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Freeport Chowder House

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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2 Mechanic Street, Freeport, ME
(207) 865-3404
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Cute small spot

Went here about a year ago during a cool winter day. Quite small inside but the chowder was warm and very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lyman, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried this chowder house for the first time today, the lobster stew was fantastic, the chunks were large and plentiful.

Thank Luke M
Lyman, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here about a year ago during a cool winter day. Quite small inside but the chowder was warm and very good.

Thank ME-Traveler63
Garden Grove, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter waited until we were in Maine to have a lobster roll; she said it was the best thing she ever ate! The gentleman running the place was very nice! I had fish and chips and they were great too! Glad we chose this place for lunch!

Thank Leslie B
Freeport, Maine
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I had the chowder and lobster roll. They were very good. My daughter had the pesto pasta and was also very tasty. The ambiance was casual and cozy. The restaurant is very small in area.

Thank Sbeccue
Rothesay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is the place for excellent chowders as well as other seafood treats. We lapped up the clam chowder and the lobsta chowda. Get the bowl size...its worth it!

Thank Hadley W
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The best thing about this place for me was that it was a convenient stop to grab a quick bite to eat during my day of shopping in Freeport. Tried the seafood chowder. Not bad, but not great either. Especially not for the price you pay. Overall was unimpressed.

Thank HGarrett
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Back in New England looking for a taste of great seafood...didn't find it here. Although it was posted that the clam chowder was award winning, it was a huge letdown - no flavor and a thin broth. Lobster roll - a few very small claws in the bottom or a limp roll...don't know if this was just not a good... More 

Thank MountainLily3
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A good quick, inexpenive, tasty meal. Clam Chowder is a specality of the house. The shop has a limited seating area

Thank Conrad R
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Spent the day in Freeport with my kids and wanted to treat myself to some Maine seafood. Got the special which was fish and chips with a side of clam chowder. Pieces of fish seemed like they were glorified fish sticks, not the piece of fish I thought I'd be getting. Chowder was OK, plenty of clams but they were... More 

Thank Edward M
Smithfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

As a couple we were visiting Freeport and stopped at this little place on a side street. The man working there was very nice and we decided on the lobster roll since we had not had lobster yet. We also had the clam chowder and the corn chowder. My clam chowder was very good however my husband didn't care for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Mechanic Street, Freeport, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: (207) 865-3404

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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