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“They boast the best chowder on the Island -- I disagree”

Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company
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Ranked #5 of 54 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I went here with high hopes. They appeared to have a number of people dining there, which is usually a good sign. We went there for lunch. Had a cup of chowder, and shared a lobster roll with my husband. The chowder was really just all right. Nothing special, and definitely not the best chowder on the Island. The lobster roll, also, was just all right. Nothing special. And for a lunch with a shared main course, it was pretty pricey. I would not return

Thank AndreaZNy
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SharkOwner, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Hi there- We actually personally never boast best chower on island, others like Yankees Magazine have named us Best Chowder in New England 2013, MV Magazine and Cape & Island's Magazine readers awarded us Best Chowder on MV and the Patch.com readers awarded us Best Chowder as well. We try to satisfy 100% of the people trying our chowder and we work diligently to provide a fresh made local chowder that has no flour, no butter, no oil and is gluten free that pleases tens of thousands of diners a year, and we are very sorry you were not one of them. Thank you for giving us a try. JB

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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy a nice dinner. The service was fantastic, the managers were visible and very involved in the operations, the food was fresh and wonderfully prepared and the atmosphere was equally as nice. I would highly recommend it. Hey have wonderful specials in addition to their standing menu. They also have the best bread and olive oil/balsamic dipping sauce.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had a very tasty lobsterroll, the french fries were perfect. Portions had a good size. Very friendly staff. The place was clean, nice music in the background. If or whenever we will come back to Oak Bluffs we will certainly go here for a meal. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank wout1953
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

it's a long narrow restaurant- award winning chowder. we sat at
bar and had a drink; the menu was too expensive for us...but, we
each had 1/2 doz shrimp cocktail. they were huge & extremely fresh....excellent....this a "fine dining" experience...layed back atmosphere and semi-casual atire ...we are contractors & looked
terrible & out of our comfort zone

Thank jefferson22
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SharkOwner, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Thanks for the great review- You guys looked great and our "casual" fine dining atmosphere is accommodating to everybody, thats the point! We serve more guests wearing tank tops and flips flops vs. Sports Coats (The Vineyard Tuxedo is basically a dress shirt untucked with flip flops, lol) so I am happy you had a good time but next time I hope you find your comfort zone!! Thanks so much for stopping in and we will see you again soon! JB

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

we each had bowls of clam chowder and shared the seared scallops...you cant beat the amount of clams and "stuff" in the chowder...I suppose I enjoy a slightly thicker broth but I suppose that's a personal choice....either way .......both items were delicious

Thank Steve B
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