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Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

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$$$
American, Chowder, 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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. 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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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 96
    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
Very Romantic

This was our first visit to the Chowder Company. It did not disappoint. It was very romantic with dimmed overhead lighting and candles on the tables. The food was very good. I had a scollop dish and my husband had a steak. Needless to say we cleaned our plates. We will definitely go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Linda C
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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the Chowder Company. It did not disappoint. It was very romantic with dimmed overhead lighting and candles on the tables. The food was very good. I had a scollop dish and my husband had a steak. Needless to say we cleaned our plates. We will definitely go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I and friends eat here all the time. We love everything on the menu. The clam chowder is the real thing. Its the best on the island and we would know because we are islanders. The staff is super friendly and the servers are great. The atmosphere is laid bak you can dress up or dress down.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had delicious oysters and clams with an amazing asparagus appetizer. Asparagus roasted tomatoes and goat cheese.....to die for!bar staff and shucker were fabulous!

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martha's vineyard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We live on the Vineyard. Recently we went to Choco with three teenagers. I got the swordfish which is always amazing. My husband got steak. The kids got burgers. We also got the risotto balls which are amazing!! The service is excellent and so are the cocktails. And they pour a generous glass of wine! I highly recommend Chowder Company... More 

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Urbanna, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have eaten a lot of good clam chowder, and this place has good chowder. I'm not sure it is the best I've ever had, but it was very good. This place also has a good selection of beers on tap including some local brews.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband loves clam chowder and ordered it every time we stopped to grab a bite. So out of the 5 that he has sampled - this was the best in flavor and number of clams versus potatoes in a bowl. The chowder was thin as no roux was used so it's gluten free. The other four chowders sampled were... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We loved the food here so much that it was the ONLY place we ate dinner all weekend! We were told about the place by our hotel staff. We didn't have to wait to be seated and our order was taken almost as soon as we sat down. It was such a good experience, to be waited on immediately and... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Chanced upon this pub/restaurant because it was in an unlikely building -- large, dark, noisy, but we were soon glad we had found it. We ate at the bar and found the bartender and other servers to be extremely friendly, helpful, and courteous. And the food was superb, especially the fried oysters.

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Coram, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great restaurant, a little pricy. The cocktail menu is inventive (although I miss the Bacon Martini). The seafood is fresh and the staff was attentive.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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, Chowder, 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. 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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