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USS Chowder Pot III

560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405-2907
+1 203-481-2356
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (117 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (39 reviews)
“honey bread” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405-2907
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't mean to insinuate that it had bad management before but our recent visit was better than ever. We having been eating here for years and I cannot recall ever having a bad meal. Service has varied at times though our server on the...More

Thank cheshirecatSoCt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends said they had bad service on their visit but we came back for another try. Great service. The Chef recently bought the restaurant and great choice. Lobster is fantastic.

Thank fairfrankie
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and giving us another chance. We are glad you enjoyed your lobster and had a great service.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been wanting to go here for years. Always heard good things. Went for lunch today. Had cup of N.E. clam chowder. Very good as expected. Wife ordered lobster roll, which was very good. Menu said brioche roll but came on the typical hot...More

Thank Frank B
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and giving your feedback. Were sorry you didn't enjoy everything and hope you come back soon and give us another chance.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I️ ordered the lobster and shrimp salad (have them hold the crab meat) and my wife had the lobster roll. Both were fantastic. While the decor is old “lobster shanty” dark wood, the food is great. Waitress was great. Quite frankly, we were surprised at...More

Thank BestOfWestportCT
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your meals and had a great experience. We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

food was good to great.. i orderedt the surf and turf with lobster tail stuffed, which was a meal fit for a king...the prime rib (yes, prime rib) was about 2 inches thick. My real problem was the server. She was always on top of...More

Thank Paul A
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Paul, Thank you for coming in, enjoying our food, and letting us know about your experience. Your feedback is very important to us. Hope you come in again soon!

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Recently stopped here on the way home from Massacusetts. We have not been here in several years...I always enjoyed eating here, but my husband really didn’t care for it, so no big deal...we just stopped going.This time we both decided it was time to give...More

Thank Ellverswee
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went in today for a birthday party. Very confusing and chaotic. Manager claimed the reservation had not been made. Group seating was not available so we were seated separately in booths, not what I expected. Manager said the booths seat six adults. Not really. After...More

Thank h h
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

I'm sorry for your poor experience with the manager and hostess that was on. If you could give the owner Chef John a call tomorrow at 203-481-2356 he would like to speak with you.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Love this place go here every chance I get when in Connecticut. I drive from Massachusetts in February for my birthday every year, and bring at least 15-20 people with me and special cake from Dagmars Desserts, that I have shared with the chef many...More

Thank simba12348
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Simba12348, I am so sorry this happened to you and you came all the way from MA for poor experience. I want to talk to you over the phone and make your experience better. If you could give me a call at the restaurant,...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

My sister, girlfriend from Massachusetts and I went to the USS Chowder Pot in Branford for lunch today. They sat us very quickly. I ordered from the Lunch Special Menu that was provided. When we received the bill I noticed that instead of charging me...More

Thank Sally P
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Sally, I am truly sorry for your poor experience. We do value our loyal customers and I want to make your experience better. If you could give me a call here at the restaurant, I will be here until 5pm. Our number is 203-481-2356...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

My date and I stopped at the chowder pot to have dinner after an early movie, she had the chicken Parm dinner which included spaghetti and salad. I had the scallop dinner which came with baked potatoe and salad, both were excellent. I love this...More

Thank poppy843
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for stopping in! I'm glad you enjoyed your meals and our entertainment!

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Jim T
11 March 2017|
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Response from ChowderPotManagement | Property representative |
Most of our martinis are $10. However, it does depend on the alcohol content, and extensiveness of the drink. If there is something specific that you like on our menu, we can better help with a price for you.
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pennstate93
22 July 2016|
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Response from ChowderPotManagement | Property representative |
Hi, We do not have a menu that is gluten free, but we can make our fish and meats plain grilled for you. Our tuna avocado salad is also gluten free. We can modify many of our entrees to suit the allergy. Please ask the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-481-2356
Description
For 36 years our customers have enjoyed award winning seafood, slow roasted prime rib and USDA Choice steak. Chowder Pot III has two large dining rooms and a very popular Captain's Lounge featuring a raw bar. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3:30p-6p Pick out your own live lobster from our tanks from 1-15 lbs.!
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