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Chowder Pot IV

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Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Clams On The 1/2 Shell*
Oysters On The 1/2 Shell*
when available
Jumbo Shrimp
served cold and in the shell
Fried Lobster Tail
with a sweet chili aioli
Stuffed Mushrooms
shrimp, crab and cream cheese stuffing
With Hot Peppers, Add $1.0
Fried Calamari
choice of teriyaki, bbq, honey & spice or buffalo
Poppy Jon Shrimp
stuffed with mozzarella cheese and wrapped in bacon
Clams Casino
broiled with bacon, onion, pepper & parmesan topping
Onion Rings
with a spicy remoulade
Cup $3.75
Bowl $4.5
New England Clam Chowder
creamy style
Cup $3.75
Bowl $4.5
Rhode Island Clam Chowder
a clear broth
Cup $5.0
Bowl $5.75
Lobster Bisque
a house specialty
French Onion Soup Au Gratin
dressings: creamy garlic, italian, ranch, balsamic, blue cheese, 1000 island, raspberry vin., clear french, gorgonzola vin., lo-fat zinfandel
Side $3.5
Entrée $7.5
With Grilled Chicken Breast, Add $7.0
With Grilled Shrimp, Add $8.0
Caesar Or House Salad
Entrée $13.0
Seared Tuna & Avocado Salad*
with cucumbers, red onions and a citrus ginger dressing
Entrée $15.0
Grilled Salmon Salad*
mandarin oranges, pecans, dried cranberries and raspberry vin.
Entrée $21.0
Chilled Seafood Salad
entrée sized garden salad topped with cold boiled shrimp, chilled blue crab meat and lobster meat with your choice of dressing
all specialty entrees come with a choice of two sides baked potato, french fries, rice, vegetable or coleslaw. substitute a side house or caesar salad for $1
Lite Fare $18.0
Dinner $24.0
Seafood Imperial
shrimp, scallops, lobster, mushrooms, peppers, brandy cream sauce
Lite Fare $16.0
Dinner $22.0
Stuffed Sole
shrimp, crab & ritz cracker stuffing with lemon butter or newburg sauce
Lite Fare $15.0
Dinner $18.0
Baked Scrod
with seasoned crumbs, lemon wine and butter
Lobster Stuffed Haddock
baked and topped with lobster and ritz cracker stuffing
all shrimp, scallop & crab entrees come with a choice of two sides baked potato, french fries, rice, vegetable or coleslaw substitute a side house or caesar salad for $1
Lite Fare $16.0
Dinner $22.0
Baked Stuffed Shrimp
house favorite, stuffed casserole style with our seafood stuffing
Lite Fare $22.0
Dinner $28.0
Baked Stuffed Scallops
sea scallops covered with our seafood stuffing
Lite Fare $20.0
Dinner $24.0
Jumbo Stuffed Shrimp
individually stuffed with ritz cracker & crab stuffing
Lite Fare $20.0
Dinner $26.0
Broiled Scallops
simply broiled with lemon and garlic butter
Lite Fare $14.0
Dinner $21.0
Lazy Crab Casserole
picked blue crab meat topped with our seafood stuffing
Regular $18.0
Maryland Crab Cakes
maryland style with lump blue crab and a lemon pepper aioli
Regular $24.0
Crab Sampler
lazy crab casserole a maryland crab cake and crab rangoons
Cajun Shrimp & Penne
seasoned shrimp, broccoli and red peppers in a parmesan cream sauce tossed with penne pasta
all kids meals come with a choice of one: french fries, baked potato, rice, vegetable or coleslaw
Fried Chicken Tenders
with honey mustard sauce
Steamed Hot Dog
on a buttered, toasted roll
Fried Clam Strips
with tartar sauce
House Made Shells & Cheese
Penne Pasta
with marinara sauce
Grilled Cheese
Fried Fish Sticks
with tartar sauce and lemon
all fried platters come with a choice of two sides baked potato, french fries, rice, vegetable or coleslaw. substitute a side house or caesar salad for $1
Lite Fare $12.0
Dinner $17.0
Clam Strips
Lite Fare $14.0
Dinner $19.0
Lite Fare $19.0
Dinner $30.0
Lite Fare $12.0
Dinner $16.0
Market Price
Whole Belly Clams
Lite Fare $18.0
Dinner $29.0
when available
Lite Fare $12.0
Dinner $18.0
Regular $20.0
Pick 2
your choice of any 2 of the following: shrimp, scallops, calamari, strip clams, whole belly clams, oysters, filet of sole or scrod
all combo platters come with shrimp, scallops, filet of sole and your choice of 1 of the following: clam strips, calamari, whole belly clams or oysters........all fried platters come with a choice of two sides baked potato, french fries, rice, vegetable or coleslaw. substitute a side house or caesar salad for $1
Clam Strips
Market Price
Whole Belly Clams
when available
all seafood items can be prepared in any of the following ways: grilled with a teriyaki or sweet chili glaze broiled with lemon & butter or honey mustard glaze or tomato basil butter blackened with cajun seasoning........all fresh fish come with a choice of two sides baked potato, french fries, rice, vegetable or coleslaw. substitute a side house or caesar salad for $1
Lite Fare $13.0
Dinner $17.0
Lite Fare $16.0
Dinner $24.0
Lite Fare $20.0
Dinner $32.0
Lite Fare $14.0
Dinner $19.0
Lite Fare $19.0
Dinner $30.0
Mix & Match
pick 2 different seafood items (lite fare) and preparation or substitute one seafood for a chicken breast
all the entrees come with your choice of two sides baked potato, french fries, rice, vegetable or coleslaw substitute a side house or caesar salad for $1
Captain's Cut (18 Oz.)* $34.0
Mate's Cut (14 Oz.)* $29.0
English Cut (10 Oz.)* $21.0
Prime Rib
while it lasts!
10 Oz. $21.0
16 Oz. $28.0
N.Y. Strip Steak*
u.s.d.a. choice grilled to order with sautéed mushrooms or a teriyaki glaze
Single $11.0
Double $17.0
Grilled Chicken Breast
with bbq sauce, honey mustard or teriyaki glaze
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place used to be a favorite date night spot for my husband and me. Not so great the last few times we visited - but last week was the worst. The clam chowder was barely warm, tasteless, and had almost no clams and mushy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Service was a bit slow. The food was not earth shattering. In fact the lobster mac and cheese to me was not good at all and looked unappetizing. The rest of the lobster combination was really good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nursesteps1
Reviewed November 13, 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brianimated
Reviewed November 5, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tekkybob
Reviewed October 22, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank greatbuys330
Reviewed October 15, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stbksgirl
Reviewed September 19, 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Walt B
Reviewed September 18, 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!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vandydog
Reviewed August 27, 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

Date of visit: July 2018
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July 9, 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
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