Portside Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

4.3
316 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Waterfront dining without tidal wave prices. Casual atmosphere for date night, family dining or just grabbing drinks with friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 316 people are saying
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MaureenR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and waitstaff. I had a delicious Bloody Mary and haddock sandwich. Be sure to try their tiramisu cupcake. Never dissatisfied—always a great place to go. Spectacular views and great food.

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vipRobertM
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Easy to eat and enjoy the water front view. Great at sunset…

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vipmaria
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! We got off the whale watch boat and headed across the bridge. It’s in the hotel (which I’m staying at next time). They had a reggae band called TIS AND TAT .....they were outstanding🥰

The food and drinks was really good. The waiter was wicked 😄 funny.
I ordered his favorites and I’m glad I did. Fish tacos and New England clam chowder. I must say my friends corn chowder was amazing!,

Can’t wait to return!

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vipRobertA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Except for the live band on the outside porch, everything was great.

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vipLaurelS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The ambience and service were great but unfortunately that didn’t make up for the food. The iced tea tasted
like a mix which was bad enough. We ordered salads and what we got was enough lettuce to feed 10 (20?) people with some toppings that you had to dig around for. Someone needs to tell the chef that quantity doesn’t make up for quality. Don’t think I’ll be making a repeat visit.

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vipGoldendad
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific experience at Portside! Delicious food, attentive servers, great view, even in the rain!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The view and service was great but a few things turned us off unfortunately. The parking lot is small so if it’s full you have to take a shuttle, they were out of the 1 thing on the menu we specifically came for, and the prices were pretty high for the quality of food.

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MunroIII
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Felt rushed. Even though there were plenty of open tables in the dining room and no one was waiting, we were handed our check before we were finished with our meal

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HeatherG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the Parmesan Encrusted Haddock.
Came with rice pilaf and zucchini and summer squash.
It was so delicious!
Great service.
Got the Oreo cookie martini… highly recommended.

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Okie
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and view were excellent. Think it’s overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we. Loved it!! Will def be back!!

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LisaCR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing 4th time we have been...will definitely be back. Our friends just love going there with us when we go antique shopping for the day. They always get the scallops in maple butter and I always get the the surf and turf with change to fried clams....high recommend the chicken corn chowder....10+

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Susan
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I ordered a mocktail and was charged full drink price. That was the only complaint1

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Liny
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was average. Table had fish taco, scallops, Mac and cheese, and surf and turf as entree. Friend ended up only eating one of the three tacos. Mac and cheese was good, soft and creamy with humongous portion! Steak was inconsistent. Had asked for well done, but outside was burnt while the inside of the tips were red. Drinks and appetizers were good- had the jalapeño margarita, a pitcher of a rum drink, fried pickles and artichoke chip. Outside view was nice, good ambiance. Would go again maybe for drinks and appetizers if around the area but perhaps not for dinner.

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JenI
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and drinks great! Service great too. Liked the view outside.

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ErinM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great, service not so much. We were made to feel like we were interrupting there personal time. We were sat, never asked for drinks, when she came back 15 minutes later, she only took appetizer order as we were asking for drinks she just turned and left, waited another 20 minutes for appetizer and chowder, when she took meal order (had to stop her from leaving) and ordered meal and drinks. Didn’t see her for 5 minutes with 2 cokes (literally only 3 other tables, which she had only 1 of) them didn’t see her again when meals until meals were brought out. She turned to leave when we had to shout to get her attention for a drink refill. Then didn’t see her again until other table tracked her down about 30 minutes later. Literally the longest lunch ever. Food and views were great. Service not so much. I honestly don’t see how they can enforce the 90 minute table rule if she is on duty. The other waiter we saw constantly for his 2 tables, our waitress was too busy having lunch with the hostess. Plus our bill was wrong, appetizer wasn’t half off, but honestly couldn’t be bothered to her her fix, as it woulda taken forever to see her again

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vipGoldendad
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific dining experience at Portside! Food, service, ambiance…all top-notch. I’ll be back!

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Stephieeats
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Hostess was not very friendly. Our server was very nice. Food was ok, not great. Loud inside , not a great atmosphere.

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vipGoldendad
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific experience at Portside! In fact, I’m returning today with a different friend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Long wait for food with only 3 tables occupied. Swordfish was undercooked, sent back, and not very good.

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vipInna
New England
28 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I just want to say that food was delicious! Everything: scallops, mussels, salad, French fries were unbelievably delicious, steak, fish tacos and lobster rolls!!!! And special drinks/cocktails were BOOM!!!!

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Josey
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We were staying at the Inn next door and the restaurant was convenient as we had traveled all day and it was raining. Our server was attentive and efficient. We ordered a margherita flatbread as a starter. We were unable to eat more than a couple of bites. Huge clumps of unmelted cheese dominated. Our server took it off the bill. My husband’s haddock was decent but not great. I ordered scallops. They were thickly covered with honeyed bacon bits. After scraping it off the scallops were average. Not terrible but not great.

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RobinN
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sister is gluten free. The chef accommodated the fish tacos on lettuce so she could have them. He also baked her fries. Very much appreciated the extra effort. Will definitely recommend and visit again. Thanks

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Hockeymom
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops fantastic! Our server Keen was efficient and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here for our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was delicious

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MariaR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ken the bartender made delicious drinks. I go the lollipop martini and my friends got the espresso martini both were yummy. I got the chicken skewers and my friends got the haddock and both delicious. They had a live band on the deck which was nice. Overall good service with good food.

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Glen
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had Coconut Shrimp appetizer that was excellent. I order Fish Tacos and Ceasr Wrap. Everything was top notch. Waitress was attentive and engaging

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AlexanderGreiner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best coconut shrimp I have had in a long time. Run buckets were incredible and the service was outstanding. Will definitely visit again

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vippatty
New England
55 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Just went for apps, salad and drinks. Martini's were good!

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vipGoldendad
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delightful and delicious experience at Portside! Jordan is terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic attentive staff! Good was fantastic as well! Will continue to visit!!’

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant and helpful parking lot attendant. Front of the house was cheerful and efficient. Server was very attentive and followed up with us appropriately during the meal. The service was quick. The lobster rolls were very good. The limoncello cake was delicious.

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BobM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Would have rated higher except for the initial experience with the young lady who brought us to our table who was unfriendly, did not seem to want to be there and appeared annoyed when we were trying to determine where to sit. Nice but loud music was playing and when we hesitated on her direction seeking a table where we could talk quietly. Giving us a look her negative and curt vibe was felt. We were told by another staff that music was about to end so we changed back to other table. The place was not busy. Not a pleasant start by someone with an attitude.
Our server Jorden was terrific, helpful, attentive and friendly. Our food was good. Like the drink menu. Great view. Will give it another try however as on balance more was right than wrong.

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johns
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portside has become one of our favorite places in town! We highly recommend it to everyone!

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Alison
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience the food and drinks were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the manager Monday night was soooo helpful!!!

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RoseR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jen. Our waitress was the BEST!!! And…I am out socially all the time and arrange international conferences!!!
She was friendly efficient and calm under pressure with short staff yesterday. Please show her this review and congratulate in some way.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kira P was a great waitress

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anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was our first visit since before the pandemic. It was good to be back. On reservations were great. Food very nice, we shared a generous portion of mussels for the table and they were great. Everyone enjoyed their food and all portions were generous.


There was music in the outdoor area we could not hear it inside, it is nice to have a louder area and a quiet eating area. It appeared the outside folks were having a nice time celebrating a birthday party.

Our service was a bit slow, she was very nice an appeared busy. We would of ordered another round of drinks but she was not to be found. She left our table messy between courses. Other then that great. We will return Oh the men of the group were disappointed with no "Sam seasonal,"

FAQs

Portside Waterfront Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 358-1700.

Portside Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.