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Freeport Chowder House

2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
+1 207-865-3404
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible21%
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“lobster roll” (59 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
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2 Mechanic St, Freeport, ME 04032-1527
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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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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The food was over priced. The chowder was so hot we had to wait at least 15min before you could eat it. The older gentleman behind the counter was grumpy when it came to us, but had a smile for every other customer. Felt discriminated...More

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Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

That was me and i am sorry i wasn't friendly to you will try harder . Please come back and try us again. Thomas Brown Chef, and Manager.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

I usually love these types of places, and I get it. you sometimes have to overpay for a 'New England seafood shack' So yes, it is a bit pricey, which I'd be fine if the food tasted good. I found the food to be soggy...More

1  Thank Icemanreviews
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Funny i don't put any salt on our food , you are right i have to do a better job on cleaning will keep learing. Thank you for all your help. Thomas Brown Chef and Manager

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Walking to a shop and the owner (?) was handing out coupons for chowder or lobster rolls. After shopping I stopped in and got some of the best chowder I've ever had! It was loaded with clams and wicked delicious! Nice people and atmosphere, very...More

1  Thank Meghan C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We didn't like this place at all and it wouldn't last for a month in our neck of the woods. Not clean, cold overpriced clam chowder and even the fries and chicken fingers were bad. Maybe they keep the floor good and sticky so you...More

1  Thank SilleySmigs
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Sorry you didn't like my food but you are right i have to do a better job cleaning. Thank you for your help. Thomas Brown, Chef and Manager.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

The clam chowder keeps getting more and more expensive but it is still delicious and loaded with clams. This business has gone through several names but the quality still remains strong. It's a tiny place filled with character regardless of the changes.More

1  Thank Nellie F
Thomas B, Manager at Freeport Chowder House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

We have had the same owner for 28 years, the whole time it has been open, we have changed the name 3 times it has been, Chowder Express, Morrison's and now Freeport Chowder House, he even let me name it, which i thought was very...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is a very small place off the main street in Freeport. I had the clam chowder in the bread bowl. It was hot and fresh and as an added bonus the bread bowl was the best I have ever eaten.

Thank HopDiver
Reviewed 18 April 2017

While the restaurant offers nothing in ambiance, the chowder was full of seafood. The broth was light and tasty. I wanted to tell the owners that with a little tlc, the ambiance could be refreshed. The black painted wood floors should be stripped and coated...More

1  Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We were shopping and stopped in for a lunch. The choices were many. We loved the seafood chowder. The service was awesome and very friendly.

1  Thank wannabethere542
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
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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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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