The Most Talked-About Restaurants on the South Shore

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The South Shore benefits not only from its close proximity to the sophisticated food scene in Boston but rather obviously to the ocean, which gives readily of itself to nearly every menu you'll pick up. A rich agricultural background only adds to menus that are increasingly more focused on what's local, fresh, and in-season. The names came up again and again as we asked around, tapping our favorite chefs for their favorites:

FAMILY NIGHT 

Tavern On The Wharf
6 Town Wharf, Plymouth
Great food  plus check out special nights with trivia and more
508-927-4961

Plymouth Public House
2294 State Rd, Plymouth
774-413-9263

Surfside Smokehouse
14 Union St, Plymouth
Barbecue and Fresh seafood
Right on the marina in downtown Plymouth
508-927-4111
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The Charlie Horse
99 Main Street, Kingston 
Great Family Place with an Arcade
781-585-5550

Haddad’s Ocean Cafe 
291 Ocean Street, Marshfield 
If you are looking for good fried seafood this is the place!
781-837-2722

Route 53 Tavern
615 Washington Street, Pembroke
781-826-2532
 
Tinkers Son
707 Main Street, Norwell 
A hidden Gem offering great Brunch with live music on Sunday
781-561-7361

Cheever Tavern
33 West St, Norwell
Great menu and beer choice
781-657-2700

Old Salt House
44 Border St, Cohasset
Great location on the Waterfront!
781-383-0900

Bia Bistro
35 S. Main St, Cohasset
A Favorite is the Mushroom Risotto
781-383--0464


DATE NIGHT

The Blue Oar
9 Depot Court, Cohasset
A hidden gem of Cohasset. A warm and welcoming neighborhood spot.
781-923-1429

Sun Tavern 
500 Congress Street, Duxbury 
Very warm & cozy feels like you are in Vermont
They say a ghost is there so if you go watch for signs.
781-837-1027 

Windsor House at Island Creek Oysters
390 Washington St, Duxbury
If you love oysters this is the place on the South Shore!
781-934-0991
Make sure you come during the Summer and early Fall to enjoy ICO overlooking the water

Scarlet Oak Tavern
1217 Main St, Hingham
Great Atmosphere with a large Fireplace and plenty of seating
781-749-8200

Tosca
14 North St, Hingham
A great place to celebrate a special occasion
781--740-0080

The Quarry Restaurant
415 Whiting St, Hingham
You will not be disappointed
781-340-7300

Solstice 
63 Summer Street, Kingston 
Creative American cuisine
781-585-2221

Liv Creative Cuisine
1849 Ocean Street, Marshfield
Great Food and Drinks! Live  Music Outside Tuesday-Saturday Weather Permitting
781-837-2900

The Jetty 
278 Ocean Street, Marshfield
Great Food with Live Music
781-319-2181

Rye Tavern 
517 Old Sandwich Road, Plymouth 
1800s tavern,  some even say a ghost named Amilla lives there
508-591-7515

Cork + Table
23 Court Street, Plymouth
Make a reservation for this small owner-operated bistro
American cuisine with a Southern flair- Excellent wine selection
774-454-3683

La Baia
98 Water St, Plymouth
7744-283-4626

Mallebar Brasserie
15 Main St, Plymouth
If you are looking for a French restaurant look no further!
508-747-0471

Salt Society
146 Front St, Scituate
Excellent Sushi!
781-733-9030


LADIES' NIGHT or DATE NIGHT

ALBA on 53
2053 Washington St, Hanover
Great Steak and Truffle Fries
781- 789-5527

Square Cafe 
Hingham & Norwell
150 North St, Hingham
781-740-4060
283 Columbia Rd, Hanover
781-924-2581

The Tasty
42 Court Street, Plymouth
A Neighborhood Favorite
508-591-7302

SALT Raw Bar
170 Water St, Plymouth
Very Classy you will love it!
774-283-4660

The Galley 
95 Front Street, Scituate 
Lively place with great food and atmosphere
781-545-3663

ITALIAN 

Mezza Luna (See Ad)
253 Main St, Buzzards Bay
If you are headed to the Cape this is the place to stop!
Located before the Bourne Bridge
508-759-4667

Leena's Kitchen
63 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth
Modern Italian
Great Sunday Brunch
774-404-7470

Cafe Strega
16 Main St. Plymouth
508-732-9996

Trattoria San Pietro 
376 Washington Street, Norwell
781-659-7500

Osteria Vivo 
254 Church St, Pembroke
Great Italian all homemade!
781-925-1315

Cafe Tosca
15 North St, Hingham
781--740-9400

Ava Cucina
107 Ripley Rd, Cohasset
A warm and cozy atmosphere offering huge servings!
781-383-8300

SPORTS BARS & FAMILY RESTAURANTS

3 Brothers Grill and Bar
7788 Washington St, Hanover
Cheesy pizza to sizzling steaks
781-924-3079

Flanders Field
2055 Washington St, Hanover
Farm fresh, varied menu, great selection of beers
781-421-6447

Cask ‘n Flagon
804 Plain Street, Marshfield 
Great place for the Family and Friends! Lots of TVs as well as your own when you sit at a booth
781-834-2275

The Speedwell Tavern
47 Main Street, Plymouth
Live Music
508-927-4724

Alumni Sports cafe
95 Washington St, Pembroke
Great Pizza!
781-829-9999

Plymouth G Pub
West Plymouth Square
A Game room to keep the kids busy as well as Pool Tables and Lots of TVs
508-591-0965

The Fours Bar & Grill
285 Washington St, Norwell
Great Food for the entire family.
781-659-4414


MEXICAN

Locales Tacos y Tequila
6 Crow Point Ln, Hingham
Fresh grilled fish tacos are amazing!
781-385-7812

Vida Mexicana
6 Whiting St, Hingham
Generous portions
781-875-3079

Los Jefes 
390 Court Street, Plymouth 
Authentic Mexican 
774-343-5002

La Bamba Tacos & Tequilla
15 Sandwich St, Plymouth
7774-404-7823

Cancun Family Mexican
145 Main St, Kingston
Traditional Mexican food with tasty margaritas!
781-585-0060


IN THE MORNING...

The Black Cat
166 King St, Cohasset
All fresh and delicious!
781-383-1500

Stars on Hingham Harbor
2 Otis St, Hingham
Something for everyone on this menu
781-749-3200

The Corner Cafe
2000 Ocean St, Marshfield
Cozy and very good especially the French toast!
781-837-8150

Brant Rock Hop
269 Ocean St, Marshfield
Large menu with just about anything you want
781-536-8064

Strawberry Fair 
14 Pond Street, Norwell 
Very popular for your weekend breakfast/brunch
781-878-7878

Gather
35 School St, Pembroke
Farm Fresh breakfast and lunch
781-754-0931


OPEN ONLY IN THE SUMMER

Blakeman's
Duxbury Beach
looking for a beach restaurant with great fried food and lobster rolls look no further!
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
781-837-3112

ThreeV Sand Bar
Located on the beach in Plymouth's historic Cordage Park
Open Wednesday-Sunday (check for hours)

The Lobster Pound
252 Manomet Point Rd, Plymouth
Overlooking historic Manomet Point in Plymouth
508-224-5700