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USS Chowder Pot III

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560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here before and really enjoyed it but this time it was a huge disappointment! The service was horrible at first. My drink order was wrong and the server was just ready to go home... So we got a new server and the service was great. However the first server had already take our order and got it wrong!!... More 

Thank Jennifer M
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, We are sorry for your experience. Please give our Manager Angie a call today so we can try to make it right for you. Best, Chowder Pot Management More 

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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went went there to celebrate Valentine's Day with the family. We had the Sea food Alfredo pasta and it was delicious. Prices are real good and they have a big variety of sea food and other plates in their menu. They also have a big bar. During the week they have offer different activities like karaoke, music bands and... More 

Thank Ketana_01
New Haven, Connecticut
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked up a takeout order midweek. Fried seafood combination was very good. Lobster bisque came in a quart and we ordered a loaf of their honey bread. So good. Quick order, no wait time, good food. Recommended.

Thank PJA09
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great prime rib. Love the breads. Tasty soups and bisque. Really good bar food too and drinks. Very relaxing place. Service excellent.

Thank keepthedream
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff - bartenders act like your bothering them. They forget what you asked for after waiting 15 minutes asked again finally got drinks. Food was not great it was cold - fried fish is not good cold. I think they better change the attitudes of their waitstaff and especially the bartenders. Went in during last week Diana behind... More 

Thank Sharon M
ChowderPotManagement, Manager at USS Chowder Pot III, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, We are sorry to hear about your poor bar experience. Please give Angie a call today (2/1) anytime after 11 so she can try to make this issue better for you. More 

Bridgeport, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here with another couple on the way to the casino. We arrived at approximately 3 PM and were seated after about a 10 minute wait. Everyone in our party had a fried seafood combo platter. I had the combo that included shrimp, scallops and clams. I also selected the seafood rice as one of my sides and it was... More 

Thank StratPlus
Norwalk, Connecticut
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you enjoy seafood but don't want to spend and arm and a claw for it -- this is the place for you. But either get there early or be prepared to wait for it. But it is worth the wait - generous portions if you get the full size vs. the half order you will be taking some home.... More 

1 Thank jmoccia
Guilford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have been here many, many times, and have never been disappointed. The food is always great, the service is always good. They have much more then seafood. There is a great bar also.

1 Thank Rene4818
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The chowder Pot is very close to where we stay, (at the Baymont Inn & Suites )the food and service are excellent! Can't wait to visit again!

Thank barbaracN9022NA
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My wife have been going here twice a year for at least 10 years. We go for our Anniversary and again for New Years Eve.

Thank Phillip B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1-203-481-2356
For 36 years our customers have enjoyed award winning seafood, slow roasted prime rib and USDA Choice steak. Chowder Pot III has two large dining rooms and a very popular Captain's Lounge featuring a raw bar. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3:30p-6p Pick out your own live lobster from our tanks from 1-15 lbs.!

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