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Chowderhead's

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US Rte 1 & Rte 114, Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough, ME 04074
+1 207-883-8333
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jupiter, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the New England food in the Key West style atmosphere. Lobster and shrimp roll delicious as well as cole slaw and sides. Very casual with a helpful staff. Definitely kid friendly yet great for couples.

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Thank Ginny B
El Dorado Hills
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We recently stopped by for a lobster roll but were not able to get one because the lobster hadn't thawed! We settled for heavily mayonnaised crab rolls on nice croissants and an average seafood chowder. The restaurant smelled greasy so maybe we should have tried fried items, which seem more popular with the local customers. The staff was pleasant. Just... More 

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Thank SusanJElDoradoHills
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Traveling through town so we could get husband's Rx filled at Walgreens on the way to second condo for the week. Needed to kill some time and hungry so we asked the pharmacist where to grab some lunch. She highly recommended Chowderhead's, which was in the same strip shopping center. We each got a cup of the seafood chowder and... More 

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Thank Deb M
Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Stopped to grab food for a picnic lunch at Crescent Beach and it was an improvement from my visit a few years ago. Fried clams are very good, as were my son's chicken tenders. The oil they used was clean and didn't taint the taste of the clams. Lobster rolls are available on a croissant or a hot dog bun.... More 

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Thank Kyle H
Fruitland Park, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Like going for fast food but the big difference is great sea food. Fried haddock and fries were surprisingly not greasy at all. Crispy crust on the haddock and very tasty. My wife had the haddock sandwich and found it the same as my fried haddock. Not greasy at all. One other had the normal he has every week he... More 

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Thank Joseph B
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Went here for a very casual dinner with my mother and husband. My husband and I both had "Fish & Chips" -- Haddock & Fries. Haddock was amazing! Fries were fantastic! Cole Slaw was great! My mother had full clam bellies with fries and she loved them. The restaurant was very slow but there were some people in there when... More 

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Thank CutesyPieKaz
Scarborough, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I have been there some 50 times over the years and never been disappointed . The food is great-from Lobster Rolls ,Clams,salads,etc. I highly recommend it. Sam Kelley,mbitrailersmaine@gmail.com

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Pensacola, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Best clam and seafood chowder. Great price. A quart of seafood chowder to go was about $15.00. If you want to taste Maine seafood, Chowderhead is a good place to go. You may order to go or sit in to eat. It is not a fancy restaurant but very good seafood.

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Thank cheelyum
Dayton, Ohio
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255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The seafood chowder is crazy good and the lobter roll was tasty, but not as good. I don't like sandwiches served on a croissant, but this one was toasted so it wasn't limp like most croissants. Super fresh food, bare bones surroundings and reasonable pricing.

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Thank Marblehead750
Saco, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Ordered the fried scallop plate and was amazed how tasty the scallops were. Cooked to perfection and moist and tender. 5 stars

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Rte 1 & Rte 114, Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough, ME 04074
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +1 207-883-8333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?