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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, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 96
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  • 17
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  • 7
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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
THE PLACE FOR GREAT SEAFOOD

We couldn't stay away so we made 3 trips to Maine this year from western Pa and ya just can't go to the Kennebunk area without stopping at the Cape Pier Restaurant. From the wonderful people Wendy and Linda to the great seafood this is the place to go. The deep fried lobster is excellent as well as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
WILLIAM R
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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We couldn't stay away so we made 3 trips to Maine this year from western Pa and ya just can't go to the Kennebunk area without stopping at the Cape Pier Restaurant. From the wonderful people Wendy and Linda to the great seafood this is the place to go. The deep fried lobster is excellent as well as all there... More 

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Thank WILLIAM R
Islesford, Maine
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A bowl of hot chowder on the deck at Cape Porpoise, on a crisp October day can't be beat.Leave Kennebunkport behind and get back to Maine. A side of fries and thats plenty.

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Thank painter04646
Noblesville, Indiana
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102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The best lobster I had all week. They don't crack the shell so all the salt water stays in the lobster. It makes for a more flavorful and moist lobster. I did not like their clam chowder. It was very thick with lots of potatoes. It was good but not what I like. The views are great.

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Thank eaglebrian
Brossard, Quebec, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We went to this restaurant last year with a friend. This little restaurant looks normal from the outside but you will be amazed with the quality and freshness of the food! We enjoyed very much to eat with the kids on the pier and watch the sea and boats as well as smell the fresh air!

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Thank Erick L
Windsor, Colorado
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Right on the water and very rustic. Good solid food though. But you'd better like lobster if you visit. They have lobster dinners beginning at 1.25 lbs and going up to 4 pounds. As I've mentioned in other reviews, fish and seafood (particularly lobster) are not my favorites. I had the seafood chowder and a green salad while most of... More 

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Thank Marcia H
Richardson, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The lobster roll was very good. Not the best in Kennebunkport but close. We really loved the lobster stew! Not heavy. Simple with excellent flavor

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Thank bigr72
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great lobster rolls. Just the perfect basic roll - with toasted roll and chopped lobster. Great place to eat - not fancy - just a great little place on the docks. The chowder was great as well!

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Thank diane33405
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were recommended to search out this small place right out at Kennybunket port. It's a great place to experience chowder or lobster. In fact all of the dishes on offer looked great. The place is small but the food is wonderful. Shame it's served on disposable crockery, this does spoil the experience and stops it from being excellent. But... More 

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portugal
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

best lobster roll and clam chowder. fun location and the owner is great, off the beaten path and a must if you love seafood.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Delicate, fresh seafood. The fried calamari was the best I've every had: perfectly tender and lightly fried. No chewy-ness at all! The fried oysters rocked. Everyone else was getting the lobster dinner, which looked great. Next time!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

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

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