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Boston Chowda

#32 of 2,377 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Quincy Market Building, Market Place, Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-742-4441
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quincy food hall is the perfect setting for tasting this unique New England Fayre. We had a lunch deal - a choice of 4 chowders (I had New England - creamy & fab)...my partner the lobster bisque. Nice - but not as nice as mine. Chowder served on a tray with a stuffed lobster roll in a lightly toasted brioche... More 

Thank Jingle05
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My all time favorite. I don't live here anymore but I now mail order this chowda. Whenever I am in Boston, I stop at Fanueil Hall and pick up a Lobster Bisque bread bowl, head to the central atrium, find a seat upstairs and just poeple watch. Ah I can smell it now. Mmmm.

Thank Tom H
New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got lobster roll w mayo and my husband got the hot lobster with butter. We also each got a cup of clam chowder. Sooooo good!!!! We probably could have split one lobster roll because there was so much clam in the soup and i was pretty full and i didn't even eat the roll part. Go here! yum yum

Thank lcooper
Newark, Delaware
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

OMG THE COLD LOBSTER SALAD ROLL!!!!! This is incredible! The most delicious lobster roll I have ever had!

Thank Angela P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch at Faneuil Hall and tried the Maine lobster mac 'n cheese. It was hot, comforting and delicious. Lots of lobster, nice crunchy bread crumb topping. Next time I'll try the lobster roll.

Thank elaine w
Jakarta, Indonesia
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My son and I looked for a warm light and casual meals on a rainy evening while we were walking in the neighborhood. Among many F&B operators available in Quincy market, we chose this one due to its long queueing line! We decided to have Lobster pie and Lobster chowda! They both were tasty, we liked it so much! For... More 

Thank AnggyGustiza
Jackson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great Soups but terrible service. Only one person working and took a long time to actually order the food.

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Love swinging by this place when I come back to Boston. Always great Chowder. Plenty of choice, and always warming. The site is inside Quincy Market.

Thank nickss1
Paranaque, Philippines
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Very good! There are more clams than potatoes, you can actually smell the sea!😀😉 When I told the server that I am taking the clam chowder to go to NYC, his smile became a grin and said, "I am a Yankee fan!", and wrapped it so well, it lasted all the way to NYC! A most enjoyable experience!

Thank Ollie758
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you are ever in Quincy Market must definitely try the lobster rolls. I personally love the hot lobster roll that comes in hot buttered brioche roll and you need to wash it down with the famous clam chowda. It is not cheap but well worth a try at least once

Thank San L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quincy Market Building, Market Place, Boston, MA 02109
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-4441

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

Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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