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Chowder Pot IV

165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
+1 860-244-3311
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (56 reviews)
“prime rib” (28 reviews)
“chowder” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm just going to dive right in, if that's okay with you. I ordered the Cajun Shrimp and Penne and, honestly, it's a good thing I was seated: the taste could knock you off your feet. The shrimp were bursting with flavor, the penne was...More

Thank Brianimated
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tell people of you want the best lobster bisque you need to come here. We went for dinner and found some things changed. The bisque, although still fantastic, was coarsely minced lobster where prior it was large chunks. The bread has changed and not...More

Thank tekkybob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best lobster inland! I’m fussy, having traveled Maine shores many times and eaten the very best fresh lobster. However, now unable to travel and yearning for that amazing taste of fresh lobster, I decided to try The Chowder Pot. I was so impressed by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want to Love it here. We've always loved it here, but over the years the prices keep going up. Portions are smaller and dishes have changed. We went Monday night, the place was dead. Our waitress was great and attentive. However, my broiled Scallops...More

Thank greatbuys330
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a recent trip to visit my dad. Chowder was really good. My niece had the scallops casserole, which she enjoyed. I had the scallops in garlic and butter. So delicious. The main event was my father's meal. He had lobster...More

Thank stbksgirl
Reviewed 19 September 2018

this place sucks. im a huge fan of the Branford location for happy hour the fast and reasonable raw bar and the speed likability and attention of the Bartenders. This place has a confusing entry, a post apocolyptic looking location. then it gets bad. took...More

Thank Walt B
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I have been coming to this place off and on for the last 20 years. Food is still outstanding and I had good service. The only bad thing is I don’t live near it!

Thank Vandydog
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A very special day with family to the Chowder Pot of Hartford. This is a favorite place for many every day for folks who might look and enjoy restaurant serving specials with fish as specialty. A very busy restaurant filled usually with happy faces because...More

Thank gap012016
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I usually spend way too much time on-line searching for a restaurant to try. We live in the southeastern part of CT and most of the "cool" spots are located in cities which I avoid at all costs for a variety of reasons. For our...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Online research led me here, and I'm glad it did. Food was all delicious and reasonably priced, wait staff was super friendly, and the interior had an old-school charm to it (although I can see why some people say it's dated-- all a matter of...More

Thank Jason G
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10 July 2017|
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Response from CKR72482 | Reviewed this property |
They have packages & a nice room in the back for functions. Food was good and reasonably priced. My daughter-in-law's bridal shower was there. There were 35 of us. I am sure they could accommodate 40!
Laura C
16 October 2016|
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Response from Jerandnanc | Reviewed this property |
Best to call the restaurant to get the most current information.
25 September 2016|
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Response from Noodlebee | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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