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“The definitive clam chowder place!”

Brewster Inn & Chowder House
Ranked #17 of 42 Restaurants in Brewster
Price range: US$0 - US$11
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Reviewed 8 November 2012

I have been going to the "Chowder House" for over 40 years. In all that time, almost nothing has changed. But sometimes, lack of change is a very good thing. The house goes back to the mid-1800's, the wallpaper to what looks like the 1950's, and the menu is basically unchanged for as long as I can remember. So going here, you get the real "old Cape Cod". And you also get the most definitive New England clam chowder I know of - again with a recipe not changed since before I was a toddler. I have tried many chowders in many places (somewhat of a passion for me), and the Chowder House remains on top.

As for the rest of the food, it is pretty average, though sometimes the fish can be very good. The wait staff is always friendly, and chatting with the servers is a bit of a tradition here. Prices are reasonable. For me, the best thing to do here is go for lunch, ordering some salad, white wine and of course chowder.

By the way, the chowder can be taken out, which a whole lot of locals do.

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Reviewed 2 November 2012

Cozy environment, friendly staff, great soup and homemade desserts! They stayed open for us even though we arrived pretty late in the evening

Thank Misscourtj
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

The food was great, the server was very friendly!We got many entrees (the autumn salad was delicious, the clam chowder was Cape Cod perfection and the dessert plates were stripped clean by us!)

Thank PleasantCarey
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Charming building, feels historical and quirky. The menu was good on fish, more limited otherwise. Chowder was amazing. We were there in early September and it was quiet...would be more fun if a little more crowded. If you are a seafood person, try it.

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Thank bwdailey
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

They have the best clam chowder & crab cakes we have ever had. Shrimp & oysters also good. A little pricey but worth it. We had a group of six and they would not split our checks up. Since we all had something different we had to figure our own bills. Would have give given a five except for that

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Thank Sloand2
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