Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cappy’s Chowder House

If you are a fan of a thick, creamy, true New England Chowder, avoid Cappy’s Chowder House. The Palateers, both New Englanders, like to think that they know a thing or two about good chowder. That’s why, when we sampled this watered down, small and over priced ($8) excuse for a chowder, we considered requesting a refund.

Cappy’s is a tourist trap from head to toe. One look at the chachke-covered walls, from the giant moose head to the plastic lobsters, spoke as if Cappy’s was trying to compensate for something (overpriced unsatisfying food?).

Yargh! Theres some bad chowdah!

The beer and drink menus were reasonable. We liked the selection of native Maine brews and felt that the prices were well matched. Shipyard beer company was represented and we enjoyed a thick dark winter lager, Prelude. Also, try the local ginger beer if you want a mid-afternoon kick.

If a restaurant claims to have amazing chowder, they better live up to expectations, otherwise you are deluding unknowledgeable tourists who have never had a New England Chowdah. Shape up or ship out Cappy’s!!!

Cappy's Chowder House
1 Main St 
Camden, ME 

1 comment:

  1. You said it, sistah! And be sure to avoid the strawberry rhubarb pie unless you're in the mood for tasteless bitter mush. Very disappointing!