Popponesset Inn

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70 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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About

The Popponesset Inn at New Seabury, just yards away from the coastline, offers sweeping views of Nantucket Sound and Martha's Vineyard. The Inn itself is a 50-year-old restored Cape Cod style restaurant that offers lighter fare in a relaxed setting and a 200-seat tented oceanfront facility for weddings and private functions.

The building itself was the Officer's Club for the Otis Air Force Base in the late forties.

Cape Cod residents and vacationers have long enjoyed the spectacular view and fabulous cuisine at this very special spot.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(508) 539-8350
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Porcaro
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking is plentiful with a large parking lot located across from the entrance of the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 70 People Are Saying
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was nice to see a few new additions to the menu. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Great view. A lot of activity with a wedding party there.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I won’t go back. Just awful.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second attempt to have lunch. The First time we tried, we were turned away because we had no reservation..though the restaurant WAS EMPTY! Couple days later I made a reservation..and the restaurant was AGAIN EMPTY. Made no sense....

LB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Had a 7 pm reservation. Table not ready. At 8 pm no water or rolls on table. Waiter didn't seem to know what he was doing.

OT
New England
57 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful evening at Popponesset Inn. View is great, the staff very welcoming and our food this year has been delicious. We would recommend the restaurant to those who want a view of the water and wonderful
food!

LB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Lobster roll and salads for the table. The lobster was sweet just like the service. Thanks for making a great summer meal for us!

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service with a great view of Nantucket Sound. A bit noisy as there was a wedding party seated near us.

d
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for guests new to Cape Cod!

DK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great view of the ocean. The sole was fabulous and the portions large. Great Quahog also.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was very poor, my swordfish main was swimming in black beans and inedible due to way too much chilli being used. Even after complaining they didn’t take it off the bill. The venue was also not in great shape, though the view was very nice.

B
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional and extremely helpful service. Josh was our server and very attentive. Food was very good and up to par.Great choices for food and great children's menu.It was a hot night and I think that it is time for air conditioning update.Other than that will always be happy to go back.

DD
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

NOISE!!! I am so tired of eating in restaurants where you cannot carry on a conversation with the person next to you, never mind the person across the table, because of the noise level. The food was good, but the entire meal was a struggle to hear our fellow dinner guests or the server. We won’t go back. Not a relaxing, enjoyable evening.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All wonderful, only complaint would be the noise level.

JM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great table. Waitress was nice, but disappeared for long periods. Plenty of lobster meat in the lobster roll, but the lobster LACKED FLAVOR. Either the meat was previously frozen or it had sat around for long time. Used to be much better.

A
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! Can’t wait to go back!

C
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal in a beautiful setting.

m
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our daughter's birthday here and loved not only the view and food but the friendly service provided by Maddie.

AM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was mediocre and overpriced. Wait staff you and inexperienced although well meaning. It was raining so an outdoor wedding was forced inside which drive up the noise level and general chaos.

OT
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess seated us at a window with an ocean view which was quite delightful. Our server, Rachael was attentive and listened to what we wanted. Our meals were delivered as we preferred not to quickly but at a good pacing. Both of us were pleased with our fish entrees and would return to have these two (lemon swordfish and sole francese) again. Wine was reasonably priced and served at the correct temperature. Overall a very good experience in a restaurant we had frequented in the past but were not excited about for awhile. We will certainly return it to our regular dining schedule.

NJ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All three of us ordered different appetizers and entrees and everything was fresh, well cooked and delicious. Our server was polite, friendly and very efficient. It was a bit loud, but we throughly enjoyed our experience.

MB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love waterview

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The location of the Popponesset Inn is idyllic and on a beautiful Saturday afternoon seemed like the perfect spot to bring my Wife of 26 years on a lunch date. Our server, John, was attentive, responsive and overall very professional and was a pleasure to deal with. We each had clam chowder which was fine, our lunch was served promptly and for me this is where it goes wrong. I had Fish and Chips, apart from the usual amount of greasiness which I was prepared for, it felt like I was eating fish fingers, certainly not up to the standard I would have expected from an establishment such as this. although not a date breaker, we will be back as I would like to have a wider sampling of the menu at this restaurant.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I dine at the Popponesset Inn, and have been a customer since 1956 with my parents. You can't always get everything perfect at the beginning of the season, but I am looking forward to continuing my selections at my favorite restaurant. See you soon.

S
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely view, good food, good service though the menu appears limited. Entree's we were used to seeing a few years ago ( scallops, surf n turf, more chicken dishes, a few more pasta dishes) were not available. Vegetarian options are limited.

E
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We visited on a Saturday afternoon...3:00. This is right between their lunch and dinner. The lunch menu was this active.

We were the only table seated in the place... although the bar across the hall had a couple of parties seated. We had a seat inside by the water. You are not allowed to eat outside unless you are club member. So the public is welcome...just not 100% welcome.

The drinks were meh at best (Martini...just vodka. How can you screw that up? Wrong) The plates were large, and we ordered a spinach salad and I had the fisherman's platter. Plenty of food, but everything was battered heavily...even the fries. It wasn't horrible, but not worthy of another visit.

Service was only ok. Not horrible, but not super attentive.

Like the reviewers before me, I do think it to be odd that they include an 18% tip on the bill. We paid 20% even though it wasn't great but gee-whiz folks. Really?

Overall a disappointment. We won't be returning.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Josh was an excellent waiter, very attentive and helpful. The view is amazing. The entrees are pretty good, but pricey (you are paying for the view). However, you can have a good burger or fish sandwich for about $15, and that's not bad. We live nearby so we'll be back.

S
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always a positive dining experience. Menu is not extensive, but there is generally something there for everyone. Good service. Great view.

BS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View was just breathtaking! Chowder was one of the best I’ve had. Lunch menu could use a few more items. Looking for the lobster flatbread we had last March. Not on menu in May.

GS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

OT
New England
41 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! Service was great! They have really stepped up their game this year. Well done!

OT
New England
41 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed in the wines by the glass choices. The wines by the bottle list is fantastic but by the glass is horrible! I ordered the filet medium plus and it came out medium rare. By the time the filet came back from the kitchen my wife was finished with her meal.

BD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu was limited but food was excellent. We had great, attentive service. If the weather was foggy and wet the scenic ocean view would have only enhanced the experience. Highly recommended.

OT
New England
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Surprisingly good. We were a little concerned because of various experiences at the Poppy Inn but this meal was really good! We had the Parmigiana encrusted cod special and the lobster role. Both were really good. Rolls were served warm to the table and the Caesar salad was good. Hopefully the Inn has fixed their quality and service issues from the last.

C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was very good and presentation was gorgeous. Very nice staff and good fixed price menu.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!! Great food!! We will be back!!

S
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to go and wonderful that the Poppy is now open through New Year's eve.

m
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a fabulous meal enjoying the specials of the day which were Short Ribs and Surf and Turf. Besides the beautiful seaside setting, we had an amazing server, Maddie, who helped us pair the perfect wine with our entrees and encouraged us to finish the meal with a marscapone cheesecake with chocolate ganache which was the perfect ending to a wonderful evening. Looking forward to our next visit there!

MD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent Anniversary dinner. Thank you

S
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been going to the Poppy for years. The menu change & cuisine is the best it has ever been. As always the waterfront view is mesmerizing, but is a wonderful backdrop for enjoying an excellent meal and great conversation with dinner guests. Just visiting? Be sure to make a time for dinner at the Poppy. You won't be disappointed.

m
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a wonderful dinner at the "Poppy". The manager Robin welcomes each customer warmly and makes sure that everyone has an enjoyable dining experience. If you're lucky enough to get Maddie or Rachel as your waitress it will make for a perfect night. The wine list is extensive. The view is spectacular. There aren't too many fine dining restaurants right on the beach and we're lucky to have it so close to our home! Try the lobster, it's delicious. Something you have to enjoy while dining on the Cape!

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