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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (343 reviews)
“clams” (76 reviews)
“lobster roll” (78 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a little time before an island tour. Dropped in this place for chowder and lobster roll. Both of us had chowder which was good, and we split lobster roll based on staff recommendations. Good move. Food was good and upscale atmosphere.

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for dinner our first night on the island and had some great appetizers. The clam chowder was delicious according to my daughter - filled with "chunks of stuff", which can only be a good thing with chowder. I had the smoked gouda...More

Thank scottcmorrison
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well-run, pleasant and prompt service, about 100 yards from the ferry terminal. Great ambience, high ceilings, good bar. Food is fresh. The chowder must be tried...light broth with celery as well as clams and potatoes. The lobster roll not as special but still pretty good.

Thank spencerusa
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great start to the season for this restaurant! We had a GREAT dinner there last evening. The drinks were perfect ( and interesting), the oyster appetizer were some of the best we have ever had (we live on the island full time). Scallops...More

Thank ckamom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place boasts best clam chowder and lobster roll in New England so being a lifer New Englander, I had to check it out. They were right! Both were excellent. A little pricey but you expect that on Martha's Vineyard!!

Thank Vickie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server, unfortunately I don't recall her name, was very helpful in our choices and extremely patient explaining the dishes. The cocktails were excellent. We also were visited by the General Manager, who inquired about our meal and service. He stayed and we spoke for...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best chowder my wife and I have ever had! Fresh, creamy and made just right! Don't miss out on this place.

Thank DaleK4man
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a day trip to Martha's Vineyard and settled on this restaurant for lunch. The atmosphere was very pleasant, service was good. The Bloody Mary was very good and the martini exceptional. Food was plentiful and good flavor. We would return to this restaurant.

Thank 3589Guest1948
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Martha's Award-Winning Clam Chowder was indeed excellent. Flavorful broth with tiny pieces of clams & just a few potato chunks. Lobster Roll was very good too. I ate @ the small Bar outside. I was surprised that the interior lighting was dim. The mahogany was...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant I've been to on the Vineyard! Words can't describe how perfect the coconut & almond crusted cod was. I can't truly express how divine the grilled salmon salad was! And the seared scallops?!? Just go!!! Get there and experience this restaurant. The staff...More

Thank zzznorlax
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Catherine B
Hi, Do you have fish chowder? If not could you suggest a place in Oak Blufs who has Fish chowder? Thanks
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!
What is the dress code?
19 August 2016|
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Response from YearRoundRG | Property representative |
Just wear clothes and you are welcome. :)
Gwen S
Is this a kid friendly restaurant (for 8-year olds)?
6 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
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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