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About Stomping Grounds Grille

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!

240 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Lunch
Wed–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Perry Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(774) 302-4706

Website:
http://www.stompinggroundsgrille.com/

Executive Chef:
Helene Rogers

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stomping Grounds Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Casual (4)
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Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A wonderful meal with great service, food and music

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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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·Dined on October 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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 !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

A wonderful find across the canal from our Cape Cod house. Friendly staff and excellent food in a intimate area of house transmitted into small bar and restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great food and great service. Live music and a good drink selection.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Just "happened" upon this place and what a pleasant surprise! Stomping Grounds Grille is so unique...the first floor of an old Victorian style home was renovated to create this somewhat unusual restaurant. It's a pretty small place with not a lot of tables but we did manage to get last minute reservations for 4. Food was delicious and service was tremendous. There was live entertainment provided by a very friendly and talented singer, who was "up" for requests. He played a lot of 60's and 70's music, which was right up our alley. We arrived a little early and our table wasn't ready but we were welcomed to sit in the foyer and were attended to there. Did I mention how good the service was?!? Truly excellent! Drink menu was interesting and my drink (Ramble on Rose) was a little stronger than what I am used to but nonetheless very good. My appetizer, "Spuds Mackenzie" (roasted potatoes with gorgonzola bacon walnut dip) was absolutely delicious!!! "Charlie's Chowder" (scallops, cod & lobster in a creamy broth) was also good....though it seemed more of a fish chowder as I really didn't taste the scallops or lobster. My main meal was "stomping greens" salad with lobster...it was a mix of organic greens, chickpeas, brussel sprouts, grapes, pine nuts, ....and it was scrumptious! I couldn't eat it all...brought home the leftovers and had a lobster sandwich for lunch the next day. The mix of salad greens was delightful and the lobster was not only delicious but plentiful! I will for sure return to this restaurant! So excited about finding this gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We brought 3 friends from CA with us this time. The seafood chowder is amazing. 2 people had the lobster roll that has to be one of the best ever. Another had the fish stew which she loved. I had the carpet bagger which was excellent and a chicken oscar that was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My very first time visiting this restaurant, and definitely not the last time. Service, ambience, presentation of the food, and taste of the dinners was excellent. Music played in the background and thoroughly enhanced the dining experience. Server, Leah Ann was commendable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We took friends here for our 3rd time and it was great. She and I shared the mussels which were delicious. My husband had the chowder with lobster, scallops and fish. We all loved it. He had a pulled pork sandwich that he didn't let us taste so it was very good. I had the lobster roll which was totally delicious. Unfortunately my friend had the crab cake and it had too much salt and I thought it tasted too fishy. So she shared my lobster roll which was plenty for both of us. Her husband had the steak au poivre which melted in your mouth. We love this place and will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Made reservation through OpenTable. Table was waiting for us, drinks good, food delicious and very different, service great. Wide range of fish dishes which was great. We all selected fish. We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

This restaurant is definitely a hidden gem!! Went on a Thursday evening and it was not crowded at all. Cocktails were great, followed by excellent food. We enjoyed the stuffed quahog, swordfish Nantucket and the Carpetbagger (steak with lobster) - all were wonderful. Also enjoyed the bread pudding dessert. The service was also exceptional. Looking forward to our next visit!!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This place is very friendly and homey but you soon realize is also crunchy granola. Spirits are of the no name variety such as gluten free vodka made from honey - from, surprise, Vermont! Okay; just different.
Our waiter was enthusiastic but, I'll be kind, perhaps new to the job. He asked the four of us if we'd like bread. Sure! When he brought the basket, he announced that it had only one roll but more were being baked and he would return. Why not wait the few minutes until a full basket could be served? Weird.
Almost everything was served with lobster and shrimp which I cannot eat. I ordered the haddock sans shellfish and topped with bread crumbs. Waiter and chef were happy to accommodate.
The waiter served my friend's entree with a flourish announcing "Here are your Short Ribs"...except it was a plate of chicken wings. How do you mix that up? My fish arrived moist and tender but I needed my magnifying glasses to see the bread crumbs. All vegetables were mushy.
The biggest faux pas was when our waiter added his two cents worth to our private conversation. We were discussing politics and he let his extremely liberal opinion be known. Not acceptable no matter what our leanings are.
Reference to entertainment in prior review is a bit misleading. Our guy was loud, although we didn't quite -just almost- have to shout to carry on a conversation. It was more his off-key warbling that was distracting. But it was evident that he was playing to the locals at the bar who were enjoying his performance one of which chose to get up and sing. At least that's what I think she was doing.
All in all, it's a place for locals more than the general crowd and that does serve a purpose.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We went on a Saturday night and had, not only a wonderful meal, but the pleasure of hearing a pianist/guitarist/singer who was most entertaining. Well be back!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

This was our first time eating here. We loved it. Our waitress Hildy was such a sweetheart and so knowledgeable. We had a delicious salad that was a special. My husband had a special with scallops, shrimp and cod with a newbury sauce. It was very good. I had the filet mignon topped with a lobster tail with bernaise sauce. The filet literally melted in your mouth. The mashed potatoes were smooth and the vegetables were al dente enough but not too much and yet weren't mushy. We will definitely will be back. The ambiance was cool with album covers on the walls and the ability to hear fun music.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Saturday night, longish wait despite reservation. Friendly staff made us comfortable at the bar and surprised us after a delicious dinner with desserts on the house! We'll be back

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great little spot, old house converted to a good restaurant. I'm not sure if there focus is on food or bar crowd, was hard to tell.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 12, 2017

As always, the meal was delicious. Two people had the lamb special and the other two had a fish dish. The lamb was very tender and flavorful, the lobster and shrimp tarragon was superb, and the cod was great too. We split two desserts - the limoncello cake and the lava cake - both delicious. Service is always good here, and tonight was no different. We always look forward to going here, as the chef is fabulous and the service so attentive and personalized......Thanks again for another excellent dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2017

This place is in an old home and has an understated elegance. The atmosphere is conversation friendly and the dress is casual. The crust on the filet I had was a bit salty and the lobster it was garnished with was chewy. My husband had the prime rib and he was in heaven! I would definitely go back but probably for lunch as the prices are steeper than I'd usually pay for this geographic area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Awesome experience on Saturday evening! We were warmly greeted, seated at an ample size table, drinks and bread delivered promptly. Three ordered chowder, one a Caesar salad. It seemed like a bit of a wait but it was SO worth it. Chowder was full of lobster, scallops and fish. Broth was flavorful and not heavy. Short rib special, pistachio salmon, scallop and bacon casserole and sirloin were all enjoyed. We were four happy "supper clubbers"!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Quaint atmosphere, prompt friendly service, food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent meals. Everything cooked to order. Seafood was exceptional

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We have wanted to try this restaurant for a while, so we figured we would have brunch on Sunday. There were 9 of us and the restaurant was pretty full. Maybe about 25 people. The atmosphere is great, very homey. The waitresses were nice and the food was delicious. The problem was, we waited almost an hour after ordering to receive our food. We ordered basic breakfast and lunch items. We will try it again for dinner and see how it goes.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We went with a group of four of us and we all loved our meals! The atmosphere was very warm and inviting. There were several couples who seem to be enjoying a romantic dinner. The guitar player was excellent and he was not too loud to still carry on a conversation. The waitress was excellent and very friendly! I would highly recommend a trip here!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2017

New favorite restaurant. Food was outstanding and ambiance was nice

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Out of five stars I give it a 10! The food, the service and the ambiance were outstanding. Since there were several things on the menu we want to try, we'll definitely go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Intimate warm setting. Interesting menu. Food was deliciously fresh and generous. Service impeccable!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2017

This is my 3rd visit. The service was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious! My husband had the swordfish Nantucket for the 3rd time!!! He said he would never order anything else. I had the special littlenecks over pasta. It my sound blah but the broth was amazing and just delicious. Loved the place will definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

This is a neighborhood gem for us. Have driven by numerous times and had heard from friends it was very good. We finally made a decision to make a reservation and give it a try. The food was excellent, great service and cozy atmosphere. We will definitely Italy go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My wife and I came here on New Year's Eve and couldn't believe the value that we received! My wife ordered the Carpetbagger - a massive filet mignon topped with 3 huge pieces of lobster for only $36. If this was served in Boston, it would easily be $75+. The vibe was laid back and intimate and made you feel like you were having dinner at a friend's house. Which was especially true since the restaurant is a converted old victorian home. We also very much enjoyed the live music, which consisted of a singer who alternated between piano and guitar. The music was not overly loud and allowed my wife and I to speak at a normal level even though we were sitting next to the performer.

All in all, a great meal and a very interesting restaurant that I would be happy to go back to next time we are in the area.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Excellent service and good. Will surely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The food was great! The staff was great. Specialty drinks, seafood chowder, scallop Quahog, PRIME RIB was excellent, specialty mixed veggies, mashed, even the coffee was great. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Hidden gem in plain sight. Visited off an Open Table list and was treated well by Charlie. Excellent menu and preparation. Music is part of the scene and is quite nice. Been back again and enjoyed lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2016

The food was fantastic and our server Charlie was very friendly and helpful with various items on the menu. Everything we had was prepared to perfection and the ingredients were very fresh and not overly spiced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Great food, great service, live music and a good selection of beer and wine.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

A hidden gem!!!! Very quaint and fresh, tasty food with a wonderful flair...Something on the menu for everyone. Cooked to order and DELISH!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!!

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2016

This was our first time at The Stomping Grounds. Pleasantly surprised by the coziness & friendliness of the staff of 3. The Mediterranean Stew was a bowlful of fresh seafood in a tomato tumeric broth that was absolutely delicious.
Highly recommend The Stomping Ground for dinner.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2016

My son and I loved this place! It has a very cool atmosphere and terrific wait staff. Music from the 70s and 80s. Lots of jazz,and blues and Phish and Allman brothers etc. The house is 200 years old and has authentic details. Loved the brunch menu. I had a fabulous eggs Benny with vegetarian option of avocado. Sam's " flufferheads " (pancakes) were excellent. Enjoy!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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