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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Should you ever make your way over to pier 77 in Cape Porpoise Maine stop and have a lobster at the Chowder House.The prices are lower than most any other place that we've been to.All of the lobster,crab,etc are brought in fresh daily.It is a good place to stop when you are on the go.They offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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Holland, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I like to visit "local" places that are crowded with "local" people, & since I was on the coast of Maine, a bowl of seafood chowder seemed like a good idea. Good seafood chowder is loaded with all kinds of good things: like lobster, shrimp, clams, fish, & some potatoes, creamy, rich, & flavor! Let me just say, I was... More 

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Should you ever make your way over to pier 77 in Cape Porpoise Maine stop and have a lobster at the Chowder House.The prices are lower than most any other place that we've been to.All of the lobster,crab,etc are brought in fresh daily.It is a good place to stop when you are on the go.They offer all sorts of seafood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited last week for dinner and were impressed with the food, the prices, and the quick service. They had a variety of sandwiches and meals as well as beverage choices. We ate outside by the water and enjoyed our experience overall. One negative is the parking situation- it shares a very small parking lot with the bar/restaurant next store... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Possibly the best fish & chips I ever had. Fish was incredible, and fries/slaw was great. Clams & onion rings were outstanding too. People working there, dragged the rating down. Should be a 5, but staff doesn't deserve the rating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This lobster shack is located right next to the lobsters being taken ashore! Here you get your seafood right from the source with a great view of the small harbor. The food wasn't particularly memorable but it was fresh Maine seafood. The onions rings were also chopped up and fried right in front of you. This would be a place... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stopped here for a quick lunch. The food was delicious and the setting, outdoor eating on a pier with a lovely harbor view, was pleasant.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming here for years. Totally casual and great seafood. Lobster rolls are all lobster, no mayo, no lettuce. Tons of lobster. Seafood chowder is also excellent. Eat outside and take in the beautiful view.

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Onion rings were amazing! We ordered seconds. Crab roll was great. The lobster roll was to my liking because the lobster meat was definitely the best of all the lobster rolls we ate during our week in Maine - the mayo/roll part is less important to me. You order and pay inside and they rush your food out as soon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We saw they had won awards with Food Network and were excited to try out The Chowder House. We ordered a Lobster dinner which came with fries and coleslaw. The Lobster was fine (ya just boil it right), the fries were fine and we received a large serving big enough for two to share. The coleslaw was very disappointing in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a great place to see a small local fishing pier in Maine and eat good fried food while you're at it. It's a VERY casual place, where you eat over the water on a section of pier. The view of the water and boats, as well as the lighthouse is fantastic. There are about 10 picnic tables which... More 

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

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  • 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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