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Freeport Chowder House

2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
+1 207-865-3404
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (57 reviews)
“fish chips” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day of riding around, ready for food. We went to the Chowder House. We had some doubt when we walked in. The one person working had a don't care attitude. The area could use a little cleaning. My wife ordered the seafood chowder...More

Thank michbird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried the chowder and felt there is room for improvement. It is somewhat bland and could use some onion, less potato and more clam bouillion. The sign says the chowder has won awards. Really?

Thank Princess095
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Don't get me wrong, I love Linda Bean's restaurant on Main St, but when it comes to real New England Seafood you need to walk a block down and a block east to find the real deal. The proprietor is a little like Seinfeld's "Soup...More

1  Thank Scott F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We stopped here for a quick lunch while shopping. We like small places but this place need some improvement. I had fried clams which were plentiful and good. Nice fried batter. Husband had mini lobster roll and chowder. He thought it was good, not many...More

1  Thank grapefarmer
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to Freeport in quite a few years. So happy to see the Chowder House was still there. The special was a cup of chowder and half a lobster roll. Compared to my whole lobster roll , the half of lobster roll was...More

1  Thank Kayaker101
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had a fairly quick stop at the chowder house and was pleased to enjoy a cup of chowder and a great sandwich! Was perfect for a casual and quick lunch that was able to fulfill my cravings for clam chowder.

1  Thank jpoliti94
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The food was over priced. The chowder was so hot we had to wait at least 15min before you could eat it. The older gentleman behind the counter was grumpy when it came to us, but had a smile for every other customer. Felt discriminated...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I usually love these types of places, and I get it. you sometimes have to overpay for a 'New England seafood shack' So yes, it is a bit pricey, which I'd be fine if the food tasted good. I found the food to be soggy...More

1  Thank Icemanreviews
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Walking to a shop and the owner (?) was handing out coupons for chowder or lobster rolls. After shopping I stopped in and got some of the best chowder I've ever had! It was loaded with clams and wicked delicious! Nice people and atmosphere, very...More

1  Thank Meghan C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We didn't like this place at all and it wouldn't last for a month in our neck of the woods. Not clean, cold overpriced clam chowder and even the fries and chicken fingers were bad. Maybe they keep the floor good and sticky so you...More

1  Thank SilleySmigs
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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