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Skipper Restaurant & Chowder House

152 S Shore Dr, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-5844 (Formerly Skipper Restaurant & Chowder house)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Skipper Restaurant & Chowder House serving the finest seafood with the best view since 1936. Winner of the Newport, Boston and Cape Cod chowder festivals.
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80% Recommend
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English first
Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We've been vacationing at The Cape for more than 30 years and in that time always compared all clam chowder to "The Lobster Pot" in Provincetown, MA. But we all agreed "Skipper" clam chowder now holds the title. In addition the other meals were fresh, hot and delicious. Come early because after 5:30 during high season they are packed. Americans... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The average summertime wait for dinner is an hour to two and yes, it's good. Good food, good service, good staff and sometimes good views! Totally enjoyed fried calamari for an appetizer and entrees of Bakes Chatham Scrod and Stuffed Sole. Two fantastic choices...but too full for desert. They don't accept reservations so plan your dinners accordingly!

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West Haven, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were told a hour and a half wait but it moved very quickly. I guess we waited less than 45 minutes. The class chowda is fantastic, don't pass it up. The "Awesome Crab Roll" is exactly that, AWESOME! The menu is very good and serves meat, fish and salads (for vegetarians). Will definitely return here the next trip.

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Stratford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our last day on the Cape includes one last beach day at Parkers River Beach, and a light meal at the Skipper before we head home. Very good chowder, big portions and a roof top deck with dining that gives you one last look at sunny Nantucket Sound. The ice cream shop is a great finishing touch. A visit here... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were with 2 other couples and we went to Skipper's on Friday night. We were told it would be an hour+ to be seated and we actually were seated within 45 minutes. While we waited we hung out at the bar and had a great time. Bartenders are awesome and so are the Steamers. We were... More

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St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants in Cape Cod. We had gone for lunch and unfortunately Hurricane Bobs Scallops were only on the dinner menu. I asked if we could have them for lunch and the kitchen obliged. The dish was amazing and the scallops were huge. Service was top notch with all the staff super friendly. The staff are young... More

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Salem, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The service, attention to detail and quality of food was excellent. We had a group of 13 people and were willing to separate into 3 tables to get seated quicker. They were able to seat us at 3 tables close together and accomodate us with young kids. Our waiter, Cody, was exceptional. I don't think I have ever used that... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My waitress, Keagan, made my visit to the skipper worthwhile. She was pleasant the entire time, always smiling, and very attentive! The meal I ordered was absolutely delicious. Every ingredient was fresh and the presentation was great. I will definitely be coming back!

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Watkins Glen
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visit the Skipper about twice a year, but every time we walk in, we feel like old friends! The stuffed quahog is not to be missed; the onion rings are superb--best we've ever had. Loved the traditional lobster roll, as my appetite is not up to the supreme. My husband loved the seafood sampler just as much. Clam chowder... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ok so we all know this restaurant has great food. The lobster roll (supreme) best on the Cape and I've never had a bad meal there. Let's talk service because that's so important to my dining experience. Well the service was outstanding! Very attentive fast even though they were busy. No one was standing around with there hands in there... More

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