Marblehead Chowder House

4.7
2183 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Casual, Coastal, Comfort Food. Fresh seafood with plenty of options for non-seafood lovers.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood

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MENOTU41
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Only went for the Prime rib which bc of Mother’s Day and more capacity was sold out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Mother’s day

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JosephL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was the first time my food was not outstanding. My wife loved her King Crab Legs, but my 9oz Filet Chesapeake left much to be desired. I ordered the Filet Mignon RARE, it came back mostly medium will and the crab had slices of onion and green pepper in it.
I will never order this dish again

JH
JaniceH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I liked was that they offered more then Salmon, Alaskan Cod and Tilapia on the night we were there. The pan seared Barramundi was excellent! I hope they start offering a bigger variety of fresh fish!

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ShirleyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are outstanding. Rules are followed for the pandemic.

RL
vipRogerL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why don't you have fresh flounder on the menu?
Why don't you have more soup choices like snapper or gumbo?

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CarolinaZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite is the Jambalaya, its zesty and I always ask to go low on the spices and they accomplish every time. Nathan was an amazing server and suggested an awesome salad so refreshing! Cant remember the name but it had blue cheese, cranberries, apple , salad mix and basil and more, it was delicious! Red sangria is my favorite ! Thank you for always delivering great food. Chef is amazing and food is always cooked to perfection

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CarmelaA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had a special birthday dinner. they were kind and thoughtful from the moment we got there. The service was excellent and friendly. The food was very good as always.
They even gave us a coupon for a return visit. We will be back.

JT
vipJoanneT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for FIL and Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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Sandy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Drinks were great too! Highly recommend.

JH
JaniceH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious. Everyone liked what we got! Our server was very attentive and checked often to make sure everything was good!

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vipKarenR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for lunch and had Maine lobster at good price! Atmosphere and ambiance friendly. Food was very good Don't skip the desserts. They are home made. Cara is great!

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lewisb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It has been a long time since I visited the Marblehead chowder house. The staff was polite and attentive. We ordered the seafood chowder and the lobster brusque and they where both delicious. One of the main courses was the crab cakes. Lots of crab no filler but very bland. No old bay or other detectable seasonings. The second main courses was the fried captains platter. It was enjoyable but heavy on the coating. Again no seasoning and bland. The portions where large and the food was pipping hot. For desert we had the key lime pie and found it pasty with no lime flavor. If your afraid or dislike spices on your food this is a great place.

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LisaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good dinner served by a knowledgeable server. Good suggestions by server too!

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DawnR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visits to Marblehead Chowder House never disappoint us. My favorite entree is Crab Norfolk. Delicious!

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vipJennierab
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kerry is always the best!

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rsakita
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood! Loved the clams casino and king crab...Service was also amazing.

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DianeA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal. The staff is excellent. thats why we keep comng back.

DB
DonaldB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our meals and we will be back soon.

DZ
DebbieZ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was so good! Food and service always excellent. Love this place!

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AnnabelleC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our meal was good. The one diner asked for Clams with noodles (it wasn't on the
menu) the server said the chef can do that for you. The diner said the dish was
wonderful. The Ceaser Salad was excellent. Our server was so very pleasant and it
made our dinner so much more enjoyable.

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RonaldS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

My wife has a lot of allergies and she found it hard to have something she wanted because she can’t have any tomato,red peppers, thyme, oregano or citrus(no orange or lemon)

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JanaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and we will definitely be returning. The food, the service...everything was excellent!

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laurah
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The young gentleman who served us was quick, energetic and very polite. We won a free lobster bisque and enjoyed that very much. My chopped salad is awesome and that just cannot be re-created at home.
Thanks again.

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ChrisN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, ambiance. Love dining at Marblehead. The Seafood Chowder is out of this world!

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PatriciaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always! Our server was very attentive too

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vipDiningExcellence
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was less than what we’ve seen in the past. We had to ask for bread. I asked for only butter with my baked potato, but she brought sour cream. When I told her that I had requested butter, she took the sour cream and left me with just the butter from the bread service. She asked my wife if she wanted more water and my wife said yes. About 9 minutes later, she brought a glass of water back...and ignored my empty ice tea glass.
Not the level of service we usually receive here.

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vipTheBucks
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and our server Becky was wonderful. She paced the meal with consideration to allow finishing each course before the next. The food as always, was excellent. We both chose the broiled seafood platter. Everything was perfect, covid regulations honored, quality food, and excellent server!

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EileenH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.would highly recommend this restaurant.

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RobertQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here recently for our anniversary, after a friend recommended it. This is one of the finest seafood restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. The food is sumptuous, generous portions, outstanding service and very reasonably priced. Highly recommended+++

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Terryo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome food was perfect as always . Highly recommend

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LynnC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I occasionally go to Marblehead for a good meal and am never disappointed.

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paperjam79
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I have been to Marblehead many times over the years. Many items on the menu have been a tradition for years. Always consistent with there food. Great service and food always served hot. The bartender makes fantastic drinks. I always come for the strawberry margaritas. Great seafood and steak. They will cook your meat and fish however you like it. We will of course go agan.

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JosephL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Prime Rib was outstanding and my wife loved the scampi and smoked fish

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PatriciaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I ordered fried clam strips. Being a lifelong New Englander, I had never seen clam strips like this. Very disappointing. They were huge, rubbery and at times the batter felt raw. I suspect this was due to having been served fried shrimp rather than the fried clams I ordered. The French fries under the clams were quite soggy.
I do not send food back nor complain, but since you asked, I thought I would share my disappointing experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the blacked tuna and it was superb

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vipTomL
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent seafood as usual. Stuffed shrimp was delicious and the beef tips and lump crabmeat is always a big hit. Clams casino are still the best around.

FAQs

Marblehead Chowder House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 258-4301.

Marblehead Chowder House is rated 4.7 stars by 2183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.