Food + Drink

Best Chowder on Martha's Vineyard

For New England clam chowder lovers, no visit to Massachusetts is complete without a bowl of the creamy, briny, bivalve-studded soup. But all too often, the regional specialty is over-thickened or lacking the requisite pieces of tender clams. But we've got you covered with recommendations for the best chowder on Martha's Vineyard. Next time you're on a lark to Martha's Vineyard, stop into one of these three restaurants where you'll find the best chowder on Martha's Vineyard.

Atlantic Fish & Chop House | 2 Main St, Edgartown | (508) 627-7001

We love the Atlantic Fish & Chop House for a date night or a casual dinner out—the patio is the best place to soak up the nice weather come summer. The Boston Globe called the Chop House's version the "best chowder on the island," with its ample amount of potatoes and clam bellies. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week after May 1st, the Atlantic Fish & Chop House has a nice mix of land and sea-based dishes for whatever you and your group are craving.

Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company | 9 Oak Bluffs Ave, Oak Bluffs | 508-696-3000

With a name like Chowder Company, you know this Oak Bluffs restaurant has to have perfected its signature dish. Regularly voted as having the best chowder on the island by the readers of Martha's Vineyard magazine, this casual restaurant and raw bar serves up classic seafood dishes in addition to best chowder on Martha's Vineyard. Every batch is made daily from scratch and contains plenty of quahog clams.

Edgartown Seafood | 138 Cooke St, Edgartown | (508) 627-3791

This seafood market has great takeout options for when you're looking to build the perfect Martha's Vineyard beach picnic. Their clam chowder isn't too thick, with the perfect amount of fresh clams. We also love their lobster rolls and steamed lobsters for when you just want to dig into some local lobsters without the hassle of steaming them.