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Riverway Lobster House

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1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
(508) 398-2172
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super Huge Portions

We had dinner here recently on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly by a curteous host. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable regarding specials. Our meals were served and we were surprised by the super huge portions. I was able only able to eat about 1/3 of the meal and took the rest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Christine N
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The dinner was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. The price for the meal for 6 people was very reasonable. The waitress and staff were excellent and attentative. The choice of meals runs the gambit from lobster to prime rib. We will be visiting again when we return in the summer.

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Bantam, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I don't usually write poor reviews. Having said that I do think there is some value in reporting about bad experiences as well as the good. It was our first time visiting The Cape in several decades. We were both eager for lobster. I ordered a lobster new berg and my girlfriend ordered a lobster scampi. In both dishes although... More 

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Clifton Park, NY
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Good prices. Friendly staff. The children and adults were happy. Having come from the beach, we were a little underdressed. I'd recommend not wearing t-shirts.

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had dinner here recently on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly by a curteous host. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable regarding specials. Our meals were served and we were surprised by the super huge portions. I was able only able to eat about 1/3 of the meal and took the rest home. I enjoyed it for... More 

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have now been to this restaurant three different times of the day, and I have never been disappointed with either the service, or the cuisine! The Riverway, owned by Wimpy's, another fine restaurant, is a lovely white linen tablecloth type of dining establishment. their attention to detail is above reproach. I went there for their brunch the last time,... More 

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Jewett City, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

From the outside the restaurant appeared small, but on the inside it was very large with several different dining rooms. We were given a seat by the fire and a tv nearby for the husband to watch football! We each got a cup of the lobster crab chowder which was excellent. It was thick with the meat, potatoes and a... More 

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West Dennis, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The early birds here are the best on the cape. three courses include soup or salad, main course, dessert and coffee.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant that accepted cape cod gift cards and stumbled upon this jewel. We were seated in a very large bar/restaurant. The server was very good and didn't rush us at all. We devoured the twin boiled lobster dinners which came with warm rolls, salad and choice of potato! The lobster was sweet and delicious. We... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I loved the warm and cozy bar in the Riverway Lobster House that is frequented by locals year around. Very relaxed and friendly. The menu had a great selection of sea food dishes, with generous portions and very tasty. Service was prompt and efficient. A very good value for relaxed fine dining.

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This restaurant has a great ambience and the service is excellent. We have been there several times and sometimes the food is good but other times, not so good. This past Saturday evening, it was not so good. My husband ordered Fish and Chips and said the fish had no flavor and the fish was undercooked. My Pot Roast Dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  South Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: (508) 398-2172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?