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The Chowder House

2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
+1 207-865-3404
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible21%
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“lobster roll” (59 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
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2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

With a name like this, you expect good chowder, and you will not be disappointed. The other selections are just as well prepared, and there is something for everyone.

Thank kenw29419
Reviewed 20 July 2018

$3 Hot Dog, I dont know why, but it's an option. Both kinds of lobster rolls. Very limited menu. Very small shop, seating for about 12 people on hightops.

Thank G_Friedrich_M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

During a long weekend in Maine, we had the opportunity to try lots of lobster rolls - and this one was the BEST! Low key atmosphere, great food, cold beer. Nuf' said!

Thank CatherineCDavis
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Chowder House is a small, casual restaurant in Freeport with a limited menu, but the fish we had was the freshest we've had in such a small setting. We had the fish and chips which was excellent. We also had a cup of haddock...More

Thank Terrysmom
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I am allergic to seafood so was thankful to see they had options for me. The hotdog was the best I have had this season! Perfectly garnished!! The lobster roll made my boyfriend very happy and it was nicely done and over flowing! Find them...More

Thank Meaghan Y
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Good quality seafood. Had delicious scallops. Very basic and purely Maine. Easy in and out. A handful of tables. Good service

Thank sgmharvard1
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We enjoyed the food here. For New Zealanders acclimating from a hot summer to Maine’s snowy winter, hot chowder was a good introduction. My husband really loved the seafood chowder and his lobster roll. I had corn chowder and it was good. I had to...More

Thank ShelH10
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I don't ordinarily do reviews but I had to do this one. My wife and I stopped in on Saturday, 12/2/17 for lunch. I thought - Seafood chowder at about $9 a "bowl" (12 ounces) - should be really good for that price. Nope -...More

Thank Craigs L
Thomas B, Manager at The Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

I am really sorry you didn't like my chowder, I make every chowder from scratch i do not use any canned products in my chowder, please come back and try us again on the house just remind me of the problem you had and i...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

The good thing was that our chowder (corn and clam) was very hot. The portions were small for the price & served in a paper cup. The place is super, super small so it's not a good place for families of over 3. There was...More

Thank Berkshires12345
Thomas B, Manager at The Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hot food hot, Cold food cold that is what i was taught in cooking school. We do the best we can with 2 people , some days we do over 200 people. I am sorry you didn't care for our place, please try as again....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Maine has so many great lobster joints, don’t waste your money here. I thought it could be a cute off the beat and path type place, but the microwaves on the counter should have cued us otherwise. I ordered the lobster stew, which was pictured...More

Thank Dara F
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  • Address: 2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-3404
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Fast, wait time around 5 minutes for anything on the menu We make every thing from scratch, chowders, Home made french fries Onion rings, all the fish and chicken is cut fresh by our chef. He has been in the restaurant Business.for 50 years, has worked at the Beach Club Hotel in Naples Fla. and came home to work for Capt. Newicks in South Portland where they won best clams in the State of Maine many times when he was the leed cook.
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