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Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

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$$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-696-3000
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BEST CHOWDER IN NEW ENGLAND 2013 FROM YANKEE MAGAZINE!! - Copper and...
BEST CHOWDER IN NEW ENGLAND 2013 FROM YANKEE MAGAZINE!! - Copper and mahogany grace our nautically chic dining room creating a casual-fine dining atmosphere. Fresh, local when available seafood, pasture raised steaks, all-natural chicken, craft cocktails, 15 beers on tap and of course the best award winning chowder in the country are waiting for your visit to our beautiful island. Catch a show at our 500 person occupancy live venue upstairs, entertain yourself in our large, comfortable bar and enjoy an authentic Martha's Vineyard experience while being catered to by the most attentive staff in New England. Welcome to the Martha's VIneyard Chowder Company!
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place !

We're so glad this restaurant is open year round ! Great food, love the oyster shooters ! Nice atmosphere ! Never disappointed !

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Jessie D
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Stratford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stratford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We're so glad this restaurant is open year round ! Great food, love the oyster shooters ! Nice atmosphere ! Never disappointed !

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

When you are on Martha's Vineyard any time of the year and are looking for a fine dining experience, this is the place. Great food, great sevice, pleasant atmosphere, and reasonable prices.

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Waldwick, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went here for lunch after visiting the famous gingerbread houses. BEST lobster roll and chowder I've had! You will definitely not be disappointed.

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

JB, the owner of the Chowder company in Ok Bluffs, ma knows what his customers needs are . He is a great marketer and learns about every persons visit good or bad, then he corrects anything that may not be right or enhances what is working good. The help is a lot of fun and know what they are doing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

An extraordinary dining experience. From the moment you walk in the door you can feel that this place has a certain vibe to it. It's cool and hip without being pretentious. The wait staff is unbelievably knowledgeable about the menu, helpful, and friendly. And not in a "hey, I want a big tip so I'm going to be nice" sort... More 

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a tremendous dinner here recently. Wait staff were exceptionally friendly and pretty attentive. Although this was certainly not one of the top-priced restaurants on MV, it is by no means cheap. In this case, we feel we got good value. A fish and chips dinner was large and made with care. A flat fish entree was unusually and... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

These folks have the most amazing lobster roll (really a sandwich) in the world. No mayo, they spritz it with butter and dress it nicely. There's a huge amount of lobster meat. Also good beer and service. Don't leave the island without trying this place.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went there late night ,after check in at the hotel. The restaurant was on of few places still open, we enjoyed our meal. It is little bit overpriced though.

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, I have had the opportunity to sample nearly all of the restaurants on the island. MV Chowder Company is my go-to for when friends and family come to visit. I have NEVER had a meal here that was anything less than absolutely excellent. The swordfish entree is delectable, specialty beverages delicious and chowder... More 

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

An unusually good Martini. Otherwise, OK for MV off season. We would go back. What more do you want? It's really OK, just fine for a night out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 508-696-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

BEST CHOWDER IN NEW ENGLAND 2013 FROM YANKEE MAGAZINE!! - Copper and mahogany grace our nautically chic dining room creating a casual-fine dining atmosphere. Fresh, local when available seafood, pasture raised steaks, all-natural chicken, craft cocktails, 15 beers on tap and of course the best award winning chowder in the country are waiting for your visit to our beautiful island. Catch a show at our 500 person occupancy live venue upstairs, entertain yourself in our large, comfortable bar and enjoy an authentic Martha's Vineyard experience while being catered to by the most attentive staff in New England. Welcome to the Martha's VIneyard Chowder Company!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?