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Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $60
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!

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English first
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We went there with family and friends for an early dinner on August 20th. Although the restaurant was extremely busy, the service was excellent and the dining room, as well as the kitchen, was well staffed. Our server, "Princess", (young Asian girl), did an outstanding job and provided excellent service from the start to the finish. Some points to consider... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

can't beat the combo...best lobster roll ever...huge...not cheap but worth it...chowder excellent and not too creamy...full of clams and other goodies...fine beer selection...good atmosphere...hard to beat...

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Birmingham, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I ate here on two different occasions and both times was extremely impressed with the food. The first visit I had the clam chowder and was going to get the lobster roll (which I had heard so much about) but the waiter said if I wasn't extremely hungry he wouldn't recommend it because it is so large. So I stuck... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited Martha's Vineyard for an afternoon and as part of deal with the Hyline ferry we each received a $25 voucher for 1 of 2 restaurants. We decided on the Chowder Company based on the reviews here between the 2 choices and we were not disappointed. We decided to sit outside and watch people watch while we eat, arriving in... More

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wichita, ks
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We walked in just before closing after a long day of travel.....we were welcomed by a warm wait staff and all were eager to help and offer the best choices. This was our first chowder and it was delicious!!! Staff very helpful and informative on food choices. My husband had the fish special and he absolutely loved it. Highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was our second choice for a place to eat, and we were so glad we did. The service was outstanding. We arrived right before dinner was getting ready to be served and we only wanted lunch. Our waitress and the kitchen accommodated us. Wonderful!!!! We had the orange balls (Italian rice balls, thrilled to see them, not served very... More

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YearRoundRG, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the excellent review! Just would like to clarify for the readers that the cocktail shrimp are offered by the piece, so one can order as many as they like, and they are poached in house and served chilled. Thank you so much for joining us and the great review! More

East Dennis
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were in Oak Bluffs over the weekend to enjoy an unexpected summer weekend at the end of September. We were staying in the marina and many of the restaurants were closed either for the season or because it was a Sunday. We decided to try the Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company and we are glad we did. It was busy,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I eat chowder at many, many places. Inside New England and out. I read where this place had good chowder so we had to go. Saturday night, 7PM, September, 30 minute wait for a table so we sat at the bar. We each had a bowl of chowder. Outstanding !!! I always thought chowder needed to be milky/creamy to be... More

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Greene, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stay in Oak Bluffs when visiting the Vineyard and this is always on our list of places to eat. The day we were there for lunch the place was very busy with a large group of ladies. Our hostess was able to find us a good table and our server was great. She quickly took our order and got... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Directly after we registered at our hotel we went to the Martha Vinyard Chowder House. It is very close to the ferry dock and at the top of Circuit Ave. where many of the stores are located. I had the clam chowder and a lobster roll. The Chowder was wonderful - not thick, but with a lot of potatoes, clams... More

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