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Clipper Restaurant

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455 S Main St, Fall River, MA 02721-5328
508-679-4700
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our first time

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
keetlady
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Westport, Ma
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Westport, Ma
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 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

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 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

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Milford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
460 reviews 460 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
834 helpful votes 834 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 

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Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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: Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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