The Lobster Trap

290 Shore Road, Bourne  | 508.759.7600 |

Many New Englanders know that clam chowder is considered a delicacy, a coastal classic that has to be done well. The Lobster Trap knows that, too, and is wowing customers far and wide.  

There’s no doubt that The Lobster Trap takes its seafood seriously. Located on the Back River on Shore Road in Bourne, it started as a neighborhood fish market in 1969. You can still stop by their fish market for some fresh catches, but the always-bustling restaurant is the real eye-catcher. Visitors from near and far come for their fresh food, and most New England seafood feasts aren’t complete without a little clam chowder. 

It’s no surprise that a restaurant with 4.6 stars after more than 2,000 Google reviews has received raving compliments, but reviews mentioning clam chowder are the most high-praising: “Outstanding,” “Excellent,” “Spectacular” and “A must.” 

One reviewer, a verified local guide with reviews spanning the country, even called it the best she’d ever had. Another boasted about all the clam chowder she’d tried, and declared The Lobster Trap her favorite. 

Locals and visitors alike come to this iconic Cape Cod spot for their seafood and chowder. Many say they’ve been coming for years, and new customers almost always promise they’ll be coming back for more.

Whether it’s your starter or your main dish, be sure to try the chowdah next time you stop into The Lobster Trap. You won’t regret it!