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Cape Porpoise Chowder House

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79 Pier Road, (at the end of the Pier Road), Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
207-967-0123
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape...
This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Eating As Natural As It Gets

Loved eating at the picnic tables on this little pier. Very, very casual. Order inside and they will bring to your table. We mixed-and-matched a fresh lobster, fried haddock, soup, and a few other items. Don't expect super fancy, this is picnic style eating. We did enjoy it, and can't say enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Latham, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had read about what a great place this is for lunch with the views etc. I think the views are great and it stops there. Parking is crowded and the lot is very uneven. It is a VERY casual place. Very little indoor seating and picnic tables outside. Many do not have umbrellas which makes the dining experience less... More 

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NJ-NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Loved eating at the picnic tables on this little pier. Very, very casual. Order inside and they will bring to your table. We mixed-and-matched a fresh lobster, fried haddock, soup, and a few other items. Don't expect super fancy, this is picnic style eating. We did enjoy it, and can't say enough about the great views of the cove and... More 

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Cambridge, VT
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We love going here to eat on our camping trip to Kennebunkport and Goose Rocks beach. Fresh seafood, nice people and a great setting. This time we had delicious crab cakes and haddock. Great for families and after you can walk off your meal with a stroll towards the water. We also walked off our meal with walk back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A very popular stop in the summer. We prefer outdoor seating at the picnic tables on the dock but indoor seating is also available. Lobster in the rough, fish and chips and fried clams are very good but personal favorite is a lobster salad consisting of a standard salad topped with the lobster as it would more often be presented... More 

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Allentown, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love this place -- we came here three times for lunch on our trip to Maine! Tucked away at the end of the wharf in a picturesque harbor. Picnic tables right on the pier offer great views of the water and the watermen. It's a working fishing dock. Parking can be iffy but don't give up, it's worth coming here.... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food was very good to excellent and the prices were ok for considering you are at a summer resort locale. It is what it is.. Thanks BB. Anyway, The clam chowda and the fried clams were fantastic . The lobster roll was good but the portions could have been bigger> Oops! Biga! I enjoy eating outside on the deck... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I drove to here from NH because I heard they had an amazing lobster roll. It was good and enjoyable, but not particularly memorable. I ordered one of the feasts, and it mostly tasted fried without anything special. I'd recommend this place if you enjoy seafood, but it's not so someplace memorable.

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Kennebunk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This location at the end of the road in Cape Porpoise has been here for years, but the lease is up for lottery every year. Not a problem as everyone in this region knows how to handle seafood well, and it can't possibly be any fresher than here, on the wharf where the boats come in. You order your food,... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went to the Chowder House because everyone from Maine were really talking about this place. We ordered the Fried Shrimp with fries and also ordered the Haddock & fries. The shrimp were not large shrimp, but popcorn shrimp. The Haddock was also small little pieces. The food is good, but not great. NO SERVICE. Get ready to wait, wait,... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great spot for a leisurely seafood dinner sitting outdoors on picnic tables. Our group of eleven tried everything from the lobster stew to clams to chicken fingers, and everyone was satisfied. The location is fabulous to watch the sunset and very photogenic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Pier Road, (at the end of the Pier Road), Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise
  • Phone Number: 207-967-0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine

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