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USS Chowder Pot III

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560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405-2907
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

New Haven and north begins the search for whole belly fried clams. Favorite food as native New Englander transplanted. Becoming a traditional stop for lunch and local IPA beers at the bar with Rob (bartender). Willing to endure country music while watching America's team " Red Sox. Local patron attraction without frills. Will stop again heading south bound shortly

Thank SoulSearcher2828
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the two of us tried 4 salads we decided not to eat it. You can tell it was from a bag and some pieces were old brown and slimy. The food was poor. The stuffed sole was far from good. Living near the ocean you would think the food would be great! There are so many nice seafood places... More 

Thank Patricia P
Guilford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My kids and I each got a lobster roll here last week. The rolls were nicely toasted, and there was a generous amount of lobster in them. Unfortunately, there were so many pieces of shell in the lobster that made them pretty unappetizing. Also, the lobster was shredded, for some reason. The side salad and potato were good. I wouldn't... More 

Thank Donna M
East Lyme, CT
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189 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We met two other couple here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of meeting at the Army Induction Center in New Haven. We all went to Vietnam. We started off with drinks which were very good. Then shared three appetizers. The only one, and only thing during the entire evening, that wasn't above average were the fried squid. The other two... More 

Thank VinMar_10
North Haven, Connecticut
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Stopped on the way home from a day trip. It was a Sunday night and was hoping for good seafood dinner. As soon as we walked in front desk person stated there would be a 30 minute wait. We were hopefully it would be a little quicker. The front desk person was very condesending when we asked a few quesions.... More 

Thank aj F
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Always can expect a great lunch or dinner. Consistent. Seafood seafood seafood. Make sure you Go hungry!

Thank BG1212
West haven
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

They told us the wait was 15 to 20 min, but didn't happen there were a lot empty seats and that's something I would never understand. Why the long wait? Sundays can be really busy and the wait is forever. At least the food was delicious and fresh. I would go back weekdays never weekends.

Thank 144paolav
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I've been here before and really enjoyed it but this time it was a huge disappointment! The service was horrible at first. My drink order was wrong and the server was just ready to go home... So we got a new server and the service was great. However the first server had already take our order and got it wrong!!... More 

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ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, We are sorry for your experience. Please give our Manager Angie a call today so we can try to make it right for you. Best, Chowder Pot Management More 

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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We went went there to celebrate Valentine's Day with the family. We had the Sea food Alfredo pasta and it was delicious. Prices are real good and they have a big variety of sea food and other plates in their menu. They also have a big bar. During the week they have offer different activities like karaoke, music bands and... More 

Thank Ketana_01
New Haven, Connecticut
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Picked up a takeout order midweek. Fried seafood combination was very good. Lobster bisque came in a quart and we ordered a loaf of their honey bread. So good. Quick order, no wait time, good food. Recommended.

Thank PJA09

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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
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1-203-481-2356
For 36 years our customers have enjoyed award winning seafood, slow roasted prime rib and USDA Choice steak. Chowder Pot III has two large dining rooms and a very popular Captain's Lounge featuring a raw bar. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3:30p-6p Pick out your own live lobster from our tanks from 1-15 lbs.!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?