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Cape Porpoise Chowder House

79 Pier Rd, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME 04046-6916
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (53 reviews)
“fried clams” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
79 Pier Rd, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME 04046-6916
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing fancy just the real deal- they serve unglorified lobster in a roll and you can add mayo if you wish- I like my lobster rolls with a bit more adornments- the chowder was very good- overall it’s a fair restaurant- nothing fancy.

Thank Susie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had beers and a crab roll so I can’t say about the rest of the menu but the crab roll was really good. $13.99 for that and $5 each beer. Great views with the outdoor seating.

Thank Nikki L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the seafood platter, was fantastic... tender and tasty cooked to perfection. Will be back!!!!! Seafood and lobster chowder incredible.

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 26 February 2018

No frills. Good food. We sit outside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This is a destination we never miss when visiting the area.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Meandering along the shore on a beautiful fall day in September we stumbled upon a local treasure. At the end of a pier, next to a fisherman's co-op, was a Chowder House like no other. Although the the ambiance was exquisite, the catch right off...More

1  Thank BrandyBrook
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Got a great 3lb lobster and lobster rolls and seafood platters. Friendly service and enjoyed seeing dogs welcomed. Beer and wine available. The lobster rolls were good and not too mayonaissey. As other reviews have said, a very light batter on the seafood which was...More

1  Thank SimplyPleased
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Cape Porpoise has outdoor-only, on-the-water seating, and unlike the nearby Nunan's is open for lunch as well as dinner. We ate there on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, enjoying lobster rolls and Maine steamers. Lunch was good but not great (I'd forgotten how sandy...More

1  Thank Foodshldbefood
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We go for the fried clams (with bellies), so sweet and delicious, but the fish and chips are great too. The french fries are so-so, but the seafood is what its all about and they do that well. This place is WAY off the beaten...More

Thank likethelocals
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Best chowder by far. Loaded with seafood and extremely flavorful. If you don’t care for chowder then order a non seafood item but whatever you do be sure to order the onion rings. The order is large enough to share (or eat all by yourself)...More

Thank Vistaviewer77
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

When we are in a new area, we always check Trip Advisor for restaurants. This one was #1 of 4 in Cape Porpoise, which must be part of Kennebunkport because the restaurant next door was #5 in Kennebunkport! Anyway, I like to read the lousy...More

1  Thank Barb-85138-AZ
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No reservations needed. It is self-service and find your own seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Pier Rd, at the end of the Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME 04046-6916
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise
  • Phone Number: 207-967-0123
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This place has been around for 40 years at the end of Pier Roiad in Cape Porpoise , Maine
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