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Billy's Chowder House

Certificate of Excellence
Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
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Seafood stew I thought would be in a thicker, brown or red type sauce...but just ended up being a seafood chowder. Good though...just not what I thought I was getting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Wells, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have a summer place in Wells, Maine. My husband and I visit Bill's Chowder House at least once or twice a month during the summer months. The prices are very reasonable compared to other restaurants around. The food is awesome. I love the clam chowder and fish tacos. We have brought our friends there and they love the food.... More 

Thank Eva C
Rocky Hill
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happen to go to Bill's on a whim, and both my boyfriend and I loved it, the food was great the prices were awesome too.

Thank jackie_rossitto
millis, ma
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't think of anyplace I would drive 1.5 hours for lunch other than Billy's! Started with my Dad and I driving up for the day to have lunch, now I bring my husband and 3 boys and no one complains about the ride because they know when we get there we will have an amazing view with great service and... More 

Thank KayCe234
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a family of 5 it isn't always easy to find an affordable restaurant that everyone likes. This place is it!!! My family has a summer place in Wells so we visit frequently as it is in our price range and the food is amazing!! I usually get the Fish Tacos, my husband and the kids LOVE the Clam Strips... More 

Thank Lisa M
Framingham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Billy's Chowder house- the place to go for seafood, burgers, apps you name it! The waitstaff is always attentive, and knowledgeable . Went in the height of the summer with a party of 8, sat fairly quickly, and not a long wait for drinks, and then the food. Great variety on the menu for adults, and children! All of... More 

Thank Christine A
Cheshire, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't get to Maine as often as we would like, but believe me when I say that when that trip is planned we immediately think "Billy's". The food is amazing. Always fresh seafood. The staff is nice and very efficient, yet you don't feel rushed. The drinks are also always good - love the margaritas! And when we're NOT... More 

Thank kruszynak
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood stew I thought would be in a thicker, brown or red type sauce...but just ended up being a seafood chowder. Good though...just not what I thought I was getting.

Thank heidi1972travel
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food ,friendly staff. Every time I visit the Wells area I visit Billy's. The views are spectacular!!!!

Thank Darlone
Queensbury, New York
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner and drinks with wife celebrating someone's Birthday. Gorgeous views across the salt marsh while enjoying dinner. Attentive staff, nice selection of meals.

Thank Coastalsnoman
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I met his brother, a Mainer, at Billy's for an early dinner. We chose this place because of others' good reviews of seafood and the fact that is appears to be casual and we didn't want to get dressed up.The meal began with basic, nothing special, finger type rolls. We all had some type of seafood and... More 

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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, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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?