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Billy's Chowder House

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216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
+1 207-646-7558
11:30 - 21:00
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We heard great things about Billy's, so we decided to try it for dinner one night of our vacation in Maine. First off - the dining room was HOT. Uncomfortably hot, and it wasn't even that warm outside. The waitress was a little off-putting. Almost like we were inconveniencing her by just being there. The water glasses are miniscule! If... More 

Thank Bella531
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch on Thursday June 4,2015.. The food was decent, although not very hot. Due to terrible wait service our meal was not one I would recommend to anyone. The chowdah.. Was great.. Coffee was cold. The waitress didn't bring out chowdah, or salad until whole meal was served. She never asked if we wanted rolls, nor did... More 

Thank FoodWriter101
Atlanta, Georgia
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263 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Billy's is way overdue for a renovation. The carpet is disgusting, and the bathrooms are tiny. My lobster roll was good - but average for Maine. My son had fish tacos - $15 for lunch but seemed decent. Kids menu is decent. I love salt marshes, and their view of one is the prize. We left saying "Ho hum" instead... More 

Elizbeth PA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

We always visit Billy's Chowder House during our frequent trips to Ogunquit. The seafood chowder is wonderful, as are the whole belly fried clams. The service is consistently good and the views are wonderful. If you are sports fan, especially Boston-team oriented, the bar is a great place to watch a game. We are such chowder addicts, we get a... More 

Thank PaulswifeElizabethPA
Orlando, Florida
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Valet parking, great menu. Tried the lazyman's lobster but portions seemed skimpy, next time we'll go for the whole lobster. Friendly and efficient staff. Would return again, seemed like very busy place.

Thank travelingone563
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Very busy ,food is OK, but expensive for what you get. Also very noisy...Not much more to say. Many years ago it was our favorite place to eat,nut now has become too commercial.

Thank Susan H
Corinth, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

We always stay in Maine for a week, and our Hotel is near Billy's Chowder House. The place is always packed, so we assumed it was good. It is just OK, the waitress was nice, it was freezing in there. I actually had to go out to my car and get a heavy jacket and wear it all through dinner.... More 

Thank joshsmom24
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We were torn between Billy's and another place in Wells for a whole lobster dinner. We ended up choosing here because it would have a better view. When we went, there was a dense mist so that pretty much took the scenery away, but it was still pretty cool to look out the big windows. We were seated right away... More 

Thank mnheiby
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We have been to Billy's a few times and always enjoy our food. Each time we've been the service has been great! The prices are a bit up there but the portions are pretty big and the food is yummy! We recommend!

Thank LoraJ1979
York, NY
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Service was wonderful, local beer was great, lunch special (Cajun fish/chips) very mediocre, especially for the price. Should have tried something different. Three small pieces of fish, soggy Fries's, food service coleslaw ...it could have been good with a little effort. Not very busy, as well, so a rushed kitchen was no excuse. Next time I will stick with lobster,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?