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Chowder Pot IV

165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
(860) 244-3311
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Ranked #26 of 401 restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $0 - $35
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This may not be the prettiest park of Hartford...and it may throw you by having to drive around to the backside of a building to find the place...but it's definitely worth seeking out. This was our first stop to our long weekend around CT and MA and we were happy we started off with this meal. We were there at... More

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Portland, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is my mother-in-law's favorite seafood place every Mother's Day this is where we take her. The food portions are generous I personally love the prime rib which is absolutely delicious and will melt in your mouth. It can be a little pricey but the food is worth it. The waitstaff is awesome absolutely great experience every time we've gone.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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148 reviews 148 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have met here for lunch on several occasions with my brother and sister and their spouses and always had a good experience. My sister and husband who lived in the area before moving to Florida have called this one of their favorite restaurants. We cannot disagree. We sit at the round table for six near the entrance and the... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have not had a bad meal here. Portions are good, everything cooked well. Restaurant is always crowded and so if you want to come, come early or after dinner rush.

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Westerville, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Four of us went to the USS Chowderpot IV for dinner and I was not particularly impressed. The server was excellent but I really expected my lobster to be superb and it was not. The legs were very good but the claws and tail were overcooked and rubbery. Very disappointed.

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New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Large portions. Well prepared, fresh food. Awesome waitress, fast service. Very reasonable pricing. Only issue was the non-descript building in the somewhat overgrown parking lot. Large sign indicates the area of the restaurant, but building itself has no signage at all. Not being from the area, we weren't sure we were in the right place as another building is located... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Entered restaurant with my elderly father. Young, tall female hostess, I believe she was of Latin descent, was very abrupt and rude, especially when asked if it would be a problem to change seats. She acted as if we were looking to borrow her car. She literally grabbed the menu from my father's hands and tossed them onto the other... More

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West Suffield, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Chowder Pot restaurant was a Valleys Steak house in the 1960's when my wife and I were going together before I enlisted in the Navy in 1968. Lately we have visited the Chowder Pot on a couple of occasions during the last couple of years and found it to be HO-HUM. The service and the food. Well, I want... More

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Colchester, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Celebrating my father's 80th birthday, so we had reservations for 12. No problem being seated but service took far too long between appetizers and main course. Restrooms (at least Men's room) was in poor condition. Food was average on the whole, the Prime Rib was excellent though.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Came here for my wife's birthday dinner. There were four of us. We came on a Sunday evening, and only had a short 10 minute wait. I had broiled scallops with seafood stuffing. Very good, I am the only one in the family who loves scallops, and the stuffing was wonderful. Another one of the family had a fried clam... More

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