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Cape Porpoise Chowder House

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79 Pier Road, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME
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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you know how to find it, you will discover a charming and picturesque place, nothing fancy, but for lunch, away from the crowd of Kennybunk Port, it's great.

Thank Christian P
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seasonal seafood shack with decking on the water. Excellent lobster rolls lobster soup and clam chowders. Idyllic setting. Such an experience we returned next day.

Thank Graham J
Runnemede, NJ
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very very casual place on the dock, nothing fancy but good food. Served up by owner who was very friendly. Inside and outside dining on the water. Food cooked before you eyes. Enjoyed a 1 1/2 lb lobster that was delicious with french fries and cole slaw. Maine blueberry pie a MUST!

Thank Carol G
Plano, Texas
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Liked this place so much when we stopped on the way "down East", that we stopped again on the way back to Boston. Lobster rolls, clam chowder and fried combination platter were all perfect. Prices reasonable. Nice view from deck. You will probably need to park down the road a bit because the adjacent restaurants control the lot across the... More 

Thank jeffndallas
Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We found this place by accident, after taking a wrong turn. It's a little out of the way, but boy are we glad we stayed! This is a cute, small, no frills restaurant. Limited menu, and only 2 beers on tap. But the sandwiches were filled with seafood and very tasty. We sat out on the deck, and enjoyed the... More 

Thank umbrellaflowers
North Andover, Massachusetts
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220 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

After a leisurely drive up we stopped and enjoyed lunch on the dock as the sun basked us in 74 degree weather. Kathys fish sandwich. Was light flaky and cooked to perfection. My grilled salmon over salad was tasty and filling. Great first stop!

Thank Tony P
Montreal, Quebec
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lobster rolls are overflowing with lobster....excellent. Wonderful views of the harbour in Cape Porpoise.

Thank lgi
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A paper plates and picnic tables kinda place right on the harbor. A few small tables inside for those cold days. Fried clams are delicious, lobsa great too, everything freshly cooked when you order, and by a friendly staff. I can't wait to go again!!!

Thank BeachL0ver60
Laval, Canada
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stopped by in order to get a clam chowder. They have a big menu and since I wasn’t too hungry I took a hot dog along with my chowder! But my husband took a plate of Crab cake. The chowder was delicious. The crab cakes were ok but no more than that. There were three pieces and were very... More 

Thank Sonia D
Mercer, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Yes we have written about this place before, and yes we keep coming back here for some of the best seafood you can get. Friendly service and to sit out on the deck and really enjoy your meal is just super. and the view of the harbor while your there just adds to the whole experience. And to be sure... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Pier Road, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise
  • Phone Number: 207-967-0123
This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?