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Billy's Chowder House

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfortable, Casual Food

A nicely balanced menu specializing in seafood entrees (although other options are available). The dining room is comfortably quiet and relaxed. Service is friendly, casual and prompt. I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese and my wife had a lobster salad. Portions are large and a good value. House... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
srh7009
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nicely balanced menu specializing in seafood entrees (although other options are available). The dining room is comfortably quiet and relaxed. Service is friendly, casual and prompt. I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese and my wife had a lobster salad. Portions are large and a good value. House wine by the glass is a value. I will return here... More 

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Knoxville
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent and the attention by staff was great. Highly recommend this seafood restaurant. Fried oysters and broiled scallops were cooked to perfection. Haddock (my favorite) was also delicious. Good menu selection from which to choose.

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Thank Larry S
Hamilton, Bermuda
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I stopped in for some chowder and were not disappointed. The food was great and the view over the marsh was fabulous. Well worth stopping in if you're anywhere nearby.

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New York
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203 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually when i go away, i love to look up restaurants in the area where we are staying. I liked the menu they had, love love love seafood, and the prices were great,considering when you are spending money on three meals a day, you try to keep your spending at an even pace.Well we came off season(february) and got there... More 

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Thank sanitationgirl2000
North Hero, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chowder is some of the best I have ever had. I had the fish and my wife had the clam and it was awesome to say the least. I got the shore dinner with Clams, and Lobster. I have zero complaints and loved the food and service.

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NH
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371 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I come here quite often and love the food, view of the marsh, and drinks. We usually have Margaritas, shrimp cocktail, chowder, and fried seafood, and everything is delicious. Service is usually good, though sometimes slow, and the view of the marsh is calming. It's a classic New England nautical bar. Prices are reasonable, and the food... More 

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1 Thank NHjojo
Natick, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a classic New England Chowder House, rustic ambience, very good local seafood with a marsh view. Great new england style clam chowder, ample clams, creamy but not too thick. Had a good crab roll with a full bar menu. Service was quick and attentive. We went between lunch and dinner and were seated right away and had drinks... More 

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Alfred,m
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had a great time at Billy's for my mothers birthday with 19 of us in the back room, all the food was great and they have some great gluten free options on there gluten free menu. as we have grown to expect there is always good service and they are welcoming and have no problems with larger parties or... More 

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York, ME
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245 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten there a few times over the years. The food is very good, and it's a great place for lunch with views over the Wells marshes. They have homemade potato chips that are great, but surprisingly you have to sit at the bar - not even in the bar will do it - to get them. So I'd recommend... More 

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Thank Al-Sue-Maine
South Hero, Vermont
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Billy's Chowder House is outstanding seafood restaurant in Wells. Great selection of seafood and specials. The service was excellent. Nikki, our serve was very attentive and made wonderful dinner suggestions.

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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: Seafood, American, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?