The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn

4.2
331 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 331 people are saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJgouimet
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and view. A bit pricey though

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Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! We do have some beautiful views here at the Waterfront!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Extremely disappointed in both the bbq chicken dinner and PREMIUM lobster roll. There was nothing premium about it for $34. The meals came out in 10 minutes, how fresh could they be! Atmosphere definitely needs updating, damp and sticky.

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vipKellyD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view! Girls had a nice time for my daughters 16TH birthday. Would definitely go back soon.

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Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you! We are so happy that your daughter and friends had a great night! Come see us soon. We have the Class Hicks band playing classic rock out on our lawn on Sundays beginning July 4th.

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vipCatchingUp
New England
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Lovely place, decent food (nothing special but good). However they did not honor our outdoor table reservation despite the fact we had explicitly made this reservation because they had the "option". We wanted to sit outside (COVID) and not have to wait since we have a 1 year old and most places in the area don't take reservations. But this place may as well not take them either. Despite all the tables on the lawn being vacant, we wound up sitting inside next to the open door/walkway. We asked to wait for an outdoor table (there's a playground) and they said they had no idea if a table would open so they didn't want us to do that. So go here if you don't care about a reservation but if you want a punctual table aligned with your reservation preference, maybe go elsewhere.

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vipjessie
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a solid hotel breakfast buffet - but it is nothing fancy - the view is really the reason to go

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Being located right on the water, we have some beautiful views!

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Nisky1
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Did not meet expectations. Wanted to eat outside and reserved our table that way. Although not raining and sun out, they said it was too wet outside even though they had an awning over the tables. We think they wee short staffed and this was a way to make it easier on waiters.
Their menu clearly stated a hot buffet. We know the pandemic has made buffets challenging, but with recent restriction removal we thought it was available. Nowhere in their online presence did they say it was not there. It wasn't.
Waiters were great, value good, food good....although, like a buffet, we ordered only as much as we thought we could eat...but they brought full servings of each item we ordered (eggs, Pancakes, French Toast, etc) so way too much food.
So, expectations not met. Probably go elsewhere next time in area. Very nice place though.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very beautiful view

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StevenN
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointed. We ate here over the summer and loved the food, atmosphere and staff. We decided to come back for our 25th wedding anniversary with our 3 children. The food was not good, the waiter was fair at best. The staff seemed like they could care less that we were there. It is such a beautiful location but obviously caters to the summer crowd.

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JanetK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience! Great view and food. Waitress was very sweet and helpful with our meal choices. Great place!

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CarrieD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good specials Good service. Restaurant needs some remodeling but beautiful location

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ShaneC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat on the water. Food was super good!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This place should not be listed on open table. There were about 6 people at the restaurant when we arrived. Open table said there were just a few tables left and that was a joke. The food itself was worse than a school cafeteria. The menu items included a fruit cup, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and that’s the adult menu. The food is awful the prices are as expensive as an actual good restaurant. $250 for 4 people to eat 4 entrees and 3 appetizers. Completely insulting. I will be much more careful when booking through open table in the future. Bait and switch tourist trap situation. Take your money elsewhere. McDonalds has better food.

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NormanR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate on the outside deck even though it was chilly. The view is outstanding. We saw the sun set and the full moon rise. Our meals were very good. Our waiter, Daniel, was excellent. My wife will not eat inside due to COVID so this was probably our last visit until next year. We will miss this nice restaurant.

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Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you! We do have some beautiful; sun sets here at the Waterfront Restaurant. We will pass along your kind words to Daniel! See you next year!

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vipHenriv
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Absolutely beautiful place and with the lawn being used as well making it really enjoyable.

The food is fine, but not spectacular

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Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for your review! Come visit us next season!

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vipChanigan
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset watched from outdoor. It was a very windy night and we were the only brave souls to dine outdoor, but the food was served fast and it didn’t get cold. The twin seafood cakes was very good as was the bread pudding.

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Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you! We do have some beautiful sunsets here! We will pass along your comments to our entire team.

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RichardG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside on the porch. The view and ambiance was lovely. We had a great server named Rachel. The food was good. Had the clam chowder and mussels that was particularly good. An all around pleasant dining experience.

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Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We will pass along your kudos to Rachel and our kitchen staff!

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Singledinner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious. The waiter was ok but not great. He never spoke about the specials. After I ordered I heard another table ask what they were. I had to ask for rolls. I was not offered coffee or tea with dessert. I also heard one table ask how the lobster was cooked; he didn’t know. The only time he was seen back at the table was to place or take something away. I didn’t even see him in the dining room

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Barry
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here before a show. Great water views. Good home cooking. Try the clam chowder and lobster roll you won’t be disappointed.

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you! We do have some beautiful views here at the Waterfront! I will pass along your comments to our kitchen team.

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vipJordan
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a family dinner! Pesto salmon dinner was very good. House white wine was excellent. Can't beat the by the water experience and sunset views. Felt like a fancy dinner spot but without the price tag! Servers were amazing and friendly!!

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for your kind review! We do have some fantastic views here at the Waterfront! Come visit again! We are serving dinner thru Oct 11.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor venue during COVID!

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you so much! We follow the guidelines put in place to ensure that our guests and staff are safe and comfortable!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I imagine that pre Covid this place would be packed all the time. The food was good. The service was so, so. It is a week past Labor Day, so everyone is a bit tired, so I am not going to judge them by this one visit.

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OutsideEater
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were brought to our table outside that we requested. Our server Gabby was very pleasant and accommodating.
Food was excellent and atmosphere wonderful. Would highly recommend and will return on another trip to the Cape in the future! Great food atmosphere and easy to find’👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you so much! We will pass along your kind comments to Gabby and our kitchen staff!

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JanS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Our experience was fair. We had been during the summer and had a wonderful experience. So we wanted to go back. I think that being off season had a lot to do with our experience this time. Would definitely go back but during the summer months.

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ABMBG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service and food was wonderful! Our only complaint was that this dining experience, which was supposed to be elevated by a stated dress code at night, was diminished by individuals dressed in flip flops, gym shorts, cut off shorts and generally inappropriate attire and very casual/disruptive behaviors. I am by NO means a snob but I also appreciate the custom and the ambiance that the dress code is supposed to create. It helps substantiate the price point this restaurant hopes to secure. I definitely will not make any more reservations for an evening meal at this restaurant unless I see the dress code enforced.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were hoping to catch the sunset at dinner and we’re delighted with our experience at the Lighthouse Inn. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly and taken to an amazing table that provide an unobstructed view. The service was great although it was a chillier night so at the end we just wanted to get our check. Overall, the food was good and we will definitely be back to enjoy another lovely meal at the Lighthouse Inn.

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Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you! We do have some beautiful views here! We will pass along your kind words to our entire team here!

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KarS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice dinner here with my family. The scrod dinner was very tasty, sirloin was cooked well, the shrimp fra diavolo portion was large however it was served with a traditional marinara and not as spicy as expected. The view on the deck was beautiful and we enjoyed the sunsetting during our meal.

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you were able to enjoy one of our beautiful sunsets here at the Waterfront. We do have some beautiful ones! We will pass along your comments to our kitchen staff!

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LarryR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, open dining rooms with natural wood cathedral ceilings, directly on the beach. Excellent service with delicious freshly prepared food. Great bar. Traditional feel - we were greeted by music from a grand piano at the entrance. Gracious and relaxing setting, on its own private drive and beach. Highly recommend!!

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Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you! We are happy You enjoyed your evening! We do have some beautiful views here as well as some gorgeous sunsets!

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JoyceS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was delicious and good quality but the bbq chicken dish was way overpriced As the chicken portion was small for the $27 price. The Norwegian salmon dish was $1 more but worth the price.

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paulz
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was just ok.

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robertp
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great views, food was not good, service was great, had steak 29.00 double vegies not given,

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vipCarolynR
New England
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You can't always program the weather! The weather was stunning and the Lighthouse Inn has the perfect location right on the ocean! Safety precautions were followed even outside! Rachel was a very good waitperson! Our salads were beautiful to look at and
delicious!

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Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you! We make a point of ensuring the safety guidelines are followed for our guests and staff. We will pass along your kind comments to Rachel and our kitchen staff. Come see us again soon! We are serving dinner daily from 5:30-8:00 through Oct 11th.

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vipMeganV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and the food was phenomenal!!! Very happy we were able to grab a reservation here while on vacation!

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Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you! We will pass along your comment to our team here at the Waterfront!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very dated Menu a nostalgia trip for grandma! In its day this was probably the place, however it’s been left in the past there are far better options in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I vacation on the cape every summer - but this was our first trip to the lighthouse inn for dinner. Really beautiful sunset, friendly and quality service and the food was very good. I recommend for a date night or family dinner or dinner with friends. We will definitely be back.

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Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you! I will pass along your comments to our entire staff here at the Waterfront! Come see us soon! We are serving lunch from 12-3 through Sep 6th. Beginning Sep 7th, we are open for breakfast from 8-9:30 and dinner from 5:30-8:00

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sundown was amazing, service was excellent and the food was great love this place we will be back again.

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you! We do have some beautiful sunsets here! I will pass along your comments to our team.

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vipWilbyGal
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place to spend a Sunday afternoon on vacation!

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

the setting was just beautiful, our waitress was very friendly, however the food was not hot when served. The portions were small for the price. Even with the cons, we would definitely consider going again.

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vipdoubleuyb
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot. So beautiful sitting right by the water...

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you! Come see us again soon! We are serving lunch from 12-3pm through September 6th.

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KatelynT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service with a beautiful view A great place to enjoy your summer day

The Waterfront - Lighthouse Inn
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you so much! We do have some breath-taking views here at the Waterfront!

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PaulaT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The decor could use some refreshing. But being on the water helps make up for it. Good menu for lunch/lots of choices. Delicious food.

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 4.2 stars by 331 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.