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“Great chowder, clams & mussels” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company
9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-696-3000
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Ranked #6 of 49 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BEST CHOWDER IN NEW ENGLAND 2013 FROM YANKEE MAGAZINE!! - Copper and mahogany grace our nautically chic dining room creating a casual-fine dining atmosphere. Fresh, local when available seafood, pasture raised steaks, all-natural chicken, craft cocktails, 15 beers on tap and of course the best award winning chowder in the country are waiting for your visit to our beautiful island. Catch a show at our 500 person occupancy live venue upstairs, entertain yourself in our large, comfortable bar and enjoy an authentic Martha's Vineyard experience while being catered to by the most attentive staff in New England. Welcome to the Martha's VIneyard Chowder Company!
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“Great chowder, clams & mussels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a late lunch here and it was delicious. I agree with previous reviewers that the inside dining area is a little dark for a beach side restaurant. We all sampled each other’s meals, and everything will be good. The clam chowder lived up to the claim of “best” – full of veggies and clams – minus the flour thickening. I had the mussels in a coconut/lemon grass broth; it was unique and very tasty. My son had clams with chorizo, tomatoes and garlic – also very yummy. I wasn’t a fan of the heavy breading on the shrimp, but the lobster roll was tasty – no mayo and ½ pound of lobster. Looking forward to returning.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brookline, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Food & great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There was a thirty minute wait. The hostess was very helpful and pleasant and called us on our cell phone when a table was available. We sat in the lounge and were served by a fabulous waitress (I wish I could remember her name but she was blond). She checked with the chef several times to inquire about gluten and dairy free menu items, of which there were many options. The mussels were delicious as was the tuna special. My kids enjoyed the chicken and strip steak, all prepared just as ordered.

The MV Chowder has a fun casual atmosphere with fabulous food and great service.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Highlands, New Jersey
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“Perfect Chowder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was chowder at its best! We took a table on the deck; it was a hot summer day and the streets were crowded with tourist . We ordered the New England Clam chowder- it was perfect with lots of clams. We also had a lobster roll.

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“Good basic seafood place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Loved the oysters, good chowder and pleasant staff.. but for a seaside restaurant, it was VERY dark. Sit outside.

Visited July 2014
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“Great Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Came here for some drinks after dinner and had no intention of staying. We got there and the place is gorgeous. Drinks unbelievable. Defiantly coming back for the food.

Visited February 2014
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