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Chowderhead's

US Rte 1 & Rte 114, Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 883-8333
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Ranked #32 of 78 restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 23, 2014
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English first
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
112 reviews 112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Scarborough, Maine, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

OK so there is no atmosphere, but the place is clean, light, and the food is well-worth the trip. Located in a little strip mall off Route 1 in Scarborough, the location is unpreposessing, but the food is not! I recommend the lobster roll, the crab roll (both served on a croissant!) and especially the fried clams. Chowder is very... More

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

If you have a hankering for fried haddock, don't look anywhere else. Chowderhead's has, by far, the BEST fried haddock. Get the homemade tartar sauce on the side and savor the moment. We could have asked for straws it is soooo good. The onion rings are also exceptional!!!!!!!

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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544 reviews 544 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a no frills restaurant. Do not expect anything fancy, just good food. I love the chowder, just one kind,tho, seafood. Service is friendly and very casual.

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