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Where to Dine on the Plymouth WaterFront -The Shanty Rose Pub

The Shanty Rose Pub  is smaller what you might  call a  “Hole in the Wall” place right on the Plymouth Waterfront but does  serve good food and drinks.   Great place to stop in for a drink or a full seafood meal.   Live music most weekend nights!! Where to Dine on the Plymouth WaterFront -The Shanty Rose Pub

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Buffalo scallops? Lobster club sandwich? Yes, and yes. And delicious. It’s the perfect hole-in-the wall. I was skeptical, but proven wrong. Perfectly pan seared scallops, resting in a shallow plate of buffalo sauce, with a dollop of blue cheese dressing in the center. I know weird right? Absolutely delicious! Then my better half Caroline and I split a Lobster Club sandwich…. Grilled bread surrounding plump tomato, crisp bacon, fresh lettuce, and “no mayo added” lobster meat. Set your expectations for a hole in the wall right in the water in Plymouth, and enjoy.

Where to Dine on the Plymouth WaterFront -The Shanty Rose PubBreakfast this morning was delicious. At the shanty rose on the waterfront in Plymouth. It is a little place on the wharf they do a great very delicious breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to noon. I got bacon and eggs, hubby got the corned beef hash omelet. I tried the omelet it was perfectly cooked and the corned beef hash is homemade. I recommend this hidden fem to anyone.

I love this place. It’s open all year, affordable, and casual.
I was really hungry when I got here. I ordered an 8oz sirloin with rice pilaf and white corn with poblano peppers for $15.99.
Deb the bartender was attentive and awesome. They’ve gutted the back room, repainted and redone the flooring, and the front room is next.

We decided  on the Shanty Rose on the wharf in Plymouth. Very tiny inside. We were lucky to score bar seats, Our server, Debbie, was very nice and attentive,Clam chowder- rich and Where to Dine on the Plymouth WaterFront -The Shanty Rose Pub clam chowdercreamy pretty good-not awesome -crab cakes -very good again not awesome but better than some,lots of crab not a lot of fillers,sauce a bit too spicy for my taste. Clam roll- very big clams were sweet and tender but the market price of $21.99 was a unpleasant surprise-I should have inquired before ordering, my mistake. Their fries are amazing! So good I didn’t even need ketchup! A lot of locals, pleasant folks to chat with. Loved the decor in the ladies room-note the last picture! Gave me quite the chuckle! All in all a nice experience

Lobster roll lunch  at the Shanty Rose  Plymouth..It was very good, just the tiniest bit of mayo, Where to Dine on the Plymouth WaterFront -The Shanty Rose Pub Lobster Roll a little lettuce on the bottom of the roll. I liked the fact that the roll was toasted WITHOUT and fat at all…..it came with french fries that were almost perfect, very little salt and nicely crunchy. Service was great! This was the second time I got this lunch there, both were equally yummy!!

The Shanty Rose, next to Woods Seafood in Plymouth, fun night with an incredible Blues Band whose members have played with incredible musicians, they play on Thursday nights. Night started at 7pm to a packed restaurant (this place is pretty small), we ordered right away some lobster rolls  instead of the lobster dinner special , food came out quickly and was a very good lobster roll served with just a touch of butter and on a long roll which was great. The lobster roll was one of the better ones we had in our journey, service was a record breaker for being slow, our plates were never removed until we left almost two hours later and we made trips to the bar for cocktails as the waitress never stopped back until we waved her down for the bill, all in all a great night out, even with slow service we were too busy watching the band, having fun in this crowded, loud venue, if you can out up with the craziness it is a great place for blues and lobster rolls, otherwise going during a quieter time

The Shanty Rose Pub

16 Town Wharf
Plymouth, MA
(508) 746-7673



Where to Dine on the Plymouth WaterFront- CabbyShack Restaurant & Pub

The CabbyShack, on historic Plymouth harbor, is the spot for gorgeous views, tons of seats topunder the sun, live music all season long, and seafood so fresh it practically jumps straight from the ocean to the kitchen. The basic boiled lobster weighs in at about a pound and a quarter. But those in the know ask for the super-sized three-and-a-half pound Big Man’s Lobster. Equally eye-popping is the ‘Big Shack’ Roll. It’s the biggest lobster roll in town, overflowing from a grilled buttered roll. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the CabbyShack sells thousands of them a week. It’s the perfect summer meal, for the perfect summer day. The CabbyShack’s menu is loaded with fun summer foods like hand battered onion rings, colossal shrimp cocktail, golden fried clams, and — believe it or not — some of the best bar pizzas on the South Shore. But the dish they’re most famous for is their award winning clam chowder, served in a fresh baked bread bowl. Rich chowder, big lobster rolls, and fun all summer long, keeps everybody coming back, to the CabbyShack.

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My family went  to cabby shack in Plymouth. This is long. The short story is we would go back, just not for oysters.  We went with my toddler, husband, his sister, and some extended family they hadn’t met before, north coast people.
It was a pats game day so they sat us the opposite side of the place. No big deal but I have noticed a lot of places try to put my kid and I far far away from everyone else.12509786_10103687076655723_3119104194620674985_n
We had a whole variety of food preferences and their menu had plenty of options. My immediate family is from Denver, so my sister in law and I decided to try oysters. But we were afraid to commit to the half dozen so we asked the server to bring us two and then when they weren’t awful, we asked her to make the order in to a half dozen. She was really nice and helpful, and it turned out she had never had an oyster either which was funny.
She couldn’t tell us if they added salt or if that was just the sea salt flavor coming through, so then she had to go back to the kitchen to find out. Turns out that is simply the sea flavor. Out of the three I ate one of them almost tasted like it had sand in it which I know from watching Alton Brown means it wasn’t cleaned very well.
Ultimately, some of us ordered burgers and some of us ordered seafood and everyone seemed pretty happy. We took a picture with the giant lobster and follow some directions to get my kiddo his free meal, which was cool.
Oh and they were doing some sort of spin the wheel thing probably because of the game, and my ticket was pulled and I won a bag of swag! I never knew how badly I needed a poncho and bottle opener sombrero for my bottles of beer.

cabbyshack2Went to Cabby Shack in Plymouth yesterday. Hubby and I both got a cup of clam chowder, I had the lobster roll, and he had the Cape Cod reuben. Chowda was thick, but delicious, with quite a few big chunks of clam (bonus for me!). Lobster roll had a decent amount of mayo, though not too much. Cape Cod Reuben was huge. Pleasant and prompt service (I know that has been a complaint in the past). All in all a good experience.

Cabby Shack tonight…haven’t been since last summer. Sat on the lower patio outside, right next to the entertainment (The Honey Bears, very good). The atmosphere is so great, the food was good (not great, unfortunately) and (even more unfortunately) the service was bad.
Something has changed with the food since I was there last. I had the bisque. There was only one tiny piece of lobster claw in it and it was the consistency of soft mashed potatoes. The kids liked the pizza. The fried fish had a nice crust but not a lot of flavor.
We asked three times for silverware and finally had to get up ourselves and seek out our server. Another employee who apparently could not obtain forks, had dropped off our meals and we had been sitting for quite some time unable to eat!

Clam Chowder non better… Shrimp was overpriced for portion size.. The new fries not good… Clean friendly.. I’ll definitely be back..

I was looking for crab cakes. When reading the menu I was disappointed there was none except on the dinner menu. I asked the bartender if perhaps I could get 1 plain crab cake and a salad. He checked with the chef and soon I had the best crab cake I’ve found so far. And the salad was awesome. While waiting for my meal a Veteran came in with his wife thinking the special for vets was that day too. It wasn’t. The waitress very nicely said let me talk to someone I’ll be right back. A gentleman came out and said I’m sorry for the confusion but it was for Veterans Day only but since you came today I will honor you and thank you for your service. Have a seat and we will do it. I was so honored to see such action. I would go to Cabby Shack on a regular basis if I lived close enough. Excellent food and excellent attitude!

CabbyShack  Restaurant & Pub

30 Town Wharf
Plymouth, MA

Where to Dine on the Plymouth WaterFront- WaterFront Bar & Grill

The Waterfront Bar & Grill boasts spectacular views of Plymouth’s historical harbor, from its upstairs, downstairs or outdoor dining areas.  They are  open daily from 11am to 1am –  Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, & live entertainment seven nights a week.

Where to Dine on the Plymouth WaterFront- WaterFront Bar & Grill

They  are also the home of the South Shores only outdoor raw bar where you can watch one of our shuckers, shuck your order of local oysters or little necks.  Brunch is also available every Sunday from 11am to 2pm.

There is always something going on at the Waterfront with live entertainment 7 nights a week ranging from trivia, to acoustic duos and trios, to DJ dance parties and full band on the weekend nights.

Make the Waterfront the destination for your next family and friend special occasion or work gathering.  Our function room can accommodate groups of 25-55+ seated guests for an event and offers ocean views as well as its own private bar.

Our fun, fresh and affordable concept will appeal to any appetite with our lunch menu available Monday – Saturday 11-4 and our all day dinner menu available daily 11am to 10pm. We feature a variety of offerings from daily specials, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and pizzas which utilize the freshest available ingredients.

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Really nice dinner at the Waterfront in Plymouth tonight. Ordered the Quahogs…delicious. I had the seafood casserole and my handsome date had the surf and turf. My casserole was missing the advertised bread crumb topping and the surf and turf wasn’t hot off the grille, but it was amazing! We mentioned these things to the waiter after we had cleaned our plates (note no pictures…it was great) and the manager, John, came over to make it right. We told him it was so good, but he still bought us a round to make up for it. Great service from our waiter, Tom, and the visit from the manager was just good customer service. We will definitely be back!!

Another good meal at the Waterfront Bar & grill. Good Duxbury oysters, love their seasoned bar fries. DD got a plain Caesar salad and we split their crab cake Cesar. Both were great.

Last night at 7:30 the wait for a table at East Bay Grille (outside) was an hour and a half so we went across the street to the Waterfront Bar & Grill. There were two seats at the outdoor bar so we took those. We had half a dozen Duxbury oysters that were very fresh and sweet. We weren’t super hungry so we had calamari and spicy bar fries with cheese sauce. Both were cooked perfectly. The order of fries was huge and we were stuffed. The bar tenders were attentive and pleasant

Last day of vacation so hubby and I decided we should make it a good one! Went to Waterfront Bar & Grill in Plymouth for an early dinner. We sat on the deck upstairs (we have two little ones so thought they’d enjoy watching the street and water, which they did). We started with the Kettle Chips, which the kids liked but I thought would have been better if they’d been seasoned a bit. I had the baked stuffed shrimp with a baked potato and hubby had steak tips with rice pilaf. The stuffing in the shrimp was very good but for $22, I felt the portion was small. The menu notes “jumbo shrimp” but these were on the smaller side, butterflied underneath so they appeared a bit larger. The veggies again were not seasoned. Hubby said his steak tips were “eh, ok” and mentioned they were under seasoned as well. Our son had a hot dog and fries which he nearly finished. Our two year old had spaghetti which she decided not to eat (the princess changes her mind every 5 seconds these days!) but I did try her meal and the sauce was (again!!) under seasoned. Overall, hubby and I agreed that the atmosphere was nice and our waitress was very attentive, but food alone wouldn’t drive us back there again.

Headed to Plymouth with hopes of eating outside on a day that threatened to rain. We lucked 10636525_10153038404538412_2419852621236823825_oout with the weather and sat on the top deck of Waterfront Bar and Grill to order our fourth lobster roll of the season. Interestingly enough, we decided to split a lobster roll…something I’d warned Paula I’d never do. But apparently one CAN have too much of a good thing. But we will soldier onward for our fellow Swampies in the quest for the best lobster roll.
Waterfront’s menu said, “seasoned sweet chunks of lobster meat on a buttered, toasted torpedo roll with lettuce and tomatoes, and a choice of French fries, coleslaw, or rice.” (Lettuce and tomato were on the side. There was lettuce in the roll, but I didn’t notice it till I looked at the photo!!) The market price was $23.00. (Most expensive of the five places we checked in Plymouth today.)
The verdict? This roll was crispy; the lobster was tender and fresh. The mayo was subtle, but visible. No other additions. It was …good…but not great, and not first on our list of the four we’ve tried.  (Check out the Great Swampie Lobster Roll Hunt)

Dined at Waterfront Bar & Grill in Plymouth last night with my wife. We sat outside at the bar. Great atmosphere and great time. The food was delicious and the waitstaff was very friendly. Oysters for appetizers were delicious as always. I had the blackened salmon. Which was cooked perfect. My wife ordered the short ribs and enjoyed them very much. No desserts as we very much satisfied with our meals. I will definitely return here again this summer.

Village Landing Marketplace
170 Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360