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“Best lobster roll and you get chowder too!”

Menemsha Fish Market
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Menemsha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best lobster roll and you get chowder too!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

They have a really good lobster roll. Either cold as a salad or warm on a buttered toasted roll. You sometimes get a whole claw! Then chowder or lobster bisque comes with it. Best deal on the Island. I've tried a lot of the places and I live here, so this is with some authority. Great! Not much in the way of ambiance, since it is a fish market, but go outside and sit by the dock. Great to watch all the fishing boats come and go.
Time your visit to watch the sun set. Usually gets a round of applause.

  • Visited September 2013
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Martha's Vineyard, MV
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Surprisingly great take out”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Best lobster meal on island for any price, but truly great value. The lobster is fresh, sweet, and nicely cracked, the lobster bisque is among the best and the service accommodating. There are many other choices (not true for other Menemsha take outs) that are also well done - my non shellfish eating husband enjoyed picking his own fresh fish to be made into a sandwich. Take the meal to the dock or the beach or home and enjoy, without having to spend 3 times as much for not as good food. Could only be improved with their own, clean space for eating.

  • Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best chowder on the island. Great fish”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

It may look scruffy, but it is the best. The owners are caring and friendly. The fish often comes in that morning caught by the owner himself. They sell the best chowder, bisque and lobster rolls on the island. The cooked lobster orders are always ready on schedule.

Unlike any of the competing shops, these owners stay open all year long to serve their community the freshest fish long after the tourist season ends.

Visited July 2013
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Malta, New York
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

The hot lobster roll was delicious, though pricey, but it's lobster, you get what you pay for. Friendly service, too.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Ravenclaw79
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Covina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great lobster value!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Friendly people and quick service. The $20 lobster dinner with bisque or chowder at sunset was a highlight of my visit. It's a fish market order at the counter and they cook it up right away. Limited seating or tables outside but it just makes for part of the adventure.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Chris L
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