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Billy's Chowder House

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216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location is wasted. We asked to sit by the window to oversee the water with several empty tables and were told there were no seats and directed to the corner of inside of the building. Such a disappointment!!!! Very very pricey and food was fine. Took quite some time to get our meals.

Thank CaboRojo1
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I find this to be my second favorite Seafood Resturaunt. I have always had good food but they are priced a bit high. There are other seafood places that are just as good as Billy's.

Thank Mark S
Belmont, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, sat at a table near the bar had a nice view of the tide going out. Only down fall on a Monday night told a 20 min wait that turned to 30 minutes. Waitress was top notch, quick, polite, friendly and easy to talk to. House rice was probably the best white rice I ever had, just enough... More 

Thank Bill C
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the New England Clam Chowder, Great Lobster bake every Wednesday, reasonable price, great service & plenty of seating

Thank James M
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was a huge crowd & no reservations. The food was ok, nothing special compared to other places in the ares.

Thank AltheaH2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On the marshes and the lobster was very fresh and meaty. That's all that's needed to know. Can be busy for all the right reasons.

Thank Frank P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Billy's is one of our favorite restaurants in southern Maine. We eat here a few times whenever we visit. The seafood is fantastic.

Thank Russell D
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Billy's is becoming an annual tradition as we make our pilgrimage to Wells each year. Wednesday nights were $1 oysters (buck a shuck!) and we split their huge 'Billy's famous platter' which is a pound of fried seafood happiness. Clams, shrimp, scallops, haddock, fries with lots of seafood and tartar sauces. Service was very quick and our server gave a... More 

1 Thank AlgonquinDave
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent whole belly clams. Good fish sandwich. Service was wonderful. We will stop by again. Went for lunch and was seated quick no wait

Thank RickD1278
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop here when we come to Maine!! I absolutely love the chowder it's has full belly clams in!! Great atmosphere and big selection of food choices.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: 207-646-7558

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