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US Rte 1 & Rte 114, Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough, ME 04074
+1 207-883-8333
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Scarborough, Maine
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember going to Chowderhead's when I first came here and got a very good meal. The last time I went the kitchen area looked dirty and the food was very disappointing.

Thank 888major
Jupiter, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Love the New England food in the Key West style atmosphere. Lobster and shrimp roll delicious as well as cole slaw and sides. Very casual with a helpful staff. Definitely kid friendly yet great for couples.

Thank Ginny B
El Dorado Hills
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We recently stopped by for a lobster roll but were not able to get one because the lobster hadn't thawed! We settled for heavily mayonnaised crab rolls on nice croissants and an average seafood chowder. The restaurant smelled greasy so maybe we should have tried fried items, which seem more popular with the local customers. The staff was pleasant. Just... More 

Thank SusanJElDoradoHills
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Traveling through town so we could get husband's Rx filled at Walgreens on the way to second condo for the week. Needed to kill some time and hungry so we asked the pharmacist where to grab some lunch. She highly recommended Chowderhead's, which was in the same strip shopping center. We each got a cup of the seafood chowder and... More 

Thank Deb M
Saratoga Springs, New York
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped to grab food for a picnic lunch at Crescent Beach and it was an improvement from my visit a few years ago. Fried clams are very good, as were my son's chicken tenders. The oil they used was clean and didn't taint the taste of the clams. Lobster rolls are available on a croissant or a hot dog bun.... More 

Thank Kyle H
Fruitland Park, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Like going for fast food but the big difference is great sea food. Fried haddock and fries were surprisingly not greasy at all. Crispy crust on the haddock and very tasty. My wife had the haddock sandwich and found it the same as my fried haddock. Not greasy at all. One other had the normal he has every week he... More 

Thank Joseph B
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Went here for a very casual dinner with my mother and husband. My husband and I both had "Fish & Chips" -- Haddock & Fries. Haddock was amazing! Fries were fantastic! Cole Slaw was great! My mother had full clam bellies with fries and she loved them. The restaurant was very slow but there were some people in there when... More 

Thank CutesyPieKaz
Scarborough, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have been there some 50 times over the years and never been disappointed . The food is great-from Lobster Rolls ,Clams,salads,etc. I highly recommend it. Sam Kelley,mbitrailersmaine@gmail.com

Thank 938sam
Pensacola, Florida
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Best clam and seafood chowder. Great price. A quart of seafood chowder to go was about $15.00. If you want to taste Maine seafood, Chowderhead is a good place to go. You may order to go or sit in to eat. It is not a fancy restaurant but very good seafood.

Thank cheelyum
Dayton, Ohio
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444 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The seafood chowder is crazy good and the lobter roll was tasty, but not as good. I don't like sandwiches served on a croissant, but this one was toasted so it wasn't limp like most croissants. Super fresh food, bare bones surroundings and reasonable pricing.

Thank Marblehead750

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Rte 1 & Rte 114, Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough, ME 04074
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +1 207-883-8333

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