Waterfront and oceanfront dining reaches perfection in Massachusetts

Come to a waterfront or oceanfront restaurant in Massachusetts for seafood and delightful views of the sea, shoreline, boats, marinas, and sunset.

For more great waterfront dining, click here to visit our "Find a Restaurant" section on the VNE Blog, or Dock and Dine at New England Boating.

Dunes Deck - Winnetu Oceanside Resort - Edgartown, MA
Winnetu Oceanside Resort

At South Beach on Martha's Vineyard -- 31 Dunes Road Edgartown, MA, 02539 Phone: 508-310-1733 Toll-Free: 866-335-1133

Water views, fresh seasonal fare, stellar service all on the menu at this island resort restaurant

Ocean breezes and fabulous views, fresh seasonal takes on American cuisine, stellar service and a casual, island vibe: Welcome to Dunes, the on-site restaurant at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort on South Beach. Dine inside or al fresco on the deck at this charming restaurant, a favorite with guests and locals alike. Start with oysters on the half shell or lobster tacos, or chowder or a panzanella salad. Entrees might include Maine halibut, a New York steak or, on the weekends, ribeye for two or a shore dinner. Soak in the water view while sipping on a signature cocktail. Dunes also serves lunch and breakfast (seriously consider the eggs benedict with Menemsha lobster, or gigantic Sunday cinnamon buns with butterscotch pudding filling).
Water View from Meritage 500x250 - Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA, 02119 Phone: 617-439-7000 Toll-Free: 800-752-7077

Creative menus, artfully presented, and a fantastic view, make this restaurant a must

Dine by the shimmering waters of Boston Harbor at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, the nationally recognized restaurant at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Vivid, bold flavors are plated like works of art, and ingredients to those fabulous meals are sourced daily from local markets. Start your incomparable dining experience with Ahi Tuna Flatbread, then move to King Crab Mac and Cheese or a Baked Stuffed Lobster. For dessert, choose from a daily selection of house-made ice cream and sorbet selections. Enjoy a glass of bubbly, wine, a craft beer or signature cocktail while you admire that view. The restaurant also serves delightful breakfasts, lunches (you’ll want to sample the raw bar) and an afternoon tea. There’s a full children’s menu with all their favorites.
Burger & Fries - Seaport Hotel Boston - Boston, MA
Seaport Hotel Boston

One Seaport Lane Boston, MA, 02210 Phone: 617-385-4000

Fabulous harbor views complement fresh, creative menus at this waterfront hotel bistro

Boston’s Seaport District is known for its memorable dining, and no restaurant is a better example of fine food in a fabulous atmosphere than TAMO Bistro + Bar in the Seaport Hotel. The vibrant bistro’s playful menu features the freshest ingredients from New England farms, the Atlantic Ocean – and the waterfront hotel’s own rooftop herb garden. Honoring Boston’s ethnic neighborhoods, the bistro offers everything from Italian North End-style pizza to New England chowder in a modern, casual atmosphere with floor-to-ceiling views of scenic Boston Harbor. Hand-crafted cocktails are a specialty, along with the neighborhood’s friendliest service. Experience the feel of a private dining experience inside in the LOFT or Living Room or sit outside on the seasonal open-air terrace.