The Ocean House Restaurant - Cape Cod

4.7
1691 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Ocean House is a Zagat award winning restaurant , with great cocktails, a stunning view, and a menu that is definitely something to talk about!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
late night menu
Wed–Sat 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(508) 394-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Silvestri
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Depot Street
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Entertainment
Nightly at Beach Bar from Memorial weekend through September
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1691 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with live music on weekends. Delicious food and great service. Wish I’d found this place sooner!

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T
New England
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for our anniversary celebration and the venue is very special. Ask for a window seat.
The food was delicious - fresh fish and my husband had steak that was prepared as he likes it.
We did not have any dessert although it did look amazing.

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the Ocean House for our birthdays, anniversary and nights out with friends. Never disappoints!

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PA
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, excellent food and service. This restaurant is our absolute favorite anywhere. Tuna was wonderful!

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DP
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been disappointed ! Always the best ... perfect food and service !

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DC
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food . Attentive service. Very busy . Popular spot. Made a reservation weeks ahead because you can’t do it just a few days before. You might be able to sit at the bar without a reservation.

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EG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The Ocean House always delivers a great meal. The seared tuna on black rice with passion fruit and shrimp salsa was excellent. My friends enjoyed the halibut special and the cod. Our server was timely and efficient but could be friendlier. We went early to enjoy the ocean views.

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DV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and view! The food is excellent and the portions are large. The wait staff members are very friendly and responsive. We make this our ‘end of trip’ dinner place every year we go to the Cape.

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ML
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great! Loved the Lobster Ravioli and the Shrimp Cocktail that we chose for appetizers and the Filet was cooked perfectly and so tender. We had a table by the window which offered ocean views. Be sure and make a reservation.

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F
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rachel was great. Good food. Nice ambiance and not too noisy. Romantic in back room of you get a window seat.

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JR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great the presentations of the food was awesome. The crab cake was the best I have ever had anywhere .
The only comment I would make is a lot of the menu items had an oriental twist that was not as appealing to me.
Waitress was pleasant and helpful.
The view was spectacular
Would recommend this restaurant. And can’t wait to come back

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with a cared for presentation within a warm yet upscale environment.

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef’s mix of ingredients, preparation and presentation is outstanding. We are never disappointed

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waitress named Rachel! food was delicious as always! We had the scallops and also the black cod entrees! Nice shrimp cocktail

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RH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

My family has been going to the ocean house for years and we always highly praise and reccomend the ocean house to anyone but this last visit was extremely disappointing. For the amount of money we pay the food and service has always made up for the high cost. Our server Stephen took away from this experience on Sunday. His short attitude, constant blame to the bar for all his delays and lack of attentiveness was very frustrating. I don’t think we will be going back this season which is sad as it has always been our beloved go to outing.

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JF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, attentive to our needs, friendly/pleasant, gave us a good recommendation on dessert, and we enjoyed interacting with her. The food was very good, and the crab cake was the best I have every had. The chicken was tender. Overall a good dining experience. We will visit again.

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d
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was only our second visit and we stayed on the Cape specially to go to this restaurant. The food was as good as we remembered. The service was excellent. We never felt rushed or neglected. A perfect balance. Also great desserts. Our only disappointment was that it was standing room only as usual. We would have liked to enjoy the music and another cocktail in the bar but the tables were reserved there as well. We hoped to go back the next night but it was closed. Also the tables were so close together that my husband’s was bumped into. With this said I expect we will go again next year.

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MP
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here before and food was high quality par usual. Service was attentitive, also as usual, and they have a very good wine list that spans small or large expenses. Will keep going back for the consistency and the beautiful view.

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CC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class experience as usual, have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years now , always superb service, excellent food choices ❤️

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean house never disappoints! Our favorite restaurant on Cape Cod!

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d
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Always great there.. the food is amazing every time!

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s
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, location, you name it. Definitely will be back. Live music on Friday night was a nice touch, but I'm glad we were further away from it. Food was perfect.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always 5 star everything, each time we come. We come here as much as we can. We love the tiki bar and the main restaurant. Recommend to everyone we can!

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We have been going to the Ocean House for years. The ambiance is just great: elegant, great interior tables and waterfront tables as well. However, this year, the waitress was very slow, showed little to no expression or interest, and actually ignored questions consistently when we tried to break the ice to get more of a friendly relationship. We had the Vegetarian Pad Thai and although the sauce was good, there was very little noodle. They have forgotten that Pad Thai is a noodle dish. The wine choices were meager. Dessert was very good: the molten chocolate cake.

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B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amanda was excellent. Very professional and organized. Food was terrific. Best

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DJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening to celebrate our daughter’s wedding this weekend.
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CL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dinner here - we look forward to the occadion

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B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner, starting with a delicious cosmo and crab cake, then the romaine salad and lobster ravioli. Shared a Spanish bottle if Cava, a sparkling rose, which paired perfectly with our meal. Everything was delicious.

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TN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location, very good service, very good food. The menu is quite limited, prices are are the high side.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we ate here. Excellent food, fantastic ambiance. Definitely 5 star quality. I had the filet , came out a little under cooked so I sent it back and they corrected it no problem. My husband had the seafood papperdelle which was "outstanding". Save room for dessert, I had creme brulee and my husband had the "taco ricotta." Make sure you make reservations, you'll DEFINITELY NEED THEM

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T
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived early and enjoyed drinks and live music in the bar with a waterfront view! Once we were seated at our table, our waitress,Kathy was very helpful with menu and special recommendations. I had the Pappardelle with lobster, shrimp and scallops which was delicious. My husband had the scallops dish which he enjoyed. On of the appetizer specials was heirloom tomatoes with burratta which we really enjoyed. Although we were pretty full the coconut gelato was a must taste and finished a perfect meal. We would definitely recommend the Ocean House if you visit the Dennis Port area on Cape Cod!

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G
New England
44 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and dinner was very good! Noise level was a bit much...a large party with a very loud talking woman made it difficult to enjoy our anniversary dinner

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dining experience on September 8, 2018. The service was excellent- professional, friendly and caring. The food - presentation and taste - was outstanding. Kudos to your Chef and staff.

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JM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed with Ocean House, we have been loyal customers for several years. We always make sure we go while on vacation in August and when we return for a weekend away. Food is outstanding, service is exceptional.

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a terrific anniversary dinner, food, service & ambiance were way above average.

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n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luv the ocean house - sooooo special- great food, view, service !! Perfect!!!! As always!!!!

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c
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always interesting and great service! We always enjoy going to the Ocean House!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious from start to finish. Inventive and well seasoned. Perfect service.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We went for our anniversary dinner., anticipating a lovely evening. We've been many times over the years. Unfortunately the experience did not go well. We were seated at a tiny two top against a wall directly under the air conditioner. My husband was freezing. The air flow was redirected. The six top next to us, seated at the same time, were initially loud. After their third round of drinks, we gave up any attempt at conversation. By this time we had been served entrees ( no chance to order a second glass of wine) and were trying to find our waiter to box up leftovers and get the check. I finally got up and went to the front desk. I explained the problem and asked for our check. Lots of "we don't like to see anyone leave unhappy" and "I wish you'd told us sooner". But - we won't return anytime soon.

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E
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were married 5 years ago in the beach in front of the restaurant and had our wedding dinner inside. Janet and her team were the perfect hosts then and still are every year since. We return each year to celebrate and find the place, the food and the service exceptional each time.

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