Landfall Restaurant
Landfall Restaurant

Landfall Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://woodshole.com/landfall
  • Phone: 5085481758x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: 7 Days: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: 7 Days: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Roscoe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Landfall has Friday and Sunday night entertainment. We feature live bands with dancing. 10:30pm - 1:00am

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water St.
  • Public Transit: During the season there is a local trolley that runs every half hour from other Falmouth locations. Also, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority has buses running continuously throughout the day.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Woods Hole has plenty of parking options. There is metered street parking and private lot options during the day. At night, there is free metered parking, and additional private lot options. All lots are in comfortable walking distance. And of course, Landfall is at the end of the Shinning Sea Bike Path, and we have plenty of bike rack space.
    If you are a boater (under 20"), we have the only free docking space in Hole.
A word from Landfall Restaurant
A spectacular oceanfront restaurant featuring fresh local cuisine - lobsters, swordfish, clams, scallops, seasonal fin fish, steaks, and salads. Constructed of wood taken from ship wrecks and boards from old buildings, Landfall"s dining room is authentic Cape Cod. Your table is directly over the water. Serving lunch and dinner. Celebrating our 69th season. We will attempt to accommodate specific table requests, but they are not guaranteed. For parties of 8 or more, please call.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Landfall Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (76)special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (32)romantic (29)good for groups (25)kid-friendly (24)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (18)great for outdoor dining (10)fit for foodies (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (8)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Charming place, nice view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The restaurant is a great place, with its history, location and decor. The food is ok (avoid the meat, seldom seen such a burned piece of filet mignon). The service was so so, maybe tired after a long season?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    MoBeachMan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dinner, food, drinks and our server were all great! Came 2 weeks in a row.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Arrived at our 730 reservation time to be seated at a lovely window seat at sunset. Our waitress was prompt bringing water and taking drink order. Everything on the menu looked delicious so we took our time watching boats on the harbor and perusing the menu. When we got our food, ( lobster savanna and broiled seafood) everything was amazing. Very romantic setting with impecable service and such tasty local food. Will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They forgot my dinner
    diningtiger
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Last Friday, my server brought me the wrong entree (the fried fish platter rather than the broiled fish platter). The waitress, who was very sweet, apologized, left my wife's scallops at the table, and told me she'd be back in a minute with the correct order. 5 minutes later, the waitress advised me that my dinner would be out in a few minutes...she then disappeared. 20 minutes later, I told another server to bring me the check and forget my dinner. 5 minutes later my dinner appeared, and I told them I was no longer interested. A gentleman (maybe the manager...who knows?) asked me if anything was wrong, so I told him. He walked away, came back, handed me my check and said only, "mishap". Stunning lack of customer service...or caring.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Desiread
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had yet another wonderful dinner at the Landfall on August 20, 2014. We asked to be seated by the window and we were in a beautiful spot. We both had seafood that was fresh and delicious. A perfect night!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food!
    WHITMADINER
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was delicious. We would come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family favorite
    HealthspeakerVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We took a business associate to dinner here tonight. As always, very good food and service. The swordfish is just delicious. Thanks for making us look good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood and steak
    caesarsmum
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While the salads and sides are unremarkable, the fresh swordfish was spectacular and the filet mignon tender and delicious! Have booked twice recently through Open Table and were seated at an oceanview table both times.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Classic
    diner56
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been going to the Landfall for years. Great location on the water in Woods Hole. They make great drinks. Try the Bloody Mary. Our lunch was good and the cobbler was delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best overall
    nysmind
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Wonderful place for New England seafood & ambience. Make reservations in advance & request a water view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best romantic restaurant
    Mar1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great food great atmosphere. The best restaurant in Falmouth/Woods Hole area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and location
    LEGG
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We really liked the Landfall. It is casual yet full of atmosphere, staff were super friendly, and location is just awesome. Food was delicious. a winner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed.
    Jean
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is wonderful. Have taken out of town vistors here on several occasions. Has now become a tradition for my Kansas City friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ordinary food
    Needhamfoodie2
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Honored our reservation but food was ordinary; broccoli not cooked and gluten free bread (at $1 extra) was ice cold. Service was good. For food in this price bracket it was disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The bread they served at dinner was the best tasting bread we have ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    Kodiak
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I ate at Landfall Restaurant to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. We requested a water view table and were lucky enough to get one of the three overlooking the ferry terminal and waterway. The service was good, the food excellent although I wish they did not allow people to smoke outside the open doorways while your table is 15 feet away. I would suggest getting there early as there is limited parking as we had to park many blocks away at a meter and feared we would get a ticket before returning to our car.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatsrus
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Landfall is a gem and I would recommend it to anyone whether you have kids or not!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Fenway
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Landfall is a gem. We shall return! Only blip is that parking in Woods Hole is always a challenge ... Particularly when the restaurant's lot is full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This restaurant has a beautiful waterfront location. The food however is only fair and the business would greatly benefit from an improved menu and perhaps a refreshed chef. There has to be excellent fresh seafood available and lots of local farm fresh food also. It is not evident in the quality of foods served here though. A great shame for a wonderful spot.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed service
    Kritter
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Landfall is a great place, but we were a bit disappointed this visit. Even though we had reservations several days in advance, and even though we had requested a table outside or at a window with a view, we did not get it. We were buried near the back where we could hardly see anything but other diners. When we were served our food and drinks it all came out so fast that we were unable to have the leisurely meal we had planned. We don't often get an evening out without the kids and were looking forward to it, but we found ourselves paying the bill just a little over an hour after we arrived. I think if I am paying $30 an entree I should be able to relax and not feel that the wait staff is trying to turn the table quickly to make more $.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for out-of-town visitors
    HealthspeakerVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I took two teens and an adult who are from a land-locked state to dinner. Service was helpful, as always, the food quite solid. They had lobster which they loved; it was well cracked so easily eaten but still "authentic" looking. The swordfish is simply outstanding. We had a terrific table. Thanks for making me look good!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good seafood, great ambience
    Dusty
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    One of our long term favorites for seafood on the water front of Woods Hole next to the famous oceanographic institution and Martha's Vinyard ferry. Plenty to see as the sun set in the west illuminates this New England scene...best for dinner but come early in the summer as it is popular with both locals and tourists.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VirginiaDiner
    VirginiaDiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were visiting family at the Cape and were so pleased to find this restaurant! The view was lovely and the food was fresh and very well prepared. We especially enjoyed the Clam Chowder - a real treat! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite oceanfront lunch spot
    FultieVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have been coming to Landfall for lunch for many years. Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dining Experience
    2foodies
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    You can't beat the view, but in addition you have excellent food and what appeared to us, the best managed dining room within 100 miles. Plenty of wait staff, attentive, attractive and competent. Kudos to whoever is running the place. Well done. Keep it up.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok
    dinner4four
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We were looking for a delicious seafood dinner with a view. The restaurant website indicates that there are several public parking lots and street spots adjacent to the restaurant, but none of those were obvious to us. We parked in a lot, but weren't quite convinced that we wouldn't be ticketed or towed. 7:00 reservation time and were seated promptly near the French doors, overlooking the water and dock. The food was just ok. The Portuguese garlic toast was dripping with butter and soggy, the scrod was fresh but bland, the chowder was fine. The open door near us was blowing in a strong ocean wind and the cigarrette smoke from people sitting on the dock. Our waitress was ok, not friendly and forgot my glass of wine but it was very busy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall nice dining experience
    Licht
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Limited menu. Would like to see more variety and specials. Food and service is always good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelming
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My swordfish was somewhat overcooked and bland. The baked potato was more steamed than baked, skin soggy. The salad was limp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Cape Restaurant
    Rarphantom
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you are looking for great food and the atmosphere to go along with it then Lanfall is it. Right on the water next to where the Ferry leaves from. Very New England menu with the seafood that you would expect. Baked stuffed lobster is pricey for the size, but it was delicious. Have been going here for years and still great. Definitely will have a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Woods Hole must experience
    MandKdinewell
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    While the Landfall menu isn't exactly imaginative, they consistently deliver great, fresh, old fashion new england seafood specialties (e.g., lobstah, fried clams, fisherman platters) amidst old nautical stuff with a terrific view of Woods Hole water activities. It is a bustling place and typically a bit loud. Good service and offers outdoor seating land-side. Free parking (mostly) with validation. The Landfall Restaurant has been a Woods Hole institution since 1946 -- Pricey but well worth the experience at least once.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Nice but a little pricey. Most dinners $31+ bit can get some lighter fare fish and chips lobster roll clam roll for $20.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Our favorite dining spot on the water. Wonderful view along with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A trip highlight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Stumbled onto this place through opentable. Had a great Lobster Savannah and bottle of wine then enjoyed hanging out by the fire pit. Will come back if we ever return to the Cape. Lots of locals at the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch in Woods Hole !
    Mimi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyable meal on the Waterfront. Fresh seafood, friendly staff. We will return !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Landfall Reataurant
    Ginger
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I keep going back to this waterfront restaurant in Woods Hole. People who make reservations have seating priority and this night we were at a window where we could see the boats. My out of town friends were quite impressed. The food was fresh and tasty. Mostly fish on the menu but chicken and steak choices also looked inviting. We never felt rushed and had a three hour dining experience. Oh, and parking is right around the corner at a lot. Of the many restaurants available in the area this remains my first choice whether for a casual lunch or dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The perfect birthday spot
    karleats
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Birthday lunch at Landfall is becoming an annual tradition - to bad my wife has hers in December when they are closed. Food was great, service was great, and the view is our beloved seascape where the Vineyard Sound meets Buzzards Bay. You can watch the ferries coming and going, and a cormorant gave a diving exhibition right under our window. Life is good, even taking the "year older" factor into account!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the best in woods hole
    gundemberg
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The best restaurant in woods hole. Nice view from harbor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woods Hole Dining
    Jersey
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Awesome place to get a bite to eat before catching the ferry to Martha's Vineyard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Kathyf
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a very pleasant evening. First time I have used OpenTable and was nervous, but we got there, reservation was there and my request for a window seat was granted. Could not have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay, nothing notable.
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Stopped in for quick lunch while biking down to Wood's Hole. Didn't order the lobster bisque as I was given a head's up that it was chunky like chowder, not a real bisque at all. Ordered clam chowder which was just okay. It was the consistency of bisque (go figure) and tasted a lot like milk or cream thickened with cornstarch - Not a lot of flavor, not a lot of chunky stuff. It's on the water but there is no outside seating on the water, unless you take a drink outside and sit on the pier (literally as there are no chairs.) But the place has large windows that overlook the marina. (Unfortunately, when they are open, the stench of diesel can over-power tho.) Service okay. Food came quickly. The check took a lot longer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate