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Riverway Lobster House

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1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
(508) 398-2172
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
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  • 22
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrific food and excellent service

The place doesn't look very special from outside. However, it is a very nice restaurant, comfortable and welcoming. It takes tour parties in a separate area and can be busy; booking advised. Full menu and great food; very attentive service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
ClassicalBoy
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St Albans
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RI
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riverway is a go to place for my husband and I when we visit the Cape. They are old school New England. Nothing fancy but great quality. This last visit was in July and we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. They had a fabulous lobster special and the service was unbelievable. You can't go wrong here.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We all had a great meal and the piano entertainment was an added bonus. I had the twin lobster tails which were sweet and savory.

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Thank Richard B
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Excellent food, priced right with a large luncheon menu and pleasant capable staff. The atmosphere is like fine dining. We have never been disappointed and even had our daughter's memorial luncheon here.

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner with family. Service was great. Food even better. Piano playing music set the atmosphere. Wonderful place to eat.

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St Albans
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168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The place doesn't look very special from outside. However, it is a very nice restaurant, comfortable and welcoming. It takes tour parties in a separate area and can be busy; booking advised. Full menu and great food; very attentive service.

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Thank ClassicalBoy
Vienna, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Riverway is very friendly and the service is very good. The food is, old fashioned. The quality of the ingredients is good but the preparation is heavy on butter and seasoned bread crumbs. Nothing wrong with any of it but you should be looking for it. It is a bit heavy and nothing low cal about it. Ingredients are fresh,... More 

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bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a favorite for lunch as the food is excellent and they have a section of special-priced lunches. Try them ! Have also been here for evenings and the service & food have always been very good. The Riverway L H has a more refined atmosphere than some for the other places without being stuffy and overpriced. Don't think... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were visiting Harwich Port and inquired with some locals on where to find Lobster. It was October and many places had already closed for the season. The Riverway was recommended and just about a 20 minute drive away on Rt 28. We sat at the bar as we wanted to watch college football. They have many TVs in the... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We passed this place many times looking for the more popular eateries. That was a mistake. When we finally stopped there we were taken aback by an expansive dining room, elegantly appointed and with a nautical flair. We had a fine dining experience of excellant seafoof, soup to nuts. The only concern was the cost, it was very pricey If... More 

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boston
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Not bad and not great - good seafood -bouillabaisse is a winner and French Onion soup is very good. Ownership should look at repainting the front entrance - spruce things up especially on the entry way and lobby and make me feel like I want to go back again

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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?