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Gran's Chowder House

24 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046-6141
207-967-5844
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English first
New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Wonderful clam chowder and lobster rolls. Also especially liked the blueberry apple crumble. This is a fantastic quick stop if you are checking out the shops and galleries in the area.

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Portland, Maine
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1,027 helpful votes 1,027 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I am so grateful to Maine Foodie Tours for introducing me to Gran’s Chowder House. I’ve been to Kennebunkport numerous times but was not aware of this wonderful little restaurant that’s tucked away from the main drag just a bit. Heather, one of the delightful owners, served us simply the best lobster bisque and haddock chowder I’ve ever had –... More

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Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stopped at Gran's on a Foodie Tour. As a native New Englander I've had many chowders but Gran's is definitely one of the best. I had the traditional Clam Chowder (they also have corn and haddock) which had a light base (not heavy creamy) with plenty of clams and potatoes! So flavorful! I also got to taste the Lobster Bisque... More

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a sweet little place tucked into Union Square and has got the happiness factor all over it. They don't do tons of variety but everything they do, they do right! I brought a bunch of friends by and the owners were delightful and able to point out a few facts about the town.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed the seafood chowder! They were also kind enough to give us some of their pesto for our Jersey tomatoes, as well as the last of the day's baguette for dipping. All that, plus crab and lobster rolls from Portside, made for a perfect lunch.

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SD, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A local recommended this great find to us. We loved the fabulous lobster bisque for lunch and went back for the best lobster roll we have ever eaten for dinner! The place is clean and inviting but the food and staff are exceptional! We wished we had this Chowder House in our area because we would like to go there... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This place hidden away from the Main Street is well worth finding it was the best chowder we tasted in America ,and we tasted a few on both sides east and west.The hospitality of the owner was something I WOULD tip for !lovely Irish man! He then sent us to the best ice cream in the town and had a... More

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st louis mo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband and I recently visited Maine, and this small place offers some of the best chowder we ever tasted.

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Albany, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I love clam chowder. I don't love when I go to New England and get a clam chowder with the consitency of paste. Real authentic clam chowder is not meant to be so creamy you feel sick after a small cup. Gran's chowder is legitimate and hands down the best clam chowder I have had to date. I also sampled... More

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We really enjoyed the haddock chowder, but next time we go back we're going to try one of the other 5 different chowders. The folks that own the place are super friendly

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