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Cape Porpoise Chowder House

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79 Pier Road, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME
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Bethlehem, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed lunch here - the Crab Rolls and Chowder was delish! It's small but had alot of character and was the perfect location for lunch after walking the Marginal Way in Oginquit.

Thank Luara S
New Jersey
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe I'm overly critical, but I was pretty hesitant to eat anything after standing in line and watching the cooks prepare the meals. All the staff are stuffed in a hot kitchen, wearing tank tops, sweating above the fryer, the stove and the prepared dinners. It was amusing to see some patron bring a dog into the kitchen while the... More 

Thank longdays7
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't eat at the Chowder House, we had lunch next door at the Cape Pier Chowder House. Sat outside on the. Its a very nice view of the harbor. The food is very good. Order inside and they give you a number. When your order is ready they bring it to you.

Thank Kyle C
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a fancy restaurant, you order your food and have the choice of a few tables inside or picnic like tables outside. The lobster roll was outstanding, no mayo just sweet chunks of lobster on a hot dog type roll. My husband had fish and chips and it was a large portion of fish with a wonder light... More 

Thank Linda T
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful setting. Cannot beat the view. Go with anything lobster, keep it simple. Obviously, lobster rolls are a staple.

Thank Peter P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. We had a large group and got to try some of everything. Lobster was sweet and so tender. Fried seafood was amazing with such a light and crunchy batter and really good homemade tartar sauce. Best onion rings ever! Nice to get out of Kennebunkport Center and eat Maine food with views of coast, light... More 

Thank Abby S
Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster was so fresh and sweet, and the best price in the area. Water view makes it a complete pleasure. If you are looking for fancy, this is not the place. Just good fresh fish at fair prices..unlike other restaurants in Kennebunkport. Hidden gem, away from all the crowds.

Thank Donna C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for authentic Maine seafood than this is the place! Great lobster roll! Fried platter was great too! Lovely to sit out on the deck and enjoy!

Thank Willsmom99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific chowders, very, very good lobster rolls and tasty fried fish. Employees are nice to deal with. Nothing like chowing down on a real working Maine fishing pier. And...they actually do take credit cards. 8)

Thank sundrag0nfly
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The position is wonderful right on the port with a terrace overlaying the water. Atmosphere is VERY casual but extremely CLEAN. We had 2 lobsters, 2 seafood chowder and 2 beer for $75 . Not cheap nor expensive. We loved it and definitely if you are in the area take a quick ride from Kennenburg to come here.

Thank Robermo

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?