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Taylor's Chowder House

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3538 W Calavar Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053-5513
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food is good, ambience not so much.

Taylors is located in a failed strip mall on a side street on the west side of Phoenix. That it has survived for decades in such a location is a tribute to the excellent, although dated, seafood dishes they continue to offer. The clam chowder is delicious, very thick and creamy, lots of clams... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taylors is located in a failed strip mall on a side street on the west side of Phoenix. That it has survived for decades in such a location is a tribute to the excellent, although dated, seafood dishes they continue to offer. The clam chowder is delicious, very thick and creamy, lots of clams. No floury thickening taste. Many of... More 

Thank PHXtravlr41
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food....I could care less about a little dust on the pictures. We go there often. They want me to say 100 words....great food great service great food great service

Thank James M
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68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here twice for lunch and both times was satisfied. Despite the fact that they never seem to have but one waitress on duty, she is able to handle the load. The decor reminds one of a basic local neighborhood seafood place either in the Pacific NW or anywhere on the east coast from Maine to Florida. Both trips... More 

Thank roaringrun
phx az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

always a great time food is above the norm . servers are great always friendly even has all you can eat fish on Wednesdays !!!!

Thank rickmotors
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Decided to try this even though a fair drive from home. We were hungry for peel and eat shrimp, which for some reason, are hard to find. Started with the Clam Chowder which was only average. There wasn't much taste, the shrimp were good although lacked seasoning to make them more flavorful. The decor is cute, very nautical, but needs... More 

Thank LLB4823
Scottsdale, Arizona
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117 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We recently tried Taylor's Chowder House at the beginning of our tourist season. There was one wait person for 22 customers on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at 12:30 PM. Then it grew to 32 customers and one waitress. We had their signature clam chowder. It was bland & without flavor. We tried their fried cod fish , with fries and... More 

Thank happytoberetired
Peoria, Arizona
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My son and I are seafood fans/experts and had somehow missed Taylor's in our travels. We made pigs of ourselves on: chowder, fried clams, fish and chips and raw oysters. Holy cow! Everything was fresh, hot, and we can be picky, but not this time. I wanted more fried clams but stopped myself. The server was nice and helpful. The... More 

Thank G N
Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Phoenix has very few decent seafood restaurants and years ago, we found Taylor's Chowder House. The place was packed with seniors and families at almost any time we landed there. The owner was from Rochester and Boston and knew seafood as well as anyone. The New England Clam Chowder was made from scratch, full of clams with potatoes in a... More 

Thank NicknAZ49
Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food was great the wife had Mahi Mahi and they said it was delivered today I had Two Blues 2 Butterfly shrimp and 2 Cod it was great, It is where a lot of regulars go. the waitresses knew the people by name. They even did special order for one table. We will be Back

1 Thank Senseifb
Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Taylor's was recommended to us by a friend who's lived in the NW valley for many years and knows a lot of "landmark" restaurants. Upon entering for the first time, we were charmed by the unpretentious chowder-house decor, with maritime paintings and collectibles on the wall. The waitress was delightful and patient, as we were unfamiliar with the restaurant or... More 

1 Thank Piper-AZ

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3538 W Calavar Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053-5513
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: 602-978-1815

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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