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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
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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
Martina's by the water

We did not eat here, but I had a couple of very fabulous dirty martinis. The service was very friendly and quick. I would eat dinner the next time we were in town, we just ran out of time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Butterflywelch
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Hastings, Minnesota
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Hastings, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We did not eat here, but I had a couple of very fabulous dirty martinis. The service was very friendly and quick. I would eat dinner the next time we were in town, we just ran out of time.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide would not recommend a particular restaurant but told us I'll tell you where the locals go. This is the place. The prices are great and the food really good. There is no view and limited outside seating. We were here after the lunch rush. The service was really good. She was very attentive and personable. The manager... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We ALL had a wonderful meal and service here. Our son has severe multiple food allergies and I notified the restaurant a few weeks in advance. Chef Cam made a wonderful and safe meal using his allergy awareness and delivered our son an amazing and tasty meal. Chef Cam came out to follow up that everything was good and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent. Best chowder, and amazing homemade ricotta. I took home leftovers and had it with crusty bread for days. Had dinner with a 2 yr old and was never worried about noise because it was a lively atmosphere. Staff was super nice and you can see management very involved in the flow of the kitchen. Really great meal... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our family of four (mom, dad and two kids - 3 & 6) popped in for a mid-week lunch. It was quiet and we were seated quickly at a nice table in the back room. We all had cups of the chowder which were great - note, however, that a cup here is a bowl most other places. We also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The restaurant is easy to locate, has a lively atmosphere, nice decor and ambiance complemented by timely and friendly service. The food was good but may be hit or miss to some patrons due to some varied and unique flavoring across dishes.

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Elkins Park, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was all right but expensive for what you got. Staff was nice and they were accommodating. Lobster roll was way overpriced for what you got. The fish sandwich with fries was good and plentiful, but nothing special.

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

Very sorry to hear you felt that way about your meal. Our now famous lobster roll is a half pound of lobster meat, buttered and tossed with gremolata and bacon served on a huge brioche bun with a pile of amazing fries...It is the same amount of meat as in two lobsters...It is a surprising value for that much lobster... More 

Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Just ok, nothing special. Food was average at best. Tried it a few times and we just haven't been impressed.

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

Thanks for checking us out, our goal is to have everyone leave beyond impressed, and while this did not happen in your case, readers can take solace in the other 300 reviews and hundreds of thousands of guests who have joined us over the years and felt we succeeded. We dropped the ball in this case, but it is not... More 

Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The clam chowder is very different. It is very hearty with tons and tons of clams, potatoes, etc. We had the lobster roll, BBQ ribs, fish sandwich and chicken tenders. The BBQ ribs was more like Asian style, saucy and sweet. The place was really dark but that might be a good thing when it is hot outside. French Fries... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had lunch there and the most incredible lobster roll sandwich. It was perfection. No mayo ,just warmed butter and bacon , ( which I chose the latter on the side. ) delicious ! Service was excellent with more than a couple of servers passing by and asking if all was good. Would def recommend .

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Additional Information about Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

Address: 9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Phone Number: +1 508-696-3000
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Contemporary

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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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