At Water Street Kitchen...

we believe a good restaurant can bring together many of the very best things in life: good food and drink, friends and family, celebration, community, and in our case a waterfront view and an ocean breeze! These are the things at the heart of Water Street Kitchen, and we aim to make sure all of these elements make their way into your dining experience. 

Chef John Wilson uses seasonal ingredients to create a menu that is fresh, made from scratch, full of global inspiration, and yet will remind you of the best home-cooked suppers. The menu evolves as the seasons change to use the best of locally sourced produce and seafood, and we strive to use only sustainably fished and farmed ingredients.

We invite you into our cozy waterfront dining room, and we look forward to sharing our table with you!






56 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA



Open at 5pm
(Closed Monday)


Reservations for our waterfront dining room are available 30 days in advance.

We ask that you arrive on time for your reservation, and let the restaurant know if you are going to be late.

When tables are in high demand, we cannot seat incomplete parties and will require that your entire party is here before we can seat you.

We will hold your table for a 15 minute grace period, after which the table may be forfeited, and your party added to the waitlist.

While most of the time we are able to seat reservations right on time, we request the courtesy of the same 15 minute grace period.

Please notify the restaurant of any changes in the size of your party. Arriving with more or fewer guests may delay your party being seated.

For groups larger than 7, please telephone. Maximum party size for regular reservations is 10.

(See below for information on larger groups.)


The Space

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The Main Dining Room is available by reservation and can accommodate parties up to seven people. 


The Bar Area is seated first-come first-served, including ten bar seats and a few adjacent tables.


The Front Room is available by reservation for groups of 8-10 people.


Group Reservations

Small Gatherings

While we strive to accommodate a variety of occasions, due to our small size and in order to offer all of our guests the best possible dining experience, gatherings of 11-16 people are offered a 5:00pm seating and fixed price menu options. Please submit inquiries using the form below.

Large Groups

For the comfort and enjoyment of all our guests, groups of more than 16 people require a full or partial restaurant buyout. A buyout at Water Street Kitchen will allow your menu and timetable to be completely customized to your needs. Please submit inquiries using the form below.

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