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Cappy's Chowder House

American, Chowder, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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1 Main St, Camden, ME 04843-1703
207-236-2254
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location

Cappy's is right in the heart of Camden and on the docks. The food was very good. We had been told that it was too touristy, but we found it to be very fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Terry M
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Indianapolis, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Indianapolis, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Cappy's is right in the heart of Camden and on the docks. The food was very good. We had been told that it was too touristy, but we found it to be very fun.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Typical pub-like atmosphere and food. The service was good and the food a little above average. Server was very nice and we had a decent meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ate there before and was satisfied, but this time they were crowded and the hosts and hostesses were confused about the waiting lists, and we ended up walking out and going to Mariner's next door, where we had a lovely meal in a more low-key atmosphere with froendly staff.

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Setting is inviting, food is well priced for the quality given, staff is courteous and quick. The bar area is nice for an after or before dinner drink. All in all a good experience

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NJ
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98 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We drove up from Rockland to walk around the shops in Camden. Enjoyed a nice meal at Cappys. My husband really enjoyed his chowder and lobster. My haddock stuffed with crab meat was a bit disappointing. It was loaded with a sweet bread crumb I did not care for and the crab wasn't up to par with the Maryland crab... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I would recommend this restaurant. The food and service was great. Very attentive to the customers needs. Decor was a plus.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

On our trip to Maine, we were on a quest to find the best lobster roll. We found the best one at Cappy's. First we sat at the bar and it was a friendly, local scene. Then our table was ready and we had the best of the lobster rolls that we tried during our entire trip to Maine. One... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Cappy's was in a great spot downtown and serves as an anchor for the Camden harbor district. While the food was average to good (for the area, tons of great food), their chowders were excellent. We went twice during the week and enjoyed the chowder and the atmosphere twice in the week.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I would never want to express a rating qualifying the product of someone's hard work and long hours as being terrible, but something went wrong here and future diners should be forewarned. I ordered fried lobster fritters app. Lobster reeked like ammonia and the taste is still on my palate after 2 hours. I am disgusted. If there is anywhere... More 

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived late in the evening from NY and needed to get some dinner somewhere. Cappy's was the only place opened. We ate in the small bar restaurant side. The other area was closed off that looked into the harbor. It really was a cute inside and decorated like it was a little lobster, hunting cabin on the water. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Main St, Camden, ME 04843-1703
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: 207-236-2254

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?