Food + Drink

Our Favorite Plum Island Restaurants

Our boutique Plum Island hotel Blue—Inn on the Beach is located right on the beach, where it's so nice to spend a weekend relaxing in the beauty and serenity of Plum Island. With that in mind, sometimes our guests don't want to wander too far afield to enjoy a meal out. Fortunately, there's several great restaurants on Plum Island that we can recommend. Two are even within walking distance of the inn, so you can embrace the slow pace of a weekend on Plum Island. From seafood dishes to classic favorites, these Plum Island restaurants all offer a great option for dining close to home.

Plum Island Grille | 2 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport | (978) 463-2290

Just a 10-minute walk from Blue—Inn on the Beach, the Plum Island Grille is known for its scenic location offering great views of the sunsets over Plum Island. The menu always has local seafood prepared in creative ways, like the pan-roasted halibut with basil mashed potatoes and lobster corn salsa. The Thai seafood stew is a house specialty, offering a unique take on a New England classic.

P.I. Beachcoma | 23 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury | (978) 358-8218

Also within walking distance of the inn, this casual beachside bar is great for pub staples and live music. You'll find a mix of locals enjoying after-work drinks and tourists staying on Plum Island. Everyone enjoys the laid-back vibe and the menu that channels an island vibe with its seafood heavy options.

Bob's Lobster | 49 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury | (978) 465-7100

Bob's is a popular summertime choice, when the seafood shack serves up its menu of fried seafood baskets and rolls. Take your seafood feast to go and enjoy it back at the beach or eat at the picnic tables surrounding the shack. Bob's also serves Richardson's ice cream, made on a dairy farm in nearby Middleton, making it a popular spot to stop for a scoop after a day at the beach.