Gilberts Chowder House

$$ • Seafood

92 Commercial St, Portland
(207) 871-5636


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Gilberts Chowder House

Wasn't too sure since this place caught in no mans land of 3-1/2 stars. But it was good. Had the fried haddock - it was very good - fresh and not greasy. Had the fish chowder - it was good (not great). Also had the fried shrimp - very good. Lastly had some seafood chowder - very good. The service was great. friendly!!!

We were lucky to get a table here without much wait. The food here is fantastic. I had the deluxe seafood chowder, and my wife got the steamed lobsters. Food was hot and fresh, and the French fries are to die for. The signature clam chowder was a little too salty, but I think it was just a bad batch, since seafood chowder was just fine. I would definitely make this the goto place on old pier.

There were two separate lines, one for outdoors and the other for indoor dining. Both lines were supee long, my girlfriend and I waited at the front of the line for 30 minutes. Our food took over an hour to show up. It's hard to blame them since it was extremely busy. The tables smelled dirty even after they wiped it down. The staff took a while to take our orders and my card at the end. I had the half lobster BLT with fries and clam chowder. The clam chowder was without a full review

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Monday 11AM - 10PM
Tuesday 11AM - 10PM
Wednesday 11AM - 10PM
Thursday 11AM - 10PM
Friday 11AM - 10PM
Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 10PM

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