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Cape Porpoise Chowder House

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79 Pier Rd, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME 04046-6916
207-967-0123
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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had read great reviews about this place so were eager to try. As promised, the view is wonderful - water, boats, islands, everything "Maine". However, the food and some aspects of the service were very disappointing. Parking is really difficult, but not really their fault. Lots of picnic tables/seating but much of it without umbrellas, so if you're there... More 

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South Jersey
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located behind another restaurant - a little difficult to find and parking is tough. But good chowder. Also had scallops that were delicious. You order at the counter and they deliver to you. Picnic tables outside on a dock with a good view.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a casual dining experience outside, this is the place for you, haddock, was awesome , and fried scallops and clam strips did not disappoint either

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great no-frills place for a lobster-in-the-rough, this is the place to go! Order inside at a counter and they will deliver your food (and glass of wine or beer, if you like) to your picnic table out on the wharf. Boiled lobster was so tender and fresh- better than what we had at Nunan's... More 

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Hooksett NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cape Porpoise Chowder House is located directly on the pier. It's not fancy; tables with umbrellas and the food is served on paper plates, etc. BUT, here's the reason why this is one of the best restaurants on the Maine coast: The setting overlooks Cape Porpoise Harbor with the Goat Island Lighthouse at the entry to the Atlantic Ocean. This... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the lobster rolls are superb,very good onion rings,great view. You enter a door,order and pay ,and they will bring the food at your rustic bench by the water. If you are ok with this (like my party was),don't miss it

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for bite and enjoyed every bit! Seating outside or in. We sat out. Had a wonderful lobster roll, New England clam chowder and a slice of blueberry pie that was mouthwatering!!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting outdoors on a pier in the bay, with the warm ocean breeze, salt air and some of the freshest seafood you could want. What could be better? We had fried oyster plates, fried clams with fries and delicious homemade cole slaw. The oysters and clams were delicious, large, succulent and perfectly fried. The portions are large which makes the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night, I had the $18 fish and chips (haddock) and it was the best I have ever had. Succulent flesh in a thin crispy batter. Perfectly cooked, and so fresh. The fish travelled only a matter of feet from boat to plate.

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Barrington, NH
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This morning my wife and I decided to look for a quaint place for a lobster roll and clam chowder. We found a hole in the wall in Kennebunk, and were hoping it would be a hidden gem. It definitely wasn't!! We decided to try The Chowder House on Pier Rd, Porpoise Island, Kennebunkport, ME. We ordered a lobster roll,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Pier Rd, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME 04046-6916
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise
  • Phone Number: 207-967-0123
Description
This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?