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Billy's Chowder House

216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
207-646-7558
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Ranked #14 of 62 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

If you get nothing else, get the clam chowder. Full belly clams really make this light bodied chowder. Fried calamari is great there, very light breading. Beer selection is a solid C- however.

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CT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We ate here twice this weekend. Once for lunch and then dinner the next night. The staff here is awesome, very good at what they do. Although this is a very touristy area, this seems to have a lot of local customers. The Hidden Cove Beer is worth a taste.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I decided to try Billys for dinner on a Friday night. We got there before the crowds and were seated promptly. After checking out the menu we decided on the Haddock Dinner for me and the lobster mac and cheese for my wife .My haddock was large and very good but my wifes mac and cheese was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had the lobster stew and it was excellent! Big chunks of lobster and delicious buttery broth. Our waitress was excellent! Atmosphere is homey. Great place!

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Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Always loaded in-season, and I can't figure out why. Been twice, and both times the food reminded me of frozen seafood from a Swanson's box. There are plenty of much better places to eat nearby. Go back down the road to York and visit Fox's for some REAL seafood.

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Newington, Ct
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Overpriced, crowded, poor service and mediocre food. You would do better going up to Kennebunkport or Ogunquit. Best thing about this place is the location.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

At first impression, it appeared to be a bar. The focus of the waitstaff seem to be ordering drinks. When I saw almost everybody eating sandwiches I should've known this is not the place to get seafood. The portions of food were very small yet very costly. I would not recommend this to anyone who's actually looking to eat good... More 

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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We been visiting mid-coast and northern Maine for many years, and always make it a point to stop at Billy's on our way back home to Pennsylvania. The food is always fresh and delicious and well prepared, and our most recent visit was no exception. Their lobster stew is fantastic and the fried haddock is lightly breaded and very tasty.... More 

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LI
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The staff was attentive the moment we walked in the door ready to show us a table. We chose however, to sit at the bar. The view on this rainy day was great. The bartender was also attentive and we were served very quickly. The menu was filled with fish choices. The best for me was the oysters. Fairly priced... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The service was great and the fish was really fresh. We have it recommended to other family and friends and they also had a great experience

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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: Seafood

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