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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
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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 111
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  • 42
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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
Taste of the ocean

We visited for lunch and shared a small lobster roll (warm, crispy roll with fresh lobster meat that was not overshadowed by mayo) and a side of fried scallops (large, cooked just right). We found it was the perfect amount of food for us for lunch. We regretted that, at a place called a "chowder... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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WORCESTER
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Northford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had not been here in years, our fond memories remain memories. Slow service, average food, pricey for the quality and quantity. Many other better choices close by.

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Bangor, Maine
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We purposefully went on a Wednesday so we could get their oysters on a half shell for "a buck a shuck." Very fresh, very nice. I had the swordfish, which was prepared perfectly and my wife had steamed clams that she enjoyed very much. We had been there once before and were not disappointed on our return trip. It's on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I visit here pretty often. At the bar, having a Hidden Cove beer (they're great!!). But the service is terrible! I waited 7:26 for the bartender to ask what i would like (and there were 11 at the 21 seated bar) and after I got my beer (Pale Ale) I waited another 16:43 for her to ask if I wanted... More 

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Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first dinner in town. Everything was very good! The view of the preserve was neat. Parking was a bit tight.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I love Billy's! Still didn't disappoint, we ate an early dinner or late lunch so we were there at an off time this trip but the service was good, and food was great. Stuffing they use is still amazing, and the food was all great!

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WORCESTER
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited for lunch and shared a small lobster roll (warm, crispy roll with fresh lobster meat that was not overshadowed by mayo) and a side of fried scallops (large, cooked just right). We found it was the perfect amount of food for us for lunch. We regretted that, at a place called a "chowder house," we didn't have room... More 

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New canaan,ct.
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visit spring and fall. Over 10 years... Two or three times each visit ....Tuesday oysters 1.00 each.love their fish and chips. Tell the manager Chris , Fred says hi and he and he will see him in October. We love to eat in the bar area.lively crowd.!

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Seneca Falls, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped In lasted afternoon for a bucket of steamers and a bowl of chowder, both were excellent. Our waitress was very attentive.

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Albany, New York
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Years ago friend told us of this place for the best calm chowder. We been back one more time and very disappointed in the chowder. Many other place with better tasting and priced chowder.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The bar is definitely the place to go! Sadly, my family and I have become good friends with the bartenders here despite only visiting a few times a year (we've been coming for quite some time). The fried seafood is always fresh. The scallops seem to be mostly half scallops these days but they are still delicious. They have a... 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: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?