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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 320
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyed Billy's

THE chowder and lobster are very good. They have a special lunch price, that makes the lobster a good value! Service was good and lcation was close ot where we were staying so we stopped in a couple of times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
jariatti
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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647 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

THE chowder and lobster are very good. They have a special lunch price, that makes the lobster a good value! Service was good and lcation was close ot where we were staying so we stopped in a couple of times.

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Sandy Hook, CT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I use to head down the Mile Road as a teenager to stop at the little lobster shack about half way down on the left. Since then, Billy's has grown into a full service eatery with a great personality and charm all it's own. Every time we come to the Wells area, we make it a point to time our... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Our once a month brother's gathering brought us here after work last week. During happy hour the beves are 1/2 off. We took a high top in the lounge and ordered crab rolls and a bowl of Lobstah stew! A great place to casually enjoy the company of family! A great place among locals!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, 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?