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Billy's Chowder House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
+1 207-646-7558
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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661 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Quick summary: very good classic New England seafood. Friendly, professional service. Good prices for the quality. My review is based on what I expect of a good Main seafood restaurant. We were here visiting family in the area during the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a delightful spot off season when it is not too busy, but gets pretty busy during... More 

Thank Mme_X
canaan nh
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Best dinner we had while visiting Wells. The service was great. Had the grilled swordfish, which was fresh, juicy and wonderfully seasoned. My husband said their oysters were the best he's ever had.

Thank donnated
Huntington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Billy's has the typical selection of fried seafood. Service is always good. If you plan on getting a fisherman's platter, I suggest splitting. They've become a little pricey in the past few years, but the portion is plenty big enough for two good appetites. Diners are great. Noon to 4pm are the best times unless you plan on waiting for... More 

Thank michaelbennett2016
Wells, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The food is always so good at Billy's. I love to sit in the bar and relax with a drink. The atmosphere is welcoming and the staff is one of the best in the state of Maine. Kudos to Chris for his quality of food and quality of people to keep Billy's as #1 on our list of MUST go... More 

Thank Wellswoman
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Back to Billy's after 10 years. Still the best. Seafood and Lobster stew is great. Clam Chowder is super. My favorite Maine restaurant.

Thank Mike D
Queensbury, New York
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Daylight savings time darkens the view but the food is definitely worth it. Nice selections, both from land and of course sea. Typically have a few nightly specials. Catch a seat in the lounge area to catch a great view and a game on the many TV's.

Thank Coastalsnoman
Indianapolis, Indiana
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229 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The restaurant is on the road to a Wells beach, so it has a great view overlooking the marsh. Their steamed clams are as good as ever and the service is always good. We haven't been there in awhile, and the restaurant has definitely been expanded and remodeled, but the prices are also much higher than a few years ago.... More 

Thank LuckyMesaAZ
McDonough, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visit Billy's every time we fly to Maine! The staff is top notch and the food is delicious and the portions are good size, They take great care of their customers

Thank terriegill915
So Ct
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went to Billy's for dinner on a late season getaway. Located in a saltmarsh, it sits alone and isolated with great views from every window. The food was excellent. Started with clam chowder which was the best I have ever had in a restaurant. Delicious! Thin milk based broth, loaded with clams with butter on top. So much better... More 

Thank cheshirecatSoCt
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Best happy hour in Maine. Jen, Nicky, Eileen and Kelly are phenomenal. They know their customers and take great care of them. Good food, great fun and the best bartenders in Maine. You can't go wrong.

Thank Nan509_11

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
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?