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Chowder Pot IV

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165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
+1 860-244-3311
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been eating here for 15 plus years. The food is excellent, atmosphere is nice and service is great. They serve fresh baked bread with gooey honey on top.........delicious!

Thank dwnoble
Chester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for the last 15 years and is the best seafood place in Hartford county. Has the best clam chowder and also has many good meals like lobster mac and cheese and all of the fried platters. Has a great atmosphere. Very recommended.

Thank cozieracer369
Wallingford, Connecticut
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had birthday dinner and great food as usual. The calamari combo platter was great. Clam chowder soup was awesome. Service was mediocre this time though.

Thank rgeulen
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome seafood salad..actually all the food is awesome. The only negative make I would give this restuarant is that they do not have enough staff causing a rather longer then normal wait time.

Thank Michele R
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited the Chowder Pot just before leaving Hartford. The food was amazing. Big portions, great flavor, lots to chose from. I highly recommend the New England clam chowder.

Thank Aflint1972
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Group of six went to lunch at Chowder Pot on a Saturday. All the meals were great. We started with clam chowder, lobster bisque (lots of lobster), shrimp wrapped with cheese and bacon and salads. Meals included the lunch portion of baked stuffed shrimp and clam strips. The clam strip portion for $10 was enormous. Other meals were the chicken... More 

Thank capecodtraveler01
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

So we arrived very late to our hotel right beside the restaurant and though hungry didn't want a heavy meal. My colleague and I both had soup. I the new England clam chowder, her the lobster bisque. Both soups were amazing! Definitely homemade n chunky full of goodness. We also had the stuffed mushrooms and the crab Rangoon. Amazing! Best... More 

Thank Melina K
Canton, Connecticut
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was craving a lazy man's lobster. My husband grilled fish. My frame of reference is the FishTale in Westbrook, CT which is casual, but with very fresh seafood. Because Westbrook is quite a drive we decided on the Chowder Pot IV in Hartford based on some reviews. The atmosphere is nothing special and a bit rough around the edges.... More 

Thank ajt398
West Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Clam plate special was delicious--portion size was generous. Salad was fresh. Lobster bisque was creamy & had no lobster pieces in it.

Thank CKR72482
Wallingford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This place has the best sea food I have had in years. The fried clams are light and not greasy and very tastety. Try the Seafood Imperial for a taste treat.Great waiting staff and honey bread.

Thank chrzo

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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
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?