Chelsea's Chowder House

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692 reviews
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Seafood
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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GM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and very attentive, definitely will be going back. Thank you so much.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Way OVERPRICED!!!

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R
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Chelsea's location aboard the Queen Mary cruise ship is outstanding with lovely city lights views of the downtown Long Beach over the water. The food is excellent, though the menu is a bit limited. I have eaten at Chelsea's twice. The first time we ate here the service was outstanding, this most recent time the service was fair at best. Hopefully the next time we return we will enjoy the same great service as our first outing.

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AA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We had prime rib which was tough... we could have used steak knives. The creme brûlée was really a chocolate tart. The windows leaked so we were cold all through dinner. Over priced and under par. Wish we’d gone elsewhere.

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chelsea’s has become our new Christmas tradition. This was our fourth year for Christmas dinner.
Looking forward to year five

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CK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very pricey and the quality of the meal doesn't match the price. Disappointing.

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JN
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate dinner at Chelsea's Chowder House while visiting the Queen Mary for their Holiday events. The food was outstanding. My grown children had burgers, and my husband and I had the clam chowder. Our server was very attentive but allowed us plenty of time to stay and enjoy visiting. I believe his name was Juan. We will be going back!

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very Pricey for Turkey dinner, (It's the Queen Mary after all)! ... It was very loud, too many little kids or babies yelling or crying. Not good for a nice romantic 'birthday/Thanksgiving dinner. Thought they would be at home having a 'Family' Thanksgiving dinner. Lesson learned!

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BW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I decided to visit the Queen Mary kind of spare of the moment since it was close to the hotel we were staying at. We had a fun evening that included dinner at Chelsea’s Chowder House and the 2 hour Paranormal Tour. We had the wedge salad, fried avocado and crab cakes and a couple drinks. The food and service was excellent!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The food is pretty pricey but overall it had a great taste. About 80 for two soups and some bread
The long island tea was not very well served
The waiters took a while to tend to us and it was not that busy

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Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angel was our waiter. He was exceptional. He was kind and informative with the menu. The service was fast. The food was some of the best I have had. We ordered the bacon wrapped scallops with chorizo and corn chutney. (Ugh, yum). Also, we ordered the lobster roll and clam chowder. Not only was this the best deal on the menu for all of the lobster you got, but the clam chowder stood alone. Putting the oyster crackers in it would have been a travesty. We liked it so much we met the chef!

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CH
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good. I had a simple dinner, but it was still great. The waiter was nice and helpful too.

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CH
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Would definitely recommend!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the two times we dined here during our stay aboard the Queen Mary. We were time constrained the first night and they were able to help us and change reservation time with no problem. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and displayed well.

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TP
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was overpriced & average. And the service was worse.

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c
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

No points given. Not happy with the service, lukewarm soup, hawaiian bread found in a grocery store.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Overrated. The bread shouldn’t be the best thing about a meal. I’ve had better shrimp at food stands.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The setting had a Nice atmosphere. Dinner menu was good but stemmed a little pricey. Server was good but a little slow and seemed exhausted. View was outstanding.

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IM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

It was terrible service, asian lady took forever just to give us a cocktail shrimp, and oyster! I understand if have to cook them but not! She just show off once, never ask if we’re ok, but also one mexican boy (bussboy) he was incredible so kind at least!

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great for a special occasion. The menu doesn't offer a huge range but the location is fantastic

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CO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A pleasant experience. Food was well prepared and very tasty. Cost on the high side.

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c
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food is all ala cart... So burger is just a burger. The fries are good... But on the side. And the rest of the food was fair. Not great.

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W
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente Chelsea Burger, mashed potatoes, buen Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Robert Mondavi!!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had read that the clam chowder was excellent - had it 2 nights in a row and loved it. I had New England my husband had Manhattan and we both liked it. Our granddaughter had the huge hamburger ( 3 patties) with fries and raved about it both nights. The second night my husband and I shared the awesome chocolate cake.

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San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at 7 and the view was awesome. Food was great and the service was good. Price was fair as well.

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AW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place to dine! Service was excellent. Food was superb.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was dining by myself. Took 30 minutes to get a hamburger. They said the reason it took to long was that the order was not cooked correctly. Charged $25 for a hamburger that had a crab cake on it.

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JP
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Could not experience the restaurant because OpenTable had a 4pm slot available when in fact restaurant did not open until 5pm

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s
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food, we had the lobster roll and the chowder served with it was awesome

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The Roast Beef sandwich was recommended and we found it to be absolutely delicious. One of the best roast beef sandwiches we have had.

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SA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our family vacation/ anniversary dinner. It was a great experience to have dinner on a fancy ship where the atmosphere was alive with history. The food was excellent. The service was also professional and of good humor.

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D
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Queen Mary restaurant, nice visit on the ship, great tourist stop

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming here to eat with my daughter and we love it! The food and staff are great, and we always talk about it to all of our friends and family. I had a friend visit from out of state, so i brought him here for some drinks and food and he said that i was right on point. The experience was amazing and wants to return, next time he is visiting. A million thank you to the staff and chefs!

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LH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was beyond good. Highly recommend this restaurant

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VH
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely but far far far far too much food. Huge portions, much wasted.

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Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The famous Queen Mary was the initial attraction. What an incredible ship with amazing history. We made the trip to Long Beach from north LA, and it was worth it. Sir Winston’s was booked so we opted for Chelsea’s. Good option. Casual with window views of Long Beach. Very beautiful and romantic. Food was very good, I had baked cod with asparagus and my wife had a dinner salad. We both started with chowder, New England for my wife and Manhattan for me. Drinks before at the bar were very good. For nostalgia buffs like me the Queen Mary is a must, and Chelsea’s is a good place to eat and relax after the ship tour.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We took our brother and sister-in-Law to see the Queen Mary (the historical tour was great, by the way) and we ate at Chowder House - great chowders: clam and Corn/Chicken! My wife enjoyed a great ‘mule’ drink as well. We sat by a window and could see the harbor and Long Beach as the sun set.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was okay. We ordered calamari, fish and chips and the shrimp scampi. The calamari was good, the fish and chips were too oily when we got it. The shrimp scampi was very watery and tasted like water. Our waitress was very nice though.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The chowder we had was extremely salty. Service took a really long while, considering it was an afternoon service with about 4 or 5 tables. The server doesn’t feel like in his accommodating mode so to speak . We had a light meal after a tour at the Queen Mary. I wouldn’t go back there again.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great clam chowder

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