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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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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
Its the freshest chowda you will ever spoon into your mouth

Great view. You cannot get more Maine authentic than this quaint chowda house. This is where the lobsta fishermen eat.....that sums it up for ya.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Brian D
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great view. You cannot get more Maine authentic than this quaint chowda house. This is where the lobsta fishermen eat.....that sums it up for ya.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Chowder hot but more potato than seafood. Great setting Would like to try their lobster one day but not hungry enough now.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is fantastic. After going all around town eating a lobster roll at every place, I think the chowder house has the best one! Definitely good eating with a view and you can always take out which is great as well.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A pleasant surprise at the end of the pier! Food quality, preparation, and ambience were all first-rate. My clam roll may have been the best I've ever eaten -- a perfectly grilled and buttered roll, a generous portion of nicely fried clams, and a homemade tartar sauce that complemented rather than overpowering the seafood. My partner's scallop roll was similarly... More 

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A slightly misty day, paring not easy, But despite the fact you have to queue for your food and find a table, best outside, but be aware this is a working fish market, noisy and loud, very busy but fascinating, the food was good, a mixture of fried cockles and said. Would go again

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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The best thing about this place is the view! If you go at dinner be sure to time it to coincide with sunset because it is absolutely one of the finest you will ever see. The food is good, especially if you like a fried fisherman's platter with everything. The steamed lobster is great. Beer and wine at reasonable prices... More 

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East Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As stated in other reviews, this is located in a beautiful spot. The deck area does smell. It is on a working pier, so you'd expect that. There is lots of outdoor seating. I stood in line at the register to place my order and was not impressed with the food coming out, so I ordered lobster stew to go,... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great Seafood. Very casual Dining. But great food. Good prices. Beautiful view of the harbor. Very friendly staff.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

very casual, excellent chowdha, fresh fish. Best onion rings ever. No frills but worth the trip. You can eat inside or out. Right on the water. You eat off plastic utensils but it doesn't take away from the food.

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Seacoast NH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We eat here four or five times each summer and have for years. This place has great servers (very New England...don't expect them to slobber all over you, but they are professional and get the job done). All the food here is good, but I especially like the fried lobster. Parking can be tough...get here early for lunch or be... More 

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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

Description

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

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