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“Perfect choice”

Cape Porpoise Chowder House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
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Description: This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
Reviewed August 26, 2013

You could not find a better, more authentic seaside restaurant. The lobster roll was delicious, sweet with very little mayo or butter, and needed neither. Excellent clam chowder and refreshing shipyard export ale on tap. A good choice to enjoy some good Maine seafood while soaking in the vibes of the busy little fishing harbor at Cape Porpoise.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

This eatery is casually excellent. The lobster roll is every bit as good as it was three years before. The fresh fish sandwich is always great. We have visited The Kennebunks three times and each time we make a point to visit and eat here at least once if not twice as time permits. If the weather is good, you can eat on the docks under umbrellas. The seating inside is a little cramped but adequate. Once you get your food, you will not even think about the seating. This is a must if you are in the area.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We have come here every year for the past five years and used to love it, but we had a not-so-stellar experience this time. Great setting, but the outdoor umbrellas (sort of necessary on a sunny day) were mostly broken this year. When my husband tried to put one up and use a piece of plastic fork to hold it in place (the umbrella pin was missing), the waiter came by and chided him as if he were three-years-old saying, "That's dangerous!" and yanked it down. Well, then, fix your umbrellas so we don't have to bake while we wait for our lobster dinner. Second gripe: We brought bottled water and the waiter said: "You aren't supposed to have outside beverages." Okay, noted. But don't be so ugly about it when it's not posted anywhere. Lobster meal was good, though fairly pricey (almost $20 for one lobster when it's currently around $4 a pound for live chix) and frankly, the waiter's poor attitude soured us on the place. Too bad, as we used to love this place, but there are plenty of other places for lobster.

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Thank Ciaociao
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We saw this chowder house from the road and thought, 5PM, why not sit on the pier and enjoy a little wine? What we ended up with was a great Maine lobster dinner AND the wine. Quite informal, with typical quaint views of the ocean and harbor, this is lobster and the trimmings at its best. They pluck your lobster out of a tank and weight it and zip, it is in the pot. You sit outside ( there are a few tables in), and in a few minutes all is delivered! I also had lobster chowder and their homemade onion rings. A great dinner!

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Had followed this restaurant on Facebook so wanted to come and see for myself if the lobster roll was as good as claimed. It was even better and the price was right.

Thank arlene t
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