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Cape Porpoise Chowder House

79 Pier Road, (at the end of the Pier Road), Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
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Description: This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
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Istanbul, Turkey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Stumbled upon the restaurant by chance when chasing the sunset to Cape Porpoise. Luckily found a space in the crowded parking lot, a table on the deck was easier to find. The lobster dinner was perfect, one and 1/2lb with fries and slaw fed us both and it was cooked to perfection. The waitress even cleaned up our lobster for... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Let's face it, seafood is expensive, even in Maine where much of it comes from. Given that, the Cape Porpoise Chowder House charges reasonable prices. The atmosphere is very casual--paper containers, plastic utensils--but that is ok. The Chowder House is located on a cove that is full of lobster and fishing boats, and very close to the pier that services... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a lot of fun I am glad I went I had lobster very tasty for the first time. I am so glad Judy about the chowder house

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Olympia, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just had lunch here on a beautiful Sunday. Make sure you are charged correctly - we weren't that's where we took notice. Ordered two clam strip rolls, a cup of chowder and an ice tea. $37.50 Really? Went back to question the order taker and she took offense, rather than accept an error. Said the Clam Strip Roll is $10.99... More

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Wells, Maine
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171 reviews 171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The food here is fresh and the service is friendly. Of course, the views are lovely. The restaurant stays open from 11am thru dinner, which is great if you like a late lunch. The only negative is, I thought it was a little expensive for the food and casualness of the place. Paper plates, plastic cutlery, fairly small servings, but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We decided to go for a cruise up the coast to Kennebunkport ,Me. We were driving around taking in the beautiful homes and ocean views and came out on a pier road to the Chowder house. We have been to this type of restaurant before ( place your order and take it out to the deck to eat while watching... More

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Atlanta, GA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Perfect tourist expectation on the water, great view, smells and taste. It's a quick place to grab some crab and other seafood. I had a Crab Roll and my wife had the Lobster salad. We split a large Onion Rings. Mine was a toasted (?) hot dog bun with a generous helping of Crab Meat that tasted very good. Hers... More

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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152 reviews 152 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We loved this place!! Picnic tables with umbrellas are set up on the pier. A menu is posted on the outside wall near the entrance ( the wine and beer menu is inside near the checkout). After going in to place your order you will be given a # to place on your table. While awaiting your food you enjoy... More

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Clinton, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The gentleman busing tables took exception to the fact that we had waters with us on a hot day. Having not seen the sign that says not waters we brought them in. Despite the fact we were drinking the cocktails in front of us he barked at us for having them. After we left he stared us down. When we... More

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wales
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Sitting on the pier, eating lobster or fried seafood here is the perfect Maine experience! Friendly, cheerful staff and fresh seafood. Make this the place to go!

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