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Freeport Chowder House

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2 Mechanic Street, Freeport, ME
+1 207-865-3404
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Vernon, Connecticut
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch here with my wife and two sons. The seafood chowder was just plain awful. Lived in New England all my life and make my own from scratch. This was atrocious. The cold lobster roll was a perfect example of culinary laziness. To add insult to injury the prices are so far out of whack. 7.99 for a... More 

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Thank Tony S
Portland, Maine
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really in the mood for some great New England Clam Chowder, and were very excited to try the Freeport Chowder House on our last visit to Freeport. What a truly awful disappointment it was. I do not write negative reviews very often, nor do I write them casually, but this place failed to live up to even the... More 

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Thank Steve S
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The meal was mediocre but overpriced, the staff was somewhat friendly, the place wasn't very clean, and the chowder was scolding hot. My tongue still hurt 3 days later...

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Thank OliviaPatterson
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

In a town full of tourist trap restaurants this place is the worst. The place is dirty. The prices are high. The food is terrible and could seriously sicken you. The staff - appeared to be a grandfather and granddaughter - fought with each other the whole time we were were there. Maybe it was good at one point. Stay... More 

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Thank NHMaine
Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The chowder was watery and not very flavorful and the fried clams were mediocre at best. We decided to try it because the place was packed and we figured the food must be great. We were very disappointed!

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Thank 2Chickadees
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175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After trying several places along the coast of Maine, closed for the season, we journeyed to Freeport and found the Freeport Chowder House. We shared a lobster roll, delicious, and both had Haddock chowder. There was plenty of fish, potatoes and onions in the chowder. While sitting there and eating a large group came in and were expressing dissatisfaction in... More 

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Thank William4932
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, please stop in again. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is possibly the worst meal we've had. Sounded good, award winning chowder it said on the signs. The place was extremely small and dirty. Since it was so full we figured it must be good and placed an order for the lobster special, a crab special and a kids meal of chicken fingers. With a bottled water and ginger... More 

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Thank raychic
Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My first impression was the place was dirty. Dirty floor, dirty windows. The old guy who took my order had on no apron and his shirt was filthy. His hands were covered in flour and some other food as he took my order and money. After taking my money, he went back to cooking and didn't clean his hands. My... More 

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Thank SLM3442
Zeeland, MI
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471 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stopped for a quick lunch while visiting Freeport. We enjoyed the special, which was a small chowder and a small lobster roll. It was a good lunch.

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Thank ZeelandScoutMom
North Carolina
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The worker was friendly and talkative. The place was way to expensive for a take away place. I would not go out if my way unless you are on the street already. I can't rate the place any better then a fast food place. Most senior citizens will not be able to afford the lobster roll or clams

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mechanic Street, Freeport, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-3404

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