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Billy's Chowder House

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
207-646-7558
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good old NE seafood

Had a great lunch here with family and friends. The NE clam chowder was great, as well as the lobster roll. Served with drawn butter versus traditional with mayo. Nice view and good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Michelle B
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Saint Augustine, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Ludlow
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We can't say enough about Billy's. The food is excellent and if you are a couple, join the bar people and enjoy happy hour. If you go on a Wed. you can enjoy oysters on half shell for a reduced price. The whole atmosphere is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've tried lobster rolls and clam chowder all over southern maine, from York, to ogunquit, to wells. Billy's has by far the best lobster roll. The lobster roll comes on a nicely buttered and toasted bun, the meat is thinly coated with mayo and served with a lemon to squeeze as you'd like. The chowder has a heavy cream infused... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great lunch here with family and friends. The NE clam chowder was great, as well as the lobster roll. Served with drawn butter versus traditional with mayo. Nice view and good service.

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NH
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am lactose free and my daughter is gluten free. We had a 20 minute wait for dinner but it was well worth it. Our server, Laura, made sure she understood what we needed and communicated it well to the kitchen because the food was perfect and we were did not have any issues after eating there. Eating out can... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great time while I was there. Had the best fried oysters/stuffed mushrooms i've ever had. Jen the bartender was great. She introduced me to a hangover cure that actually worked - who'd have thought - pickle juice?? thanks Jen - cheers, i'll be back for sure.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Their seafood tastes fresh, the way it should in Coastal Maine. Unlike Mikes( a separate review). Location is great, plenty of room inside, full service bar and great seafood. If I'm not mistaken they are owned by the same people who own Verranos( a very average Italian joint). Billys is worth the stop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My family and I have eaten at Billy's twice this week. Great service, good food, and friendly atmosphere. The lobster mac and cheese is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The title says it all. No fancy decor but extremely friendly wait staff and fabulous seafood! Great value and good. Choice of drinks, appetizers, mains and desserts. Will definitely go again

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was very busy. We always sit at the bar first and check a place out. They have some good oyster specials and a good happy hour but I also believe the prices are high. It is on a bay so it has a beautiful view. The service was just ok. We live in a tourist area also and... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I think this place is VERY overpriced for what you get, small scallop plate for 22$ and you get 8 scallops, yup 8 for 22 bucks :-/ had a drink in the bar first and the bartender Jen was rude, grumpy and very unhappy again :-/ the food is ok, nothing to go back for :-/

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Additional Information about Billy's Chowder House

Address: 216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
Phone Number: 207-646-7558
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: 207-646-7558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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