Lunching at Tavern on the Wharf in Plymouth, MA

Tavern on the Wharf opened in early June and is already taking Plymouth by storm. Located on the town wharf, when you dine there you are are guaranteed amazing views of historic Plymouth Harbor – seriously, you can see it from every seat in the restaurant. What makes dining at Tavern on the Wharf really spectacular is that all of their food is fresh and the majority of it is sourced locally. Much of their seafood comes right from Plymouth Harbor.

Tavern on the Wharf is both casual and classy at the same time. With very reasonable prices, Tavern on the Wharf really is the perfect restaurant for any occasion including date night or just a night out with the family. The menu was created by Chef John Sheehan, and there is something for everyone on there. John may be young, but he brings lots of experience and fresh ideas to this restaurant.

Last week I met up with three of my fellow bloggers for lunch at Tavern on the Wharf and we were not only treated to a wonderful meal, but got a chance to spend some time with with the chef and were given the opportunity to tour the restaurant and see some of the behind the scenes happenings.

**Disclosure: Although all the food I ate that day was complimentary, as always, all opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

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Tavern on the Wharf’s menu selections include many seafood dishes, in addition to salads, burgers, steak, pizza and much more. I was truly impressed by the variety of dishes on the menu.

Their menu changes with the seasons at Tavern on the Wharf and their fall/winter menu just rolled out last week.

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The four of us were there for about two hours and the food just kept coming. We were given a wonderful variety of menu selections and everything was beautifully presented.

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These are a few of the wonderful menu items that we got a chance to sample that day:

Tuna Sashimi:

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Fried Burrata (fresh mozzarella, panko crust, cream, roasted tomato, olive oil and basil):

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My personal favorite of the day: Rootbeer Glazed Short Ribs, (sake infused onion puree, crispy & roasted new potato, charred chippolini onion and box choy):

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Beef Carpaccio (sliced filet of beef, black truffle vinaigrette, Greenway Farm herbs, crispy sunchokes):

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As you can see, the four of us ate quite well that afternoon. All of the food I tried was fresh, perfectly cooked and just plain delicious.

Before we left the restaurant, General Manager John Murray, showed us around. He told us about some renovations that were made before they opened in June. Several booths were taken out and replaced with free-standing tables, making it easier to arrange for larger parties. They also wanted to make it more family-friendly, so they made sure there are only a few carefully placed big screens around the restaurant. The folks at Tavern on the Wharf understand that conversation is more important than spending the entire meal watching the television.

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Tavern on the Wharf features a 230-seat dining room, two 25-seat bars, and an 80-seat outdoor patio (in the nice weather). They also have a private dining room with dedicated bar.

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One thing that you should know before you go – Tavern on the Wharf does not have it’s own parking lot. Don’t let that throw you off, though. There are tons of metered spaces in the area where you can park, but don’t forget to bring some quarters.

Tavern on the Wharf is located at 6 Town Wharf in Plymouth and they are open daily for lunch & dinner. I can’t wait to go back.

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149 comments

  1. Janine Huldie

    The food looks so yummy and tasty! Looked like a wonderful time was had and glad you got to attend to try their food out.

  2. Elizabeth O.

    Oh gosh, I would love to taste the Fried Burrata and the Rootbeer Glazed Short Ribs!!! Ribs is my ultimate favorite! I order it whenever I can.

  3. Valerie Gray (@valmg)

    Someone please pass the Fried Burrata! The combination of fresh mozzarella, panko crust, cream, roasted tomato, olive oil and basil sounds amazing to me.

  4. Lisa Jacqueline Lewis

    Who wouldn’t love having lunch at Tavern on the Wharf in Plymouth, MA! That seafood looks divine!

  5. Liz Mays

    Oh man you guys ate like queens! That burrata is really calling my name. It looks incredible and so does the rootbeer glaze on the short ribs.

  6. Valerie Gray (@valmg)

    I’m with Liz. I’ve never had burrata before and wish I had a plate right now.

  7. Michelle T

    The presentation of the food looks really great. I would love to try the ribs and the shrimp. Wish this was in Plymouth, Michigan. If I ever make it out that way to Massachusetts I will definitely try it out.

  8. Denise C

    I’d love to try the Fried Burrata. Can’t get enough cheese!

  9. Ari Adams

    Food looks delicious! If I’m ever in the area, I’ll have to check it out.

  10. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

    I need to check this out! Dave keeps asking where to take me for my birthday… maybe we will try the Wharf!

  11. kristimaloney

    The food looks wonderful at Tavern on the Wharf. The ribs look especially delicious!

  12. Lois Alter Mark

    I love ribs! My mouth is watering just looking at those!

  13. Coupon Diva (@RealCouponDiva)

    i like all that food that they got on the menu

  14. Ashley Gill

    There were quite a few items that you tried that I’ve never even thought to try before. Looks delicious and I love the inside. The lack of parking lot would throw me off, good thing you mentioned that.

  15. alissa

    Everything does look tasty! I like root beer, so I’d probably pick your favorite as my favorite! Nom Nom!

  16. Mom Does It All (@misteedawnw)

    That looks like an amazing place to eat! And the food looks delicious! Will have to check it out!

  17. Jenna Wood

    The root beer glazed short ribs sound like some classic comfort food with a modern twist. We’d love to stop in for a nice quiet meal, thanks for the recommendation!

  18. Mykidsguide

    That would be the first dish that I would try when I go there. All the food made me hungry.

  19. Rosey

    I couldn’t agree more. That’d be the choice for two of our four here!

  20. sippycupmom

    Mmmmm, all that seafood. It looks so good!

  21. toughcookiemommy

    It looks delicious, I totally agree with you. I am now craving seafood for the weekend with the family.

  22. Lois Alter Mark

    Wow, that looks amazing. If I lived closer, I would be eating there tonight.

  23. Brianna George

    What a fabulous time! Food looks incredible. What would you say was your favorite dish?

  24. Amy Desrosiers

    I have heard of this place! It looks really amazing, and the food I bet is great!

  25. Amber Edwards

    I am such a foodie! I love trying out new places to eat. And this would definitely be an awesome destination to try out! The food looks amazing.

  26. Scarlet of Family Focus Blog

    Wow. It all looks so good. I want to eat there!

  27. Ourfamilyworld

    Oh wow, everything looks delicious. The tuna sashimi and short ribs look really yummy.

  28. Elizabeth O.

    I so want to try those! They look amazing.

  29. Dogvills

    All the food are beautifully presented. I would love to try the beef short ribs. It looks mouthwatering.

  30. Brenda Brown

    My husband loves seafood! This would be a great place to take him!

  31. toughcookiemommy

    I love seafood so this would definitely be my kind of restaurant. Everything looks so fresh in all your photos.

  32. Mykidsguide

    This is also my kind of restaurant because I prefer seafood than meat. The photos made me hungry.

  33. Stacie

    The food looks delicious. I would love to try the Beef Carpaccio.

  34. lisamc7

    I saw the Fried Burrata pic on Facebook and had to check out all the yum! I need to make a trip there pronto!

  35. thedealmatchmaker

    That fried burrata looks good! I want to try it.

  36. Kelly (@KickingWKelly)

    I love trying to restaurants and food. The Tavern looks like a great place!

  37. Theresa

    It really looks like a great place to dine! That Fried Burrata has my name all over it!

  38. Mommy Moment™ (@MommyMomentBlog)

    This sounds like a place I’d love. A group of friends, great food, what could be better?

  39. Shannon Gurnee

    That looks like a great place to eat at! All of the foods look amazing!

  40. Crystal

    I’m dying to try the root beer glaze! Everything looks and sounds insanely delicious. I’m sure Plymouth is thrilled.

  41. Rorybore

    It all looks soooo good! A couple of hours actually sounds too short of time after seeing how amazing that food looks.

  42. Aubrey

    Yum. All of the food there looks great!

  43. Miss Millennia Mag (@MissMillMag)

    Yumm… all the food looks Delicious and also beautifully presented!!

  44. becca112971

    what a fabulous place. The food look delicious and elegant.

  45. Jennifer H

    The plates look so beautifully put together. It looks like a great place to dine!

  46. Alicia

    This looks like a great place to go out to eat. I love taverns!

  47. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Those are some gorgeous plates! Looks like you guys ate well!

  48. milenabarrett

    We are planning a trip to Plymouth next year. I’ll have to put this place on our list of places to hit!

  49. Jeanine

    Wow, look at all that food!! Looks like a wonderful place to relax and eat! If I’m ever in the area, I will have to visit!! (and visit you too!!!)

  50. Crystal

    That sounds like fun. I’d love to get on a visiting other bloggers tour!

  51. Nicole Lutzy

    Wow their food and menu looks amazing! My mouth is watering at those shrimp!

  52. Jessica Beal Harlow

    This looks and sounds like a great spot to have a really special lunch! I really like that they change up their menu depending on the season and that they have such a spectacular view to enjoy along with some delicious sounding dishes! The Rootbeer Glazed Shortribs really do sound incredible!

  53. Rebecca

    Oh my stars—that shrimp looks divine! I love restaurants that change with each season—not to many down here in the south do that!

  54. Jennifer

    That looks like a fantastic place to go. I’d love to try all that amazing food.

  55. Bim

    That looks abso-freaking-lutely awesome. I’m a huge seafood fan, and that food looks like the best around.

  56. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    This restaurant looks awesome. Whenever I visit a coastal area, I always hit the seafood hard. I love it!

  57. tara pittman

    I love that they have seafood. The tuna looks so yummy.

  58. Joely Smith

    Oh I would LOVE to try Rootbeer Glazed Shortribs! The shrimp looks delicious too! Love the atmosphere of the place.

  59. Elizabeth Lampman

    This food looks amazing. I will have to try it the next time i am in the area. I love to try new foods.

  60. homesteadwishing

    I am absolutely craving shrimp now! I love me some seafood.

  61. Michelle Liew

    That looks like a tavern with lots of wonderful food!

  62. @SensiblySara

    The presentation of that food is stunning! I don’t like seafood but those short ribs look spectacular! That’s my favorite splurge food!

  63. Sarah Marturano

    I don’t live close enough to have dinner here but I’d love too! The food looks so beautiful.

  64. Clara

    The dishes there look exquisite. Really fine dining!

  65. Pam

    Wow, all that food looks like it would be delicious! The presentation is gorgeous too!

  66. Jennifer Williams

    That sounds like my kind of place. I love that the menu changes with the seasons and that food looks amazing.

  67. Ana De Jesus

    Ye olde tavern has a great range of food it seems looks good.

  68. Autumn @Mamachallenge

    That food looks amazing! I would love to eat there!

  69. lisa

    These foods all look amazing. I would love to go to Tavern on the Wharf if I am ever in Plymouth.

  70. Mimi Green

    Man that shrimp looks really good. I love a good meal, glad you had a chance to try out so many different things.

  71. michelle

    not only does the view sound amazing but the food looks great too

  72. Jeanettte

    That Short Rib looks outstanding! I would have loved to have gone there with you! I live a little to far away, but if I ever get up that way I want to check out this restaurant.

  73. Acadiana'sThriftyMom (@acadianathrifty)

    The Tavern looks so welcoming and the food looks amazing!

  74. Crystal

    Wow, everything looks amazing! Looks like a great place for a date night or special dinner.

  75. Christine M Luken (@FinLifeGrd)

    Wow, all the foods look fabulous! I love seafood, and the tavern setting is perfect.

  76. Julie

    I’ve never really been to a “real” seafood restaurant. I’d love to try out some of those dishes. Everything looks super yummy.

  77. Debra Fazio-Rutt

    My husband adores oysters. The brinier the better for him. Those short ribs look amazing! Looks like a great place for a special dinner or celebration!

  78. Catherine S

    This looks like a nice restaurant and all the food looks amazing. I will try them out if I am ever in the area.

  79. Lady Lilith

    Oh wow. Everything looks amazing. I love the way they plated the food. So artistic.

  80. kwhiz84

    Looks like they have a lot of great food options!

  81. Margarita Ibbott (@DownshiftingPRO)

    You always make the food look so awesome. There is nothing here I would not savour. I love oysters. So delicious.

  82. Megan Elford

    Beautiful food, and a beautiful restaurant! I would love to try that Fried Burrato – I’ve never heard of it and I bet it tastes amazing!

  83. Kristi

    Wow… all of it looks delicious! The Rootbeer Glazed Short Ribs sound the most interesting thing to me and probably what I would order on my first visit, but then would have to go back to try the rest!

  84. thedealmatchmaker

    I love seafood. This is the kind of restaurant i want to visit. Beef Carpaccio looks delicious!

  85. Nicole Lutzy

    What a great menu, everything looks so fresh and delicious!

  86. Heidi Spears-Gray

    My husband LOVES seafood he would enjoy this!

  87. Chubskulit Rose

    I am drooling looking at the shrimp lol. I am a seafood lover so this is the place for me.

  88. Sarah Bailey

    Oh wow this looks like a fantastic place to dine, what delicious sounding food. x

  89. April G

    I love seafood and even more getting good seafood. I’ll have to check it out when I’m in the area.

  90. Tiffany Washko

    The shrimp and sashimi look incredible. I would love to stop by for a bite!

  91. Aimee

    Yummy! Tuna Sashimi is my favorite! This looks like an awesome place to eat!

  92. Amber NElson

    Wow, that all looks amazing. I’ve never been out to MA. That is on my list.

  93. Danielle

    Fresh seafood is the best and all of these dishes look delicious. I need to find a place like this around me, if there’s one that can compare.

  94. Amanda

    What a great looking lunch location- love the bar!

  95. Tina @ My Highest Self

    Oooo, looks like there are so many delicious food items. Short ribs look so good!

  96. misstywatson

    I’m drooling heavily over here as everything looks amazing!

  97. Danielle H

    Everything looks delicious! Definitely want to give some of those dishes a try.

  98. sicorra

    Looks like a super nice lunch. I am not a seafood fan, but the steak filet looked delicious.

  99. Marcie W.

    I love seafood and I am sure it does not get much fresher than via an establishment right near the water. That sashimi is seriously calling my name.

  100. Rosey

    Wow, you ain’t a kiddin’ That’s some good looking food right there!!

  101. Pam

    Wow, that food looks simply amazing. Mouth watering and was a great selection. It looks like a great place to eat and the next time we are in the area, we will be sure to eat there.

  102. Ann Bacciaglia

    Tavern on the Wharf looks like an amazing place to eat. The food looks so delicious. I would try the steak first.

  103. gingermommyrants

    I would love to go to lunch at the Tavern on the Wharf. The food looks so good i wish i could try it now.

  104. Felicia

    The food looks absolutely delicious. The atmosphere looks wonderful as well. I love finding new restaurants around town.

  105. Chasing Joy

    Sounds like a nice place. That Burrata looks really really good.

  106. Brandy

    This looks like such a great place to go to! I always love seeing where you travel, because it is usually close to where I am, or at least a couple hour drive!

  107. Bri

    I really like how the menu changes with the seasons. I would love to try all of their seafood options.

  108. Heather Pfingsten

    From the restaurant to the food, everything looks amazing. I love that a lot of the food is locally sourced as well. An insider’s look, how fun! The dishes look amazing, I wish I lived closer… YUM!

  109. klg1982

    Those oyster shooters sound ahmazing!!!! I can’t wait to get there to try them!

  110. Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    The food looks amazing! The restaurant looks very nice too!

  111. Erika Ashley (@erikaislittle)

    I would definitely have some of these things but I’m afraid of stuff like sachimi.

  112. Maria

    Oh I’m getting hungry looking at these pics! Sounds like a lovely restaurant.

  113. Ricci

    Jealous of those oysters, they are my fave!! All of your food looks amazing!!

  114. Lexie Lane

    Those foods looks delicious. I want to try this all. Such a mouth watering food.

  115. Nicole Haas Etolen

    Those foods looks delicious. I want to try this all. Such a mouth watering food.

  116. Vera Sweeney

    Oh my gosh everything looks so good!! I love to eat near the water anytime we are near the coast.

  117. mommyblogexpert

    Your food photography is amazing. I also love how you captured the sea faring ambiance of this restaurant near the water.

  118. Carol Bryant

    You take such lovely trips – oooh I love the sounds of this meal, Robin. It looks like you had a very memorable experience.

  119. victoria

    The food was really awesome looks delicious. I wish i could go in Tavern someday

  120. Claudette Esterine

    Frankly, I would not eat most of these things but that shrimp….could I have that triple-sized?

  121. Chloe Marchant

    This looks like a lovely place to eat lunch! We don’t have much fish places on the island.

  122. listen2mama

    Robin, you’re always trying out new places and cool restaurants! The food here looks absolutely amazing, looking forward to visiting New England soon!

  123. Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way

    I love the decor and the food looks really delicious. I wouldn’t mine metered parking for an awesome dining experience.

  124. Kristin

    Oh man don’t those dishes look amazing. I love when a local business does well right off the bat. Thank you for sharing.

  125. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    The food sure does look yummy. I have never been to MA but if I ever go I want to eat here.

  126. crystalandcomp

    These pictures look delicious! This place is not local to me but I love hearing about interesting places to dine. That is an exciting thing that my husband and I I do regularly is visit new places and experience new food.

  127. Shaylee Field

    Everything looks so amazing! I love beef carpaccio!

  128. Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)

    Those short ribs look delightful.
    Your description is spot on. I like taverns because you can go there for a casual moment or a momentous event and feel right at home.

  129. keikilanij

    Your pictures have made my stomach growl! I especially want to try the Tuna Sashimi!

  130. Chanelle

    Looks like a great place to visit. The food looks delicious.

  131. Laura Funk

    The fried burretta looks like something I would eat a lot of! All the food looks really great

  132. Shell Feis

    That looks like a really yummy and beautiful place to eat! If I’m ever in the area I am going to HAVE to stop in.

  133. Shell Things (@shellthings)

    It all looks absolutely amazing! I’d love all the seafood.

  134. Toni | BoulderLocavore

    This is one delicious lunch. I love the look of the restaurant too!

  135. Bonnie @wemake7

    Wow, I don’t think I have ever tried or had any of that type of food before. Looks really good.

  136. Chelsie Carr

    Wow this looks so yummy! I grew up in Southern New Hampshire and have been to Plymoth a handful of times; I’ll put this on the list to try when we are home next!

  137. Jonathan Key

    This looks amazing! I would love to take my wife to such a restaurant. I can’t believe they can’t bringing in food for two hours!

  138. Sarh S

    What beautiful presentation! I’d love the shrimp and fried burrata.

  139. mburbage

    That food looks so great! Yum! Great place to have some tasty foods and enjoy a great atmosphere

  140. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    I love a good seafood meal! Looks like you have a great time!

  141. You, Baby and I Blog

    Oh my, all this food is working my appetite. I love how it is presented. It makes me want to dig in.

  142. Claudia krusch

    Everything looks soooo good! I love all your pictures

  143. Kristin

    Sound like a lovely restaurant and the food likes just divine! Totally drooling!

  144. Ashley M

    Oh my gosh, the Fried Burrata and the Beef Carpaccio literally made my mouth water!

  145. HilLesha

    Wonderful review! I don’t eat meat or seafood, but that looks like a wonderful place to dine.

  146. traceyzimmer

    Okay so I think I need to get on a plane and go here STAT. I LOVE seafood and am drooling over everything you tried.

  147. Melissa

    Everything looks amazing. I love when dishes are beautifully plated! Delicious!

  148. partymix25

    Looks like a nice place to dine, and the food is very presentable.

  149. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    Everything looks delicious! I would love to dine in there.

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