Chelsea's Chowder House
Chelsea's Chowder House

Chelsea's Chowder House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.queenmary.com/dining-bars/chelsea-chowder-house-bar/
  • Phone: 5624991685x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Dining:
    5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Lounge:
    4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Happy Hour:
    Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Todd Henderson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Queen Mary’s award-winning culinary staff creates innovative banquet cuisine for groups from 10 to 5,000 and even offers event goers the unique experience of enjoying the maiden voyage meal. Our chef’s expertly recreate the meal that travelers ate in 1936 when the Queen Mary first set sail. Take a culinary journey with world-class meals from all over the globe. Even the most discerning epicureans will delight in our award-winning cuisine.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private areas for special occasions
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Valdes (562)499-1623x
  • Special Events: The Queen Mary host numerous special events each year - check out our website for more information: http://www.queenmary.com/events/calendar-of-events/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean
  • Public Transit: Long Beach Transit Passport, route C.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: $7 with validation (up to 3 hours)
A word from Chelsea's Chowder House
Choose from a variety of chowders, stews and brews for an unforgettable, international culinary experience. High-quality steaks offer diners a tempting alternative to seafood, but it is the seafood that rules at Chelsea Chowder House. Sample our most popular chowders, which change weekly, or savor one of our other signature fresh seafood dishes.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Chelsea's Chowder House reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (47)special occasion (30)romantic (26)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had a good meal food good and wine not bad. Only problem is I feel they rush us after a really good starter had to go to the bath room , along way away . On my return my mian was sitting there waiting for me not good. Staff nice but very fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dont bother
    lynn
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    How is a seafood restaurant out of lobster? Paper covering the tables....tacky to compensate lazy. Food was nothing special and VERY over priced. I enjoy Parkers lighthouse much much more.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food and Amazing Service
    4Aolani
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My hubby and I celebrated my 53rd birthday on board the Queen Mary and had dinner at Chelsea's just a couple of days ago. The service was impeccable. Our waiter and other staff were so very friendly, knowledgeable, and were always on top of their game. Our food and drinks were served very quickly. We both ordered the Surf and Turf. The filet mignon was prepared perfectly. The lobster tail was succulent. And the mashed potatoes were wonderful (and I'm not much of a potato eater) and I loved it. I highly recommend Chelsea's Chowder House. 5-stars!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasadenafoodie1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This seafood restaurant aboard the venerable Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA was a lot of fun to eat at; the food was much better than at most "view" restaurants (there's a gorgeous view of the Long Beach skyline and harbor from almost any window), and my server, MaryJane (MJ) was extremely professional, efficient, and friendly! I had both the New England clam chowder, and Lobster Bisque, and while both were quite good, the chowder clearly won out. Crab cakes were excellent, as was shrimp cocktail, and my main course, Crab Louie Salad, was filling, delicious, and properly cold! My only complaint was parking; since the whole area around the ship has been turned into a "destination venue" (like Univ. City), it took forever- 20 min. - to park!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joyce
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This place has a great menu. Food is good but not great. Great view of long beach.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 6th anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I atell here on our 6th wedding anniversary. Neither her or I were impressed with the quality or taste of the food. The service and ambience were secondoing to none, but for the price we would rather dine at Walt's Wharf in Seal Beach for the better food and lesser price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brilliant
    Dman
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    First time at the chowder house and we loved it. Derrick was our server and guided us through a wonderful dining experience, the fish we had was outstanding, snapper and grouper, awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lpm2220
    LPM2220
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We were a party of four, each ordering a different meal. All of us enjoyed our meal selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restuarant Great Location
    Lindyhopper
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Spent my birthday on The Queen Mary and ate in the Chelsea Chowder House. Great service, fabulous food and a lovely outlook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    queenmarydine
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Special seafood pasta was excellent. Great server, quiet table!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was great but due to the fire we had to leave and did not have the ability to pay for our meal . So if you would like to bill us we had 4 bowls of soup 4 salads a serving of steam clams one order of fish and chips plus 3 starmont Sauvignon Blancs
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bdinesout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had clam chowder and a crab louis salad. My husband had the grouper. The food was good and the service was very good. It's on the Queen Mary, so it's not easy to get to unless you live in Long Beach. We were staying on the ship. I did think it was a bit over priced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night on the Queen Mary
    ajoytodine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Who wouldn't like the view overlooking Long Beach harbor? We were in a little of a time constraint, but no problem. The special Halibut with lobster sauce was outstanding. And whenever I go to somewhere with the name " Chowder" in it I expect good chowder. I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chowder baby!
    EstarVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This was the best clam chowder I ever had! Look out New England, you got competition, I will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite charming
    RobinO
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    HAd a wonderful meal and a wonderful experience. Service was fantastic. Loved it, would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • niteout
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent beautiful setting and the food was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It felt a little a cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food & service were great. It felt a little like being in a cafe because of the sounds & the way people were dressed. The prices were a bit high for a cafe, but the view made up or the cafe feel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was very good, but.....soup was cool and had to be sent back....main courses were brought in a minute after the salad was served and had to be sent back....after main courses served...crab cakes were cool and had to be heated.....scallops were great and overall food was very good after heated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TRY THE SNAPPER!!
    BUNNYMOM61
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were celebrating my daughter's 23rd birthday in Long Beach and we wanted a unique place to eat dinner. Well it was! The dining area was clean, friendly, our table had a good view of the harbor. The staff were all friendly and courteous. The food was excellent!! We would definitely return to the Chelsea's Chowder House the next time we are in Long Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!
    DebngregVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The clam chowder was amazing!! Great food and top notch service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Queen Mary specialty
    Charchar063
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is a great place if you would like the the view at the the queen Mary. The food was nice, good selections. The service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    Pkaskela
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Chelsea's Chowder House aboard the Queen Mary, is very nice. Service was excellent, beautiful view of the water & Long Beach, and our dinner was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service...Great Food
    foodfitforthequeen
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our dining experience was very positive. Wait staff are extremely courteous and professional. Made wonderful menu recommendations based on our tastes. The quality of the meals we ordered was very good and nutritious. The evening setting in the Chowder House is relaxing with a great view of the harbor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sergio Gomez
    sergiob
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delicious Seafood & great service. I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very nice place. Had a 60th birthday celebration and it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • queen mary- not so merry
    foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very expensive for lunch. The lobster was previously frozen, sent dry oysters back to kitchen. Requested to be moved to different location after a loud large party was seated next to our table four. Noted on our reservation that it was a birthday celebration which was not acknowledged at the restaurant. Wine , as requested, was not served with the main course.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location Location Location
    newmoon
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Eating at Chelsea's is about having dinner on the Queen Mary. We went with the expectation that it would be super cool to see the ship and have dinner aboard. We did not expect the food to be outstanding in any way as it's more of a tourist attraction than a high caliber restaurant. Service was good. Food was fair at best. I'd encourage people to go for the experience but not the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parking lacks
    Joann
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Parking signs state that the fee is $7 for less than 3 hours. Per our receipt, we entered the parking lot on 7/22/14 at 16:42 and departed at 19:15, obviously less than 3 hours. However, the attendant insisted on collecting the full $15, which we paid because we didn't have time to argue the point. We have tried to contact the restaurant as well as parking office and we have yet to receive a response. We would like this resolved. We don't want this to be the reason why we would not go back to Chelsea's Chowder House. Please contact us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Amandaj5150
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had Mary Jane serve us and she was fantastic, very attentive. She had great recommendations and we even got to meet and compliment the chef. Excellent all around, and it was very reasonably priced too. Do yourself a favor and get the double lobster tail!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DATED INTERIOR
    GALAXYAV
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    THE PRICES ARE RATHER HIGH. THE INTERIOR IS THREAD BARE AND DATED. FOR THE PRICES I WOULD EXPECT MUCH MORE WITH REGARD ATMOSPHERE.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dont forget about us!
    theqmandi
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Of course the view was excellent. The food was okay. I had fish & chips. I asked for fruit and got steak fries. There were six of us and it took a while for the waiter to come back and take our food order. We were there for two hrs.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and ambieance
    booboo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My cedar plank salmon was great!! The view was great and the menu selection was perfect for dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 361 reviews are from the Chelsea's Chowder House reviews archive.
  • Chelsea's Chowder House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Delicious fresh fish with a view to kill. The restaurant is upstairs in the Queen Mary and it is definitely a place to go see and tour.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tears of joy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My Husband is a foodie, and when he took the first bite of the catch of the day, tears sprung to his eyes. He was just that happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seahorse
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    from appitizers to drinks from the bar. Excellent food and great portions
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and delicious
    luvQueensDining
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The preset menu choices offered on Mother's Day were excellent. It was more then enough food! I loved the ambiance of the restaurant, the fact that we didn't have deal with crowds and the wonderful services provided by our servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great view, ok food, bad service
    LBlocal
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went there for a family celebration. It is pricey for the quality of the food and poor service. However, you can't beat the location and the scenic view. We ordered the rib eye and it was tasteless and over cooked. My children ordered the nachos and the chips were stale. And it took 45 minutes to get our bread and salad. My children loved it because of the location, but I would expect more in service and food quality for the price we paid.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I took my sister and 89 year old mother to stay onboard overnight for a Mother's Day celebration. We had dinner in Chelsea's and my mom said it was the best dinner she had had in a long time. We had a table by the window with a beautiful view. Our waiter (a gentleman) was absolutely excellent! The food was excellent and our berry cobbler for dessert was to die for. We also thought it was quite reasonably priced. A wonderful dining experience. We hope to be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    niteout
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was excellent, view was beautiful. Overall a very nice night out with friends
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with the Queen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    A charming place for my wife (the Queen) and I to reminisce our dating years on the Queen Mary. Food wad good, atmosphere pleasant, and staff attentive.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate