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“Horrendous Service...that eclipsed the pretty view”

Eastport Chowder House
Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Eastport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Recently we spent three nights in Eastport. In the past I have always enjoyed a dinner on the deck of the Eastport Chowder House and had raved about the view to my friend.
We arrived to find the entrance to the restaurant devoid of a worker. One appeared from a booth where she was sitting with friends. We were told to go out and sit wherever because she thought there might be seats out on the deck. After sitting on the deck for while, a different server appeared with menus and took our drink orders. We had much time to choose our meals because our drinks did not return quickly. We ordered dinners, baked haddock and seafood over linguini to be accompanied by salads, that were not included in the price of the dinners.
Our food was delivered, by a third server/employee. We had no silverware and waited for a couple of minutes hoping an employee would happen upon the deck to check on the diners. They did not. I went into the dining room and picked up my own silverware and gestured to the original server, who was again seated at a booth talking with her friends.
The second server came out to bring us our waters, lamented about how hot the inside dining room was and seemed very distracted and confused about us being in the restaurant. We ate our dinners, which were average. The salads were basic. My potato had no sour cream with it and I was not sure how to find the kitchen to retrieve some...the rolls, boasted about on the menu, were never served. We finished. Waited for many minutes for the check, while we enjoyed the view. Eventually we went inside, interrupted two of the annoyed workers who were deep in conversation, paid our bill and left.
The view is beautiful. Unless you enjoy being treated as disliked relatives who have made an unwanted surprise visit; just walk out on the pier and avoid the restaurant altogether. Eat at The Waco or the Rose Café...

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Eastport has gone in the right direction the last 15 years where it was well on its way to being a ghost town. This place has been a welcome addition to the town. This is a great Downeast restaurant. Try to get a table outside to enjoy the views. The haddock is great. The lobster and shrimp rolls are very good as well.The stews and chowders are authentic. The seafood is definately fresh. The pies are what locals expect. My only regret is not being able to go to the Pirate Festival.

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Thank DukeDetroit_Michigan
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

My niece went went here for a nice meal and I must say it was average at best she loves poutine and was very disappointed when it showed up with mozzarella instead of curds. poutine without curds is not poutine. The microwaved rolls were disappointing as was the the batter on my haddock. the apple pi taste like fish! We were very very disappointed in the food here

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Thank canuckpump
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This restaurant has outside seating overlooking the islands in the Bay of Fundy. Just below the deck, you can see the passenger ferry taking passengers to the the islands docks. The food is realty tasty and you can have your seafood deep fried butvthey also have healthier ways of preparing it. This is a great spot to enjoy the ocean and a cup of chowder or some more substantial fare.

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Thank Dianne K
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Good fresh food, saw whales while we were having lunch. The fish chowder is good not great. Everything is very fresh. great atmosphere..... good service

Thank Rudyv123
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