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Cape Porpoise Chowder House

79 Pier Rd, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME 04046-6916
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (54 reviews)
“fried clams” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (55 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
79 Pier Rd, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME 04046-6916
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Meandering along the shore on a beautiful fall day in September we stumbled upon a local treasure. At the end of a pier, next to a fisherman's co-op, was a Chowder House like no other. Although the the ambiance was exquisite, the catch right off...More

Thank BrandyBrook
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Got a great 3lb lobster and lobster rolls and seafood platters. Friendly service and enjoyed seeing dogs welcomed. Beer and wine available. The lobster rolls were good and not too mayonaissey. As other reviews have said, a very light batter on the seafood which was...More

Thank SimplyPleased
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Cape Porpoise has outdoor-only, on-the-water seating, and unlike the nearby Nunan's is open for lunch as well as dinner. We ate there on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, enjoying lobster rolls and Maine steamers. Lunch was good but not great (I'd forgotten how sandy...More

Thank Foodshldbefood
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We go for the fried clams (with bellies), so sweet and delicious, but the fish and chips are great too. The french fries are so-so, but the seafood is what its all about and they do that well. This place is WAY off the beaten...More

Thank likethelocals
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Best chowder by far. Loaded with seafood and extremely flavorful. If you don’t care for chowder then order a non seafood item but whatever you do be sure to order the onion rings. The order is large enough to share (or eat all by yourself)...More

Thank Vistaviewer77
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

When we are in a new area, we always check Trip Advisor for restaurants. This one was #1 of 4 in Cape Porpoise, which must be part of Kennebunkport because the restaurant next door was #5 in Kennebunkport! Anyway, I like to read the lousy...More

Thank Barb-85138-AZ
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Fantastic fried scallops, maybe the best ever. Very, very, lightly coated and fried to golden brown. Perfect! Fresh, tasty lobster roll, done the right way on a buttered and toasted hot dog roll. The clam chowder was very good, creamy and tasty. No celery in...More

Thank TheWiseOwl-AZ
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We went hunting for this place on a rainy day after a recommendation, glad we did! Fast, fresh food. Wonderful chowder and fried clams for just over $20. Unassuming exterior, not fancy inside but who cares! They serve beer and wine too if you want...More

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My table tried the clam chowder, the seafood chowder and the fish chowder. All three were very good and tasted different from each other. My favorite was the fish chowder. It was thin, which I liked, well seasoned and had a fantastic amount of flakey...More

Thank u_r_baboon
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was our first stop for a meal (lunch) enroute from Boston up through Bar Harbor to Prince Edward Island. My wife & I were looking forward to a good coastal seafood meal. The setting is beautiful, and the outdoor seating on a beautiful September...More

Thank USMA74
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No reservations needed. It is self-service and find your own seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Pier Rd, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME 04046-6916
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise
  • Phone Number: 207-967-0123
  • E-mail
This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
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