As a coastal region, the Massachusetts North Shore is the perfect place for a scenic dining experience. There are so many phenomenal local waterfront restaurants to enjoy. Here are a few of my top picks!
Sea Level Oyster Bar
Sea Level Oyster Bar offers fine and fresh New England seafood, raw bar, cocktails, and mocktails with amazing views of the Salem waterfront. With indoor, outdoor, and bar seating, Sea Level has an option for everyone! Sea Level was the Northshore Magazine 2017 editors’ choice for both Al Fresco Dining and Dessert, so make sure to check them out. You can also try their sister restaurant in Newburyport!
Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar
Located on the Newburyport waterfront overlooking the Merrimack River, Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar offers a coastal Italian-inspired menu featuring a wide variety of food with fresh ingredients. Some highlights include locally sourced seafood, raw bar, scratch-made pasta, and gelato! The restaurant has outdoor deck seating for warmer weather and is enclosed for the colder months. Additionally, guests can enjoy bar seating with cocktails and local craft beer.
Mission on the Bay
If you like internationally-inspired cuisine, Mission on the Bay in Swampscott is a must-try. The dining room features two bars and a view of the Boston skyline with a menu full of New England favorites influenced by classic Brazilian and Asian cuisine. It features brunch, dinner, and cocktails! The Ocean Bar is their roof deck, featuring a bar menu, amazing views, and fresh salt air. Get out to enjoy a classic New England escape!
1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Next up is 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar, located on the lobby level of the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester. Enjoy delicious Modern American cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients in a relaxed upscale atmosphere.
Executive Chef Jon Mckechnie is Gloucester born and raised and plays with different flavors to pay homage to America’s oldest seaport. With various culinary initiatives and an innovative raw bar program, the restaurant puts a fresh twist on traditional cuisine. Check out their daily specials:
- Sunday: Pasta Night
- Monday: Pizza and Brew Night
- Tuesday: Oyster Night
- Wednesday: Ramen Night
- Thursday: Wine Pairing Night
The Landing is located on the historic and picturesque Marblehead Harbor. While the restaurant has been serving fresh, local foods since 1972, they have recently introduced a new culinary team. The menu features fresh, local seafood and globally inspired cuisine, including multiple gluten and dairy-free items!
You can access the restaurant by land or sea and experience the beautiful views of the harbor from every table in the newly remodeled dining room or on the open-air deck.
The North Shore is an amazing place to dine and an incredible place to live. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home on the North Shore, contact me today.