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USS Chowder Pot III

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580 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405
11:30 - 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food made Red Lobster look good. Fish was dry and small portion. Worse than the food was the lounge. It had a low life crowd. Looked like a bunch of degenerates. Definite thumbs down.

Thank Greg B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great waitress and hostess. Great food. Good service and very clean. Seafood was very fresh. Would like very much to see coupons or senior day.

Thank Gloria Z
Stratford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to be our go to when we didn't have a destination to eat. Well it is off are list for good. The place is dirty the lobster tanks are cloudy and not clean. Can't see the creatures. The service is mediocre at best and the prices are steep to say the least. Our meals were served cool,... More 

Thank artbon
Stamford, CT
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster bisque is not a keeper.. Very thick, seemed some kind of powder was added. Tasted bad. Calamari rings were too breaded so we didn't even finish the half of plate. Lobster roll was really overpriced-$31 -ridiculous .

Thank arkadiyf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Tuesday deals for 2 are amazing!!!! I'm a big guy and can eat, this man was full and went home with doggy bags, so he had lunch for the next day. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is great. Such a great place to visit over and over again.

Thank Feike v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pulled in while traveling from RI for a meal on our way home. Ordered the NE Clam Chowder and 2 Lobster Rolls - the Lobster was fresh, warm, and utterly delicious! Absolutely recommend a stop!

Thank Kenny215
East Lyme, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stopped here on the way home from New Jersey. The place is nice and our waitress, Maria, was excellent. She knew everything on the menu and took care of many table in our area. The Rhode Island style clam chowder was excellent, probably the best I have had. I had a combination of seafood with pasta and red sauce and... More 

Thank VinMar_10
St. Simons Island, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The band was good. Food ok. Oysters were good. Waiteess was nice and put up with a big group of us. They had Guinness on tap so that made the hubby happy. Pepsi and not coke so 😝

Thank judissi
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Yes, that is a lobster sticking up over the roof of the restaurant. We ate at this place over ten years ago and the food has not changed, it's still great. The shrimp is meaty, not just a bunch of breading, and we love the honey bread that comes right away with your drinks. The service is not quite as... More 

Thank Barbarino_12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We enjoy the ride to an informal seafood restaurant. we don't have any restaurant quite like it around where we live. we dream about their fried clams,apps and lobster. Cant leave out bloody mary's with a jumbo shrimp in the glass. so worth the ride if there is no traffic.

Thank Sue M

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 580 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?