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Skipper Chowder House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Platter (Serves 4) $59.0
Tower (Serves 8) $118.0
Shellfish Platters*
One whole 1.5lb Lobster, 4 each, Oysters, Littlenecks, Shrimp and Crab served with an assortment of dipping sauces
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Chilled Jumbo Shrimp
Chilled Maine Lobster Tail
Oysters of the Day*
Duxbury Oysters*
Wellfleet Oysters*
Yarmouth Oysters*
Local Littlenecks*
Can be added to all salads: Grilled or Cajun Chicken Breast add - $6.50, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp - $3.25/each, 6 ounces fresh salmon add - $11.99. The Skipper's Dressings: Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Garlic Parmesan Peppercorn, Ranch, Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette (low cal), Italian
Cup $5.95
Bowl $7.95
Cape Cod Clam Chowdah
Winner of Boston, Cape Cod and Newport chowder festivals. Our Triple Crown Championship Winning Chowder!
"Fried" Clam Chowdah (Say What?)
As featured on the Travel Channel's Food Paradise, we use our Triple Crown award-winning recipe to make two chowder cakes deep fried in a panko breadcrumb crust, served with hot sauce on the side
Cup $5.95
Bowl $7.95
Soup of the Day
Crock of French Onion Soup
With croutons and melted cheese
House Salad
Mixed greens, red onion, tomato, cucumber, carrot & croutons
"Ship Shape" Skipper Salad
Mixed greens, bleu cheese, red onion, sundried tomatoes & toasted sliced almonds tossed with balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine tossed with a creamy dressing and topped with garlic croutons and shredded parmesan cheese
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Grilled Scallop Salad*
Wild greens, romaine, dried cranberries and gorgonzola cheese in an Vidalia onion dressing
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1½ pounds of fresh, native soft shell clams. Served with piping hot butter and broth. The locals' favorites when available!
Oysters Rockefeller
½ dozen, local oysters baked on the half shell with spinach, cheese and applewood smoked bacon
Mussels Portuguese
Kale, linguica, garlic, diced tomatoes spicy saffron shellfish broth
Fried Oysters
with Cajun remoulade sauce on the side
Scallops Wrapped in Apple Wood Smoked Bacon
10 Knot Nachos
Tortilla chips topped with jalapeño peppers, red onions, black olives, diced ripe tomatoes, scallions and jack cheese. Salsa and sour cream served on the side
Boneless Buffalo Chicken
Served plain or tossed with your choice of garlic buffalo or traditional buffalo sauce and bleu cheese dressing, with celery and carrot
Buffalo Wings
Tossed in garlic buffalo or traditional buffalo sauce and bleu cheese dressing, with celery and carrot
Stuffed Quahog
("KO-HOG", A large native clam) Even if you can't pronounce it, try it! Served with drawn butter, lemon and Tabasco
Clams Casino
Six cooked littleneck clams topped with tri-colored bell peppers, garlic, crisp bacon and seasoned crumbs and gently baked
All sandwiches are served with pickle and your choice of one of the following: French Fries, Cole Slaw or our seasoned homemade kettle Potato Chips
Friendly Fisherman
Fresh cod filet fried till golden brown on a toasted brioche roll, garnished with lettuce, tomato and red onion with tartar sauce on the side
Grilled Chicken
Char-grilled chicken breast served on a grilled brioche roll with lettuce, tomato and red onion
Philly Steak & Cheese
The traditional way on French bread
Tuna Salad
White albacore tuna salad, served with your choice of toasted multi-grain or artisan white bread with green leaf lettuce or on a bed of greens
Skipper Burger*
This half pound burger will tide you over! Fresh Certified Angus beef cooked to your liking. Served with crisp lettuce, ripe tomato and red onion on a toasted brioche bun
BLT Club
Crispy apple wood smoked bacon, ripe tomato, mayo and lettuce layered on two slices of toasted multi-grain or artisan white bread
Buffalo Chicken
Country style buttermilk fried boneless chicken, tossed in our garlic buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese, shredded carrot and red onion served on the side on a grilled brioche roll
Turkey Club
The Skipper's version of the old stand by. Two slices of toasted multi-grain or artisan white bread stacked with roast turkey breast, smoked applewood bacon, lettuce and tomato. (You add the mayo)
Crispy Fish Taco
Fresh haddock coated in panko bread crumbs, fried till golden brown, served in traditional taco with lettuce, salsa and chipotle tartar sauce
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Country-style buttermilk fried boneless chicken breast topped with fried green tomatoes, garlic aioli on a grilled brioche bun
Our lobster rolls are served with homemade seasoned kettle chips or French fries and coleslaw
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The Traditional Lobster Roll
4 ounces of fresh-made lobster salad with green leaf lettuce. Served the Skipper's way in a toasted brioche roll
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Skipper's Lobster Roll Supreme
Half pound of fresh made lobster salad with green leaf lettuce. Served the Skipper's way on a toasted French roll
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The Wicked Awesome
Half a pound of fresh lobster served hot with butter on a grilled brioche roll
All Cape Cod Favorites are served with homemade seasoned kettle chips or French fries and coleslaw
Fisherman's Platter
As featured on the Travel Channel's Food Paradise, deep fried fresh Atlantic cod, whole belly clams, jumbo shrimp and scallops served with tartar, cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge
Fish & Chips
Fresh Atlantic cod fried till golden brown with tartar sauce and lemon wedge
Fried Oyster Roll
Lightly breaded oysters on a fresh roll with Cajun remoulade sauce on the side
Market Price
Boiled Lobster
1½ lb boiled lobster served with drawn butter
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Clam Roll
Whole bellied native fried clams. Served with green leaf lettuce on a fresh roll with lemon wedge and tartar sauce
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Scallop Roll
Local sea scallops, deep fried, served with green leaf lettuce a fresh roll with lemon wedge and tartar sauce
Calamari Roll
Calamari delicately fried, served with green leaf lettuce on a fresh roll with lemon wedge
Fried Clam Strip Roll
Lightly breaded and fried to perfection on a fresh roll with lemon wedge and tartar sauce
Market Price
Fried Chatham Clams
Fried Jumbo Shrimp
All entreés are served with starch and vegetable of the day unless otherwise specified
Baked Stuffed Sole
Made with the Skipper's own seafood stuffing and topped with lobster newburg sauce. Served with rice or French fries and cole slaw
Baked Chatham Scrod
Fresh, flaky, white meat fillet topped with our cracker crumb blend, butter, lemon and white wine. Served with your choice of rice, French fries or cole slaw
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Lobster Steam Pot
1½ lb lobster, mussels, steamers, linguica, fresh corn on the cob and red bliss potatoes
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Lobster Mac & Cheese
Tastes as good as it sounds
Fried Chicken & Waffles
Country-style buttermilk fried boneless chicken breast coated with seasoned flour, Belgian waffles, honey and gravy served on the side
After Lunch it's time for Cool Down Treats from The Skipper's Ice Cream Shack
Ice Cream
Milk Shakes
Soft Serve
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of years ago a group of family and friends decided to meet on the Cape for a long weekend. This has now turned into an annual event. We alway plan a meal on our first night there and Skippers is the place we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked over to Skipper from our hotel and it was very busy so they told us to wait in the bar area. We got 2 seats at the bar and asked if we could eat there, and they said yes. We both ordered lobster rolls...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jzorzi
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Seasonal, not sure of the opening date. I believe it closes for the season Columbus Day weekend. Very busy place during the season. The food is incrediblly good.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank HelenRotast
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location, lovely atmosphere, and great staff! Great restaurant for family friendly dining - we went with our two kids. The food portions were crazy, way too much - and there was SO much fried food - it was overkill. The chowder was just okay....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Newmama1026
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The Skipper House was a perfect place to end our day of traveling. We sat upstairs and experienced excellent service. The lobster roll was amazing and the clam chowder was delicious. This is a place you must visit if in West Yarmouth.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank CandGSLO
Reviewed October 28, 2018

While vacationing in Dennis, MA, I was looking for someplace to take the whole family out to for dinner. We needed somewhere that we could take little ones, that would have good food and enough room to keep us all comfortable. I selected Skippers Chowder...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Leik77
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We stayed 5 days in Cape Cod on a 5 wk. drive trip throughout New England and Canada. Each night or for lunch we ordered a cup of clam chowder and split it. We rated each restaurant. By far and away, Skipper Chowder has the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank J M
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This restaurant has been featured on Food Network and Travel Channel for having deep fried clam chowder. What a disappointment! It is mostly a mashed potato cake that is breaded and deep fried. Hardly any clams. We drove like 50 miles to try this. They...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank notme2017
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I and another couple have been going to this restaurant for several years and have always loved it,,,, until this summer. One visit when there was a wait my friend asked "about how long"? He was told "it'll take as long as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank srgregory62
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

No complaints on the food. The lobster roll was amazing. Oysters Rockefeller was great. The "chowdah" was exceptional. Definatly worth a stop. Just a little pricey.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Michael D
September 27, 2018|
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Response from markcH2715QV | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s a seasonal restaurant that closes in mid October and reopens in mid April. Very few restaurants stay open year round there but some do mostly chain or fast food places...
Joanne L
September 16, 2018|
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Response from skipperchowderhouse | Property representative |
11.30am till 4pm for lunch and 4pm till 10pm dinner thank you.
Rosemary C
July 14, 2018|
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Response from dougfetter | Reviewed this property |
i do not feel that there are any good water views from Skipper's, handicapped or not. Skipper's is situated across a highway from a beach, which is on the water, but the restaurant itself is some distance from the water.
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