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“Great chowder!”

Gilbert's Chowder House
Ranked #27 of 614 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub, American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cumberland
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great chowder!”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Nice little place along Commercial Street... Not fancy... But definitely worth the trip..some of the best chowder in Maine (Cappy's in Camden also great)

  • Visited February 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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“Best chowder ever!!”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

You go there for the food, not for the looks of the place, although it is well situated on the harbor. I had the best seafood chowder ever! Really! Served in a styrofoam cup (being somewhat of an environment activist I feel this is an outrage!) but oh so good! Great place for lunch!

  • Visited March 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“No Frills Delicious”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Fresh, succulent, crispy-crusted fried clams and an Allagash White with lemon… a perfect Maine combination! The onion rings and fries are also very good and not in the least bit greasy. In the warmer weather, the deck out back is delightful but overall the atmosphere is old-fashioned, no frills fish house. Very nice servers.

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Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada
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“Excellent seafood.”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Just happened to walk by this restaurant and decided to get our supper.Didn't expect great food because it wasn't fancy. Had the seafood chowder and a seafood meal. The food was amazing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for a delicious seafood night.Do not turn around when you walk in because it is small and not fancy. The food is amazing.

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Allen”
Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Taking a moment to enjoy one of my fav places for a bowl of clam chowder. Some interesting IPAs and a casual atmosphere. Don't pass this place up.

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