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Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-696-3000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (369 reviews)
“clams” (88 reviews)
“lobster roll” (90 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took advantage of the autumn deal for a joint ferry trip and meal voucher which gave us $25 each to spend in the restaurant. Our lunch was delicious. We had the homemade ricotta cheese, chowder, fish and chips and the eggplant salad. It was...More

Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were searching for a place to have lunch before we headed back to the mainland; there were tables available here so we decided to try it. We have walked by this establishment too many times in favor of a spot on the water and...More

Thank Richard I
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was nothing special. My husband ordered sword fish, which was small and very thin. It was served over a small portion of mashed potatoes, with no other vegetables. I ordered a shrimp, scallop, mussel and lobster risotto mix. The amount of seafood did...More

Thank Rae D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Okay, I love sushi but raw oysters and clams have always been a big fear for me. Noel talked us into trying them and wow where they fantastic! We ordered more

Thank NDtoUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had lunch there while waiting for the ferry to Hyannis. We were the only ones in the restaurant at 5 pm, which might have told us something. Menu choices looked great and we ordered chowder and salads. Unfortunately, nothing was fresh. Much-touted...More

Thank YankeeTraveler843
YearRoundRG, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sorry to read your review, sounds like a swing and miss at that moment, but I will assure you that nothing is frozen and our chowder is beyond legendary, our tables are almost always full and the Fresh Mozzarella, Crispy Eggplant and Tomato Salad with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancée and I enjoyed a great experience at MV Chowder Company tonight. The chowder was very good and full of clams as others mentioned. The tuna tartare was absolutely amazing!!! The presentation, freshness and taste were out of this world!!! We almost didn't order...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a reservation several months ago with John who is the restaurant manager. We were greeted by John on arrival and shown to our table, food to a very high standard and the seafood risotto was particularly good, drink prices reasonable and highly recommend a...More

Thank lovetravelling50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chowder was the absolute best that I have ever had. Lots of seafood, potatoes & cream. We also had hummus with veggies plus shared an entree. Everything was very delicious plus the service was excellent- friendly professional and prompt. Definitely a place I would...More

Thank MarleyWay84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting twist on chowder and lobster roll by adding bacon. Most expensive lobster roll I had and not the largest. Chowder was quite good.

Thank davidloew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointed with the" warm" lobster roll. Instead of being buttery it was greasy from the bacon fat from the bacon pieces that overwhelmed the flavor of the lobster.More

1  Thank JOHN Y
YearRoundRG, Owner at Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow! So sorry to read this! Our Half Pound warm buttered lobster roll on a grilled brioche bun with the most perfect crispy fries has been an overwhelming crowd pleaser since the moment it debuted on our menu! I wish you felt the same way...More

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Questions & Answers
Catherine B
9 September 2016|
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Response from YearRoundRG | Property representative |
Hello- no fish chowder, not aware of anyone who has one in town...thanks!
19 August 2016|
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Response from YearRoundRG | Property representative |
Just wear clothes and you are welcome. :)
Gwen S
7 August 2016|
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Response from YearRoundRG | Property representative |
Hello- we are 'all ages' friendly...this year we have had more families join us than ever and we have a kids menu with a coloring sheet and crayons. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 40
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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