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Clipper Restaurant

455 S Main St, Fall River, MA 02721-5328
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Ranked #17 of 211 restaurants in Fall River
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Portuguese
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
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18 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You would never think that this is a Portuguese Restaurant from the name. However this Fall River Massachusetts restaurant serves some of the best Portuguese food outside of Portugal. The staff is friendly and doesn't rush you. They have a very good wine list. I had a form of Portuguese pork and potato stew that was excellent. The restaurant is... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The food is prepared in the old fashioned manner of the Azores. Derek and him father bring a taste of the old country to the states. They have been cooking meals in this fashion for many years. The shrimp "clipper" style is out of this world If you like liver this is the best if you don't care for liver... More

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had dinner there just a few days ago ordered the Portuguese steak it was tasty buy not as tender as it should be and I do like it with a lot of the sauce but did not have much sauce big pieces of baked garlic on it made up for it. Pretty dining room ordered a rum and coke it... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've never had Portuguese food but we decided to try it anyways. The server was super nice but because we were unfamiliar with the food titles, we just asked for the recommendations. We had the shrimp app which was really good. It was a butter, garlic, and hot sauce mix. I had the clipper steak which was a huge portion.... More

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Guilford, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Ate at Clipper several weeks ago with two women from Portugual. One had just arrived and the other has been here 20 plus years. The decor has an old Portuguese look. Probably hasn't changed since they opened. Our waiter was from the Azores so somewhat authentic. We ordered two orders of codfish cakes as starters. After waiting about half an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

In response to "Hangout", you must have been on the barside of the restaurant not the dining side. The restaurant owner does not allow "hanging out" in the dining room. However, as far as my rating goes....this is the best Portuguese restaurant by far. I lived in Swansea most of my life and looked forward to dining at the Clipper... More

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fall river, massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I live in the city, and this was my first visit to the Clipper. It will not be my last. The food was just delicious. From the time we walked in until the time we left everything was great. The waiter was wonderful and could not do enough for us. I would guess that if I were in Portugal, this... More

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

Recently went to Clipper Restaurant after a recommendation from my son-in-law. I was apprehensive given that in the summer there are men who stand outside and I thought that the place would just be a glorified bar. Well, the food was excellent, the restaurant was clean as a whistle and the server, tho a bit preoccupied with a social call... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

This place was a great find in area that has seen better days. The bartender hardly spoke a word of english but at least brought someone voer that did to assist in our order. We just split a steak, but it was cooked perfeclty, topped with a huge amount of roast garlic. If you don't like garlic, this place may... More

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