View of Woods Hole Harbour in Falmouth Massachusetts. Sailing boats are in the harbour with houses in the background.

6 Best Waterfront Restaurants in Falmouth MA (2024 Edition)

Nothing is better than enjoying a great meal (or a couple of drinks) after a day golfing, then a view of the ocean. Luckily, there are many options for waterfront restaurants in Falmouth MA, on Cape Cod – but here are some of the best after a day at the beach or site seeing.

Here is a breakdown of my top choices, including the closest golf courses. The two areas in Falmouth with the most scenic waterfront views are either Woods Hole or Falmouth Heights.

This guide will share the address of the restaurants. I’ll also include an online ordering link (if available). And, of course, the most popular dishes you should try.

I’ve listed casual and fine dining options so you can enjoy the view regardless of your budget. If you are looking for breakfast while in Falmouth, here are some great restaurants and bagel shops.

Waterfront Restaurants in Falmouth MA

You can’t be on the Cape and not go to a restaurant with an ocean view – it is part of why this area is unique.

The best waterfront restaurants in Falmouth MA can get pretty busy during the summer, so plan ahead and make reservations (if possible).

Falmouth is also gorgeous in the “off” season – many locals consider September to be the best month there (beautiful weather, fewer crowds).

view of boats and yachts from the Flying Bridge Restaurant in Falmouth Massachusetts
view of Falmouth Heights Harbour from The Flying Bridge

Waterfront restaurants in Woods Hole MA

Woods Hole Harbour is a small area with limited street parking, so keep that in mind as you plan your night out. There are also patches of cobblestones so please use caution if you have mobility issues.

Between the ferry to the Vineyard, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and all the restaurants, it can be a congested area, especially on weekends in the summer.

But the busyness is a good sign – great food and a fun area to explore. Lots of Falmouth waterfront restaurants and bars to enjoy.

Landfall Restaurant

With some of the most popular views in Falmouth, the Landfall is a historic waterfront restaurant in Woods Hole.

Enjoy all the standard New England food (clam chowder, fish and chips, lobster rolls, etc.) on the Woods Hole harbor. Perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while you wait for the ferry to the Vineyard.

There are outdoor seats, but in order to get a water view with your dinner, you have to sit inside. Yes, to enjoy this waterfront restaurant in Falmouth MA you have to get a table by the windows.

9 Luscombe Avenue
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Phone: 508-548-1758


Diagonally across from Landfall Restaurant is the smaller restaurant Shucker’s. There are quite a few restaurants in Woods Hole Harbour, which is small, so you can check out a few places or grab a cocktail at each one.

Seating and tables at Shucker’s are directly on the water near the boats. Highly recommend anything from their raw bar; the freshly squeezed cocktails are amazing.

(and yes, Guy Fiere chowed down on baked scrod at Shucker’s on his show, Diner, Drive-in’s and Drives)

91 Water Street A
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Woods Hole Wharf

The new(ish) dining option in Woods Hole is now open! Woods Hole Wharf has a walk-up window where you can get slices of wood-fired pizza as you walk around Woods Hole Harbour.

Be sure to check out their pizza special on Thursday nights as a way to save money on the Cape.

71 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Phone: 774-255-1353

Picture of Wood Hole Wharf cocktail menu with a spicy pineapple margarita
Wood Hole Wharf cocktail menu with a spicy pineapple margarita – yum!

Waterfront restaurants in Falmouth Heights MA

Home of the historic Falmouth Road Race, Falmouth Heights offers stunning views of Falmouth Harbor. It is also near downtown Falmouth which has local shops and restaurants too.

Falmouth Pier 37

Located on Falmouth Harbor, this waterfront restaurant offers so many food options – sushi, fried seafood, raw bar, sandwiches, burgers, and more. And be sure to check out the signature cocktails at Falmouth Pier 37.

88 Scranton Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

Flying Bridge

The Flying Bridge is another waterfront restaurant in Falmouth that overlooks the harbor. It was recently purchased and is undergoing renovations with new dishes, including fresh sushi and your traditional favorites.

They do not accept reservations, so get there early, enjoy a cocktail and some live music.

The Flying Bridge is one of the waterfront restaurants in Falmouth MA that are all next to each other. You can enjoy a cocktail or appetizer at Flying Bridge, Raw Bar, and Falmouth Pier 37 all in one night!

220 Scranton Ave
Falmouth, MA 02540

Menu | Sushi menu

image of a Rum Punch cocktail from the Flying Bridge in Falmouth Massachusetts with yachts and boats in the background. This is one of the best waterfront restaurants in Falmouth MA
Rum Punch Cocktail at the Flying Bridge in Falmouth MA

Falmouth Raw Bar

This waterfront restaurant in Falmouth is more casual than the Flying Bridge but offers just as good seafood and cocktail options. Think of more sandy flip-flops to go with your cocktail and lobster roll.

Enjoy live music on Sunday afternoons and a live DJ (on Thursday – Saturday nights), which can get pretty wild when it turns into a nightclub!

56 Scranton Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

Phone: 508-548-7729

And those are the top waterfront restaurants in Falmouth MA this season.

Is there a spot you love that should be added to the best waterfront restaurants in Falmouth MA list? Let me know your thoughts below.

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Growing up here, I wanted to highlight my favorite places to golf and eat while sharing what makes New England unique.

And so New England Golf and Grub was created.

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