Fall Favorites: Chowders and Bisques

September is almost here, and as cool weather begins rolling across the Atlantic coast, the thought of clam chowder and lobster bisque begins floating through our minds. What are some of the best sides to serve with a hearty chowder soup? Here is a list of our favorite options:

Simple Salad

Start off your delicious fall meal with a green salad topped with a light, vinaigrette dressing. This cold and crunchy first course will contrast the rich soup and create a well-rounded meal. Top with in-season vegetables and tasty croutons.

Crusty Bread

Prepare or purchase a loaf of crusty bread to dip in your chowder. Sourdough and French bread are two of our favorite options.

Shrimp Cocktail

For a group of seafood lovers, there is nothing better than a cool, shrimp cocktail appetizer. Provide plenty of sides, including cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and remoulade sauce to allow individuals to customize their plate to their palette.

Corn on the Cob

Another fresh and crunchy option, corn on the cob is a popular option to pair with chowders and bisques. Have this course follow the soup for a refreshing and crisp flavor before desert.


With fresh, natural ingredients, our chowders are also the perfect addition to any seafood meal. Choose from seafood, haddock and clam chowders, as well as lobster bisque for a taste of Maine. Visit Cape Porpoise Lobster Company online or call us at 1-800-967-4268 to place your overnight order today!