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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

Chowderheads is a little seafood restaurant located at the intersection of Routes One and 114 in the Oakhill Plaza., in Scarborough, Maine.

It's not a fancy place, but it's immaculately clean with sea-blue walls and colored wooden fish placed as though they are swimming around the dining area.

There are 20 to 25 tables with blue formica tops and blue padded chairs on a blue and white rubber tile floor.  The place is cheery, with large windows admitting lots of light.

There's a walk-up counter where you place your order.  The overhead signs list all the choices available:  Seafood Chowder,  Broiled, Fried or Grilled Fish, Pasta Salads, Rice Pilaf, Fries, Onion Rings and Sandwiches.   The fish choices include salmon, haddock, scallops, shrimp, clams, and lobster.  There are chicken fingers, chicken salad, and roast beef sandwiches for those who are not fond of fish.  When your order is ready, your number is called, and you pick up your order at the counter and take it to your table.  The prices are reasonable, and there are no waitresses tip.

Hubby chose the Bowl of Seafood Chowder (made with Scallops, Shrimp, and Haddock,) and half a tuna salad sandwich on fresh 7 grain bread.  A homemade vegetable relish served as a garnish.  This was a "special" priced at $6.95.

I had the Fish and Chips; a large piece of flaky fried haddock served with french fries and a lemon slice for $7.95.  Both meals were delicious.   The fish and fries were not greasy at all, and were fried in cholesterol free canola oil.  Hubby's half sandwich was large, and the chowder here is among the best, packed with lots of scallops, shrimp and haddock.

Chowderheads is a great place to have a high quality, inexpensive seafood meal!

Note: I was not compensated in any way for this review.
Eva
P.S.  Sarah Lindahl at "So....What else?" interviewed me on her blog...check it out!

27 comments:

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Mmm. Seafood chowder. Can't find that out here in So Cal unless you count Red Lobster, which I definitely don't.

tattytiara said...

I do with I liked seafood. So many of my favorite places in the world are famous for it.

Candice said...

Holy crap. That's enough food to feed a whole family. It's no wonder us Americans walk around looking emaciated. ;)

Now I'm hungry for a tuna sandwich. Thanks! ;)

Brian Miller said...

great portion size...seafood chowder sounds great...it is cool and wet here today...warm me up

Homemaker said...

Great Prices for seafood.

She Writes said...

Note to self, do NOT visit Eva's blg when dieting :). Note to self, eat chowder NOW!

Pat said...

These are the best kind of places to eat! That food looks delish! We just went out for fish and chips the other night, but I bet it wasn't as fresh as YOURS!

jules said...

Hubs sandwich is gigantic and all of it looks so good. What a fun name of a place to go too! I need to go back to Maine!

EmptyNester said...

I love fish and chips! We're having one more oyster roast next weekend for my dad's birthday. I'm making She-Crab soup and Shrimp and Grits! Y'all come on down!

Kristina P. said...

I love seafood. That is my kind of place!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love spots like this. Give me fish n chips and a beer and I'm a happy camper. Also love that fish clock. I want one :D

dbs said...

I love places like this. We enjoyed a few similar places in Nova Scotia one summer. I can't wait to go back and then I'll go to Maine too.

Joanna Jenkins said...

YUM! It's so cold here that a big bowl of chowder looks very appealing.
Cheers, jj

Al Penwasser said...

Maine has the best seafood on the whole damn planet!
I lived in Virginia for quite a while and I continually whined about the lack of any decent seafood there. Sure, the crabcakes were pretty good, but clam STRIPS!? Shoot, they threw away the best part of the clam. And lobsters which cost over $5.00 a pound????? Fuggeddaboudit!

Amy said...

We have a BBQ place similar to this back in Texas. It's nice.

Have a great week.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I just got back from a drive in the country and I'm starving. I knew I shouldn't have looked at that. Damn you, woman. :)

Jen said...

I have to agree with Candice.....you would think that most eating places would have cut down the quantity in our plates!~We do have to learn[ teach ourselves]to eat less.

Unknown Mami said...

I think that from now on when my husband pisses me off I'm going to call him a chowderhead.

Clipped Wings said...

Food looks good, and interesting interview, funny and a bit sad about your business. Yours is a very nice blog to follow.

Linda Myers said...

We were in Searsport for a couple of days last September and ate in a place just like you describe. That morning there were three tables of cribbage players chatting and drinking coffee. I loved it.

Eva Gallant said...

Jules: Yes, you do need to come back to Maine!

dbs: I visited Novat Scotia and Prince Edward Island on vacation once...pretty country.

Veg: I stand chastised. I promise not to do it again for at least a week!

Jen: It's so tough when it's there on your plate and tasting so good.

Clipped: Thank you! Actually, that all happended in 1992. I did recover and am not starving or anything near that. But obviously I'd be even better off financially today of all that hadn't happened.

Linda: Cribbage players! I love it. I love to play cribbage.

Elenka said...

We ate there once...a while ago. I remember it was pretty good.
Nice interview!! Sorry to hear about the bankruptsy, tho.
Snow is melting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rebecca & Twixy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it!

tsonodablog said...

Seafood Chowder sounds soooooo good. I'd be all over that. You lucky girl.

Out of My Mind said...

Oh, Mannnnn, I shouldn't have read this at bedtime. Now I want a snack and it will go straight to my midsection and below!

kt

natalee said...

That is a huge Tuna sand.. now Im hungry

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: I don't care for chowder, but hubby says it's delicious!

kt: Actually, if you're in a horizontal position, wouldn't it spread out evenly?