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Chowder Pot IV

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165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
+1 860-244-3311
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I have gone to the Chowder Pot whether alone or with friends I have had a great time. The service is good. The staff is friendly. The food has always been well prepared, presented and exceptionally tasty. Many times when eating out the portion to cost is an issue. That has never been an issue for me at... More 

Thank PastorAndreLMcGuire
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt like an old school restaurant which you rarely find anymore. Quiet pleasant meal with excellent food and service. Best shrimp I've had since leaving Florida.

Thank NatureLover1970
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient stop from Hartford. Menu extensive and prices reasonable for lunch. Zack was personable and great waiter.

Thank cycledallas
Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly priced seafood, not as good as at the shoreline, but the best in Hartford!! A variety of seafood and some steak and prime rib options. Stay away from the desserts-not worth the calories.

1 Thank cmc0813
Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been eating here for 15 plus years. The food is excellent, atmosphere is nice and service is great. They serve fresh baked bread with gooey honey on top.........delicious!

Thank dwnoble
Chester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for the last 15 years and is the best seafood place in Hartford county. Has the best clam chowder and also has many good meals like lobster mac and cheese and all of the fried platters. Has a great atmosphere. Very recommended.

Thank cozieracer369
Wallingford, Connecticut
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Had birthday dinner and great food as usual. The calamari combo platter was great. Clam chowder soup was awesome. Service was mediocre this time though.

Thank rgeulen
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome seafood salad..actually all the food is awesome. The only negative make I would give this restuarant is that they do not have enough staff causing a rather longer then normal wait time.

Thank Michele R
Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited the Chowder Pot just before leaving Hartford. The food was amazing. Big portions, great flavor, lots to chose from. I highly recommend the New England clam chowder.

Thank Aflint1972
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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154 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Group of six went to lunch at Chowder Pot on a Saturday. All the meals were great. We started with clam chowder, lobster bisque (lots of lobster), shrimp wrapped with cheese and bacon and salads. Meals included the lunch portion of baked stuffed shrimp and clam strips. The clam strip portion for $10 was enormous. Other meals were the chicken... More 

Thank capecodtraveler01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-244-3311

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