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Cappy's Chowder House

1 Main St, Camden, ME 04843-1703
207-236-2254
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Ranked #18 of 47 Restaurants in Camden
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Charleston, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After 18 years of visiting Maine, this was the worst meal ever. We had lunch here a couple of years ago and it was fine, with outdoor, deck seating at that time. One of our group of 4 had a veggie burger which tasted like unseasoned cardboard. The others had various fried seafood entrees. The so-called cole slaw served with... More

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Canterbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Read the reviews and expected more. The service was pretty awful, I asked for a beer twice and in the end went up to the bar to remind the waitress. She then brought our food out and we were really confused as it didn't resemble what we ordered, but she disappeared so we couldn't ask. She quickly then reappeared our... More

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Hartford, CT
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Cappy's is the essence of old time Camden. Just a friendly, family oriented seafood restaurant catering to both locals and tourists- with a souvenir counter as well as a shop in the back where you can buy tin mugs and cans of their famous clam chowder. The main dining room offers a superb view of a harbor filled with schooners... More

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Newark, DE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The BEST clam chowder in the state! And we tried most. Delicious flavor with lots of clams. Wish we had some right now!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My husband was in the mood for a hamburger. Well, they delivered. It was great served with a mound of french fries. I had the coconut shrimp with Thai sauce and sauteed local greens. I've never had sauteed greens before--they were garlicky and delicious. Our server, Desiree(sp?), was excellent. She was fast and attentive. We were there for a quick... More

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College Station, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you like to eat haddock when you're visiting Maine, Cappy's Chowder House is for you. The haddock and scallops are both delicious. The restaurant is in two parts: the original chowder house and the much larger and newer restaurant next door. The newer part has views of the harbor; the older part does not. The same kitchen serves both... More

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Pennington, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We came for a late dinner. My brother got a summer salad with grilled salmon on top, and I got a salad with lobster on top. We both said it was the best salad we'd ever eaten. I'm not a fan of salad dressing but I couldn't get enough of their house dressing — it has a wasabi kick to... More

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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the chowder, bar and location. well worth a dinner evening. We had the stuffed haddock excellent, terrific bar, good prices. They are open late too.

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Spencerport, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Although I was travelling alone, I was treated like a real guest by the waiters and waitresses. I enjoyed the atmosphere very much.

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Wells, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Very short wait even though we arrived at a busy dinner time. Seafood chowder was very good, but their haddock chowder is the best I have had. We returned for that, but only seafood that night. My ribs were delicious as was the baked haddock. Their house dressing is exceptional. We purchased 2 bottles to take home this year vs... More

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