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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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 3 days ago
St Albans
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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St Albans
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155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank ClassicalBoy
Vienna, VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Smithiv
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank bob k
St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank flydive56
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Fred S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank BostonDennis
Norwich, CT
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One look at the parking lot and the first thing that comes to your mind is that its got to be good... And it is! I started with the Jambalaya which comes with Clam Chowder. Chowder was good. The Jambalaya was the best I've had to date! Loaded with clams, Mussels, shrimp, sea scallops, sausage, fish and even a little... More 

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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Riverway many times and while we find the food to be fairly ordinary there are things we like including the sports bar and some of the specials. Typically the service is excellent. Tonight for dinner we started with very good seafood stuffed mushroom caps in a lobster sauce. My wife enjoyed a Caesar salad with... More 

Thank Eric G
East Sussex
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290 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here as part of a large group and could not fault the food, although the apple pudding was extremely sweet. Fast service, but rather abrupt, as plates were plonked in front of us.

Thank iceman123EastSussex
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Sat at the bar and had Pumpkin Martinis and Apps. On a week's vacation. Next time we will try a dinner. Menu and food looked good. Appetizers were great. Great Service at the bar. L & S Stack, Boston, MA

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


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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