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The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis, MA

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn

4.1
4.1
500 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Relax and unwind to the sound of the sea at our Waterfront Restaurant. The Waterfront Restaurant offers a relaxed oceanfront dining experience at the Lighthouse Inn. Guests can dine inside the dining room with panoramic ocean views or outside on the Oceanfront Lawn or Oceanfront deck.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–9:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner (beginning 21st of June) Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 398-2244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our oceanfront venue can host up to 230 people in banquet style seating for private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Dennis

  • Parking details

    There is complimentary parking for guest of the Waterfront Restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Good for Groups

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. B

    Brittopia

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Although we had made reservations and were there on time, when we first got there we had to wait at the host's station for over 10 minutes, before anyone came to wait on us. We were told there were no availability to sit outside on the deck, even though there were plenty of tables available throughout our meal. No one came to give us menus after we had been seated. We waited patiently for approximately 10 minutes and then asked for menus and coffee and tea. The buffet was tepid at best and the Eggs Benedict was horrible. The tea was luke warm. The whole experience was very disappointing. We paid over $40 for our breakfast, which was outrageous. .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It’s not worth the hype. Very dated. Porch dining could be so much better but all they provide is cheap plastic chairs and tables. Wait staff was nice. Good was average.
  3. G

    Gregory

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service - great view and very good food. Not overpriced. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  4. F

    Fredandginger

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was good and it wasn’t to overpriced. Had a new server so that made service run a lot slower than expected. Although he was new some things weren’t great….. mixed up drinks with the other table, forgot about our table, took us 2 hours in total from sitting down to leaving due to forgetting our table some times. But he is new and the food made up for it!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Posto incantevole di altri tempi . Ottimo da provare
  6. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service food and value plus the view is awesome. And we have been to bigger name places but this is better. Jim the host wss helpful as well. Thanks.
  7. DC

    DeborahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with an awesome view of the Nantucket Sound!
  8. BN

    BrigidN

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Very nice view but mediocre food for the money. Salmon was dry, rice was undercooked.
  9. A

    Andrea

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Beautiful location and view but don’t recommend for gourmet dining.
  10. HA

    HelenA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The setting is spectacular but the fish was dry.
  11. j

    jamesv

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    was for outside seating but weather was not good so we were seated inside. Very good resturant. We will dine there again.
  12. MC

    MaggieC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My first time having seafood and loved it! What a beautiful sunset we saw while eating on the beach. We even got to see a rainbow. The views are worth eating here!
  13. MH

    MichelleH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed my dinning experience. The food was prepared well, our hostess and waitress were pleasant, knowledgeable , and provided great service. The location and grounds are charming. The piano player added to the dinning experience and was enjoyable. All in all a very good dinning experience.
  14. t

    therev

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, good food, good service, and a wonderful view of Nantucket Sound.

    The Waterfront - Lighthouse InnResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you very much! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit.

  15. N

    Norm

    New England

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The Lighthouse Inn has a beautiful view of the sound. We witnessed another wedding celebration which always adds a positive note to the evening. My wife's lobster roll was excellent with plenty of lobster. My boiled lobster was cold, but, tasty.
  16. G

    Ginac

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and enjoyed seeing a wedding there and listening to their DJ. The view of the water was beautiful.
  17. PM

    ProudMom

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had reservations which was a good thing because there was a wedding going on. Our table was on the deck looking out to the ocean. Wish the seats were higher or the railing slightly lower however, still a wonderful view. Our waitress Evelyn was fantastic. She was friendly and energetic. Very personable and accommodating. We had the a Sea Cake app which was good. We had two quesadillas. One cod and the other lobster. Both were very tasty, maybe take the cheese just a tad less. The cod was my favorite although lobster is my favorite seafood. This is our third visit over three summers. We will continue to come back.

    The Waterfront - Lighthouse InnResponded on August 16, 2022We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review and we look forward to having you back again next year!

  18. MO

    MoiraO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time at the Lighthouse Inn. Our family including three children three and under enjoyed the lovely waterfront dining. The server Evelyn was amazing! Attentive, friendly and very welcoming. We’ll return next summer!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining has awesome view! Nice and quiet too to hear the ocean!
  20. NC

    NoelC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The views were spectacular, the food was delicious, the inside has the old cape ambiance which was wonderful, we chose to sit outside for the views either way you will enjoy this place. Will return again next year!
  21. JK

    JosephK

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly staff and fun week, loved pool and snack bar
  22. AG

    AshleyG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Friendly and attentive service, amazing views!
  23. NB

    NanBrian

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is wonderful. Right by the ocean. Our food (fried clams) was just OK but the atmosphere more than made up for it. Pick something else off the menu and you should be fine. Definitely will go back.
  24. N

    Nancyv

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Right on the water, The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn seems like a restaurant that time has forgotten. We ate out on the deck with pleasant views of the ocean, but a little smell of low tide. The plastic chairs and table made for a more rustic setting than we were expecting. The food was a mixed bag. After ordering, we got a basket of warm blonde dinner rolls that had probably been in the warmer a very long time, as they were rock hard inside and out. I made a go if it, though, slathering it with a couple of the foil wrapped butter pats. Everything thing is better with butter. My husband had salmon which he said was perfectly cooked and delicious. I had the steamed lobster dinner. It’s hard to ruin a lobster and mine was delicious, although probably too small for someone with a regular appetite. It came with fries instead of roasted potatoes at my request and an ear of corn that had been cooked as long as the dinner rolls. The highlight was the gregarious wait staff who were assembled from all parts of the country and world with ambitions of being anything but servers. They seemed to have a fond camaraderie, almost like they were at summer camp and it was fun to see them brace for the chaos that a thunderstorm was about to wreak on them with a full dining room and about 15 outdoor tables seated. Come for dinner and stay for the show!
  25. JP

    JessicaP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view great food great atmosphere great service
  26. L

    cherieL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Bad service. Very small bathroom. Waited forever for server. Food tasted like banquet stay food
  27. M

    Marhill

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was sub par. Waitress and views of the ocean was great
  28. JA

    JodiA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. We were seated right away and had an amazing ocean view.
  29. AM

    AustinM

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had a reservation for 8:30. As soon as we sat down we were being rushed out the door. The waitress we had, made us put in our drinks, appetizers and food all at once without giving us time to look at the menu. She then never came back to check On us. Another woman had to bring us out food. They brought the apps and our entree out at the same exact time…. As well as forgetting my significant others app which was clam chowder. Horrible service after we had such an amazing time the first time that we had went. We are both unsure that we will ever go back after that.
  30. IJ

    IldikoJ

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I chose this place because it accepted advance reservations. We booked for 7:45, arrived a little early, and were told we need to wait “a little “. We were seated around 8:10! Our table was outside, and unfortunately that evening the whole area smelled like raw sewage, but the view was really nice, so we tried to ignore the unpleasant smell. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. We ordered 4 dishes. The Caprese Salad was very good, however, the main dishes were all very disappointing. My son had the Mediterranean Cod, and his comment was that it tasted worse than airline food. My husband’s pork was also tasteless, and my Sunset Salad was aa bowl of lettuce topped by a fruit salad, and two skewers of dry, tasteless popcorn-size shrimp. This restaurant needs a better chef!
  31. CC

    ChristopheC

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The view is amazing. Everything else is good with such a view.
  32. J

    Joan

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time on the porch. Very beautiful night.
  33. SS

    SusanS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great views! Who could ask for anything more?!
  34. EJ

    EdJD

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Food is good. Waitstaff very good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  36. PN

    PNTRI

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Outdoor seating with great views. Best if you understand that is what you go here for. Food is mediocre at best and very overpriced. Management seems to be taking advantage of the location and not worrying about much else. But great views. Outdoor tables and chairs are sort of cheap and not very sturdy. But great views. Service was just OK-our waitress was fine but they appear to be short handed and a bit disorganized. But great views. Did I mention they have great views and sunsets? Amazingly I will probably come back for dinner ONCE next year to enjoy the great views as I have done for about 10 years now. Maybe they will surprise me and upgrade some things and improve their menu, food and prices.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service , Amazing view. Food was just ok.
  38. J

    Joan

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! Thank you the view was spectacular. We really enjoyed.
  39. EK

    ErinK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lobster quesadilla was delicious and filled with fresh lobster - they did not skimp! Service was prompt, dining room was spacious with amazing views.
  40. MM

    MaryM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Waterfront has delicious , fresh food , the waitstaff are college co-Ed’s on summer break , the decor is lovely ocean view in an iconic paneled open room…. It is just wonderful!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 398-2244.

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn is rated 4.1 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn

1 Lighthouse Rd, West Dennis, MA 02670-3046

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dennis

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–9:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner (beginning 21st of June) Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is complimentary parking for guest of the Waterfront Restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (508) 398-2244

  • Private party facilities

    Our oceanfront venue can host up to 230 people in banquet style seating for private events.

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