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USS Chowder Pot III

560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405-2907
+1 203-481-2356
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (113 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405-2907
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1 - 10 of 405 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Horrible experience. Never got our salads. Swordfish was overlooked. Will not be going back. Didn't even get bread after asking twice.

Thank Luisa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm surprised to see these 4 & 5 star reviews....I have eaten at some of the best seafood restaurants and this one is not even in the top 10. Not to mention how absurdly overpriced this is for the quality. Current prices for lobsters in...More

Thank KyLaConnecticut
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry for your poor experience here at the Chowder Pot. Please give the owner Chef John a call at 203-481-2356. He will be in on Thursday September 21st.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a very early lunch with wife and our friends. We started with the New England Chowder. Delicious. Friend and I had twin lobster tails for lunch. They were perfect. Sweet, tender perfectly cooked and fresh. Recommended. Wife had the warm lobster roll....More

Thank mitchm11741
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and coming in! We will let the owner know about the service but we are glad you enjoyed your food. Hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Steaks and Prime Ribs are very good. Fried Calamari is outstanding. Other seafood's are also very good. Large booths for a comfortable atmosphere. Big lounge to relax in while waiting for your table. Right of I-95 easy on off is passing through.

Thank LUDS96
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in! I'm glad you had a great experience!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We swung by for takeout on the way to a concert in Wallingford. Lobster rolls were excellent and put together very mindfully with the lobster seperate from the roll. With a few cold beers in the parking lot, we had a great tailgating experience. The...More

Thank CaptainYowza
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am glad you had a great experience and enjoyed the lobster rolls. We hope you come in soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again we stopped on the road trip to Rhode Island. Pulled in at 1 pm on Friday 9/9/17. No dog this time so we relaxed. Ate at the bar. Different server, a NY Giants fan and we both chuckled at the Patriots loss. We had...More

Thank terrytwoof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled off the highway looking for a bite to eat and checked out T/A. After reviewing our options, we settled on this resto. We were seated quickly but took a bit of time to place an order. Once we did so, our waitress brought a...More

Thank JackTheDog1
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in and hope you come back soon!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The USS Chowder Pot has average lunch prices but dinner is twice as expensive. Service is extremely slow even when the restaurant is not crowded. Add to these issues average-tasting menu items, a dark/drab interior, and poor customer service and the USS Chowder Pot is...More

Thank Trinigal608
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry that you had a bad experience at our restaurant. We hope you would come back and give us another chance.

Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Wow ! The prime rib Thursday Special is excellent. My wife and I shared the larger option with the PEI muscles on we came away satisfied. The muscles were very good. Good serv, and good meal.

Thank Squawbrook
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

I'm glad you and your wife had a great time and enjoyed our Beef Night Specials. We hope you both come back soon!1

Reviewed August 17, 2017

I love the nautical theme throughout the restaurant. Although the prices are higher than what we're used to paying, the food was delicious and the portions were adequate. The service was warm and cordial. My only complaint is that the only restrooms are located on...More

Thank Beatlesmom
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed our food and service. We are looking into the restroom situations. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We hope you come back soon!

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Jim T
March 10, 2017|
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Response from ChowderPotManagement | Property representative |
Most of our martinis are $10. However, it does depend on the alcohol content, and extensiveness of the drink. If there is something specific that you like on our menu, we can better help with a price for you.
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pennstate93
July 21, 2016|
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Response from ChowderPotManagement | Property representative |
Hi, We do not have a menu that is gluten free, but we can make our fish and meats plain grilled for you. Our tuna avocado salad is also gluten free. We can modify many of our entrees to suit the allergy. Please ask the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-481-2356
Description
For 36 years our customers have enjoyed award winning seafood, slow roasted prime rib and USDA Choice steak. Chowder Pot III has two large dining rooms and a very popular Captain's Lounge featuring a raw bar. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3:30p-6p Pick out your own live lobster from our tanks from 1-15 lbs.!
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