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US Rte 1 & Rte 114, Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 883-8333
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not fancy but YUMMY

This is a great little find we accidentally discovered while driving around. We were very pleased with the freshness of the seafood. The clam chowder was delicious and I thought the best until I ate at the Good Table later in the week. Still, it was delicious. There is nothing fancy about this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2014
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a great little find we accidentally discovered while driving around. We were very pleased with the freshness of the seafood. The clam chowder was delicious and I thought the best until I ate at the Good Table later in the week. Still, it was delicious. There is nothing fancy about this place but they kept it clean and... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were looking for clam chowder. We looked up this restaurant, and read reviews about the tasty seafood chowder that had shrimp, haddock, and scallops in it. And a good review on their onion rings. So, that is what we ordered, and it was very delicious. Some of the best chowder we have had. And, the onion rings were fresh... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every time we visit the Portland Maine area we have to stop at Chowderhead's to buy a quart of their awesome fried oysters to treat the family to! There's a small comfortable open seating area but we always order our food to take out. If you've never tried fried oysters do your self a favor and get some here at... More 

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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There are several things served up at this small place that are the best I`ve ever had, namely, the fried scallops, the fried haddock, and the onion rings....All three are covered with the most delicious batter imaginable, and fried to golden perfection...served with the usual fish house coleslaw and tartar sauce, every morsel is delectible,...The fried clams my friend had... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I didn't expect my fried fish sandwich and onions to be healthy but I did expect them to be a delicious treat. My sandwich had a disgusting piece of completely brown lettuce on it. It would have been better if they had just left it off. I have know idea why anyone would put something so disgusting on the sandwich.... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Nice little place to grab a bite of seafood. Nothing fancy but it looked like a great seafood menu with lots of choices. Disappointed they only had one kind of chowder and it was way over priced. Took some home and the container was tiny!

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New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were shopping in Scarborough and came here because of positive reviews from TripAdvisor. (I have yet to be disappointed). The place would be easy to miss without GPS as it is in a shopping center. It's a simple cafe. You order at the counter and they call your number. I had the lobster roll and husband had the fish... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

You would think that with a name like Chowderheads they would serve more kinds of chowder that "seafood". That being said, my clams were excellent and the seafood chowder was pretty good. Wife's crabmeat roll was good as well.

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Portland, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband & I often do take out here for our evening meal, by calling ahead and having the order ready when we arrive, and sometimes we "eat in". My favorite is grilled salmon sandwich, which comes with a choice of coleslaw (huge portion with tasty low fat dressing) or pasta salad. The last time I ordered that, the huge... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

consistently good food at a modest price. the chowder and the fish sandwiches are great. good choice for a quick lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: US Rte 1 & Rte 114, Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough, ME 04074
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: (207) 883-8333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
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
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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