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Billy's Chowder House

216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
+1 207-646-7558
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (261 reviews)
“clams” (163 reviews)
“seafood” (183 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
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Reviewed August 30, 2014

We decided to go here for my birthday dinner, after it being recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at. Parking is limited, but is complimentary valet. We went around 6pm on a Wednesday evening & by the looks of the parking lot,...More

Thank Neen813
Reviewed August 29, 2014

We arrived about 7:00 pm on a Friday evening in August, the parking lot was full but they have complementary valet parking. Our party of two did not have reservations but were seated after a short 10 mt wait. Food, including desert exceeded expectations -...More

Thank Dhanan
Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a very popular place to eat in Wells. We went this time a bit past the normal lunch hour, so there were plenty of places to sit. We sat in the bar area right next to the window, which was great. My wife...More

Thank Yankees0555
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Billy's was packed when we arrived, so we needed valet parking. We were seated right away and Gail brought us Billy's Rum Punch and we ordered the mussells for an appetizer. They were delish. I wanted to drink the white wine sauce. My husband ordered...More

Thank Barb D
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stopped in without checking any reviews for a weekend lunch and it was a pleasant surprise. Reasonably priced lobster luncheon and lobster roll, baked fish sandwich was generous and well-prepared. Waitstaff was very friendly and helpful and the view of a storm coming in through...More

Thank Rick_C1778
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been vacationing in Wells Beach for the past 20 years and avoided this place for the past 10 years or so....for no particular reason. Wanting something "new" we haven't tried in a while, we stopped by this "other" Billy's (vs the more well...More

Thank Panaray
Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant temperature was cold this year but the chowder is so good and I brought home two quarts in a cooler to share. I've been there before and brought home the chowder in the past as well. I really like the milky broth and...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Thanks Chris Varano - for the special Lobster Rolls made with love! Billy's Chowder House is on our Favorites list at the Seahorse Resort. Yesterday, we were treated to lobster rolls and hot French fries!! Last week we treated ourselves to lobster chowder which in...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed August 21, 2014

We arrived at almost 9 for dinner traveling with children and there was a 20 min wait, we reviewed the menu while waiting and were able to order right when we sat down and it came super fast and everything was good, and it arrived...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stopped by on our way home from a Boothbay Harbor getaway. Seated by the marsh water view. Jessica was our waitress and was very attentive. My husband order clam chowder, was terrific, made the proper "New England style", with a milky not thick broth. Loaded...More

Thank SunJamaica6
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December 6, 2015|
Response from chowdah1 |
We closed on the 5th of December, we reopen on the 22nd of January.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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: +1 207-646-7558
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