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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
Perfect lunch on the water

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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Durham
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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Interesting outside dining location that is difficult to locate. Food is average to poor for the high cost and amount served. You eat outside at a picnic table with views of the ocean & fishing boats but that was the best part of the visit.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were looking for seafood, clam chowder for the wife especially. Stopped by the local firehouse and was directed here. The clam chowder "was to die for". The crab cakes were also delicious. Not much seating inside but plenty outside. The line was long but moved quickly and no better way to pass time than to strike up a conversation... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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336 reviews 336 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This place is a Maine institution. It's right on the wat'a.... views all around, with a new-ish large deck for enjoying the salt air. Food is not cheap, but reasonable compared with most to the up&coming places in the Port. We had two lobsta rolls and drinks. He didn't eat his lobsta' so I (HAD) to eat both. The chicken... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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145 reviews 145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

They packed up seafood chowder for my ride back to NJ. So accommodating and good chowder to boot. Great place to grab some seafood while taking in the view

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It was a nice windy day for lunch on their pier. The ordering line was long but it moved quickly. They serve the standard new england fare and it was certainly good. The also serve locally brewed beer. The crab sandwiches were really good!

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Orange, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The clams were decent, prices were reasonable, portions were just enough. The fried clams had a nice light batter, and it came with plenty of fries. I have had bigger and tastier clam bellies. The cole slaw was not that great, I just don't care for the style of cole slaw they served and couldn't eat it. It was an... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a little place at the end of Pier Road with picnic tables outside and a few tables inside. I'm from Boston and I can't wait to go back here to get the best fried clams and onion rings. I'm sure other items are good, too, but I ALWAYS get the clams and rings. THE BEST!! They return me... 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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