We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“One of Cape Cod's oldest waterfront restaurants”

Skipper Chowder House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skipper Restaurant and Chowder House, which opened in 1936, is an old-fashioned Cape Cod seafood mainstay and chowder specialist with wonderful views of Nantucket Sound. Located at 152 South Shore Drive in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, it is one of the oldest waterfront restaurants on Cape Cod. It made its reputation on its Cape Cod clam CHOWDAH, winner of the Boston, Cape Cod and Newport chowder festivals. But it offers so much more, including the adjacent Skipper's Ice Cream Shack which covers the dessert end of the menu. For starters, we had to sample the award-winning Cape Cod clam CHOWDAH with a jumbo shrimp cocktail and a crock of French onion soup with croutons and melted cheese. For entrees, we opted for fish and chips, fresh Atlantic cod fried until golden brown and served with tartar sauce, and baked Chatham scrod, fresh, flakey, white meat fillet topped with a cracker crumb blend and served with rice. Baked scrod isn't found on too many menus today, even in New England. I used to enjoy it weekly at the old Cape Cod Room at Chicago's Drake Hotel. It's good to see it coming back. At the Skipper's Ice Cream shack, which serves shakes, sundaes, soft serve, scoops and cones, we shared a banana split, our choice over a hot fudge sundae and sea salt caramel sundae and brownie sundae. We were in awe as one family at a nearby table consumed a Sea Monster, a family favorite that features five ice creams.

Thank Taylor B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,163)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

30 - 34 of 1,163 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to get a table very promptly, and were not disappointed. Food was served quickly and was spot on. It's a busy place, which is hardly surpising given the quality of the dishes that we tried.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank SueTilley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined here on a Saturday night. They do not take reservations and at 7:30 pm the wait was 75 minutes. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is very lively, and somewhat loud. There is a bar upstairs with multiple TVs while you wait for your table, although you have to dodge the servers cutting through the customers to get to the nearby tables. The food was good, but not outstanding. Service was rather slow, because our server seemed to be covering too many tables.The onion rings appetizer hit the spot. We ordered scrod, which was good. They also serve tasty ice cream outside the restaurant. Overall, a fun experience.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank sej60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at Skipper's Chowder House. It's right across the street from the beach and wasn't too far from where we were staying.

I started off the dinner with their clam chowder which was as good as they had advertised. Then for the main course, I had the fish and chips which was quite delicious. The portion sizes were a bit bigger than I expected, but that's not exactly a bad thing. The atmosphere of the restaurant is also creative and fun.

Thank MattGlick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Never a disappointed come to the Cape for our anniversary dinner every year ...wished we lived closer...see you next September! Chowder is the best on the cape!

Thank D D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Skipper Chowder House also viewed

 

Been to Skipper Chowder House? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing