Lots of people go out to eat for different reasons. Maybe you have a business meeting that calls for a more social setting. Maybe you have a date and you want food to compliment that drink. Maybe it’s Sunday and you just don’t feel like cooking. Whatever the reason that led you out to dinner, when you get to the restaurant you have certain expectations. You want good food, good service, and you want to leave thinking, ‘when’s the next time I can go back’. Well, here are a few Plymouth, MA restaurants we think you should add to your rotation.
Overlooking Plymouth Harbor, East Bay Grill is a local favorite for seafood, steaks, and more. They feature a raw bar and an outdoor patio, and while you can reserve a table on OpenTable, the patio is first come first serve. On some nights, and especially in the summer, you can expect big crowds and a wait to be seated. Just remember that while the atmosphere is casual, no hats or sleeveless shirts for men after sundown.
Wood’s Seafood is a family-run business and with daily catches arriving right off the boat, it doesn’t get much fresher than this! Wood’s is a popular spot for locals who can also take advantage of their catering and “clambakes to go”. Non-locals shouldn’t worry though, Wood’s ships across the United States, so just order online at their website.
As the name would imply the Waterfront Bar and Grill faces the ocean with views of Plymouth Harbor. With the only outdoor raw bar in the South Shore and live entertainment 7 nights a week, there’s always a reason to head over here, especially during sunset. If you’re more interested in the menu, there are lots of options with a range of appetizers, more than half a dozen salads and plenty of seafood and other American fare from which you can choose. For more details, check out their feature in this Boston Globe article from July 2015.
If you like frozen waffles and eggs from a carton, move on to the next restaurant listing because you probably won’t be interested in the fresh, homemade goodness that’s coming out of the kitchen at 3A Café and Bakery. This husband and wife duo who are originally from Brazil, are cooking up traditional American breakfasts like omelets and pancakes, but you’ll also find less common dishes like their Linguica Benedict and Uncle Jeff Omelet (basically a steak bomb with eggs). As if that wasn’t enough, some added bonuses here include their all day breakfast menu, fresh homemade bread, AND they deliver.
Of all the Plymouth, MA restaurants, KKatie’s has been the one to quickly become the ‘go-to’ for the best burger, but don’t just take our word for it. KKatie’s has been voted Best Burger of the South Shore, featured on the Phantom Gourmet, Chronicle, The Boston Globe and more. With 18 different burgers on the menu, and sides like hand battered onion rings, curly fries, tater tots, and “green fries”, which are flash fried green beans, there’s something for everyone. If you live in Plymouth, KKatie's will easily be your regular Friday night hangout.
In neighboring Kingston (10min drive from Plymouth) you’ll find Solstice, another husband and wife combo producing flavorful, memorable food. With a seasonal menu, Solstice is the kind of restaurant you can visit regularly and continually have new options to choose from for dinner. The restaurant has a very neighborhood feel and is actually located in a renovated 19th century train station. Solstice is a unique experience in a unique environment.