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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (94 reviews)
“chowder” (48 reviews)
“fries” (36 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 yesterday

This is not 5 stars for gourmet food but 5 stars for solid fried food & burgers with a stunning view. We've spent a lot of money eating at places by the water this summer and wanted a clam shack with a view to save...More

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to dine al fresco for lunch so we made the short drive from our motel, Lodge at Turbat's Creek, to this unpretentious restaurant. I reviewed the menu and noted that prices for full dinners, both lobster and full belly clams, were several dollars...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lobster roll and a cold beer at picnic tables overlooking the water for $20. Can't beat that! Lots of fresh lobster plain, no mayo, on a butter hot dog roll. Cold local beer. Great views. Nothing fancy. Staff friendly. Great place!

Thank mudfish49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the clam chowder and the seafood chowder. While both had a good flavor and nice consistency they had very little seafood in them. Overpriced for basically a good potato soup. Hubs had clam strips which he said were outstanding. I had the scallops....More

Thank nla84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chowder House is just a non-descript little building on the Cape Porpoise Pier. We happened to be at Cape Porpoise at lunch time so we decided to grab some food here for convenience sake. We're so glad we did! The seafood is absolutely outstanding...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A pretty Spartan little place until you get to the food. Chowder exemplary. Fresh lobster & haddock. Overall fine food in the most rustic of places.Good prices too.

Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Maine for lobster. We consumed mass quantities of lobster with the ever-present slaw and fries. We sat on the patio overlooking the bay and just enjoyed all of it.

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A short drive from Kennebunkport and located in the Cape Porpoise area, this typical New England chowder house is not to be missed. The staff is patient and accommodating (shout out to Katie, behind the counter!), and at current prices, the value is incomparable. Seating...More

1  Thank QRooBound
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great location with a beautiful view. You could see the fishermen removing the catch of the day. There is outside seating, yet it was too cold. We had the haddock for the first time. Very good and priced right. Customer service was nice and friendly....More

Thank shubie710
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This kind of fit with what I envisioned when I heard the term "lobster shack." It's a no-frills place. We ordered in the tiny restaurant part inside and ate outside on picnic tables. The view was great and I was pleased with what I got:...More

Thank M Z
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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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
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