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Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

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££ - £££
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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

In October, a lot of restaurants and pubs close up in Oak Bluffs as the busy summer season has finished. This makes it difficult to enjoy yourself in October in the evning. Staying there for a couple of nights we were wandering around trying to find somewhere and tripped over the Chowder Company. Whils, it was very busy, the staff... More 

Thank ChrisTeamSpirit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

enjoyed a very nice dinner warm atmosphere when cold and raining outside nice bar good food and always love a raw bar

Thank 125sag
Jamesville, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious dinner with friends here during the offseason. One of the few places that was open and able to accommodate our large party. Everyone had a wonderful meal. Oysters were ice cold and sweet. Scallops with risotto excellent. Clam chowder was on point. Overall we had a great time.

Thank MeggyS421
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood dinner experience. The chowder was the best ever, Katama Bay oysters were delicious, local scallops and fresh swordfish dishes were beautifully prepared and presented. Chris the waiter was fun and on task. Looking forward to another visit.

Thank Rolf H
Danville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on a rainy Saturday, nice place, prompt service, a little noisy but not bad. We only wanted some chowder so asked for a large bowl - well that was about a Quart!!! Took at least 1/2 home.

Thank Mrmojo58
Bowral, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

When you walk it feels a bit like a pub but so much nicer. Yes there is a long bar to sit at but also a lovely dining area. The food is top quality and a great price. We had both lunch and dinner and so experienced a great range of options. Lobster role - yes at last a LR... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! JB More 

Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We dined here twice within a week and enjoyed it immensely. The menu is so diverse that it's difficult to make a decision. We managed however and the food was really good. The lobster roll was fresh and not filled with filler. The special lamb meat balls were to die for - tender and delicious. Our server, Ksenija,was not only... More 

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

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

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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
US$12 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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