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Chowder Pot IV

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165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
+1 860-244-3311
12:00 - 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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147 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we arrived very late to our hotel right beside the restaurant and though hungry didn't want a heavy meal. My colleague and I both had soup. I the new England clam chowder, her the lobster bisque. Both soups were amazing! Definitely homemade n chunky full of goodness. We also had the stuffed mushrooms and the crab Rangoon. Amazing! Best... More 

Thank Melina K
Canton, Connecticut
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was craving a lazy man's lobster. My husband grilled fish. My frame of reference is the FishTale in Westbrook, CT which is casual, but with very fresh seafood. Because Westbrook is quite a drive we decided on the Chowder Pot IV in Hartford based on some reviews. The atmosphere is nothing special and a bit rough around the edges.... More 

Thank ajt398
West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clam plate special was delicious--portion size was generous. Salad was fresh. Lobster bisque was creamy & had no lobster pieces in it.

Thank CKR72482
Wallingford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the best sea food I have had in years. The fried clams are light and not greasy and very tastety. Try the Seafood Imperial for a taste treat.Great waiting staff and honey bread.

Thank chrzo
Ardsley, New York
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant to cleebrate a birthday. The staff was polite and friendly. We had lobsters, salmon, prime rib, and incredibly delicious butternut squash. There is always a long wait to be seated but it is worth the wait. you are not rushed and can have a drink at the bar.The lobsters are in an aquarium for everyone... More 

Thank Betsy B
Southington, Connecticut
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went to Chowder Pot IV for the Taste of Hartford 2017 where my date and I had a four course meal for $ 20.17 each...1.choice of clam chowder or lobster bisque, 2. regular salad or Caesar Salad, 3. a variety of entrée are offered and 4. New York Cheesecake with a selection of toppings for dessert. First, we were given... More 

Thank Rich334
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I love the Chowder Pot. They have large portions and the food and staff is great...... I think it’s worth the 45 minute drive I have to make.

Thank MarkWarga
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been here about half-a-dozen times and finally writing a review. My wife and I went for lunch last weekend while shopping in the area. There were not many people there which was nice as the place can be packed with long waits at times. But this is Winter and it was not busy. We didn't want a huge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?