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Riverway Lobster House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-4427
(508) 398-2172
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As locals we go here often because the food is delicious. Early Birds great deal, easily accommodates dietary restrictions and food allergies, and they do handle large groups with hot food for all. Large fireplace in table area on bar side makes dining there cozy on chilly nights. Staff is attentive and experienced. Please try the quoahog (clam) chowder; it's... More 

Thank capecodnana2016
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great recommendation from The Captain Ferris House B&B. Great food and friendly staff. Loved it....and the seasonal sangria was awesome. Will be back again!!

Thank BJ214
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The October lobster special was amazing. Nice friendly and prompt service. Great place to eat. Would definitely go back

Thank Timothy D
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172 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here as part of a bus tour last week. We were seated promptly and wait staff was very nice and attentive. I had the baked cod which was very good and friends had the pot roast and they also said it was delicious. I would go back if ever on the Cape again.

Thank letsdotravel
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had baked shrimp and my husband had Cod & Shrimp w/lobster sauce. Both were very good and tasted fresh. My husband's mashed potatoes were ice cold, the corn bread was way too sweet, the grapenut custard was very good. The waitress was friendly & attentive. My husband and I went to the Riverway to see a jazz band led... More 

Thank AQLily
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is lovely inside. The staff was very friendly. My husband and I wanted lobster. We really wanted to find a place where we could eat outside but most places were closed for the season. We went to the Riverway with high recommendations at the resort we were staying. We ordered the boiled lobster. It was so tough and... More 

Thank Pamela P
Torquay, United Kingdom
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414 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from eating here tonight. I had steak which was cooked to my preference and had a lovely charcoaled teriyaki taste. Creamy tasty mash. Didn't need a dessert. Only downside is that it's a popular 'stop-off' for elder coach tours, which had 2 large parties at the same time which made for a loud atmosphere. The other thing which... More 

Thank MatthewASharp
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a good meal but don't want to go all out this is a great restaurant and pub. Tables for large parties or sit at the bar or the booths around the bar. A long time fixture on the Cape but the food has improved with the acquisition by Wimpys!

Thank NewHampshirereviewer
Derby, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as part of a group of around 25 people and it all felt mass produced. My chicken parmesan was simply vile - one of the worst meals I have ever had in the States. Live music - wouldn't bother with it again.

Thank EPD
Farmington, Connecticut
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had the best lobster ever at this restaurant ( I am 76 so you know I have had a few in my years) I ordered the 2lb beauty presented on a bed of kale, boiled and split so there was no messy water collecting in the dish and minimal claw cracking. The meat was tender and sweet filling... More 

Thank dibby01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-4427
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  South Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: (508) 398-2172

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?