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Chowder Pot IV

165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
+1 860-244-3311
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walking through the door you get a great vibe that you are just about to have a great meal. But then the hostess seats you at your table and wait and wait and wait. Our waitress would loose a 100 meter dash contest to a...More

Thank Cacabesa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first meal in Connecticut was so good. I highly recommend the Lazy Man's Lobster. It was delicious. We liked it so much that we ate here the next day for lunch. I had the Lobster Roll. Another great choice.

Thank 971charlenen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had an early dinner for my 60th birthday. Staff were very friendly. I had the Seafood Imperial which had shrimp. lobster and scallops in a mushroom cream sauce. My husband had the scallops with seafood stuffing casserole. Both dishes were very...More

Thank geezee57
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I haven’t been to the Chowder Pot in years due to poor service and food quality. What a great surprise to see a huge turn around. The service was great. Usually buffet style food is lacking. I have to say it was top quality and...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 11 December 2017

There were four of us for dinner to celebrate my son's birthday. Three out of four entrees were good and the fourth was disappointing. It was a very busy night at the restaurant and service was slow. They do a very nice job with broiled...More

Thank Grandma_PhD
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I have never had anything but great service and great food in my previous visits over a year prior. This visit was for a large party 13 of us I called ahead they sat us right away but did say our server wouldn't be there...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This was an unexpected find next to my hotel - for the next restaurant in the area was a McDonalds 5 blocks away. Thankfully, the food and service were lovely! I had raw oysters(yummy), escargot (7$!!), and pull and peel shrimp (with Old Bay!) I...More

Thank Sharyon C
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy the Chowder Pot for a nice lunch with business colleagues. The food is consistently good. Love the shrimp Caesar salad and the salmon entree. The bread is amazing. The wait staff is always pleasant and helpful. We’ve had large business meetings here...More

Thank betsygggg
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This place is hit or miss. Last time I was there,the service was awful and the food wasn't very good, when it finally did arrive. Tonight I as there and the service and food were excellent. Their grilled salmon is so good, and can't beat...More

Thank AndiW-CT
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Vast seating and good friendly service.. menu was excellent selection, but daily menu was enticing! Daily beverage specials ok! They promoted Tuesday as steak night but the specials were the same as on menu... why? Nice dessert and fresh coffee. Seating got filled around 7pm,...More

Thank GringoAlto2000
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10 July 2017|
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Response from CKR72482 | Reviewed this property |
They have packages & a nice room in the back for functions. Food was good and reasonably priced. My daughter-in-law's bridal shower was there. There were 35 of us. I am sure they could accommodate 40!
Laura C
16 October 2016|
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Response from Jerandnanc | Reviewed this property |
Best to call the restaurant to get the most current information.
25 September 2016|
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Response from Noodlebee | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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