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Billy's Chowder House

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216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
+1 207-646-7558
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Johnstown, New York
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found out they didn't take reservations so I called to see what the wait was like for a party of 5 (on a weeknight off season). Said I was five minutes away and they told me the wait was "5 minutes, if that". Got there very quickly after phone call and was told 20 minutes. That kind of rubbed me... More 

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Thank Kristin M
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

Kristin, we apologize for the miscommunication regarding the wait time. But we are happy to hear that you did enjoy your food. We hope you come back and visit us soon. More 

Westborough, United States
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143 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easter Sunday evening we decided to try Billy's. This is a true Seafood Restaurant. In season this place is always very packed- a good sign. My wife and I decided to try and was seated by a window with great water marsh views. We shared Billy's Famous Seafood Platter (which is enough for two) along with their famous Clam Chowder.... More 

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Thank Arthur G
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

Arthur, we are glad to hear that for the most part you enjoyed your visit with us. We apologize for getting potato heavy chowder. Hopefully next time you visit you will get a better cup. More 

Guilderland, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stop in every time we come to Maine very close to our favorite Misty Harbor Resort. Awesome happy hour. But even better are the incredible friendly efficient bartenders (Jenn, Eileen, Nikki, Kelly). Never fail to impress us. Food is excellent. Great views of the marsh.

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Thank Stephanie Z
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

Stephanie, we are so glad to hear we are staple of your visits to the area We hope to see you every time you are in Wells! More 

Holderness, Nh
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many bars have as nice a view. Looking over the Wells marshes with lots of bird life activity. Staff is very efficient and personable even when very busy. Heavy on the sea food orientation but with plenty of choices for the landlubber. Nice selection of locally crafted beers on tap.

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Thank ss319
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the view. It is definitely something we are very proud of. We hope you come back and visit. More 

Westbury, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I travel to Kennebunkport occasionally for work, and twice in the past 6 months have stayed in Wells and gone to Billy's to eat. Both times we sat at the bar. Bartender, both times, was wonderful - personable, attentive, made the experience all the more enjoyable. I had fried scallops the first time, and fried full belly... More 

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Thank jaybould
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you choose to dine with us when you are in the area. We love our repeat customers. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Westfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clams (steamers) were really good...no grit...fish and chips were really great !! join their loyalty program...$15.00 off on your anniversary or birthday... its huge inside so don't be afraid of all the cars.

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Thank winefan2016
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

Thank yo so much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Spooner, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had dinner here while we visited for my brother's promotion. I had the oysters and boiled lobster. Everything was fantastic and the service was very attentive.

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Thank Mike T
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

Mike, thank you for leaving such kind words. we are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your experience here. We hope if you are in the area again you will come back and visit! More 

ALGONQUIN
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere, company, and the food. Service and seafood were good. Would go back again.

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Thank BRIAN22Algonquin
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We do hope to see you again! More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travel to Maine often and love to try new places. We came to Billy's on the recommendation of our Inn Keeper. We were greeted warmly at the door and escorted to a nice table overlooking the marsh. Our waitress, Heather, was very friendly and attentive. We ordered a couple of "Jack Fire Mule's" to drink and they were fantastic!... More 

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Thank suzieQ802
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit with us. We will definitely be thanking Heather for giving you such amazing service. We do hope you visit whenever you are in the area! More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time my friend Del and I were seated until we tasted that Out-of--this-world seafood and when we finally left we had a Delightful time! The wait staff were very helpful and friendly with good senses of humor. I have never tasted a more delicious or chockful of lobster cup of Lobster Bisque!!! My friend and I were staying... More 

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Thank Karla T
RVarano, Owner at Billy's Chowder House, responded to this review

Karla, thank you so much for the kind words. If you are visiting Wells again soon we look forward to seeing you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-7558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?