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Spud Point Crab Company

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1860 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
707-875-9472
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 276
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  • 26
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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Chowder, but not up the Pike Place Chowder in Seattle

My wife and I had an early lunch here and it was well worth it. I had the white clam chowder and although very good, it was not up to the chowder at Pike Place Chowder. But coming close is not bad at all as it was delicious, but in my opinion, had a little more diced potato and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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358 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had an early lunch here and it was well worth it. I had the white clam chowder and although very good, it was not up to the chowder at Pike Place Chowder. But coming close is not bad at all as it was delicious, but in my opinion, had a little more diced potato and a... More 

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Sonoma CA, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little side-of-the-road eatery has the BEST clam chowder, crab cocktails and crab sandwiches! If there is a line, it is worth the wait! taff is so busy they have little time to chat but I go there for the food! It is a "Do Not Miss" experience

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Mill Valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pure and simple: the best chowders, red or white. They've got other stuff including crab when in season (we buy whole fresh crabs there sometimes--never disappointed), but the specialty is the chowder. Rain or shine, you can get it to go or to slurp down on one of their outdoor picnic tables (usually wrapped up for the weather--it may even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No line when we went in December after zip lining. The best chowder I've had and I live on the East Coast! Huge portion and lovely location overlooking the marina. Don't miss out!

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Newcastle, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Consistently the best clam chowder, anywhere. Very rich and filling and delicious. We go to Bodega Bay a couple times a year and we always go here for chowder and crab cocktails. Waited about 45 minutes this holiday weekend and it was worth it. Line moves fairly fast. We get ours to go and drive up to the ocean view.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We pulled up and saw the line out the door and almost kept driving, as I hate and rarely queue up for restaurants. So glad we stopped; the line moved fast and a sunny spot on the patio opened up and we had lunch happening in no time. Order the crab sandwich and a chowder and you have a perfect... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We came here on the Trip Advisor recommendations and were not disappointed. Terrific food, the crab sandwich to share and a chowder each was a good size for a late lunch. Only outside dining so we rugged up. Good food great location

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were looking for good clam chowder on the coast and this place was recommended at a winery we visited in the Russian River. We were told there was no indoor seating but the chowder was worth the visit. Kind of drizzly when we got there but it stopped long enough to enjoy a great cup of hot chowder across... More 

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Decatur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Spud Point Crab Co is a road side dinner with a very limited menu. However, they make a great clam chowder. I recommend trying the traditional and the red chowder (tomato base). They have a nice view of Bodega Bay Marina. Seating is outside and limited

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Asiain, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a crab sandwich, and a shrimp sandwich. Like the shrimp ones better. Having said that both comes with a generous serving of the crab and the shrimps. The clam chowder is so good, it puts those at SFO's Fishermen Wharfs and Monterey Fishermen Wharfs to shame. Also nice article about the local fisherman who helped whales entangled in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1860 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: 707-875-9472

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?