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Freeport Chowder House

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2 Mechanic Street, Freeport, ME
+1 207-865-3404
11:00 - 20:00
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I paid $7 for a bowl of potatoes in cream. It was supposed to be a seafood chowder, but there was on one shrimp and one small scallop, but no actual flavor. Nothing. The people were nice enough. Overall , I will never go back and hope more people read these reviews first-- I should have !

Thank MMA713
Vernon, Connecticut
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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 

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 7 November 2016 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 

Thank Steve S
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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...

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 24 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 

Thank NHMaine
Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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!

Thank 2Chickadees
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188 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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 3 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 

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 26 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 

Thank SLM3442
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this review

That day i got rid of all metal scrub pads and since we are really cleaning the place and i am staying as clean as possible. Tom Brown Manager More 

Zeeland, MI
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479 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

Thank ZeelandScoutMom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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?