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“Very pleasantly surprised”

Isaac's on the Waterfront
Ranked #21 of 219 Restaurants in Plymouth
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I've heard a lot of negative reviews about Isaac's so I'd never thought of dining there. It's in a building across from the ferry and the harbor so it's usually only frequented by tourist buses. However, a group of ten of us showed up on a rainy evening and had great service and good food. The menu is typical for Plymouth -- an Italian take on seafood and veal. The waitress went out of her way to let us know the chef would be happy to accommodate any changes to the sides or how things are prepared. Yes, it was a very slow evening, but that was a nice gesture. Our group of ten sampled a variety of options and were all very pleased. The only real shock was how low the final tab for ten main dishes and drinks turned out to be.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The food was fine. The service to the table was fine. Being seated by a gum chewing hostess who threw the menus on the table with a sour face was not a good start.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I recently met an old friend here for lunch. The portions were large and cooked perfectly. We started with a mussel appetizer, which was great and then lunch. Needless to say, doggy bags were in order ! Great place with an ocean view, and walking distance from all the major attractions on the waterfront.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Isaac's absolute disregard for the reservation system is outrageous & appalling. As a Tourist Trap, it appears that they're only concern is to keep the tables packed and immediately turned-over. Having experienced this here on a number of occasions in the past, we tried dining there with reservations "one more time". Unfortunately, Nothing Has Changed. Our Reservations were for 6:30pm. We, finally were seated 45 minutes later. Guests with Concert reservations, and everyone else crowded into the waiting area, experienced the same delays, which jeopardized their entire evenings if they had plans. They understaff. Our waitress was ragged by the time we were seated. The Northern dining room had a number of tables left un-cleaned while the unfortunate diners around them dined next to the messes. The food was OK. The hot rolls were freshly baked & hot out of the oven, truly delicious. Their "famous" Clams casino were ok, as well, but nothing to write home about. The fried sea-food combo was tasty, but not worth the wait. There are plenty of other restaurants in Plymouth, and on the water-front, that serve good food, and that are concerned about their customers, not just turning over tables immediately. Isaac's is definitely not one of them

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went here for dinner and got a table overlooking the ocean. We both ordered lobster which was cooked perfectly and tasted divine! I got the lobster fantasy, which came with shrimp, scallops, clams, and mussels. Amazing and worth the price! Every time I'm in Plymouth I eat here and haven't been disappointed once.

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