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Clipper Restaurant

European, Portuguese
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455 S Main St, Fall River, MA 02721-5328
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best steak in town

Best steak in town, a nice serloin steak Portuguese style with a red pepper, and a garlicky seasoned sauce. Then to compliment you get fries, rice, and egg to top it off.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
bruno B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Best steak in town, a nice serloin steak Portuguese style with a red pepper, and a garlicky seasoned sauce. Then to compliment you get fries, rice, and egg to top it off.

1 Thank bruno B
Westport, Ma
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Been wanting to try this Portuguese restaurant and had the chance today. One if the best yet! My pork Allajana was tender and juicy with lots of flavor. My husband got the Portuguese steak cooked perfectly. We will be back. Very clean and comfortable inside.

Thank keetlady
Fall River, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is ok if you not to picky and don't know anywhere else in the city with plenty of Portuguese restaurants

Thank carlosdesa
Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went to The Clipper before Nick Lowe Quality Holiday Revue show @ The Narrows. Wednesday, late afternoon, sat right down. Very clean & neat dining room. Great waiter service from John. Ordered Shrimp Mozambique, it was terrific. Would return again.

Thank Travelman23000
Fall River, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

By far my favorite restaurant. The steak is amazing and my husband says the liver is even better. I get the chicken and little necks and it is always to die for. Portions are huge and the service is great. John is my favorite waiter. Remembers us everytime we go in. And if my kids aren't their he remembers their... More 

Thank AllyCandler
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stopped in for lunch while in Fall River touring Battleship Cove and Lizzie Bordens house. Had to try Portuguese food while here. Service with a smile even though he was the only server. He was a seasoned professional and handled it well. Thanks for an authentic experience.

1 Thank Vicki M
Millbury, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lately my husband and I have been eating at various Fall River restaurants and I am hooked on dining in the city. The Clipper is yet one more good reason to dine in F.R. Absolutely one of the best meals I have had to date ANYWHERE. We started the meal with the traditional kale soup ..just like Vovo's but better!... More 

2 Thank PortugueseChick
Newport, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very friendly and meal was great. Great Portuguese food never rushed through your meal and they have specials ask well. The portuguese soup is excellent and always a little different. Easy parking

Thank RMM49
Milford, Massachusetts
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492 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 867 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As several reviews have indicated, the outside facade does not provide any insight to what type of food served inside. Our friends who are locals to Fall River (and just got back from the Azores) said that the inside is what you would see in a traditional Portuguese restaurant. Our server was very attentive and answered our questions about the... More 

1 Thank Nikko4Me
Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The restaurant did not look like a Portuguese restaurant on the outside, nor did the name give it away. I was so pleased to have picked this restaurant while in Fall River. The food was really, really good. The waiter, John, was very helpful with the wine list and answered my questions about the menu as if my husband and... More 

Thank Maggie P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 455 S Main St, Fall River, MA 02721-5328
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Fall River
  • Phone Number: 508-679-4700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese


Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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