Stomping Grounds Grille

4.5
109 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Stomping Grounds Grille, in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, serves delicious fresh food in a comfortable atmosphere, all of course while playing the best tunes! Come on in!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(774) 302-4706
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Helene Rogers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Perry Ave
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 109 People Are Saying
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New England
48 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 33rd anniversary and we were wowed at the amazing food and care that they took. Leeann was the waitress for 2 busy rooms and did it with such grace. Helene had to have been slammed in the kitchen but came out to wish us the best. Charlie as well was so generous and sweet. We love this place, the food and the people. They outdo themselves every time. Also Dave Yaeger playing his guitar was fun, fun , fun! Thank you for making a wonderful celebration better!

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleased with the overall experience !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food in fun and relaxed atmosphere. love the live music

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SM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and beer selection. Service was excellent! Very cozy and comfortable space.

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ME
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Hidden gem! Scratch kitchen that won't disappoint. Cozy and great service!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. My wife and I love coming here to eat dinner and brunch when we can make it.
And like I wrote excellent food and service.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Prime Rib, Pistachio crusted Salmon special and Shrimp and Lobster Tarragon. Piano/guitar player on Saturday night that interacted with guests. I wish we lived close...this would be my new favorite place!

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JT
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for spectacular seafood stop here. The food and service where outstanding!

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New England
49 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and service as well! We had a wonderful and delicious time. Thanks Marni, Charlie and Helene! You out did yourself tonight 👍🏼😍💜

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JM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very good. The live music was just the right volume level, though the dining room though nicely appointed, has no sound-absorbing fabric, other than the table clothes. The party (literally) close to us was 8 woman all trying to 'out-talk' each other.


Our server was fantastic! The seafood casserole was perfect; I was expecting little seafood and lots of sauce, and instead the dish was ALL seafood, and simply dressed with slight amount of butter... perfect!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I Love coming here for the excellent food, service and drinks. Great atmosphere too.

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MI
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Love This Place!! Fantastic Food!!! Good location.

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BK
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a 7:15 pm reservation and when we arrived were told that a large party had come in and basically overwhelmed them -- tables, servers and kitchen. In a short time, we were seated outdoors, which was fine. Servers were apologetic, but totally preoccupied with the larger party, and did not check in with us regularly. We waited well over an hour for apps, and waited so long for entrees that were about to leave. It was close to 9pm when we were moved indoors due to chilly temps, and finally got our entrees. The server was nice enough to comp our drinks, which I appreciate, but clearly, this restaurant did not have their mgt. act together that night. I would not return and cannot recommend this restaurant.

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New England
49 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought 3 new people there on Saturday night. The place was jam packed but Leanne served as well as bar tending. Helene turned out amazing meals as usual. The music guy was very considerate on his loudness level checking in with us several times. I had the prime rib special cooked perfectly, my husband had the lobster ravioli's (wow) and the pulled pork sandwich. Our other 2 friends had the fish specials and another friend had the scallops and gruyere. Everyone had clean plates. They had desserts but I was so full. Always a winner in our book and we like taking friends from all over. It's our hidden gem.

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OD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, craft cocktails and beer in a really cool setting. Service was great too.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had one of the most delicious meals ever ! The Filet Mignon was absolutely melt-in-your-mouth to die for !!! Cannot believe we did not know about this incredible restaurant before this summer. OUTSTANDING !!!

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New England
49 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious and wonderful night. Helene the owner chef checked in and helped out. It was unusually busy for a week day night. Charlie was great being the only wait person. Everything was delicious.

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JD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, the food was excellent. My husband had their salmon special and I chose the cod casserole. The cod was a bit bland, but with some lemon, salt and pepper to perk it up, and the delicious vegetable ratatouille side, it was very good. Portions are plentiful, food is always fresh, and atmosphere is very congenial with a guitarist in the front room (we usually sit in the back room so we can talk), but it's very enjoyable and not overwhelmingly loud. I would recommend it to anyone.

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AN
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stomping Grounds is a gem of a restaurant. I love the coziness, the fresh food, the service, and of course the music selection. 5 stars from me!

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JB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This has become a go to local destination for us. Food and atmosphere are wonderful.

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N
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried The Stomping Grounds Grille for the first time on a Saturday night at 7:00 PM. Luckily we were able to get a reservation on Open Table easily. The Tourist season is not quite yet in full swing though. The restaurant is an old house with small dining rooms in various rooms. There was a soloist playing guitar and keyboard singing mostly Beatles songs. It was nice. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. We both had the stuffed quohog appetizer which was flavorful and piping hot. I had the special, Pistachio Encrusted Salmon with Basmati rice and steamed veggies. My partner had the Prime rib. It was a large serving and he said it was cooked the way he liked it and was tender and flavorful. We will be back.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come to Stomping Grounds many times over the past year and are never disappointed. They are always so friendly and they have the best local beers and cocktails list. This is a serious neighborhood gem with a cozy home cooked feel. They also have awesome live music on the weekends and to top it off they have an amazing brunch on sundays. 10/10 recommend but also was hesitant to review because I don't want everyone finding out about it!

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H
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This is our second time coming to Stomping Ground. This time for Mother’s Day. The food was average which is not what our experience was at dinner. They were very busy which could have contributed to the service being slow. The food was a disappointment after the dinner we had.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After seeing the glowing reviews, we decided to drive down from Boston for dinner. Definitely worth the trip! Great food and a really friendly staff.

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New England
49 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Helene the owner and her son Charlie do a great job as well as Leann our server. We've taken many people here and will continue to do so.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Excellent food in a warm comfortable environment. Our server, Leanne, was perfect - attentive and helpful

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been several times and the food is always consistently delicious!

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was absolutely amazing! Had family visiting from out of town for Easter and it was just perfect! Would highly recommend.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, service, ambiance very good. Food a little pricey. Manhatten’s way overpriced by $4.00 per drink. Sit away from music if you want to have a conversation. Music very nice. When room where music was playing became full, it was difficult to have a conversation.

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SJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great decor and music selection we went on a night with no live music. Service was exceptional as was the food. Looking forwards to our next gastronomic delight at this gem!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The evening we visited this restaurant it was not at all crowded. The service was very good but this place would not be for everyone. It is a little pricey and has a limited menu that my husband did not like. The portions are plentiful. We started with a glass of wine as they could not make our requested cocktails (a manhatten and a cosmo). Our server said they only had the cocktails listed on a menu. Rather odd. My husband had a steak and it was not quite as tender as he would have liked but he said it was very tasty. His meal was served with mashed potatoes and roasted mixed veggies (squash, beets, carrots, etc.) which were very good. I had the swordfish topped with two very large shrimp and two very large scallops. I requested the fish be cooked well done. It was a very thick piece and although I think it was cooked through it was not done enough for me. Also, my dinner came with jasmine rice and the roasted veggies. I did not ask what the fish was served with and I don't believe it was listed on the menu either because I would have never, never have ordered jasmine rice. I do not like it at all and did not eat it. We will try this restaurant again as it is a local, intimate and charming place and I think they are trying very, very hard to make a go of it.

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BS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a hidden gem highly recommend the Stomping Ground you will be glad you went.

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OD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place, we will be back. Love the decor and the modern hippy twist. The musician volume was perfect as we sat right next to him and were able to have great conversation even when he was playing.

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JD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant several times and have always had an excellent meal. On this recent visit, I found their swordfish with scallops and shrimp to be bland, but my husband's short ribs meal with delicious. Neither of us, who both have good appetites, could finish our meals, so we took them home and had them as leftovers the next night. I seasoned my fish at home and found it to be much more flavorful, so maybe it's just a matter of personal preference - or perhaps I should have used some salt and pepper on it at the restaurant. There was a guitarist playing, and that was a nice touch for an evening out......and the restaurant was very comfortable, temperature wise, even on this frigid night. I highly recommend this restaurant and their friendly owner/chef.

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F
New England
49 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal with great service, food and music

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BC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We’ve been to Stomping Grounds for dinner and Sunday Brunch and enjoyed this local spot on Main Street. We all ordered the steak special. 2 medium-well And 1 medium. All 3 were medium. Not enough to send back but a bit under for 2 people. Also there was live music. The artist was talented and performed covers and original music. The only problem is that the place is so small the music makes it pretty much impossible to talk to people at your table. I think lowering the volume by 50% is needed or plan on not talking at your table. The appetizers we ordered were excellent and service was good. I’d say give this local place a try. A few small changes would make it a great local place to go.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a total gem. One of the best restaurants on Cape Cod. Run by a Mother and Son this place deserves to be packed every night!

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New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals in this lovely, cozy setting. The live music made the occasion even more delightful. My mother savored her mussels and crab cake and absolutely loved every bite. The hummus appetizer was delicious and portions were surprisingly generous, and we loved the warm rolls and butter. The Stomping Grounds Greens salad was exquisite -- a delectable mix of greens, roasted Brussels sprouts, grapes and chickpeas in a flavorful dressing. We enjoyed everything. Our only suggestion would be to expand on vegetarian/vegan options as more and more diners are seeking these choices. Veggie soups are always popular! We are from Vermont but regular travelers to Buzzards Bay and WILL be back !

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Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous Sunday brunch for our first morning on the Cape. Great local offerings and plenty of variety for everyone. The owner's daughter and wife were our servers and made for a very hospitable atmosphere. Try the prime rib hash, it was amazing. Husband loved his eggs beny with lobster. And go for the splurge with the mimosa bucket. Wished they did brunch every day!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleased for first time there. Food was delicious and generous portions.

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