Gilbert's Chowder House

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant · Downtown Portland
92 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.4/10

Based on 121 votes

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    Fabian
    "Get the seafood chowdah, best eva"(3 Tips)
    James V.
    "No frills - but awesome clam chowder and a great lobster roll."(24 Tips)
    Dan C.
    "Great chowda!!"(3 Tips)
    M Lauren H.
    "delicious crab and lobster rolls on buns glistening from butter."(6 Tips)
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  • chowdah
  • chowda
  • bread bowls
  • crab
  • french fries
  • casual
  • sandwiches
  • scallops
  • daily specials
  • root beer
  • lively
  • great value
  • authentic
  • onion rings
  • family-friendly
  • good for a quick meal
  • chili
  • beer
  • steak
  • fish
  • Ashley G.

    Great seafood and root beer.

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  • Allison F.

    Get the lobster roll and onion rings

    Allison F. · December 14, 2015
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  • M L.

    Not sure why it is so popular since our slip was very salty.. A medium cup would feed 2 person for a quick tasting after your meal.

    M L · November 16, 2015
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  • Brent G.

    Chowder! Have to get it in a bread bowl.

    Brent Gatewood · October 25, 2015
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  • Igor L.

    Fries are pretty good.

    Igor L · September 20, 2015
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  • Jennifer T.

    Clam chowder

    Jennifer Thomas · August 10, 2015
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  • Cusp25

    Seafood chowda!

    Cusp25 · July 1, 2015
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  • Anastasia N.

    The seafood chowder is awesome! And go for a local beer, there are quite a few to choose from!

    Anastasia Netzinger · June 29, 2015
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  • Liam N.

    Best Chowdah (Best of Portland '15, Portland Phoenix) "'When you say Gilbert’s, I think of their outdoor seating on the water, good food, and good friends,' says Anna Jackson"

    Liam Nee · June 28, 2015
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  • Paul

    Love the lobster roll

    Paul · June 24, 2015
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  • Dana C.

    Clam chowder has a tasty blend of spices. Get the bread bowl :)

    Dana Catalfamo · June 14, 2015
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  • Catherine

    All you need here: Geary`s seasonal beer & Seafood chowder in a bread bowl!!!

    Catherine · October 5, 2014
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  • Ronna W.

    A bowl of their seafood chowder is the perfect lunch!

    Ronna Worth · September 12, 2014
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  • Wesley C.

    Clearly you are here for the Clam Chowder, if you are not, you are doing it wrong.

    Wesley Callahan · August 31, 2014
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  • Stephanie B.

    Great fish and chips! !

    Stephanie Brooks-Minardi · August 11, 2014
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  • Vinny M.

    Excellent food and service

    Vinny Minardi · August 11, 2014
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  • Drew S.

    If you see the daily special is a steamed lobster, with fries and corn on the cob, you best be ordering it as I've never had such a great lunch in my life!

    Drew Shulman · August 7, 2014
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  • James V.

    No frills - but awesome clam chowder and a great lobster roll. The butter grilled bun makes it just right.

    James Vaughn · June 7, 2014
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  • Dan C.

    Nearly everything on the menu was fried. Not cheap either. Skip it.

    Dan Clark · May 12, 2014
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  • Kai C.

    Fish Chowder was ok. The haddock wasn't good. Service is great. Prices ok

    Kai CollRod · April 6, 2014
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  • Casie

    Ask what the days specials are and what the fresh catch is.

    Casie · March 30, 2014
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  • Chris B.

    Seafood bread bowl. Best I've ever had.

    Chris Bracco · March 29, 2014
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Seafood Chowder

    Foodie Pilgrim · November 10, 2013
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Broiled Haddock

    Foodie Pilgrim · November 10, 2013
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  • Lance R.

    Terrible service sat for 30 minutes and no one ever asked me for anything to eat or drink just absolutely terrible. Lunch hour or not.

    Lance Russell · September 27, 2013
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  • Calvin F.

    Try the Lobster Roll (Sandwich)

    Calvin Fraites · September 2, 2013
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  • M Lauren H.

    Serving delicious crab and lobster rolls on buns glistening from butter. If that isn't decadent enough, pair a roll with a cup of the NE clam chowder. There simply is no place less frills and real.

    M Lauren Hill · August 15, 2013
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  • Big Z.

    If its busy expect a 30 min wait for your food after you order, but it's well worth it!

    Big Zee · August 3, 2013
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  • Sephie💋

    Get the seafood chowder paired with Allagash white!!! You won't be disappointed.

    Sephie💋 · July 26, 2013
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  • Dan C.

    Great chowda!!

    Dan C · July 24, 2013
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  • Anthony M.

    The scallops are huge and the chowder was awesome.

    Anthony Meade · June 2, 2013
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  • Portland Old Port

    Try the lobster roll or the seafood chowder. Real Maine food, simple and good!

    Portland Old Port · April 15, 2013
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  • Michael L.

    Chowder...excelente

    Michael Lunday · February 15, 2013
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  • Jonathan

    Fantastic sea food chowder.. Bring warm cloths.... Burrrr an some $$ enjoy

    Jonathan · November 24, 2012
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  • Micki M.

    Best chowder I've EVER had.

    Micki Miller · November 19, 2012
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  • Damian T.

    Get the crabmeat sandwich and seafood chowder! Won't be disappointed!

    Damian T · November 12, 2012
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  • Louise L.

    Was recommended by two people on the street. Very very disappointing. Bland food , stale chips, lobster stew just lobster cream and butter!

    Louise Lloyd · October 26, 2012
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  • Annie ❤.

    Be sure to taste the lobster stew! So yummy

    Annie ❤Lav0ie❤ · October 20, 2012
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  • Michelle R.

    Good seafood chili!

    Michelle Raymond · October 10, 2012
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  • Jen W.

    if you want a gallon of chowder, you have to order at least an hour before! tried to get some on our way back to new york but were foiled :(

    Jen Wong · October 8, 2012
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  • Chris P.

    Try the Steak, Crab, Aspargus And Beans

    Chris Pinnock · September 14, 2012
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  • Eric A.

    The Lobster Stew is amazing!

    Eric Adamcik · June 19, 2012
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  • Brandon F.

    Their lobster is so-so. Their clam chowder is incredible. Wash it down with Allagash.

    Brandon F. · January 11, 2012
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  • Tom S.

    Shrimp, fries and chowder special is always a good bet.

    Tom S · October 22, 2011
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  • Mike P.

    Mussels with white wine broth were AMAZING

    Mike P-G · October 20, 2011
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  • Colleen C.

    Amazing food, wicked fast and friendly service, and excellent prices! Highly recommend

    Colleen Corbett · October 4, 2011
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  • Elisa F.

    We got the chowda! Yum Yum!

    Elisa Friedman · September 18, 2011
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  • Michael P.

    Chowder's so good, you'll forget your name!

    Michael Powell Sr. · August 26, 2011
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  • Katie B.

    Food is absolutely delicious, the people are super friendly, the staff is great and the prices are very affordable. If you are in Portland, you must come here!

    Katie Beckmann · August 19, 2011
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  • Peter K.

    Best clam chowder in Portland!

    Peter Klein · July 21, 2011
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