C&S Chowder House

4.4
573 reviews
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Chowder House is the brainchild of Rich Clark and Jonathan Schwenk, co-owners of C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar and Hugo’s Oyster Bar. Clark and Schwenk's third concept will focus on traditional northeastern seafood with a New England style décor. Chowder House strives to deliver a vast selection of high-quality oysters, an array of clam chowders, and traditional dishes such as, steamed clams, lobster rolls, lobsters and steaks. The restaurant will also offer a seasonally rotating market fish menu, cooked to each guest’s preference. Chowder House promises well-crafted signature cocktails to compliment the classic American cuisine, along with a wide-ranging selection of wines and craft beer available on draft, in bottles or cans. Chowder House will be open daily for dinner, with brunch offerings on Saturday and Sunday.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just moved to the area and our neighbors told us about c&s chowder house, and wow. Last nights dinner was perfect. Cole was one of the best servers we’ve had in a long time! I had the steamed sea bass, which melted in my mouth and my husband had the scallops. He loved the dish! Everyone was super friendly and the ambience was relaxing yet fun. We definitely will be back!

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PM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Despite a reservation, we waited 15 minutes for a table. Room is loud and crowded to the point that you have to wait to let others pass or bump into chairs, etc. You have to wait on servers to pass to get to the restroom. Furnishings are very nice and comfortable.

Service was good and owner actually brought me homemade chips when I showed interest. Food was above average. Prices should be explained on nightly specials. So, mixed results, but has potential to be very good.

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RD
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than the noise, the entire experience was outstanding. My wife and I really enjoyed it. Kendall was new but did an outstanding job. The manager checked on us several times. We felt very special.

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P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing as usual. We love to meet at the Chowder!

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n
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The chowder was good but very little seafood in it.
The broiled fish platter was not worth it. The shrimp were tough,cod over cooked. Totally average any restaurant seafood - so for the price- absolutely not worth it. They rekilled it all.
And the mussels- one note. No acidity. Boring. Not worth dipping crusty bread in.
This was our second time in. The first was so so.
Thought we would give another try as we are in the neighborhood.. We will not be back in. Sorry.

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b
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great happy hour choices/values
delicious entrees and desserts
chef made accommodations for dietary restrictions
friendly management and staff
no special treatment for birthday celebration

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C
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular meal, excellent service. Every morsel of food was beyond exceptional!! Highly recommend!! The Tuna Tar Tar is the yummiest fusion of flavors!!!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Valentine’s Day Very disappointed to not eat dinner there as wait was so far behind actual reservation times

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

So we book a special valentines dinner only to show up and have them running 2 hours behind. Terrible service and a very poor, disrespectful way to run their operation.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The reservation was for Valentine's day. We showed up 10min before the actual reservation time -715pm. The check-in area was very crowded and for a moment we thought these were people with no reservations. On the contrary, they all had reservations. The man at the desk, apologize and explained all reservations are 30min behind. It was surprising to us because I know that this was not your first Valentines day event. So poor planning. We had plans after dinner. Our waitress did her job very well! Our main dishes came late and it was not good. Bland to say the least. My wife's steak had to be returned. So overall very disappointing. The man at the front desk said our experience would have been different and better any other day. Think about that. Feb 14, is a special date for many who make that special reservation. We doubt that we will return to this place or recommend.

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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made our Valentine's Day reservation weeks in advance, and C&S called us the day before our reservation to confirm. We arrived right on time, but the host said our wait would be "several hours" because so many people were waiting. So much for the concept of a reservation! We left and won't be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely horrible. Valentine’s day was a disaster for this place. 7pm reservations that were made weeks in advance and we were never seated because the wait was over an hour long.

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GH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

This is our favorite place to eat and as usual the food was great. However when we arrived at 6:45 for our 7pm reservation there were literally dozens of people standing around waiting with reservations as well. We waited for 45 minutes before we got to sit at the bar and decided to eat there. The excuse was that people were sitting around too long after they finished. My comment to that is that it should be expected on Valentines Day!

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RC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Had reservations still waited over an hour for table....Staff was extremely friendly and on point...Please don't overbook your guest anymore..To good of a place to eat to leave such a bad taste in my mouth for having to wait so long...thanks Richard

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UD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My husband and I went to C&S Chowder House in Roswell for a Valentine's Day dinner. We booked two weeks in advance, and the restaurant even called to confirm our reservation. When we arrived 10 minutes early, we had no idea that we would have to stand in the tiny front section of the tiny restaurant with 20-30 other couples squeezed in like hams. CLEARLY THEY OVERBOOKED!

When we noticed our name at the top of the list to be seated, and they continued to search the list for names they recognized as regulars before taking us, we knew they were playing favorites! We complained three separate times. We did not get seated until 8:00pm!!

Table was not large enough to hold dinner plates and drink glasses. The Couples on either side of us were right on top of us. My husband and I could not hear each other because it was so overcrowded in the waiting area and in the restaurant packed in like sardines! On top of that noise (and ZERO ambiance), was this ridiculously loud music with one beat playing the whole time! Honestly, I had a migraine by the time I left!

Don't even get me started on food. COLD and VERY SALTY Sea Bass that came out 1 hour after we were seated! Not surprised it was cold! Same for the parmesan crusted grouper. Cold.. only the grouper was covered in a sweet puree sauce (not what we expected), which was cold, thus making the fish soggy and cold. Both fish portions were so small that I wondered how they can charge such exorbitant prices for these meals?!!

If I could give this restaurant a ZERO on this review, I would! DON'T WASTE YOUR DOLLARS FOLKS! This is NOT the restaurant for you!

Go to East Cobb and eat at Drift House in the Avenues. They serve a similar menu, their food is ALWAYS fresh and the fish is never cold! The ambiance of Drift House is 10 times better than C&S Chowder House! The mistake I made was trying a new place. I should have known better!

Don't go to C&S Chowder House! You will regret it!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a 6:45 reservation, got there at 6:44 and didn't sit down until 7:30. We didn't get out drink for at least another 20 minutes. Our food was mostly over seasoned and over cooked. Our waiter was great and did what he could to compensate, so 2 stars instead of just 1.

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K
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful! C & S is always a local favorite of ours!

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s
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a new favorite restaurant it’s C & S seafood! Our waiter was perfectly attentive! The drinks fabulous! I ordered the fried clam strip dinner, oh my it was so so delicious.. the clams tender the food hot the fries fantastic texture and crispy the coleslaw delicious .. I was in food heaven and to think it was a Sunday to boot! My husband ordered the fried shrimp dinner he loved it! Just the right amount of breading / tempura. I stole one my it was so good! My only problem is that I have to drive a bit to get there.
It was so fantastic I am willing and can’t wait to return! Thanks all for a wonderful delicious evening! Ya’ll need to go and feast for yourselves!! C & S divine!!

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at C&S Chowder was excellent. Everything was fresh and tasty. I had the grouper and it was cooked to perfection. It was so good, forgot to take pictures. Snapped a pic of the beneits before they were gone in 60 seconds.

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m
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great once we got it. It took over an hour to get our dinner. The kitchen seriously had issues getting orders out. Saw two other tables complain in addition to us asking where their food was.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to this eatery. Food was great and reasonably priced. Our server was wonderful. Food tasted great.

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E
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was hands down one of the best places we have dined at in the area. From greeting to service to food. Excellent. Staff is well trained and it shows in some many small ways.
We will recommend C&S to everyone we know.

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TC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch

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TC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy eating here. The oysters are the beat

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RP
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Our server was wonderful and the food was even better! Broiled oysters were delicious. I’ll go back just for those. Had the scallops and grits as main course, also delicious! Creamy grits and perfectly cooked scallops! We’ll be back!

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PO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was amazed that they called to confirm my reservation, asked if it was any special occasion or if anyone in my party had dietary restrictions. Food was outstanding. We went on a Saturday night and sat near the door so conversation was difficult due to the noise level. Will definitely return but on a weekday night.

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JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar and wine selection! Blue cheese wedge salad was heavenly. The warm bread with butter was perfect . Service was spot on and the bread pudding was to die for. Hope to see you again soon!

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i
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love love love this place! This week I came twice as its been a bit since I was there. They NEVER disappoint! The wine, main course and then dessert, all excellent. And the service is always top notch!

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i
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply LOVE this place! It's our "go to" restaurant that is local, service incredible and food top notch! I've never had a bad meal there. They are so polite when your party gets so engaged you don't realize they are closing too! HIGHLY recommend!

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OT
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Party of 4. We all had Sunday’s Lobster special meal. The food was good and reasonably priced for what we got. The best part of the evening was the service which was outstanding! The manager, server (Colt) and the chef all made our evening memorable. We will return again soon.

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MP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood. Well prepared work excellent service.

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AF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night! Service was top notch. Food was excellent. The scallops were the best I have ever had! Chargrilled oysters are a must!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hit the spot! The butter-soaked lobster and the tasty summertime martini were the perfect cure for the winter blues.

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F
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Was forced to sit near bar where the noise and traffic was extremely annoying(I made reservation weeks ago). One of us ordered entree that was cooked and served incorrectly. When management was notified they said they would correct. Dish was returned and all they did was remove incorrect applied sauce and they didn’t do a very good job at that. Stay away from this place. Hugo is far superior.

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D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great comeback after a while ago Saturday lunch disaster.
Server remembered us and put extra effort into a wonderful birthday celebration. Very attentive and knowledgeable. The raw oysters were delicious, clean. The fried oysters were sooo good and plentiful. Perfect raspberry cheesecake. Even better Irish coffee. A go to place for a special occasion and for seafood lovers.

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b
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service made my wife's birthday a really enjoyable night out

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We chose to try C&S for their Sunday Lobster special. When we were seated at 6:30 on a Sunday, we were told they were out of lobster! They were also out of many other items on the menu. I guess if you want the lobster, you had better call ahead to reserve one. The food that was available was excellent.

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TE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Being huge fans C&S Oyster restaurant, we decided to try C&S Chowder House for a birthday celebration. The venue is attractive & the menu for brunch is filled with yummy options. My only complaint is the service was very slow . Our server was very polite and professional but had too many tables to take care of. Maybe it was just an off day & they were short handed but everything else was terrific. Would definitely try them again.

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TC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious! Staff makes sure you are happy!! Love to dine here.

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