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Freeport Chowder House

2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
+1 207-865-3404
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (44 reviews)
“fish chips” (3 reviews)
“hot dog roll” (2 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The good thing was that our chowder (corn and clam) was very hot. The portions were small for the price & served in a paper cup. The place is super, super small so it's not a good place for families of over 3. There was...More

Thank Berkshires12345
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hot food hot, Cold food cold that is what i was taught in cooking school. We do the best we can with 2 people , some days we do over 200 people. I am sorry you didn't care for our place, please try as again....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Maine has so many great lobster joints, don’t waste your money here. I thought it could be a cute off the beat and path type place, but the microwaves on the counter should have cued us otherwise. I ordered the lobster stew, which was pictured...More

Thank Dara F
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visiting Freeport during a steady downpour, we were looking for a quick lunch and were offered a coupon for this place. It's essentially a shack, nothing to look at, and menu offerings were chowder and "fryer food" - burgers, fries, chicken fingers, etc. Very small...More

Thank LPonch
Reviewed 29 August 2017

After a day of riding around, ready for food. We went to the Chowder House. We had some doubt when we walked in. The one person working had a don't care attitude. The area could use a little cleaning. My wife ordered the seafood chowder...More

Thank michbird
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I tried the chowder and felt there is room for improvement. It is somewhat bland and could use some onion, less potato and more clam bouillion. The sign says the chowder has won awards. Really?

Thank Princess095
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Don't get me wrong, I love Linda Bean's restaurant on Main St, but when it comes to real New England Seafood you need to walk a block down and a block east to find the real deal. The proprietor is a little like Seinfeld's "Soup...More

1  Thank Scott F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We stopped here for a quick lunch while shopping. We like small places but this place need some improvement. I had fried clams which were plentiful and good. Nice fried batter. Husband had mini lobster roll and chowder. He thought it was good, not many...More

1  Thank grapefarmer
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to Freeport in quite a few years. So happy to see the Chowder House was still there. The special was a cup of chowder and half a lobster roll. Compared to my whole lobster roll , the half of lobster roll was...More

1  Thank Kayaker101
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had a fairly quick stop at the chowder house and was pleased to enjoy a cup of chowder and a great sandwich! Was perfect for a casual and quick lunch that was able to fulfill my cravings for clam chowder.

1  Thank jpoliti94
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The food was over priced. The chowder was so hot we had to wait at least 15min before you could eat it. The older gentleman behind the counter was grumpy when it came to us, but had a smile for every other customer. Felt discriminated...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-3404
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