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Skipper Chowder House

152 S Shore Dr, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-5844
+1 508-394-7406
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (266 reviews)
“lobster roll” (161 reviews)
“seafood” (142 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
152 S Shore Dr, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-5844
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank HelenRotast
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Newmama1026
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank CandGSLO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Leik77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank J M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank notme2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

2  Thank srgregory62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Service was good and waiter offered great suggestions. Lobster was cooked perfectly and steamers were delicious. Generous portions.

Thank mkern210
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Had dinner at Skipper during the off season in early October. Place still gathered a crowd although didn't have to wait for a table. Food was good and plentiful. Had the clam chowder which was excellent. Also had a lobster roll $28 market price for...More

Thank Jeff M
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Questions & Answers
Michael D
27 September 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
17 September 2018|
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Response from skipper-restaurant | Property representative |
11.30am till 4pm for lunch and 4pm till 10pm dinner thank you.
Rosemary C
14 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 S Shore Dr, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-5844 (Formerly Skipper Restaurant & Chowder house)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  South Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 508-394-7406
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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.
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