Gilbert’s Chowder House – Best Places to Enjoy Maine Lobster 2

Gilbert's Chowder House
We were in Maine well before the lobster shacks opened for the tourist season, but we had a real lobster lover with us and wanted to have at least one meal where fresh Maine lobster was the highlight. We pretty much tried Gilbert’s Chowder House on a whim. It was there. It was open. It served lobster. We’re glad we did. The restaurant was pretty busy with locals enjoying lunch, which is the best way to tell if a place serves good food!

The lobster was cooked to perfection. It certainly wasn’t massive, but I felt like it was a decent size for the price. They had a great special on two lobsters, but the rest of us opted Lobsterfor a variety of other dishes, including their award winning clam chowder.

The chowder was good and packed with clams, but I think the lobster rolls and lobster were actually the highlight of the meal. I had excellent fried clams and the french fries that came with my entree were perfectly cooked.

The waitstaff was friendly and children were definitely welcome. I’d absolutely visit Gilbert’s again if I was looking for a good seafood meal. The ambiance (the walls were decorated with lobstermen’s gear and it has a beloved local diner feel) and nice view of the Custom House Wharf made the place pretty appealing.


American Herring Gulls hanging out on a nearby roof.

For More Information:

Gilbert’s Chowder House

92 Commercial Street

Portland, ME

(207) 871-5636



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Kate loves to explore new places. She often begins planning her next trip before her suitcase is unpacked! She is currently working on her goal of fifty by 50, with detours to places outside the USA or trips back to states she's already visited to discover new towns or enjoy new sights. In addition to travel, Kate is passionate about photography, dabbles in painting and cannot start her mornings without a good cup of tea. Her most recent travels were to Rhode Island and the Azores. She will also be traveling to the Eastern shore of Maryland and Iceland in 2016.

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