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Billy's Chowder House

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££ - £££
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216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
+1 207-646-7558
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Chester, Vermont
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of knotty pine but some nice views. A classic Maine seafood place. Typical seafood and non dishes. A bit expensive but the freshness of the seafood is impeccable. I had Billy's fried platter which they say is 1 lb. 1/3+ lb. of great fresh cut fries cooked just right. An okay piece of haddock nice and flaky, about 6... More 

Thank toscwolfstar
Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Billy's is the type of wonderful place that you return to frequently, and can rely on the food being consistently fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is friendly, the servers are efficient, and the quality of the food is excellent. On this particular weekend night it was busy as usual, but we were seated promptly. We opted to start with the... More 

Thank circe64
Sherbrooke, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and food! Stephanie did a Cajun spice dressing for the swordfish which my husband loved! I had the baked haddock special...So good 😁 The salted caramel cheesecake was delectable.... This place is back on our must visit list again !

Thank 161Magi
Fonda, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tried the Seafood Stew and went back for seconds another day. Absolutely delicious. More than likely 1st stop to eat once we arrive in Maine. Fish tacos anyone? :0)

Thank Wiltey2017
Albany, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Maine is obviously known for its seafood and especially its Lobster. Billy's Chowder House is one of those places that if you believed only a restaurant with crystal chandeliers could be good enough for you, you are dead wrong. In my humble opinion, if you want the freshest, best tasting seafood, cooked to absolute perfection, smash those chandelier thoughts and... More 

Thank Brian B
Lexington, Massachusetts
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In New England one has a certain expectation for a "chowder house" - something between a clam shack and a regular restaurant. Nothing fancy - lots of knotty pine paneling and simple furnishings. The food was good, the service friendly, the prices reasonable, and plenty of parking. Overall, this was an experience that met expectations.

Thank Michael M
Southbury, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the first time. Food was delicious, and our waitress Cindy (Lu Who) made our visit so memorable. She was so friendly and welcoming. Explained the rewards program and provided excellent food recommendations. Easily convinced us to have dessert. We will absolutely come back! Especially to see Cindy!!

Thank Lauriejmac
Brampton, Canada
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88 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Billy's before and we will be going back again. Service is excellent, and the food is great.

Thank Eric o
Corinth, New York
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is not that good. Very cold in the restaurant. Overpriced. Not sure what they hype is. Locals do not go to Billy's Chowder House, when you don't see local people eating there - not good

Thank joshsmom24
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love just about everything here...amazing chowders....nice oyster specials every week....great view, great bar...and wonderful bartenders...so sweet! But the best thing on menu is.......wait for it......the BLT.....served on marble rye, it is simply the best we've ever had.....get it almost every time....done just exactly right.....yummy!!!!

Thank Bubs739

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4129
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-7558

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