Onset Beach Patio & Grille has beach delivery, breakfast on tap

May 31, 2022

What was Stash’s Onset Beach is now the Onset Beach Patio & Grille, and the manager says customers can look forward to beach delivery — and all-day breakfast — from the new restaurant.

“Comfort food central,” is how manager Frank Evangelista described the on-the-beach menu.

The new restaurant, which opened on May 5, has already seen an uptick in customers, Evangelista said. Relying heavily on word of mouth around town, the eatery saw about 50 customers visit on Day 1, he said.

On the restaurant’s first weekend, that number swelled to nearly 500.

The grille is bringing new offerings to the table, Evangelista said, adding that his partner is owner Stavros Papantoniadis, who also owned Stash’s. It’s open year-round now, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The restaurant sells breakfast now, and those breakfast options are available all day, Evangelista said.

Then there’s the delivery options. Delivery is free for customers within five miles, including those lying on their beach towels a couple hundred yards away from the grille’s patio.

Onset Beach Patio & Grille’s menu is extensive: pizzas and burgers, stir-fry rice bowls and wraps, seafood platters and subs. Evangelista said the restaurant’s quality ingredients, like its daily baked bread and imported-from-Italy desserts set it apart.

Evangelista moved from New York to Buzzards Bay about a year ago, he said, and he’s a big fan of Onset and its homey vibes.

“I’ve always loved the Cape,” the manager said, sitting in a booth overlooking Onset Bay. “Onset is great.”

The manager has spent years in the hospitality business, as he said he’s worked at delis, pizzerias and the like since about 2010.

The attitude locals have — “We are Onset!” Evangelista describes — is something he likes about the area.

“I love it here,” Evangelista said. “We’ve had a lot of support. It’s very home-grown, which I think is awesome. We can definitely commit to the growth of this community and add to it.”