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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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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 327
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    Very good
  • 91
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  • 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
Yearly visit while on vacation

Sports bar. Good seafood. Regular dining rooms. Good staff. Fried scallops, onion rings, fried clams were delicious today.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Biblib3
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Hampton, New Hampshire
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and myself went there today to celebrate our 50th anniversary. I ordered clam chowder. Not that great. He ordered the lobster stew and it was delish! We both ordered fried clams. Very few whole belly clams on the plate & so much more of clam strips and so crispy you could hardly chew them. Lot's of french fries.... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have been spending time on the southern coast of Maine for many, many years. My local Wells friend recommeded Billy's but each summer trip the place was too full and busy. So, when I was in Maine this past month I went. I thought it would be empty and slow, especially since we went around 3pm, but it was... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The waitstaff is very kind and friendly - and very kid friendly. The food is excellent - love their buttery, savory chowder (I wish I was eating it right now!). This is an annual favorite since I was a kid. Oh and the rewards card definitely pays off!

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have tried many items from this menu, over the years. I have yet to find anything wrong. The food is wonderful! The service has been terrific, and they have a free rewards card that I use. Don't hesitate to get the rewards card, even if you only go once a year! I go every year during my birthday month,... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Sports bar. Good seafood. Regular dining rooms. Good staff. Fried scallops, onion rings, fried clams were delicious today.

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Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The waitstaff is always pleasant and eager to please. Dining out back in the bar area, gives you an excellent view of the Salt Marsh. They are famous for their Clam Chowder, and I can honestly say; I've never had a bad meal off the menu. As a seasonal regular, I've dined often at Billy's, and every time it has... More 

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arlington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Maybe the best clam chowder ever, healthy portion, very fresh, very buttery. Topped off by wonderful view of the estuary.

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Alfred,m
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20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We try to visit Billy's when ever we are in the area, my kids love to go. They enjoy the fresh sea food and the lobster chowder, Billy's has great staff and they are very interactive with the customers. I have never had a bad meal at Billy's or a problem with the Staff, it is a great local spot... More 

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a meal walking back from Wells Beach. Wonderful lobster chowder full of lobster chunks in a delicious milk base. Served a large portion of vege of the day, green beans perfectly cooked. My husband loved the fish tacos with his locally brewed beer. Very attentive waitress and hostess.

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Orange, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We always seem to find time in our weekend trips for the Chowder House and the fabulous views. This time it felt even better, in thanks to the warm smile from the bartender Nikki. She just seemed to make all your problems go away. The soup was outstanding....and the brews will keep us coming back for 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: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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