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“Some of the best fried seafood in southern Maine !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Porpoise Chowder House

Cape Porpoise Chowder House
79 Pier Road, (at the end of the Pier Road), Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
207-967-0123
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
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Description: This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
Biddeford, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Some of the best fried seafood in southern Maine !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I split a seafood combo, the clams, shrimp, scallops and haddock were frest
and cooked just right.
As good or better than most seafood restaurants in southern maine

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“very good food, great wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went on their opening night for the season. I was so happy to see one of my favorite wines on the menu. The lobster was superb, the onion rings were light and very good, not greasy at all. This is a no-frills place but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately the bathrooms weren't working, I think they had a freeze up over the winter, so we used the next door bathroom. Other than that it was a great experience. Definitely will be back!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

for the scenery, the people and certainly the food. Can't get the seafood much fresher! Love the fish chowder..

Visited October 2013
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Wells, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“JUST PERFECT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My Husband and I have gone here on several occasions. It remains consistant and yummy. For our anniversary we had made reservations at some upscale place, but instead we opted for our low key good eats. Thank You staff and keep up the good work.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Dimas, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“In-the-rough, order-at-the-counter shack in a scenic setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Tripadvisor, would you please correct your name for this place. It’s Cape Pier Chowder House. I discovered this place in an article by a Maine professional writer Hilary Nangle who has been writing about her home state for more than 20 years and has dined at lobster outposts from Kittery to Eastport, favoring the in-the-rough, order-at-the-counter, eat-out-on-a-picnic-table shacks. It’s no wonder that she likes this place with a top notch scenery in a traditional lobstering village. We decided to stop here on October 7 off the beaten path for a late lunch/early dinner on our drive from Bar Harbor to Boston. The weather was extremely windy and this place had inside seating. We first enjoyed a tasty bowl of New England clam chowder along with an order of steam local clams. My daughter enjoyed a dinner plate of very delicious fried crab cakes with French fries and cole slaw; I had a dinner plate of fried oysters that were perfectly cooked, crispy on the outside with the oysters inside that melted in my mouth. The servings were large and very reasonably priced. A perfect, enjoyable stop away from the crowds that we later saw driving through Kennebunkport.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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