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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
New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

In addition to the good food, the primary attraction of this restaurant is the setting on the water. The views are well worth the wait for food and struggle to find a parking spot.

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The best haddock & chips around. Fresh & hot, more than 1 person can eat. Onion rings are a must. Husband's chowder was so-so; not much clam flavor or clams and too milky. Lobster is what most folks were eating, but we were lobstered out. Beautiful views, outdoor dining on a deck, indoor tables also. Order at the counter, nothing... More

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Westwood, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Prices were average, 12.95 for a lobster roll with nothing else. Decent amount of lobster. Food was average. Views are great and seating is outside as well as inside. Very limited parking in the area.

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Staffordville, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

From the moment we arrived, we were treated with friendly, casual attentiveness. Went inside, was given the friendly direction to order and pay inside and sit where ever we please. Chose Exceptional seating outside at a picnic table by the water, the sun sparkled, the gulls sang, the breeze was sinfully perfect. Our food arrived within the time promised, it... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Really cool spot on a working pier. Our group had chowder and lobster rolls. The chowder was incredible, nice and thick and fresh tasting with tons of clam. The lobster rolls were well made on a toasted bun. Alabash white is the beer of choice. Outdoor searing on a dock with a view of the water and the lighthouse. Walk... More

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Lac-Simon, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

First ....not so friendly! Second ...a bowl is not a cup.....the lobster stew....tasty but not so great afterward! Not worth the rating....I absolutely do not understand.......Will not go back...Too pricy for what you get!

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Millis, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The locals already know this place has good seafood, as the line was almost out the door when we arrived for lunch. But there was a picnic table available and it wasn't long before our food was served. Two of us got the lobster rolls at a very reasonable price of $12.99 and they and the fried onion rings were... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Each time my family makes a trip to visit relatives in Kennebunk, we require a short jaunt up the coast to Cape Porpoise so we can sit on the pier and eat the delicious food served at the CPCH. The clam chowder is probably the best we have ever tasted, the onion rings are not those terrible frozen kind but... More

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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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161 reviews 161 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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