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88 Wharf
88 Wharf

88 Wharf Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.88wharf.com
  • Email: inquiries@88wharf.com
  • Phone: (857) 598-4826
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Ken Rogers
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: 88 Wharf can accommodate private parties during the hours in which we are not open to the public.
  • Private Party Contact: John Collings (857) 598-4826
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment every Thursday Night!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adams Street
  • Public Transit: Milton stop on the MBTA Red Line stops across the street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking plus valet service available.
A word from 88 Wharf
Upscale American Cuisine in a beautiful riverfront setting! Perched on the banks of the neponset river overlooking the Milton Yacht Club, 88 Wharf offers upscale service and cuisine at affordable prices with a view that is priceless!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We could not have been more disappointed. The service was very poor from the moment we walked in to the moment we departed. Ignored by the host, forgotten at the bar, a one hour wait for our food, 25 minute wait for a drink. As for the food, all in our party agreed it was average. One diner had an undersized portion of fish, another had a tough steak and the short ribs were short on flavor and tenderness. The location and space itself is terrific. I would absolutely not recommend this restaurant unless they can pull off a miraculous improvement in service and food quality."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Was our first time at this restaurant. Looked like a pretty setting. Something was off for a Saturday night. Our waiter was new and awkward, but beyond that we waited 45 minutes for our drink order, and longer for our appetizers. The cocktails were not made well, and served in inappropriate barware. We were told that they ran out of martini glasses? After being there for 2 hours we asked if our dinner was almost ready...or if it had been made yet. We left for another restaurant. The dining room was not busy for a Saturday night, so something was not right. New chef, new waiter, and seemed to be a new bartender. They all need training. Too bad since the spot looks like it will be nice for outdoor dining once the weather allows."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Third time at the Wharf, it keeps getting better. Love the decor, the size, and the area...but this weekend it was the food that was the star. Perfectly cooked filet, yummy brussel sprouts and dessert. The coffee needs improvement to equal the quality of the meal. We did wait at the front a short while, while the host chatted with friends at the bar...not a big deal, but he could have been more attentive."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our second time since new management and new chef. Both times the food and service were excellent. We were very hesitant to return ( had a really bad experience years ago and never returned) but through word of mouth from a friend that ventured and had a really good experience we decided to try it out . Menu has something for everyone. Had the salmon, swordfish, duck and steak. All were expertly prepared as ordered. The sides were great ( except baked potato) and the sauces I wanted to eat with a spoon. Definitely worth going. Can't wait for the patio to open in May. You have to give 88 another chance. It is worth it!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Second visit to this restaurant. Beautiful decor and lovely setting. Two negstive consistencies: Despite not being in any way full, service was very slow ~ 15 minute wait for drinks, ~ 30 minutes for entrees. Wine selections were terrible. As with the first visit, the first three wine selections were out of stock. Good food, when it arrived but this visit would have been a nightmare with kids."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "88 Wharf offers a pleasant and unhurried dining experience. The braised short ribs was fork tender along with the side dishes of herb roasted fries and mushrooms. The portions are ample in size and their presentations are inspiring. The informal atmosphere provide a relaxed dining experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We returned to 88 Wharf for the new Italian-oriented menu. It turned out to be adequate but still disappointing. Some confusions by the waiter didn't help, including mixups on a side dish and salad dressing. No espresso, when there's an Italian menu!!! Most of all, we picked the 88 because of an email ad from them featuring an enticing, juicy-looking, rare Prime Rib. What I received was a gray-on-the-outside slab of meat between medium-rare and medium, a bit tough but with OK flavor -- altogether more like a sirloin steak than a prime rib. Onion soup (with neither melted cheese nor crouton), sauteed mushrooms, and brussels sprouts were all decent, though the sprouts were a bit overcooked. My wife had better luck with her shortribs & sides."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The location is nice -- very quiet serene but the service and food was not that great! Food was pretty flavorless. But I was able to have a conversation without a lot of noise. Service was poor, could have been more attentive. This is a great spot for Senior citizens who have diet restrictions."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had a reservation and were seated promptly in a mostly empty dining room. The couple in front of us were asked if they had a reservation and when they said no, they were told they would have to sit in the bar. It was early in the evening and this made no sense. Our server did not appear until we notified the host that we had been waiting for 20 minutes to order drinks. No apology and she was very rushed. While the food was perfectly fine, it was nothing spectacular. There was a large table set up next to ours waiting for a large party of about 16. While we were eating we were treated to a loud conversation between the waiters about how they were going to split up the table and the tip."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My friends drove from the North Shore to join me for diner and absolutely loved Wharf 88! It was easy to get to - the food was amazing and they loved the scenery!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "88 Warf is close to home good food and very good service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I am a Miltonite I would love to see 88Wharf improve and Valentines Day would have been the perfect opportunity The problem was the flow of service. Whoever was in charge should have made sure that all patrons were served with their drink and bread. We found that from the time the drinks were ordered it was >than 30 minutes between order and seeing any food..most of the time no bread was offered.. People around us were frustrated. On a positive note, the food has improved and had it not taken 2hrs to get the food, the evening wold have been great"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food in a quiet setting. You can linger over your conversation and not feel hurried. Free valet parking an added bonus!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The new menu at 88 Wharf has really improved the dining experience from a food perspective. The restaurant now has its own role in the evolving food scene in Milton/Lower Mills. I hope they keep it up. The portions are right and so are the choices of proteins and sides. And on the two occasions I was there the food was simply and well prepared. The wines by the glass could use an upgrade as could the training of the servers. Our server told us we were not at Chili's!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I took my wife for a 5:45pm Saturday night dinner. Our server, Andrea, was very friendly and very prompt. I ordered the house Pinot Noir, which I thought was a little pricey at $11 a glass. My tuna tartare was delicious. I loved the avacado in it. My wife's clam chowder was the right consistency of creaminess and didn't have too many potatoes, which ruins clam chowder for me. My filet was ok but nothing spectacular. My wife enjoyed her pasta dish. We unknowingly started talking to the owner, Frank Viola, on the way out at the bar. He was very friendly and wanted to make sure we enjoyed our time. I enjoyed the overall experience and plan on returning during the summer when the outside area opens."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "88 Warf is back on track with consistently good food and service. Close to home and lots of parking."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Hadn't been here in awhile & was pleasantly surprised at the improvements all around. We ordered salmon, done perfectly, & braised beef , equally as good with great sides. Our server , Josh, was very helpful but left us alone to enjoy our dinner. A real hidden gem worth the visit."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We love right down the street so I enjoy having local places to go to but the good was so so at 88 Wharf. Recently they had made some changes and we decided to take advantage of the dinner with Santa night. I'm so glad we did. The restaurant was not crowded at all and Santa was walking around engaging with children. They really enjoyed it. But onto the restaurant since Santa is a once a year thing the good was delicious. My husband had the skirt steak and I had the short ribs and both were very flavorful. The service was quick which was nice for antsy kids. I think their kids meals are priced on the higher side but the kids enjoyed their meals. I'm def excited to have a good meal here and pass it on to neighbors."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Every dish was excellent Crab cakes Brussels sprouts outstanding"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Great service, beautiful setting, wonderful food - a must if you're in the Milton/Lower Mills area!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "It was a pleasant surprise to have such delicious food at 88 Wharf . We have dined at this restaurant often , and this was the best experience ever . The sides were outstanding , and the selections were many . We will be back for more great food ."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "lovely small restaurant tucked onto the Neponset River waterfront in Lower Mills...only 5 minutes from expressway. The menu was excellent as was the service."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Food was great...service was ok. Our server seemed inexperienced, spilling our drinks as he walked over. He was very friendly and hard working, just kept forgetting our requests."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "It was quiet enough to talk which was nice for a change!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "88 Wharf is wonderfully situated -- right on the water, so there is outside diining in warm weather, and a nice view in the cold weather. The food was uninspired in past visits, but it has improved a lot... new chef? new menu? A definite go-to place!!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "While overall rating is Very Good, there were small details missed on the service. We were seated without the wine/drink menu. They brought the wrong salads (but we had correct salads within minutes). When giving us our food, the servers did not know who ordered what. On the plus side our server made an excellent drink recommendation."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Hoping for a romantic setting by the marina quickly was off set by slow food delivery & a small table next to a fire hydrant by a wall. 1. Pearcocktail was okay 2. My bf and I ordered salmon & swordfish, both were dry & poorly seasoned...not seasoned, I suppose they figure the side sauce option could drown it in flavor....wrong. We would have requested another dish but wee waited 40minutes & instead enjoyed catching up with another couple we knew who walked into dine together. Best part was they bought us a drink ... in pity most likely lol the tiny "marina" was somewhere but couldn't tell bc our seat was by a wall and as I leaned in my seat to try and look outside I knocked my elbow into a fire hydrant...now THAT would have been exciting!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Excellent food and a great,attebtive server. Only thing that could be better would be more entree choice."
    Dined on 7/13/2013