Marblehead Chowder House

4.7
2124 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
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the blacked tuna and it was superb

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vipTomL
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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LinLas
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Nathan and he did an outstanding job with our party of 6! One couple was late because of traffic; Nathan recommended some appetizers. The crab dip was delicious! Our group always has special requests, coupons etc! He was very patient and took everything in stride. He has a great personality and knows the menu! We all enjoyed our dinners - surf and turf with lobster and filet mignon served with enough warm butter, lobster mac and cheese - delicious! Bourbon salmon (special) - very good! And of course, lobster bisque - outstanding! It was a very nice evening!

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vipJudithE
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very good! My husband and I had the Oysters, Crab Norfolk, Lobster Bisque and Cioppino. Seafood is always so fresh. Service very good.

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Chellester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Marblehead grill. It is our favorite place to go for birthdays and anniversaries. Their food is always the best and the staff is always nice and inviting.

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MelissaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with the excellent preparation of fresh and tasty seafood. The New England cod was wonderful per my husband, and I was delighted with Crab Fried Rice Teriyaki with 2 skewers of several perfectly cooked large braised shrimp on top. We were also pleasantly surprised by the tasty Lobster risotto balls with lobster cheese sauce, again perfectly prepared and pleasing to the palate as an appetizer. We were seated in the bar which was peaceful at the early stages of open hours on Easter Sunday, and waited on by the bar tender. This was a bonus for us, as we prefer to be in a calmer setting, though I'm sure it ramps up, as a bar should, as the dining hours advance. Marblehead is top notch in food, service and setting no matter where you sit, and we look forward to coming back to this very welcoming place to enjoy their terrific food.

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EileenA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and time between courses was perfect

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Pete
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Sunday Dinner was excellent, Kenny was our waiter, he's definitely a class act,
I had Tuscan Veal & Shrimp, Wife had broiled Scallops, desert, key lime pie.

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SuzanneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Love it here! The fish was incredibly fresh and our waiter was the best.

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SamanthaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think what made our first experience at Marblehead so wonderful was our server, Becky! She was kind, knowledgeable about the menu, and fun! She even suggested the perfect drink for me—the white sangria—it was amazing! We will definitely be back and request Becky!

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

Great food and service. Went there on Good Friday and it was nice.

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CarolineC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, staff is very friendly and always make sure you have what you need.

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LonM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted immediately and seated within minutes. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. If our daughter makes the decision to attend LaFayette College, Marblehead will be high on our list for a return visit.

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vipMary
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was delicious, as always. We shared the crab chowder. It was soooo good. I ordered a mojito, but no mint was available (which happens to me often) so I was offered a berry mojito with basil. I would order it again. Our server, Tina, was extremely accommodating. We always enjoy our meal at the Marblehead.

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was spectacular as always!

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DebbieZ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there all the time and always excellent! Food and servers are the best!

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Ericab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my sister and we both had an amazing time!!! Everything was amazing from the point of arrival to leaving! I would definitely return!

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Dennis
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always. Portions were good.

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DebraL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't get a better dining experience and seafood in the Lehigh Valley.

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

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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MattR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizer, drinks and dinner was fantastic and our waiter was great as well! We will be back again!

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NettD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Great service. Really nice place for dinner. We loved it.

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berta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All enjoyed selections made, Chowder, salmon, crab and even pierogi were great.

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vipcsb327
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Marblehead for the fact that they always have excellent staff - hostess, wait and bar. The food never disappoints and the drinks are always good too. We can't say enough about Marblehead. The rewards program is outstanding as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful seafood! Neighbor friendly place, always see someone we know there!

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Ovsanna
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We LOVED Kara, our server. She was very professional and friendly. She was perhaps the best waitress we have had in YEARS!!!

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vipCharliehelps
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No restaurant ranks as a five star Four is as good it gets. Had a very good meal in a nice place served by friendly staff. Well be back

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TeedyUs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food and excellent service. Very nice people! Thank you

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SusieQ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of three with allergies and all we’re met and the food was delicious

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vipHelenL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lobster was very good and my favorite wine is the Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The broiled seafood combination with lobster tail was delicious as usual and the prime rib was very tender as always

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viprsakita
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood always fresh! Our party enjoyed and raved about the following dishes - King Crab, clams casino, lobster pie, steak and crab. Just outstanding! Service was very good as well.

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CindyR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AWESOME as usual!! Waiter was attentive & did a great job!

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JennieO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Service was great, food was good, front end staff were unfriendly.

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neila
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

There is an old adage that you don't call a plumber to do electrical work. Don't buy beef at a seafood restaurant might aptly apply here. I ordered a filet mignon/crabmeat combo and in 70 years I've had my share of filet mignon. After two pieces I realized it might take days of continuous chewing to finish the tough beef portion on my plate. The waitress noticed I'd hardly touched the meat and took the plate to the manager who offered a free dessert. Not wanting dessert the manager decided to compensate me for half my $27.00 meal by deducting my Sangria. I guess she thought that seemed fair though she never spoke to me. My wife and I have had many a good meal at Marblehead and she had no complaints that evening. I know my wife will want to return, me.....I'm not so sure.

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DennisB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual. Keep it up. We eat there several times a month and always enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and very friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional as was the food! Thanks

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Baddog
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter/server was incredible the whole night, making sure that we did not need anything and that everything was to our satisfaction. Will go back again in the future.

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vipDennisr
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience, good food and good service.

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 2124 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.