Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company
This is one of our island favorites. Always good staff, consistent food and THE best chowder on island.
Best clam chowder and lobster roll I have ever had
Clam chowder was very, very good. Would go again. The lobster roll was just okay. It was all claw meat. But the chowder made the visit worth it. I would come back just for that.
Chowder was absolutely amazing, bang bang shrimp appetizer was the highlight of night. My wife and I loved the food but felt it was expensive for what we received.
Anthony & CJ
Food was good, as usual, but the problem with this establishment is that they overbook on a regular basis, so an Open Table doesn't mean much except that you might get a slightly better priority on the wait list. Don't expect to be seated at the time you reserve. But once you are eventually seated, the experience is a good one.
Hello! Thanks for joining us. We are unable to overbook as OpenTable's software prevents it from occurring, the issue is often when a table is predicted at 2 hours they stay for an extra amount of time and it causes a ripple effect. Sorry for any delay, we try our hardest of course to seat people as soon as a table is vacated and we thank you for your support! Cheers!
It was a close to the harbor and used the $25 certificate for lunch. Huge amount of fries!
The best meal I have had all week. The tuna poke was flavorful and delicious. The scallops were cooked to perfection. Our friends were extremely satisfied with the food as well. Service was attentive and so nice. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
Nice, high quality food. Not a large extensive menu however, but it hits the basics. A bit overpriced, but I guess typical of MV
Server was exceptional!
Food was delicious!
Very flexible changing our reservation.
Wow - the food was so bad! One of the worst lobster rolls I've ever had - a lot of little bits of lobster, almost flavorless. The fries were good. Chowder was so-so. Martha's Vineyard is really a puzzle. The farmers' market is great, with wonderful fruits and vegetables and some excellent prepared foods, like bluefish pate. And there are places like Morning Glory farm and Grey Barn, with excellent foods of all sorts. It seems that one has to eat at home.
The clam chowder is the best I’ve ever had! Service was friendly. Great location in center of time. Family friendly restaurant.
Overpriced food for lower than average food quality.
Clam chowder was excellent. Everything else was comparable to any other chain restaurant. Nothing special. Not worth what they charge.
I am so glad you are not local... I would be eating at your place every day!!! The food was amazing, I will be counting down till we see you again! This will be the trip every year! Pretty busy place booked online and seated when we got there. Did get up charged swapping veggies that my plate came with for another on the menu.
The clam chowder was very good. Bacon Caesar salads drenched too much in dressing for my taste. Daughter got scallops which come with mashed potatoes but they tasted and had the consistency like the boxed kind and were over salted. I mostly give low stars because the quality of the dishes don’t warrant the prices. I know it’s MV where everything is expensive but I would not go here again.
Chowder wasn’t what I expected. Way too many fries! Prices were outrageous.
Very good, as we’ve experienced all summer. Only comment is that mashed potatoes with the scallop dish were quite salty night we dined, beyond right taste or healthy level.
Relatively modest prices for Martha's Vineyard with good food. The clam chowder was as good as advertised. The fish and chips had three large pieces of cod and a mound of fries. The shrimp and scallop dish was very good. Nice mix of people in the restaurant.
Very dark, noisy
Table smelled of old metal
Calamari were terrible, thick batter where you couldn’t find the fish
Chowder was good but not as good as past years
Some of staff were friendly but overall service was mediocre
Lobster roll was also average but good portion
With all options available, would not return
Great chowder, salads and entrees. Service was fast and efficient. Our server was very knowledgable and we were impressed when she took our food order for five people that she didn't write anything down. One member of our party has food allergies and she was very helpful and offered food suggestions.
We were seated quickly ( even on fireworks night) We were served quickly by a very nice and efficient server! Food was amazing! Highly recommend!
Wonderful experience for a birthday dinner!!
Best Connecticut style lobster roll! A must-have during my annual visit to the Vineyard. I recommend it with the truffle fries (and one of their delicious margaritas, too)! My son liked his lobster mac and cheese and the calamari. We just wish they would bring back the arancini appetizer!
Calling yourself best “chowda “ and following through? Seriously - the BEST I’ve ever had. Lots of seafood in it! The shrimp scampi burger... another favorite.
All food was excellent & cocktails were awesome too‼️
Very overpriced for very mediocre food. $34 for a lobster roll and also for lobster Mac and cheese. There are much better options out there.
I had to wait 30 - 45 minutes for my open table reservation. Once we were seated, we were still felt ignored. That was really bad. On the good side, the chowder was good despite the service.
We had a reservation for four. When we arrived the hostess, who is from Eastern Europe, lead us to a high top table. My guest is recovering from surgery, and couldn’t do the high top. We requested a table in the back that was not high top. The hostess told us those were for people with reservations. We said we had a reservation and she said she didn’t know if she could do that for us. We almost left, but since it was August I knew it would be hard to get space elsewhere. So we asked her to ask her manager, and finally we got a table. Then it was a very long time before any wait person came over to even take a drink order from us. The food was average & the room was noisy. I will not be going back in the future.
One of my new favorites on the island! Chowder was awesome, as were the boulabaisse and shrimp cocktail.
Excellent New England staples! Chowder and fish and chips!
Great spot. Good for families. Great service. Delicious food.
Every time we have been here it has been a great experience! Food is always excellent and service is excellent. Would highly recommend and we will be back!!!
We sat out side so there was more noise, but that was expected. Service was great, and the chowder was excellent. Would go back in a minute.
Loved our food and the service was great. The only issue was they ran out of the beer we were drinking but the waitress did a great job finding us another that we liked. Highly recommend the steak appetizer and the Brussels sprouts
It was good but not great. Location is 5 stars. We visited the restaurant in 2017 and it was excellent. This time it was okay.
Clam Chowder is out of this world! A bowl of this will ruin every bowl of chowder in your future. Great location and nice air conditioned space to beat the heat on a summers day. Most clam chowders are heavy on the potato and light on the clams ... not this place. Our waitress Gates was so friendly and sweet !
An unexpected treat! We found a reservation that day for our unexpected MV excursion. We were pleasantly surprised by the interior - not what you expect looking at the outside. Food was very good, service was great!
Was a cool spot on hot day. I had lobster roll excellent. My wife had a specialty salad also great. The menu was varied and the plate that went by looked equally good. The hire foreign exchange students which made it fun
Great experience. Exceptional service. Outstanding meal! There were five of us, and all tried their award winning name-sake chowder..delicious. My sons also had oysters, which they enjoyed. We got a range of dinners; seafood risotto, salmon, pork schnitzel, bouillabaisse, and the halibut special...each fantastic, and we all shared. We went here on a whim, but will be back!