Massachusetts November 10, 2016
6 Massachusetts Restaurants Right On The River That You’re Guaranteed To Love
At these Massachusetts restaurants, you’ll be served a delicious meal with a side of stunning riverside views. While there are plenty of
unassuming yet amazing dining spots in the state that can whip up an incredible meal, sometimes that “wow” factor is all you need to make a dining experience unforgettable. Check out the spots across the state where you can tuck in within sight of a beautiful, winding river.
1. The Rapids Bar & Grill, Huntington
This place is definitely one of the most stunning on our list. The Rapids Bar & Grill specializes in classic American fare served right over the water. It's stunning in any season, and you might have a hard time concentrating on what's on your plate with a view like this one. When you do tear your eyes off the river scene to study the menu, opt for one of the burgers. They're fresh, flavorful and perfectly cooked. (200 Worthington Road, Huntington)
2. The Cove Restaurant & Marina, Fall River
If you're looking for incredible riverfront ambiance, The Cove is a good bet. Set right on the edge of the Taunton River, this place combines traditional regional fare with a modern bar and music scene. Their craft cocktails may even make you as giddy as the breathtaking vista. Try seafood small plates like the calamari and lobster rangoon, or opt for something a bit heartier like their delicious steak tips. (392 Davol Street, Fall River)
3. Old Mill Restaurant, Westminster
This charming and historic waterfront restaurant has been serving eager diners for almost 100 years. It's a former saw mill, and patrons can seat themselves within view of a gorgeous dam waterfall. The atmosphere inside is cozy and bright, but you may be spending most of your time here gazing at the swirly waters of the river as it gurgles under the restaurant's covered wooden bridge, and over the sparkling falls. You won't want to miss the chicken pot pie, but be sure to sample the fresh pecan rolls, served before dinner. (69 State Road East, Westminster)
4. Sundancer's Cape Cod, West Dennis
Sundancers has been a Cape Cod entertainment staple for years. Their food is simple, but fresh and always tasty. Most people think of Sundancer's as place to stop by on a weekend night, but you can skip the crowds and long waits by heading over for lunch. If you're in the mood for a bit of pre-meal exercise, rent kayaks a bit down the river and paddle right up to the restaurant. Definitely try the fried pickles – they're cut like french fries instead of chips, and totally delicious. (116 Main Street, Route 28, West Dennis)
5. Shea's Riverside Restaurant & Bar, Essex
If you don't feel like waiting in line at Woodman's for a great fried seafood haul, head next door and check out Shea's. Their fare is fresh and delicious, and the view is unbeatable. Situated over a peaceful river estuary, you can sit near the window and watch the boats paddle out to the ocean. Definitely try the clam chowder if you're not in the mood for fried food, or pick up a shrimp burrito for a tasty seafood meal to-go. (112 Main Street, Essex)
6. Swan River Restaurant & Fish Market
Whether you want to grab something from the take-out window, or sit on the deck and soak up the incredible scenery, this waterfront eatery won't disappoint. If you choose to dine in, you'll be treated to views of Swan River, edged by beautiful flowers and a wide-open sky. The raw bar is a huge plus, and is stocked with a large variety of fresh fish and fixings. Try the bacon-wrapped scallops to start, and move on to the baked and stuffed shrimp. This place is also a full fish market, so be sure to pick up a bundle of fish or shellfish to cook up at home.
What’s your favorite place to dine on the river in Massachusetts? Let us know!