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Freeport Chowder House

2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
+1 207-865-3404
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (58 reviews)
“fish chips” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 16:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't ordinarily do reviews but I had to do this one. My wife and I stopped in on Saturday, 12/2/17 for lunch. I thought - Seafood chowder at about $9 a "bowl" (12 ounces) - should be really good for that price. Nope -...More

Thank Craigs L
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am really sorry you didn't like my chowder, I make every chowder from scratch i do not use any canned products in my chowder, please come back and try us again on the house just remind me of the problem you had and i...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good thing was that our chowder (corn and clam) was very hot. The portions were small for the price & served in a paper cup. The place is super, super small so it's not a good place for families of over 3. There was...More

Thank Berkshires12345
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hot food hot, Cold food cold that is what i was taught in cooking school. We do the best we can with 2 people , some days we do over 200 people. I am sorry you didn't care for our place, please try as again....More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Maine has so many great lobster joints, don’t waste your money here. I thought it could be a cute off the beat and path type place, but the microwaves on the counter should have cued us otherwise. I ordered the lobster stew, which was pictured...More

Thank Dara F
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Visiting Freeport during a steady downpour, we were looking for a quick lunch and were offered a coupon for this place. It's essentially a shack, nothing to look at, and menu offerings were chowder and "fryer food" - burgers, fries, chicken fingers, etc. Very small...More

Thank LPonch
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your help, we are going to ex-span our menu adding more items, people like you want, once again thank you for your help. Thomas Brown, chef, Manager

Reviewed 28 August 2017

After a day of riding around, ready for food. We went to the Chowder House. We had some doubt when we walked in. The one person working had a don't care attitude. The area could use a little cleaning. My wife ordered the seafood chowder...More

Thank michbird
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are right, we are now working on a better system of cleaning, thank you for all your help. Thomas Brown Chef and Manager

Reviewed 25 August 2017

I tried the chowder and felt there is room for improvement. It is somewhat bland and could use some onion, less potato and more clam bouillion. The sign says the chowder has won awards. Really?More

Thank Princess095
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I keep the chowder somewhat bland because, i have a lot of people who are on a sodium restricted diet. Yes we have won many awards for our Clam Chowder, but i can always learn more. Please send me a recipe for your chowder at...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Don't get me wrong, I love Linda Bean's restaurant on Main St, but when it comes to real New England Seafood you need to walk a block down and a block east to find the real deal. The proprietor is a little like Seinfeld's "Soup...More

1  Thank Scott F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We stopped here for a quick lunch while shopping. We like small places but this place need some improvement. I had fried clams which were plentiful and good. Nice fried batter. Husband had mini lobster roll and chowder. He thought it was good, not many...More

1  Thank grapefarmer
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your help. As you know we are very small, but will try to keep cold food cold, hot food hot. Thomas Brown. Chef and Manager.

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to Freeport in quite a few years. So happy to see the Chowder House was still there. The special was a cup of chowder and half a lobster roll. Compared to my whole lobster roll , the half of lobster roll was...More

1  Thank Kayaker101
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Had a fairly quick stop at the chowder house and was pleased to enjoy a cup of chowder and a great sandwich! Was perfect for a casual and quick lunch that was able to fulfill my cravings for clam chowder.

1  Thank jpoliti94
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:00
Thursday
10:30 - 16:00
Friday
10:30 - 16:00
Saturday
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-3404
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Description
Fast, wait time around 5 minutes for anything on the menu We make every thing from scratch, chowders, Home made french fries Onion rings, all the fish and chicken is cut fresh by our chef. He has been in the restaurant Business.for 50 years, has worked at the Beach Club Hotel in Naples Fla. and came home to work for Capt. Newicks in South Portland where they won best clams in the State of Maine many times when he was the leed cook.
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