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“Service was good, food was okay....we expected more”
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Waterfront Cafe
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Boston, Massachusetts
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335 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Service was good, food was okay....we expected more”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We were excited to go here b/c it's right at the Harbourtown Lighthouse. It was a beautiful night, and b/c it's right on the water it's a fun atmosphere. We originally made a rez for the Topside which is the upstairs part of this restaurant, but when we took a look it definitely was more formal looking than we had wanted. The downstairs was very busy in the front part of the restaurant, but the back area had room. The staff was very accommodating to help us change plans, and we took a table in the back area. This was not really a nice place to eat b/c it was a weird glassed in room area overlooking a small patio at the water's edge. It just had zero ambiance/vibe to it, but it was the only option. We did watch the sunset from here which was nice, but I'd recommend trying to sit either outside on the back porch area or out front (keep in mind that there's live music out front and it might be very loud).

The menu was pretty limited which was surprising. They did tell us we could order from the upstairs menu as well, but that was pretty limited as well. I think they'd do well to update their menus.
The food we ordered was pretty good, and the service was just fine. So all in all it wasn't a bad experience, but given the location there's potential for so much more here!

Visited April 2014
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“Shrimp Tacos to die for”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

On a lovely hot and sunny day we found ourselves at The Waterfront cafe at Harbour Town for lunch. Seated outside under the lighthouse watching boats come and go into the historic harbour made for a perfect setting. I ordered the shrimp tacos and a cold glass of Palemetto ale to wash it down. Two taco's each with three huge and perfectly BBQ'd shrimp atop a corn and black bean salsa. Best seafood taco's I've ever had and reasonably priced. A great location for lunch and people watching.

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