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“Chowder !!!”

Billy's Chowder House
Ranked #9 of 71 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Harwich, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Chowder !!!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

A sunset view from our table, a great local beer, and the clam chowder made for a great evening at Billy's! As others have stated, the chowder was full of fresh clams, the broth smooth and silky, not thick and gummy! The haddock cakes were tasty and the cole slaw was definately fresh. Hubbs had the stuffed shrimp, and that seafood stuffing was quite delicious! We had a lovely time, and can't wait to go back. Lots of good things to try on their menu!

  • Visited April 2014
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Wells, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Come for the CHOWDER!!!!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

And skip Mike's Clam Shack. Sorry to pick favorites, but Billy's chowder (clam or seafood) is authentic, fresh, and the best I've had in the area. NOT thick and flour-y. Great fresh steamers tossed in, too! Mike's is JUST so sad and tastes like a can. Billy's onion rings, and fresh chips at the bar hit that "salty" spot, and our son, despite a NATIONAL search this year (Vegas, Clemson, Virginia, Florida steak houses) still says that the BILLY BURGER is the best ever.

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“SEAFOOD CHOWDER”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Avoid this dish. I mean stay away. It cost $17.00 for a bowl of nothing.
Billy should be ashamed to rip off customers with this highly over priced bowl of milk and a few scraps of fish. Never again....

  • Visited April 2014
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Springfield, Vermont
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great chowder!”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

The clam chowder at Billy's is fabulous....loaded with whole clams, the broth is milky and buttery and yet not too rich. I also had a half/half seafood plate with scallops and clams, served with french fries and slaw...the scallops were EXCELLENT, the clams were very good and the serving size was significant. I look forward to going back to Billy's and have joined their rewards program so I'll receive $10 off my next visit!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Brenda B
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Greeted with a smile and served with a smile!”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We've been enjoying Billy's for too many years to count! It was always our parents' first choice when we asked where we should go for lunch or dinner. We are from CT and take a round about route to our summer home in West Newfield, Maine just to enjoy Billy's. This visit we had the sword fish special and a cold draft while we enjoyed the view. We've never been disappointed!

  • Visited March 2014
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