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Clipper Restaurant

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European, Portuguese
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455 S Main St, Fall River, MA 02721-5328
508-679-4700
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
So delicious

I love this Portuguese place. I always get the camarao mocambique. It's the best here. Shrimp is cooked perfectly and homemade French fries are to die for. When I want Portuguese food, this is the only place I visit. Parking is on the side of the restaurant so there is no need to park on the street.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elyse C
via mobile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this Portuguese place. I always get the camarao mocambique. It's the best here. Shrimp is cooked perfectly and homemade French fries are to die for. When I want Portuguese food, this is the only place I visit. Parking is on the side of the restaurant so there is no need to park on the street.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

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.

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1 Thank bruno B
Westport, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank keetlady
Fall River, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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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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Thank carlosdesa
Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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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.

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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 

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Thank AllyCandler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank Vicki M
Millbury, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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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 

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2 Thank PortugueseChick
Newport, Rhode Island
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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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Thank RMM49
Milford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 877 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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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?