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Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-696-3000
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a large group of 30 persons with a menu selection of 6 items and when the individual entrees were served they were all hot out of the kitchen. Their specialty was clam chowder which was as good as I have ever had in New England from Maine to NH and Mass. I ordered the sirloin for dinner and... More 

Thank JoeD1957
Culbertson, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took an unplanned trip to the island. Walked in for dinner. The lobster roll was touted as the best...it was OK, but the chowder was amazing. Great service...good wine

Thank 2chipper
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best chowder I have eaten since leaving NY! It really does not require 100 characters to describe this chowder - all I can say is....don't leave MV without trying it!

Thank 81314Marche
Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate at this restaurant with multiple family members on Columbus Day 2016. Since it was off season the restaurant was not crowded. Our server took our drink orders immediately and delivered them soon thereafter. I got the friend clams that had good sized bellies but I wish I would have gotten the lobster role my niece ordered. Although pricey... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is right across from the Tourist Information booth in Oak Bluffs. We did a day trip to MV on the ferry which docks about 50 yards away. After a day of sightseeing, we decided to eat in MVCC before taking the ferry back to the Cape. The service was great but the food was better. We all had... More 

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this on TA and wanted to check out the New England Clam Chowder for the overall high ranking on TA and the Yankee Magazine Best of 2013. So we went just for the chowder and it was so good we went back to have more on our way to the ferry our final day. The only problem for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding dinning experience, not sure if it was the cool ocean breezes but the clam chowder was one the best i've ever had. The place is beautifully decorated, huge bar as you enter leads to an open plan dining room. There's plenty of parking nearby (we were there out of season) i'm sure not so easy to find in summer... More 

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Viera, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a late Lunch...and what a treat..! Great fresh Oysters and local Beer.....! Great Server who shared local places to see.

1 Thank EJWilliamsJr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time on MV and this was the first night we ate on the island. We were pleased with the selection, the attentive service( although sometimes difficult to understand the waiter who had an accent), and the tasty food. We had a wonderful evening and would definitely recommend.

Thank MaryJane O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely write a negative review, but I cannot do otherwise this time. It's a cute place with a pub-like atmosphere, and we had adequate service. However, the fish and chips were unacceptable -- they were rubbery and tough. The attached picture looks fine, but looks are deceiving. I cannot recommend this place. Sorry.

Thank ArkieFoodie
YearRoundRG, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, responded to this review

Hello- very sorry to read your review...I hope you spoke with a manager at the time and they were able to help you out with a new order immediately. Our Cod Fish and Chips is one of our most popular items and we rarely have any issues with it...very sorry if yours was anything less than perfect! Thanks! JB More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $40
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 508-696-3000
BEST CHOWDER IN NEW ENGLAND FROM YANKEE MAGAZINE, BEST CHOWDER 2015 from CAPE & ISLANDS MAGAZINE, MV MAGAZINE and winner of the 2015 MV CHOWDER CONTEST!! - 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. Play a game in our 5000 Sq Ft 21+ game room 'LoFT' upstairs (Which features 6 pool tables, darts, foosball, Shuffleboard tables, ping pong, full bar, jukebox & more) or 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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