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Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came in for chowder for lunch - it was really nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It's pretty reasonably priced too, compared to other spots on the island. Just a little gloomy inside - could do with some outdoor seating.

Thank vickyt428
Roanoke, Virginia
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the clam chowder here and they don't skimp you on the clams either. We had a scallop and shrimp dish on risotto and it was very good as well, but the chowder is the reason to come here. It was very quiet the night we were in there, but that's probably because it was a Tuesday during the off-season.... More 

Thank CavaHoo22
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is exceptional. Gluten free clam chowder is the best. Swordfish best I ever had. A must when you visit.

Thank Mark T
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Hot food hot and flavorful. They also have some awesome old school (at least to me as I'm in my 30s) music. The only reason I don't givw it five is because our server was acting weird, but we got a hearty good bye from the manager when we left.

Thank Ericka R
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good service , fast and polite. Burgers are the best on the vineyard and the specials are to die for. a must try restaurant on Martha's Vineyard.

Thank mvllama
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163 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great chowder, packed full of clams and flavor! We are eating our way thru MV and the Cape and thus far MVCC has the best chowder have tasted. Also enjoyed the warm lobster rolls packed full of lobster meat-the most generous by far and delicious swordfish tacos. Wash it all down with a cold brew and great service, can't get... More 

Thank kathy1966
Denver, Colorado
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1,123 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,233 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company and had some excellent clam chowder as well as very good burgers and fries. Staff was very outgoing and service was great.

Thank denver60
Ed, Sweden
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really great when year round residents have a place to go and get a great deal. The Chowder House provides it. $4 burgers with fries, $5 cheeseburgers. And the burgers are really great.

Thank 947jeant
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a favorite of my husbands and mine. We are here at least once a month, and by at least I mean every other week. The food is always excellent and well priced for Martha's Vineyard. Have never had a bad server either, even if it's crazy busy the service is always above par.

Thank Katie C
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It was October and unseasonably warm but we ate here and we each had a little bowl of clam chowder (3 of us) and a shared appetizer and the bill was over $100. My husband said, "Well, it's Martha's Vineyard." Okay. Later, I came back to the restaurant and said to the Hostess, "Can I use your restroom? We ate... More 

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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?