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Freeport Chowder House

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2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
+1 207-865-3404
11:00 - 20:00
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Back in New England looking for a taste of great seafood...didn't find it here. Although it was posted that the clam chowder was award winning, it was a huge letdown - no flavor and a thin broth. Lobster roll - a few very small claws in the bottom or a limp roll...don't know if this was just not a good... More 

Thank MountainLily3
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

A good quick, inexpenive, tasty meal. Clam Chowder is a specality of the house. The shop has a limited seating area

Thank Conrad R
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Spent the day in Freeport with my kids and wanted to treat myself to some Maine seafood. Got the special which was fish and chips with a side of clam chowder. Pieces of fish seemed like they were glorified fish sticks, not the piece of fish I thought I'd be getting. Chowder was OK, plenty of clams but they were... More 

Thank Edward M
Smithfield, Virginia
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569 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

As a couple we were visiting Freeport and stopped at this little place on a side street. The man working there was very nice and we decided on the lobster roll since we had not had lobster yet. We also had the clam chowder and the corn chowder. My clam chowder was very good however my husband didn't care for... More 

Thank JLDC
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We were just looking for a quick place to have dinner in downtown Freeport. Looking around a corner we spotted this small place that claimed to have been voted "Best Chowder in Freeport." The young man taking the order took the money and did the cooking. First indication that there was really no "cook" at all. It was blisteringly hot... More 

Thank Spookahontas
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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420 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

My visit was in '14, but I still remember it being a terrific spot. Not wanting a big dinner at the end of the day, I spied this place while walking from L.L. Bean and decided to give it a try. I was at first going to get a lobster roll, but decided instead to get the fish and chips... More 

Thank Ronald D
Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I would not agree with their sign that says "voted best clam chowder". It was average at best; not much flavor.

Thank Lynne O
Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing last year. This year was okay at best. Booths were replaced with bar style seating making it impossible for elderly or handicap limited patrons to sit inside.

Thank MDosk
Center Barnstead, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Cups of chowder very good. Found the bread bowls too much!!! Past couple of visits not as enjoyable. Music was too loud and young people engaged in their own conversation. Had to wait to order while they were engaged in conversation.

Thank Annette G
Leeds, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

I stopped in here while Christmas shopping on a drizzly December afternoon. The chowder was perfect and gave me the strength to keep on shopping!

Thank dmaclagan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-3404

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