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Billy's Chowder House

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Chowder, Seafood
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 99
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  • 36
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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
By the sea

I do like this place a lot. It is right by the marsh and the scenery is very nice. The food is very good. It is a down-to-earth place...nothing special but the atmosphere is nice, and the waitresses are very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Marcia H
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Augusta, Maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Tilton, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fun place to eat the food is great especially the lobster mac and cheese. The staff is friendly and very attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Billy's last week for dinner.. We were greeted right away. Although there was a good crowd we were seated promptly. Due to an employee calling out sick they changed our waiter but we did not experience any interruption in service. We could tell that they were very busy in the kitchen but they kept up with the orders... More 

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Montréal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have been there many times and always with great pleasure, but this time - except for the lobster bisque - absolutely divine - the rest of the meal was very ordinary. I took the scallops in a butter and lemon sauce... tasted nothing but water. My friend ordered shrimp pasta and she returned her plate. Hopefully, they will make... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I do like this place a lot. It is right by the marsh and the scenery is very nice. The food is very good. It is a down-to-earth place...nothing special but the atmosphere is nice, and the waitresses are very nice.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not knowing where we were in terms of a restaurant by chance we stopped at Billys Chowder House. Good food, reasonable prices and a delightful waitress. My baked salmon was very tasty. My wife's clam belly's were a bit sandy otherwise fine. If they were not sandy I would rate this a 5 star. Yes we would retrun.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is our favorite place for lunch. Their lobster rolls and stew are exceptionally good. On Wednesdays they have $1 oysters - I had a dozens fresh and cold of these wonderful treats,

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Kennebunks, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We returned to Billy's for our second ladies night out after a great first experience. I have never been to a restaurant where all the staff is so welcoming and friendly. We had the same waitress both times, Kristy. I must say, once we got talking she remembered us from the first time and even remembered my friends food allergies.... More 

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Meridianville, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lobster mac and cheese was outstanding. Huge pieces of lobster. Claims and scallops dinner excellent.

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OHIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Delicious food and nice ambience.Fresh food and good service ~ I had fish n chips and it was very good.

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Pleasant Valley, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We are on vacation in Maine once again and the ONLY restaurant we will have dinner at is Billy's Chowder House. Our dinners were delicious and Chris ( manager ) took time out of his busy schedule to both greet us and say goodnight. Terrific service once again A++++

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?