Friday, April 30, 2010

Travels with Brownie: Gilbert's Chowder House in Portland, Maine

Gilbert's Chowder
On our way home from Maine, Lawman and I had to make one traditional stop--Gilbert's Chowder House in Portland's Old Port, one of my favorite places for seafood in Maine...

Gilbert's Super Seafood Chowder

Located on the water in downtown Portland, Gilbert's makes a mean seafood chowder. Creamy, but not overly so, their chowder is filled with clams, tender Maine potatoes, and sweet native shrimp. We always go for the off menu special "Super Seafood Chowder" which involves an extra scoop of seafood on top. Filling and delicious.

Inside the Lobster Roll from Gilbert's Chowder House

Our lobster roll consumption this trip was a bit hampered by most of our go to places being closed for the season, so we decided to try Gilbert's roll. In the many years that I've been going to Gilbert's I've actually never had their lobster roll and that's a shame. This roll was heavy on the meaty lobster chunks, ever so light on the mayo and generous on the butter toasted bun. For $13.95 the lobster roll comes with chips and a pickle, but it's definitely worth it to splurge the extra $2.25 and get it with crisp and tasty French fries.

Gilbert's Chowder House92 Commercial St.
Portland, Maine
(207) 871 - 5636


Kitten with a Whisk said...

I'm from New England and Lobster Rolls are always a must when I go home to visit. If you've never had a Hot Lobster roll - you must get one next time you're there. So much better than the cold ones in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous! This makes me miss my homeland, Rhode Island.