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Freeport Chowder House

Chowder, Seafood
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 46
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 13
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  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hearty Chowdah on a rainy day

It was pouring outside and we ducked in to dry off and have some chowder. There were many options for soup and the five of us all had something different and they were all great. Service was ok not as focused on patrons as much as their own activities-but I would come back again

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Lee S
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Bangor, Maine
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Bangor, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It was pouring outside and we ducked in to dry off and have some chowder. There were many options for soup and the five of us all had something different and they were all great. Service was ok not as focused on patrons as much as their own activities-but I would come back again

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Washington DC
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were looking for a place to get a quick lunch and found this place. All four of us ordered the lobster rolls and a separate side of fries. There was plenty of lobster piled in the bun and the fries came on a platter that formed a huge mound. Needless to say we were full by the end of... More 

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San Francisco
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29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Being from San Francisco, we explore the clam chowder wherever we travel. We had read that the Chowder House had superior quality to offer. We found the prices too high for the portions, but more importantly, the flavor was lacking and unim- pressive. The cashier was curt and off-putting; we almost just cancelled our order and walked out, but wanted... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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19 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Their famous lobster rolls consist of a bland, tasteless piece of lobster in a miniscule bun and a few packets of mayo. And for this we paid $16. Avoid this place.

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This little shack has great lobster rolls. Don't miss out. Great price too. Do not expect a fancy seafood restaurant, just a hole in the wall, but great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

So you have to stop in for the lobster roll. Lots of lobster! The fries are delicious too. YUM! Stopped in on a locals recommendation and we were not disappointed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

They claim to have "awarding winning chowder" but we've had better from a can - MUCH better, in fact. We paid $9.99 each for a bowl of seafood chowder and got cold potato soup. There was no fish, clams, scallops or shrimp as promised. After i picked out the potatoes, there was only a little milk left. The potatoes filled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had lunch here last weekend and enjoyed a Lobster Roll with a suprising amount of lobster inside. The roll was warmed and buttered. Quite a big serving for $15 US. Also I tried the seafood chowder in a cup and it was really enjoyable. It was served with a packet of chips (crisps)>

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Streamwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I came in wanting to try Maine Lobster for the first. Now I can understand what the fuss is. The Lobater Roll I had was delicious. If I could, I would come back often, but must leave soon. This will be my top place to come for a Lobster Roll!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My lunch was excellent and the service was very good as well. I'd go back anytime!! The breaded fish had a light crust but not oily.

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Additional Information about Freeport Chowder House

Address: 2 Mechanic Street, Freeport, ME
Phone Number: (207) 865-3404
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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