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The Islander at Crosby Boat Yard

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72 Crosby Cir, Osterville, MA 02655-2030
+1 774-361-6552
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Loved this seasonal place. Great chowder and the hand cut sweet potato fries topped off a fantastic IslanderFish Taco. The wifes NY Strip was cooked to perfection. Although not your typical Cape Cod fried seafood, this place serves up a delicious meal. The location is worth the trip. They have an exclusive on Wianno Oysters....cant get enough of them.

Thank Paul G
marco island,fl
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Our food came with 3 out of the four entries on completely wet rolls! The fries were limp & soggy too! Yuck! The fried rice entree was served cold. The blackboard special was "sold out" at 7PM on a Sunday night. Don't bother eating here. Five Bays Bistro is a better bet in Osterville.

Thank marcogirl321
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This place is waterfront, holds such promise and I want it to be great. Well, the nachos are great, the drinks are great, burgers are pretty good but after that, the food can be sometimes quite good and sometimes flat out inedible. Service is variable sometimes fair and sometimes good. One time, one of my party ordered shrimp and it... More 

Thank Golfingkicks
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123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

We had a nice dinner with two other couples. We usually sit at the bar and just get an appetizer, but the table service was nice. The "Pork Fried Rice" is really good - a fine risotto with pulled pork on top. I had the fish tacos which were also very good.

Thank Curtstev
Cleveland, OH
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Didn't eat here, but went for a drink after dinner. They have a nice porch you can sit on and enjoy the view.

Thank GypsyOH
Boston, MA
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We are no strangers to overpaying for food and drink, but if the food is delicious and the ambiance is spectacular, then there is value there. Unfortunately the portion size of entrees is appetizer size elsewhere. It is pricey for what you actually get. It was tasty enough, just small. We talked about what we wanted to eat when we... More 

3 Thank NeuroticNellie
Boston, MA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

I want to like this place because it is local to me but the food is terrible. A wedge of Brie with 2 steal slices of French bread and strawberry sauce you would get on an ice cream Sunday. No thank you. Service is very friendly. The nachos are okay. The fish of the day had so much Jerk spice... More 

1 Thank megkmetko
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch,place looked OK for a restaurant at a marina. Do yourself a favor and stay away!!! Waitress had attitude right off the bat,why? I don't know. My wife and I ordered drinks,watered down fruit juice @$10 per drink.I ordered fish sandwich @ $20 got a piece of some kind of whitefish that may have been steamed, absolutely... More 

Thank Maryann R
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

They think they can set up shop in osterville by the water, put on some reggae, over charge for everything and serve garbage food? Please, stay away unless you are a rich, yuppy d0uche.

Thank Alexander C
Dennis, Massachusetts
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271 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

Service was good, canned beer (only) was cold, but that is where the story turns ugly... Unremarkable Chowder, routine caesar salad, Buffalo boneless chicken overcooked served with paper-paste dip plus tasteless frozen haddock filet plus 3 beers for $75, Huh? The food was awful. Summer might be better with fresh food and draft beer, but the prices are way too... More 

1 Thank Henri Pierre S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Crosby Cir, Osterville, MA 02655-2030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Osterville
  • Phone Number: +1 774-361-6552
On the water in Crosby Yacht Yard- watch the boats come in while you watch the best sunset while you sip a rum punch & try a fish taco! Open Seasonally 7 Days dinner, Thurs-Sun lunch

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?