Reviews

  • "When I lived in this area, this used to be a bar and grill. Transformed into a primarily seafood restaurant is a big step up. The menu offers a good choice of seafood dishes, sandwiches, and non-seafood like steak and chicken. We had lunch here, my wife steamed clams (very fresh) and a large salad; myself an Angus beef sandwich, au jus. Fresh, simple, good food. Good selection of beers on tap and bottled. Quite atmosphere. We'll be going back another time for dinner. "
    "Great find for fresh seafood"
    "The staff was friendly and attentive. The meals (Pirate Platter- recommended!) were fresh and plentiful. The fish, shrimp and scallops were not overpowered by a thick batter. "
    "Since we didn't make it to the coast this year we thought we missed our chance for a good seafood dinner, but we found it near Utica! "
    "Small but good food"
    "Outstanding Chef, Staff, atmosphere AND, the food was superb! Chef John is incredible! The dinning experience was absolutely Fabulous! What a find! The New England Clam Chowder was superb! The Calamari delicious! And, I'm NOT a big ...More"
    What other place? I have gone to the Chowder House since I was a kid and they were on Oneida Street. I love the food & the people here. Always have a wonderful time; they understand what running a hospitality business is all about. One of my favorite places ever; we take family from out of town here when they visit. Try the oysters (how do they get oysters so good in CNY? Magic?) I love Chowder House
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    “New England Clam Chowder excellent. Mussels in a butter garlic sauce accented with pepperchinis best ever. Fried clams tasted New England-fresh. Fish Platter cooked to perfection. Nice fresh taste and texture. Egg Custard phenomenal. Peanut butter-Turtle Cheese Cake worth fighting over. Service from welcome to departure friendly, accurate, checked back for satisfaction and knowledgeable about all items on the menu. Small, local neighborhood restaurant with nicely stocked bar, but with BIG QUALITY TASTE AND SERVICE. Prices are perfect for family eating.” Brian H.
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    “The food is always fresh and made to order. I’ve been told and personally agree that they have the best seafood for a great price as well. Locally owned and operated.” Vickie S.
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    “Wow what a great place the food is excellent and almost Gourmet level great selection of seafood very comfortable seating full bar what more can I say oh and the best chowder soup on the planet come check this place out you won't be disappointed it is a little pricey but it's worth all the money they ask the food is amazing” Eric V.
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    “I love this place. Great food and atmosphere. The best seafood restaurant in the greater Utica area.” Karen K.
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    “Always great. Amazing Friday Fish Fry luncheon special!” Jeff G.
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    “I have Celiac Disease. I eat a lot of baked and broiled fish. This is some of the best. Well seasoned, perfectly cooked. Absolutely delicious.” Phyllis M.
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    “Our food was so good! We all had NE Clam Chowder, clams, portabella sandwiches and roast beef sandwich!! Great service with a story...just like we like it!!” Audrey S.
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    “First experience was excellent, waitress was very nice, the atmosphere is cozy and the food was delicious!” Justin H.
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    “you come for the haddock but you stay for the chowder. 10/10 will recommend.” Cory O.
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    “Favorite restaurant. Terrific seafood and great staff. Highly recommended.” Carol G.
  • "One of our very favorites. Great food, excellent.and friendly service."
    "We love this place. Don't ask Jim to cook the huge Goramis swimming in the tank. Yes, the chowder is great."
    "Great fish i had fried beer batter wife had baked fish both very good. "
    "Really good food. Wait staff was great. Small place so had to wait for a bit for table. Took about 5 minutes for some to acknowledge that we were there other then to say excuse me. Would definitely go back again. "
    "We eat here regularly. The food is always fresh and they prepare it so many ways! Gr8 place and gr8 food!"
    "Great Place to eat! Clams are steamed in garlic and are to die for!!!"
    First time visit, other than forty years ago as Targets Brass Rail ;) ;) Great food along with friendly, professional and attentive service from owner Jim and server Melaina...most definitely will be returning soon!
    We made our first visit on a Friday night. Upon arrival, our reserved table was ready, complete with booster seats for the kids. The staff was friendly and attentive, even providing "a French fry as tall as a giraffe" as ordered by our daughter. The food was delicious, and we look forward to our next visit.
    I have been looking for a seafood restaurant for some time and I just came across this one on the internet. The food and service was fantastic. My husband does not like seafood that much, but loved the fact that they have vegetarian options as well. This has been the first time my husband and I could get what we both liked. Love the décor also. We will be back again for sure.
    My husband and I tried your restaurant tonight for the first time, and we both can not wait to come back! EVERYTHING was wonderful! The tomato mozzarella salad, corn chowder, new England calm chowder, the steak, seafood - everything! Our waitress was attentive and pleasant. Are only complaint was we didn't try it sooner ☺ Thank you for a great meal!
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    “Never had a bad meal! variety of a menu, great atmosphere, Jim and the staff are awesome, we feel truely welcomed there.” Sandi P.
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    “I've been dying to come here. There aren't very many good seafood places around, so it was nice to hear about this place. I'm a huge clam chowder fan and their chowder is amazing. I ended up getting the scallop dinner with the garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. Everything was cooked perfectly. My waitress was super friendly and kept checking back on me. I highly suggest this place.” Kimberly A.n
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    “Exceptional Chowder. Some of the best Cole I've had. Wonderful fried shrimp, scallops, clams and haddock. Well worth the visit. Great staff.” Tom W.
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    "Fresh, healthy, something for everyone! Great staff. Cozy atmosphere." David N.
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    “My wife had the king crab legs and I had the nut crusted salmon. We both liked it our dinner for a first timer to the restaurant. We frequent Cape Cod and this has the Cape Cod decor and feel. The food was good and would go again in the future. We went on 5/4/18” Vincent L.
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    “Where I go to get my seafood fix. Also absolutely love Jim's corn chowder.” Doug P.
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    “loved the chowder and the Cajun shrimp over penne with pesto” Gerry H.
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    “Absolutely love this place. The food is awesome! Have been here 3 times in the last 6 weeks.” Mary M.
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    "Food is always delicious and hot. Friendly staff and hostess. Warm and friendly environment. Great service.” Dawn W.
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    “The whole fried clams were excellent. My husband went twice in 3 days.” Anne G.