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Clipper Restaurant

455 S Main St, Fall River, MA 02721-5328
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Ranked #19 of 211 Restaurants in Fall River
Price range: $0 - $12
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Newport, Rhode Island
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
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395 reviews 395 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
656 helpful votes 656 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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