Marblehead Chowder House

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Casual, Coastal, Comfort Food
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always, the food is delicious. Generous portions. The only thing I can give a lower rating on was the noise level but with that being said, it was a Friday evening and I did make last minute reservations. Otherewise, we always enjoy it there!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and courses were correctly spaced for our enjoyment

M
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken Chesapeake - 2 pieces of chicken breast with lump crab and old bay seasoning. Absolutely delicious! Cajun blackened Tilapia with mango salsa. Also delicious! Great service & great food!

JL
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is great. The raw oysters are always fresh. Fish is always fresh. The wait staff is the best. Our server Amy was absolutely awesome. She was efficient and attentive and went over the menu in detail. She was patient with us as we were undecided and she helped guide us so that we had a most enjoyable dinner and exceptional experience. Kudos for Amy.

RS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal, excellent service, excellent evening.

g
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ANTHONY WAS A GREAT WAITER. WOULD REQUEST AND RECOMMEND HIM.

JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Cora, has very helpful and pleasant. The food was delicious.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! We will be back.

BJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday and ended our delicious meal with Bread Pudding. The best ever pudding, I might add!

BB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good food. A couple reoccurring issues of note. Wife likes Filet but med-well.... no blood. Usually comes out too rare (w/blood) and if it gets sent back (like this time) it comes back dried out.
Also disappointing that they have so many limitations on coupons. I went to use my birthday coupon only to find out it is not good on Friday and Saturday. I can understand for mass mailing offers and coupons, but for a once a year celebration you think they could allow 7 day a week redemption. Would also be nice to get a burger or sandwich offering for evening. My wife does not like seafood and is quite limited in choices (I know, it's a seafood restaurant, but still). On positives, I think they have excellent consistent seafood quality and some of the best wait staff.

D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food perfect! Very busy place, make reservations!

JO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I come here often and always enjoy the experience and, of course, the food.

SU
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals were delicious as always and the server, Danielle was superb. Excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood and red sangria!

DJ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AlwYs loved this place. Food and service always good. They did mess up my food order, however, the handled it very well. Fixed it immediately. They sent us home with free dessert, the redeemed themselves!!

SB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was attentive. Our drinks were full and the appetizers and meal delivery was well timed. We had a table in the bar area and while there were other patrons around we did feel like we had our privacy. The lighting was perfect, the food / dessert selections were fantastic. We hope to come back soon!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot to celebrate at. Fun atmosphere energetic and helpful staff.

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and the servers exceptionally good and fast. Love to eat there.

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new england clam chowder and the fried oysters were the best I ever had. In fact, the whole meal was outstanding. And the wait staff made it a pleasurable evening. Thanks.

P
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful french onion soup, and seafood jambalaya! Very noisy at least on a Saturday night. Nice Captain's Club benefits

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited Marblehead Chowder House before but had not been there in a while. The food was great- definitely met and exceeded our expectations. Our server did a wonderful job. She was friendly and outgoing.

n
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Great food, great service!

JO
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

But I asked since lunch and dinner menu was available. what was the difference for the 10 dollars extra for the dinner verses the lunch scallops and was told you get more scallops from the dinner menu so I ordered it. But my wife ordered the lunch and got the same number as I did. Meant to asked for 10 dollar reduction when bill came but since we were busy talking to friends we had not seen in a year, I forgot. Think this was a bit of rip off.

B
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our grandson there for lunch because he had a day off from high school. This is his favorite place to eat lunch. His choice was the prime rib melt i(excellent )and the bread pudding is out of this world!
This menu has a lot of great choices for lunch , anything from seafood entrees, salads and burgers. Never disappointed here.

CD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress is the best. Speedy delivery of our meals.
Fresh out of the kitchen- piping hot. Delicious.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marblehead is an excellent dining choice with many options, even for those who do not like seafood. The servers and bartenders are always pleasant and engaged.

BS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for lunch. Reservations were made and they were ready for our party. Service was great along with the food.

KZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place - great chowders and seafood selection, cooked very well, great value for quality of food, not the most romantic place - put they have full bar

JR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was really on top of his game. Excellent service. The noise came from the people at the next table where the man had to read everything on his phone in a louder than necessary volume. Plan to go back soon!

MR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been here before over the years, but more so recently due to having our cars serviced across the street at Jeff's Automotive. It's the perfect excuse to have a drink and indulge in some tasty food. We've had steaks and seafood, appetizers and entrees and have never had anything but a great meal. Service is always prompt, from the hostess to the server to the kitchen. It's a larger place so when it's full it can be a bit noisy...but not intrusive to your party. Definitely recommend, plus it's a casual place so a last minute reservation if you're in the area is a good choice.

DG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Incredible food! We are here at least once a month. Always delicious!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best blue point oysters on the half shell I ever had

B
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat. The menu has changed some so review prior to visiting.

L
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the prime rib. It's served on the bone and done just right. My mouth is watering while writing this. Some day I might try something else but this is my go to place when I'm hungry for beef.

R
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was excellent and knew about how the different entrees were prepared,
We took his suggestion on one the specials for the day and enjoyed it. We do go to Marblehead quite often and have never had a problem with either the quality of the food or the service.

DA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Keep up the good work. Our server Kerry was AMAZING!!!!

JL
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second visit. We avoided the Grand Central Chowder and opted for the Manhattan clam chowder and Lobster Bisque soups. These were more flavorful and original. The main entree was the cod which we ordered baked and sauce on the side. Very nice and not overpowering in flavor. The luncheon crowd was busy enjoying their meal and, of course, Ryan our server was most helpful and steered us towards the menu favorites.

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this seafood restaurant and its rewards card. We went to celebrate my birthday with their coupon and donated food and got even more discounts.
The chopped salad is the best around. Our server was very sweet. She has waited on us before and is very sweet and efficient.

BB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and very fresh and tastes delicious. This is our favorite restaurant in the area and recommend it to everyone. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. The décor is very nice and the restaurant is very clean. Huge thumbs up!!!!