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Freeport Chowder House

) #29 of 34 Restaurants in Freeport €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
+1 207-865-3404
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (56 reviews)
“fish chips” (3 reviews)
“bread bowl” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
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11 - 20 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 24 October 2016

The meal was mediocre but overpriced, the staff was somewhat friendly, the place wasn't very clean, and the chowder was scolding hot. My tongue still hurt 3 days later...

Thank OliviaPatterson
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

In a town full of tourist trap restaurants this place is the worst. The place is dirty. The prices are high. The food is terrible and could seriously sicken you. The staff - appeared to be a grandfather and granddaughter - fought with each other...More

Thank NHMaine
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The chowder was watery and not very flavorful and the fried clams were mediocre at best. We decided to try it because the place was packed and we figured the food must be great. We were very disappointed!

Thank 2Chickadees
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After trying several places along the coast of Maine, closed for the season, we journeyed to Freeport and found the Freeport Chowder House. We shared a lobster roll, delicious, and both had Haddock chowder. There was plenty of fish, potatoes and onions in the chowder....More

Thank William4932
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for your kind words, please stop in again.

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is possibly the worst meal we've had. Sounded good, award winning chowder it said on the signs. The place was extremely small and dirty. Since it was so full we figured it must be good and placed an order for the lobster special, a...More

Thank raychic
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My first impression was the place was dirty. Dirty floor, dirty windows. The old guy who took my order had on no apron and his shirt was filthy. His hands were covered in flour and some other food as he took my order and money....More

Thank SLM3442
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

That day i got rid of all metal scrub pads and since we are really cleaning the place and i am staying as clean as possible. Tom Brown Manager

Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stopped for a quick lunch while visiting Freeport. We enjoyed the special, which was a small chowder and a small lobster roll. It was a good lunch.

Thank ZeelandScoutMom
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The worker was friendly and talkative. The place was way to expensive for a take away place. I would not go out if my way unless you are on the street already. I can't rate the place any better then a fast food place. Most...More

Thank everett g
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The old guy was nice. I didn't like the chowder. Very watery and tasteless. Mini lobster roll was on a stale finger roll. Disappointing lobster too, watery and salty. They give it to you plain with a packet of generic mayonnaise. So sad.

Thank willnotcook
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cant't review the food as I could not get in the door! 1 LARGE step that i could not get my wheelchair over. Really in a resort town you have to be kidding.

Thank Tom F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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