My mom's birthday is this weekend, and we'd like to take her out to dinner. She's happiest by the ocean, so someplace where we could eat outside and watch the waves would be perfect. I'm not looking for a clam shack, nor am I looking for anything super fancy. Someplace where a group of five or six would feel comfortable and where the food is great. We're willing to do North Shore, South Shore, or the Cape - just not *too* far down.
Will be looking for Boston suggestions as well, so I'm going to post this there too.