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“Authentic New England dining with memorable seafood, libations and doting service”

Riverway Lobster House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Ever visit a place and wonder: Where do the locals dine when they choose a restaurant? Well, many of us pick the Riverway - a dining destination synonymous with quality, warmth and value. (For avid bargain hunters, lunches and Early Birds are very affordable - especially for the size and quality of the fare.)
Because surely if you're on the Cape - and not facing onerous dining restrictions, thoughts of juicy lobster, thick chowders, thick haddock and fresh-from-the-sea clams often drift across your psyche like a tantalizing stream of briny sugarplums. If so, you are decidedly at the right place. To wit: The chowders are exceptional (prize-winning quality); the haddock au gratin (French for cheesy) is world class; and even the meaty Lasagna and tender pot roast (not sure how they showed up) are delectable.
Visiting The Riverway often feels a bit like a mellow family gathering - but without the, uh, oddfellows. It's simultaneously casual and elegant. In summary, every diligent Cape visitor should consider a stop here for lunch or dinner. (And with piano players on Friday and Saturday evenings after 5pm, can it get much better? Hint: No. And if so inclined, request a booth by the player. They even takes tips!)

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We ate there twice during a recent stay in Cape Cod. We went back on the second occasion as we had been so impressed with both the food - the sea food is excellent - and the service. There is an excellent range and the food was served quickly but was very fresh.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice atmosphere and very good food. Liked it so much I had my daughter's baby shower there. Baked cod with lobster sauce is to die for. Pot roast is superb.

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Thank JAR817
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stopped at 5:00 in time to view extensive early bird menu. Seated and served drinks promptly. Nice seating and lots of parking. Not busy at this time but when left was getting there. Had the quahog chowder which was excellent, and soup of the day, artichoke cheese also excellent, seem to be homemade. Had the 1# lobster boiled with cheesy garlic mashed potato and butternut squash as sides, both delicious. Also, the baked schrod, very good. Haddock casserole with bruschetta topping was good but served in casserole dish, maybe too much tomato topping. Haddock fish sandwich nice size and tasty. Desert apple crisp with ice cream came with the early bird specials as well as cup of coffee. Good coffee too. Think need a décor do over though.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in with a bus tour of 52 people. WOW, they must do this all the time. The entrée was hot and delicious. Service was outstanding and efficient. Everyone was served quickly. We were not pressed to eat and run. The shortcake was homemade and delicious. Overall, it was an outstanding experience. You won't be disappointed.

Thank 7JNJ
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