw and tartar sauce.
4. The Red Inn, Provincetown
This place is a P-town institution, so you should be prepared to tussle with locals for one of the Adirondack chairs if you want to grab a sunset drink. Of course, dining on the deck is an equally great way to take in the harbor view and perhaps a few fresh oysters.
5. The Bite, Martha's Vineyard
Steps away from the beach and serving fresh fish from the Menemsha Fish Market, this spot is a tiny shack filled with awesome grub. Order the quahog chowder and you won't be sorry.
6. Liam's At Nauset Beach, Orleans
You can't get more beachfront than literally kicking off your flip-flops and plopping down at a picnic table on the white sand of Nauset Beach. You're going to want to get the onion rings.
7. The Barnacle, Marblehead
Okay, so you're not getting much beach with this one. While a small strip of sand does appear at low tide, a visit to The Barnacle is more about the blustery ocean atmosphere. Locals say that this restaurant makes the best Bloody Mary on the North Shore.
8. Ocean Terrace, Brewster
This is a pricey place, but definitely worth it if you're looking to have a special evening by the surf. Enjoy your seared scallops on plush cushions around a fire pit while listening to the sound of the gulls.
9. The Ocean House, Dennis
Wall-to-wall windows show off the Ocean House's amazing location right on the water. This place delivers sophisticated dining with a beachside-patio feel. Try the garlic fried calamari and the shortcake trio for dessert.
10. Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge, Salisbury
This upscale casual restaurant is right on the water, and takes pride in sourcing their seafood from carefully selected local fish markets. The sesame scallops appetizer is an awesome choice, and you can't go wrong ordering one of their classic burger entrees.
11. Popponesset Inn Restaurant, Mashpee.
A mere 50 feet from the water, dining at the Popponesset Inn Restaurant can make an ordinary weeknight feel extraordinary. The seafood is fantastic, but don't shy away from their turf-based offerings either.
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