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Wareham Guide

Becky

Wareham Guide

Food scene
Varied menu, with terrific fresh seafood. We love the Ahi Tuna appetizer. Sit outside in the summer for the marina views; in the winter, you'll be cozy inside, with views of Onset Bay.
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Stonebridge Bar and Grill
5 East Boulevard
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locals recommend
Varied menu, with terrific fresh seafood. We love the Ahi Tuna appetizer. Sit outside in the summer for the marina views; in the winter, you'll be cozy inside, with views of Onset Bay.
Wonderful staff, great Mexican food, fun bar. My favorite? The chicken mole. To start your evening off on the right foot, choose from a long list of margaritas.
El Mariachi
207 Main St
Wonderful staff, great Mexican food, fun bar. My favorite? The chicken mole. To start your evening off on the right foot, choose from a long list of margaritas.
Tiny restaurant, great menu from seafood to Italian favorites. They are only open a few days a week, so check before going.
Cafe Soleil
241 Main St
Tiny restaurant, great menu from seafood to Italian favorites. They are only open a few days a week, so check before going.
Great, fresh seafood. They also have a sushi bar. It can get crowded, so be prepared to wait on a weekend night.
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Turk's Seafood Market & Sushi
83 Marion Road
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Great, fresh seafood. They also have a sushi bar. It can get crowded, so be prepared to wait on a weekend night.
Walking distance, or a 2 minute drive. Seafood and ice cream! What can be better? Great fish and chips and other fresh seafood, and the best ice cream around. Get the salted caramel cone. Trust me. Take out or eat on their wooden benches.
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Kool-Kone
374 Marion Road
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Walking distance, or a 2 minute drive. Seafood and ice cream! What can be better? Great fish and chips and other fresh seafood, and the best ice cream around. Get the salted caramel cone. Trust me. Take out or eat on their wooden benches.
The Lobster trap is worth the 25 minute drive. A few minutes over the bridge on the Cape, the Lobster Trap started as a fish wholesaler. Hands down the freshest fish and shellfish in the area. Try the Lobster Reuben...it's amazing. Great views if you sit outside by the river.
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Lobster Trap Restaurant
290 Shore Road
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locals recommend
The Lobster trap is worth the 25 minute drive. A few minutes over the bridge on the Cape, the Lobster Trap started as a fish wholesaler. Hands down the freshest fish and shellfish in the area. Try the Lobster Reuben...it's amazing. Great views if you sit outside by the river.
Japanese food, with a separate hibachi room. We prefer to sit at the sushi bar and watch the masters at work.
Saga Fusion
20 Rosebrook Way
Japanese food, with a separate hibachi room. We prefer to sit at the sushi bar and watch the masters at work.
This is our only chain restaurant listing, and it is a favorite of ours. The bar is always fun, and the food is surprisingly good. I often get the Fiesta Bowl, and Dan gets fried chicken. But the menu has all your pub favorites, and great beers on tap.
99 Restaurants
40 Rosebrook Pl
This is our only chain restaurant listing, and it is a favorite of ours. The bar is always fun, and the food is surprisingly good. I often get the Fiesta Bowl, and Dan gets fried chicken. But the menu has all your pub favorites, and great beers on tap.
Walking distance, or a 2 minute drive. Busy bar scene with great food. Sit outside in the summer and watch the sunset over the Weweantic River.
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locals recommend
Gateway Tavern
371 Marion Road
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locals recommend
Walking distance, or a 2 minute drive. Busy bar scene with great food. Sit outside in the summer and watch the sunset over the Weweantic River.
Warning: They only accept cash. If you ask anyone in Wareham "Who has the best pizza?", they will all answer "Marc Anthonys". Located just off Onset Beach, it is always busy and always delicious. Takeout, delivery, and eat-in.
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locals recommend
Marc Anthony's La Pizzeria
190 Onset Avenue
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locals recommend
Warning: They only accept cash. If you ask anyone in Wareham "Who has the best pizza?", they will all answer "Marc Anthonys". Located just off Onset Beach, it is always busy and always delicious. Takeout, delivery, and eat-in.
Two minutes from the house, this is a popular breakfast spot. There may be a line to get in on weekends. I like the linguica and egg sandwich best.
Cranberry Cottage
246 Marion Road
Two minutes from the house, this is a popular breakfast spot. There may be a line to get in on weekends. I like the linguica and egg sandwich best.
Activities
Candlepin bowling at its best. If you've never bowled the New England way, check it out. The balls are palm-sized, and you get three opportunities to knock down 10 pins. Limited bar and an arcade for the kids top it off. A great night out!
Ryan Family Amusements
200 Main St
Candlepin bowling at its best. If you've never bowled the New England way, check it out. The balls are palm-sized, and you get three opportunities to knock down 10 pins. Limited bar and an arcade for the kids top it off. A great night out!
Beaches
Beautiful white sand beach on Cape Cod Bay. You pay by the carload, and there are showers, bathrooms and sometimes a snack bar.
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Scusset Beach State Reservation
20 Scusset Beach Road
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locals recommend
Beautiful white sand beach on Cape Cod Bay. You pay by the carload, and there are showers, bathrooms and sometimes a snack bar.
Free and easy to access, Onset Beach is the jewel of Wareham. The views are great, and you can stroll a few yards to eat in any of the great Onset Restaurants, or shop in any of the seasonal stores.
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Onset Beach
Onset Avenue
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Free and easy to access, Onset Beach is the jewel of Wareham. The views are great, and you can stroll a few yards to eat in any of the great Onset Restaurants, or shop in any of the seasonal stores.
Quiet small beach, no waves. Great spot for sunbathing and relaxing.
Little Harbor Beach
Quiet small beach, no waves. Great spot for sunbathing and relaxing.
Quick 5 minute drive to a small cove. Quiet and peaceful.
Swifts Beach
Quick 5 minute drive to a small cove. Quiet and peaceful.
Sightseeing
Enter at Buzzards Bay Park. Take a stroll along the Cape Cod Canal. Check out the people fishing for stripers and watch the boats. Watch out for the bicyclists, skaters and unicyclists (!?). You may get lucky and see the railroad bridge being raised. The canal walk is always busy, and a great favorite for locals..
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Cape Cod Canal
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Enter at Buzzards Bay Park. Take a stroll along the Cape Cod Canal. Check out the people fishing for stripers and watch the boats. Watch out for the bicyclists, skaters and unicyclists (!?). You may get lucky and see the railroad bridge being raised. The canal walk is always busy, and a great favorite for locals..
Walks
On Highland Shore drive, a short walk from our house, nestled between two homes, are steps down to a very narrow public beach. Sit on the steps and watch the sunset. You might catch a glimpse of the bald eagle who frequently hangs out nearby.
10th Avenue
On Highland Shore drive, a short walk from our house, nestled between two homes, are steps down to a very narrow public beach. Sit on the steps and watch the sunset. You might catch a glimpse of the bald eagle who frequently hangs out nearby.
Recently the dam at this old mill was removed and the paths were updated. Easy walk through pines and maples, and the river views are lovely. A five minute drive from our house, down a dirt road behind Decas School.
Horseshoe Mill
1 Station Street
Recently the dam at this old mill was removed and the paths were updated. Easy walk through pines and maples, and the river views are lovely. A five minute drive from our house, down a dirt road behind Decas School.
This series of trails is about a 20 minute drive from the house. A small parking area leads to wooded trails or a ridge of pine barrens. The best trail? A five minute walk to Buttermilk Bay. You might run into crabbers there, but most likely you will have it to yourself. It's one of the few beaches dogs are allowed on in Wareham.
Lyman Reserve
This series of trails is about a 20 minute drive from the house. A small parking area leads to wooded trails or a ridge of pine barrens. The best trail? A five minute walk to Buttermilk Bay. You might run into crabbers there, but most likely you will have it to yourself. It's one of the few beaches dogs are allowed on in Wareham.
Located in Mattapoisett, about 20 minutes away. Extensive trail system, all starting at a bridle path. Take the Salt Marsh Trail and you'll be rewarded after a pine-scented stroll through thick trees with a sandy beach overlooking Nasketucket Bay. There's also a nicely paved bicycle trail for you two-wheeler fans.
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
Located in Mattapoisett, about 20 minutes away. Extensive trail system, all starting at a bridle path. Take the Salt Marsh Trail and you'll be rewarded after a pine-scented stroll through thick trees with a sandy beach overlooking Nasketucket Bay. There's also a nicely paved bicycle trail for you two-wheeler fans.
Myles Standish has a great variety of walking and bike trails. Our favorite trail goes around the reservoir, where we've seen herons and sunbathing turtles.
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Myles Standish State Forest
194 Cranberry Road
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Myles Standish has a great variety of walking and bike trails. Our favorite trail goes around the reservoir, where we've seen herons and sunbathing turtles.
Definitely worth the half hour drive. The boardwalk runs over inlets up to the dunes, then rewards you with a beautiful view of the bay. It is very busy in the height of the summer, but just as beautiful in the fall and winter. Just bring your windbreakers!
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Sandwich Boardwalk
103 Wood Ave
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Definitely worth the half hour drive. The boardwalk runs over inlets up to the dunes, then rewards you with a beautiful view of the bay. It is very busy in the height of the summer, but just as beautiful in the fall and winter. Just bring your windbreakers!
Neighborhoods
We have the best of both worlds here in the Wewantic section of Wareham. Quiet streets, beautiful river views, and quick access to all necessities. We are right off Route 6, just before the Marion town line. It's all residential, with homes ranging from two room cottages to more luxurious cape cod style homes. The main road is Hathaway street, which provides a quick route to Wareham Crossing, a busy mall with major stores and restaurants. Shaw's Supermarket 2 minutes down Route 6, and Main Street is just a bit further. Lukey park has recently been renovated, and is a great destination for kids. I love to walk my dog along Highland Shores Drive, catching glimpses of the river between the well-kept homes. We often stop at the 10th Avenue steps so Bourbon can do a little swimming at the (very) small public beach.
Weweantic
We have the best of both worlds here in the Wewantic section of Wareham. Quiet streets, beautiful river views, and quick access to all necessities. We are right off Route 6, just before the Marion town line. It's all residential, with homes ranging from two room cottages to more luxurious cape cod style homes. The main road is Hathaway street, which provides a quick route to Wareham Crossing, a busy mall with major stores and restaurants. Shaw's Supermarket 2 minutes down Route 6, and Main Street is just a bit further. Lukey park has recently been renovated, and is a great destination for kids. I love to walk my dog along Highland Shores Drive, catching glimpses of the river between the well-kept homes. We often stop at the 10th Avenue steps so Bourbon can do a little swimming at the (very) small public beach.
Shopping
Seakers is one of my favorite places to shop. The owners take old furniture and objects and make them into collectibles. We have a couple items from this store in the house: the fish on the table in our living room and the chest on the front porch. They also represent local artists. Check it out - the store is across the street from the canal park.
Seakers
Seakers is one of my favorite places to shop. The owners take old furniture and objects and make them into collectibles. We have a couple items from this store in the house: the fish on the table in our living room and the chest on the front porch. They also represent local artists. Check it out - the store is across the street from the canal park.