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Freeport Chowder House

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2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
+1 207-865-3404
11:00 - 20:00
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Charlton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the restaurant offers nothing in ambiance, the chowder was full of seafood. The broth was light and tasty. I wanted to tell the owners that with a little tlc, the ambiance could be refreshed. The black painted wood floors should be stripped and coated with a marine grade poly to brighten it up. Please wash the light fixtures and... More 

Thank Laurie D
Charlottetown, PE
Level Contributor
110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were shopping and stopped in for a lunch. The choices were many. We loved the seafood chowder. The service was awesome and very friendly.

1 Thank wannabethere542
Webster, New York
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I was really looking forward to having a lobster roll. I use to live in Maine and I miss the seafood there. Their lobster rolls were $20.00 for a hot dog roll size sandwich. Too bad these college towns and other tourist towns have to take advantage of the people coming to visit. I asked why so expensive, and they... More 

Thank marmar14580
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I paid $7 for a bowl of potatoes in cream. It was supposed to be a seafood chowder, but there was on one shrimp and one small scallop, but no actual flavor. Nothing. The people were nice enough. Overall , I will never go back and hope more people read these reviews first-- I should have !

Thank MMA713
Vernon, Connecticut
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch here with my wife and two sons. The seafood chowder was just plain awful. Lived in New England all my life and make my own from scratch. This was atrocious. The cold lobster roll was a perfect example of culinary laziness. To add insult to injury the prices are so far out of whack. 7.99 for a... More 

Thank Tony S
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We were really in the mood for some great New England Clam Chowder, and were very excited to try the Freeport Chowder House on our last visit to Freeport. What a truly awful disappointment it was. I do not write negative reviews very often, nor do I write them casually, but this place failed to live up to even the... More 

Thank Steve S
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The meal was mediocre but overpriced, the staff was somewhat friendly, the place wasn't very clean, and the chowder was scolding hot. My tongue still hurt 3 days later...

Thank OliviaPatterson
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

In a town full of tourist trap restaurants this place is the worst. The place is dirty. The prices are high. The food is terrible and could seriously sicken you. The staff - appeared to be a grandfather and granddaughter - fought with each other the whole time we were were there. Maybe it was good at one point. Stay... More 

Thank NHMaine
Columbia, Maryland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The chowder was watery and not very flavorful and the fried clams were mediocre at best. We decided to try it because the place was packed and we figured the food must be great. We were very disappointed!

Thank 2Chickadees
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202 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After trying several places along the coast of Maine, closed for the season, we journeyed to Freeport and found the Freeport Chowder House. We shared a lobster roll, delicious, and both had Haddock chowder. There was plenty of fish, potatoes and onions in the chowder. While sitting there and eating a large group came in and were expressing dissatisfaction in... More 

Thank William4932
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, please stop in again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-3404

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