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Cape Porpoise Chowder House

79 Pier Road, (at the end of the Pier Road), Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
207-967-0123
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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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you want a basic crab cake sandwich that tastes amazing and only costs 5.99$, you need to be here! The food is excellent and exactly what you would expect from a clam shack, however the chowder itself was lacking in the clams. Very friendly employees and perfect location with a beautiful view.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a non reservation casual restaurant at the end of the picturesque Porpoise Point. For this reason we chose to go early; around 6pm. You order and pay inside the simple restaurant building and wait for your order to be brought out to you. You sit on big table benches on the large deck. We ordered fried fish and... More

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We came here on a cool Maine evening with family. Cars cram the small lot. Consider parking down the road from the Cape and taking a walk to the restaurant. You should know that a group of locals during the Revolutionary War drove off a British ship-whooped 'em with musket fire. You should read the history plaques before eating. It... More

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place is extremely casual. We had to grab a menu from under a rock on a chair before getting in line to order. This would have been fine, but we were stuck eating inside, where the tables were not at all clean. We paid $35 for a bowl of lobster stew (tasty), a crab roll (very bland), a small... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

5 Minutes from downtown Kennebunkport, Maine away from the craziness of all the tourists you will find the local flavor of the area. Cape Porpoise Chowder House is a no frills, walk up and order your lobster type of place. You buy your fresh lobster by the pound. We all ordered the 1 1/2 pounders and they came with corn... More

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was our first trip to Maine. We wanted to go to the Ramp because of the reviews, but we couldn't get in. Lucky for us! We went to the Cape Pier Chowder House right next door. This place has the best clam rolls and lobster rolls we've ever had, and we're from New England! The fried clams were sweet... More

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Cincinnati
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140 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This place is about as casual and plane as you can get. Tiny kitchen puts out lobster and chowders and more. As far from elegant as you will find. It's literally on a working lobsterman pier next to The Ramp (a very nice restaurant). Except for a few laminate tables inside, the dining is carry out or on the deck... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We come here at least a few times each summer and CPCH never disappoints! My kids wait all year to have the fish and chips - it the only place where they barely eat the "chips". Sometimes we have the lobster roll or sometimes lobster on a salad. Always fresh and delicious - not fancy. Most people eat outdoors overlooking... More

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Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Reasonable prices, great food, fantastic location! My family and I eat at Cape Porpoise Chowder House every time we visit Maine.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the reason we came to beautiful Maine. LOBSTER. Although we went to a nice restaurant, The Lobster Pound in Ogunquit, it wasn’t quite what we were hoping to find. What we wanted was a simple, off the pier, real sea ambience, no frills and that is exactly what Cape Pier Chowder House offers. We liked it so much... More

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