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“Always a wonderful meal!”

Skipper Chowder House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Skipper Restaurant & Chowder House is a seasonal restaurant open from mid April to mid October. We serve the finest seafood with the best view since 1936. Winner of the Newport, Boston and Cape Cod chowder festivals.
Boston, Massachusetts
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201 reviews
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“Always a wonderful meal!”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

As a child spending summers in Bass River, my family always dined at the Skipper. Last summer we started visiting again, and this summer we have eaten there 4 times. Each visit was wonderful!
The dayboat scallops are the best on the Cape and the salmon is one of the freshest dishes served. Go early or expect a long wait. No reservation policy is disappointing, but the food is worth the wait. Try their huge lobster roll, always a treat!!! The steamers are fresh and hot!

  • Visited August 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Will be back”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

My family and I were there last week for a late lunch. My fish and chips were ok but everyone else really enjoyed their meals. You HAVE to try the Fried Clam Chowder. It was amazing. The drinks were great. And if you can wait to sit upstairs out on the deck, do it. The fresh air and view of the ocean is a plus!

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Alma K
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Enfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Get here early”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent dinner on the deck. You must come early or wait forever. The scallops were outstanding as were the drinks. Will definitely come back but not after 5:00.

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3 Thank Aversu
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Brooklyn
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“good food, nice folks, lovely view!”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The Skipper is a good place for lunch or dinner, overlooking the ocean. Just be prepared to wait for a table in the summer. Ask to sit upstairs so you can enjoy the open air and water view, if you have time to wait. Excellent fish and chips, among other standard fare. The wait staff is mostly very friendly and competent.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank BrooklynWillow
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Hawley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overrated, mediocre food, will not return”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Attempted dinner at 6 pm which was a mistake. There was over an hour wait so we attempted to get a drink at the bar to wait for our table. After 15 minutes of trying to get the bartenders attentnion, we left. Returned the next night earlier in the evening and got a table right away. $6 for 1 stuffed clam, which was just bread crumbs in a clam shell, couldn't find any pieces of clam in there. Sreamers that came in the seafood pot all had sand in them. I could hear my dinner guest's teeth crunching on it from across the table. In addition, the Skipper claims to be an oceanfront dining experience. The building is across the street from a parking lot that is adjacent to the beach, not oceanfront dining. I don't mean to sound harsh, but everything I am writing is the truth. We will not be returning to this overrated restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Karen F
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