We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riverway Lobster House

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
(508) 398-2172
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 286 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant Surprise

This restaurant has been around forever and we usually over look it. Last night we did not want to wait for an hour for a reservation so we went there. It is owned by the same people who own Wimpy's in Osterville. We were happy with the seafood bisque, scrod on the lamb chops. The salad and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ann H
,
Nyc
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
Add Photo Write a Review

286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Nyc
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been around forever and we usually over look it. Last night we did not want to wait for an hour for a reservation so we went there. It is owned by the same people who own Wimpy's in Osterville. We were happy with the seafood bisque, scrod on the lamb chops. The salad and soup was an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have been going to the Riverway for about 30 years and have never been disappointed. Their ''HOUSE DRESSING"" is famous. Just Awesome. Being sold in the markets locally

Was this review helpful? Yes
kenmore ny
Level Contributor
170 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

very loud and poor service. Long waits for food and anemic salad in summer peak. Most dishes were bland or covred in sauce Loud live music and many young young families.,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visit the area several times a year and Always return to the Riverway!!! Food is always delicious, great prices, and big portions. And the waitstaff are so caring and helpful and fun to be with.. will be back in the fall..can't wait...love the good old fashion family cooking..yum

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maine
Level Contributor
53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is a bit deceiving from the outside. Once you step inside there are 2 sections, one a main dining room with a good amount of tables, but rather bland. The other side a more lively bar area with lots of tables and busy. We chose the bar side and immediately were served delish dinner rolls. We trieid the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We only had takeout so I can't speak to the full dining experience, but the food we ordered was ready and hot. The staff were helpful and made it an easy transaction. The inside of the restaurant seemed to be a throwback to an earlier time with the wood trim and comfortable feel. Very inviting, we expect to go back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice, almost elegant restaurant with a nice menu and excellent staff. We dine there frequently.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Wonderful Old School Cape Cod new England restaurant. Ate in the bar, which was nice and cozy with dark wood and dim lighting. Wonderful menu with tons of specials. Host and hostess were friendly and seated us right away. Waitress was fantastic. Had the amazing potato peeler appetizer. Homemade potato skins baked with cheese and bacon, not to miss. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant is good...not fabulous but good. The food is fairly ordinary..pot roast, chicken pot pie, burgers etc. Very clean. My only real complaint is that I feel the hostesses' could be more friendly and make you feel more welcome. It is near our home so we go often enough to know about the greeting. I know it is really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adams Basin, New York, United States
Level Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. There were five adults and everyone's meal was fantastic. It was busy with diners and a wedding as well. Service was good but she was really busy. One son had lobster scampi and loved it, my steak tenderloin was fantastic, and no one had a bad meal. The chips and homemade french onion... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Riverway Lobster House also viewed

 
South Yarmouth, Cape Cod
South Yarmouth, Cape Cod
 

Been to Riverway Lobster House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Riverway Lobster House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Wayside, New Jersey

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Riverway Lobster House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?