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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
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
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
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
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100 reviews 100 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My lobster and crab chowder tasted ok at the time, however I threw up for about an hour afterwards – felt fine when I’d got rid of it all. I mentioned this the next day to a shopkeeper in Hyannis and she said there were no good restaurants in South Yarmouth. However the experience put me off eating shellfish for... More 

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Bottmingen, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had a really good seafood dinner here. The dishes were close to perfection, and even the wine was good according to European taste. The decoration is tasteful, and the service was as professional as friendly. Prices are appropriate

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It’s always difficult trying to find a table in the early evening, as everyone seems to eat early in Cape Cod. I advise that you book whenever you want to eat out but we were lucky to get a table here without a reservation. It is a big, busy restaurant and has a nice atmosphere and it was full by... 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?