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“Walk from Wells Beach”

Billy's Chowder House
Ranked #9 of 71 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Walk from Wells Beach”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Spot is walkable from wells beach, on the Marsh, good views, a Bit overpriced, gets very busy fast. We had the scallop roll and lobster roll, both were good

Visited July 2014
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English first
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“Not everything is fresh!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

The seafood in my half & half plate (whole clams & scallops) were good, but the other HALF of my plate was FROZEN FRENCH FRIES.
THIS IS Maine, Billy could't find a fresh potato?!!
They advertise fresh, but Billy does't know what "fresh" means!

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Thank Steve L
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Naperville, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Many Better Places Around”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had lunch there today. We ordered 2 clam chowders (abt $5.00) and a seafood stew (about $9.00). We sent them all back because they arrived semi warm at best. Even after sending them back, they were still far from hot.

Beyond that, my seafood stew, advertised to have lobster, scallops, clams and a few other items had very little of anything and no scallops. It was a total disappointment. One of us also ordered the 'junior' lobster roll for about $15. Again, very disappointing. very little lobster for $15. We did order a couple fried clam rolls and wings. They were fine, but nothing special - in taste or amount.

Bottom line, the area is full of excellent seafood restaurants. You can do much better than this place. Don't waste your time

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Mark L
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NH
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent and GF available”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

It isn't easy to eat out when someone has celiac disease. But we called ahead and the fellow told us he could make almost everything on the menu gluten free and that's exactly what happened. We had a lovely meal. One had salmon and the other had baked haddock with a baked potato and local wax beans and carrots. It was perfect. We will definitely go there every time we are in southern Maine. They were so nice about handling the gluten free request which isn't always the case. Go early. We arrived at 5 pm and when we left the parking lot was very crowded and there was a line waiting to be seated.

Visited July 2014
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Colchester, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food and view”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Billy's has been here for years and always has good solid food at market prices. The view can't be beat. Parking can be an issue unless u go early. Have never had a bad meal here in the 10 plus years we've visited

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