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Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

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$$$
American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary
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9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-696-3000
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Description: BEST CHOWDER IN NEW ENGLAND FROM YANKEE MAGAZINE, BEST CHOWDER 2015 from...
BEST CHOWDER IN NEW ENGLAND FROM YANKEE MAGAZINE, BEST CHOWDER 2015 from CAPE & ISLANDS MAGAZINE, MV MAGAZINE and winner of the 2015 MV CHOWDER CONTEST!! - 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. Play a game in our 5000 Sq Ft 21+ game room 'LoFT' upstairs (Which features 6 pool tables, darts, foosball, Shuffleboard tables, ping pong, full bar, jukebox & more) or 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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  • 252
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    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
MV Chowder Company

Very easy to review - menu, food quality and variety, staff are all tremendous. Never been in when I haven't thought it was great

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bruce R
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to review - menu, food quality and variety, staff are all tremendous. Never been in when I haven't thought it was great

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant

Helpful?
Thank Bruce R
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff and ambiance. Food was flavorful, but NO choice of low level spicey Indian food entrees. An Indian restaurant always offers several levels of spicey, but not Chowder Co.

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Thank jkkominers
Edgartown, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was awesome they were running a special buy any Entrée and get a free appetizer and dessert . Had the fried shrimp with asparagus heart . The sweet chili mayo was great . Then had the crispy salmon with spaetzie and asparagus and the tomato marmalade was to die for . My only complaint was when I went... More 

Helpful?
Thank Denise D
YearRoundRG, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, responded to this review

Hello Denise! Thank you for coming in and I'm happy you enjoyed the food. I sent you a private message but wanted to let you know the server absolutely messed up and gave you bad information. We have numerous off season discount cards in distribution and he erroneously misidentified the card you intended to use. We had a company wide... More 

Long Island, NY
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to our waiter Chris for the warm welcome and great service - of course the chowder was the best - and the atmosphere so comfortably on a cold winter eve. Great to find these year-round restaurants for first time visitors like us.

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Thank LuisinItalia
Marthas Vineyard
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a birthday party at The Loft upstairs yesterday for a dear friend. What an awesome venue!!! Shout out to Eli and Orlando that work there. They and everyone else working there went the extra mile to make sure things were perfect. Cant wait to go back. Thanks again and two thumbs up!!! You have some hard workers that are... More 

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Thank sammy2268
White Plains, New York
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located close to the harbor and the beach. Head over straight from the ferry. We have eaten at MV Chowder 7 times and never had a bad meal. Staff is attentive and friendly. The Chowder, scallops and the lobster Mac and Cheese are all great. Very busy when we visit in season so make a reservation or go late.

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Thank rasNY
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We traveled to MVY this past weekend for our yearly jaunt for Christmas in Edgartown. We were a bit disappointed that so many of our dining choices were closed for the season so early. We have eaten at the Chowder House before and really love it. It didnt dissapoint! Nice cozy atmosphere and great food.

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Thank Dreann10
Milton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I have been a frequent patron of MV Chowder Co, but have never written a review. The food is always amazing, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is fantastic. I’m finally writing a review because my socks were officially knocked off with a special two nights ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. Sometimes the off-season brings a... More 

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Thank Liz D
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Fall and early winter are great on MV. We stop by for the chowder and the scallops which are always a real treat. Good portions and well prepared food. Cousy place to shake off the chill of a walk around OB. The locals are always friendly and service is great.

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1 Thank Rick S
Stafford, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Friendly, knowledgable and attentive staff. The chowder was nice as a starter. A good selection of seafood with some nice flavours. A pleasant night out in a fun atmosphere. Some fun drinks too.

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Thank Claire M

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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, Soups, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

BEST CHOWDER IN NEW ENGLAND FROM YANKEE MAGAZINE, BEST CHOWDER 2015 from CAPE & ISLANDS MAGAZINE, MV MAGAZINE and winner of the 2015 MV CHOWDER CONTEST!! - 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. Play a game in our 5000 Sq Ft 21+ game room 'LoFT' upstairs (Which features 6 pool tables, darts, foosball, Shuffleboard tables, ping pong, full bar, jukebox & more) or 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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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