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The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room

790 Port Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468
707-882-3400
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Ranked #5 of 10 restaurants in Point Arena
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Maheshwar, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

point arena has a wonderful fishing pier; a salmon fisherman arrived with his catch., the fresh mussels and salmon at the chowder house were FRESH and simply prepared. great atmosphere with locals, a beautiful bar

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Cameron Park, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We've been around this area before and since it was lunch time, we thought this place was a good option. You have killer views of the ocean, food and beer. How could you go wrong? The rating is all based on food. Customer service overall sucked. Plain and simple. No sugar coating it. We kept waiting and waiting for basics.... More

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Penrose, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed their fish and chips. The fish was moist and the crust was tasty. The service was excellent and the staff friendly.

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San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the seafood and a fantastic view of the cove at Point Arena. The service was excellent. We were in the area for two nights and ate there both times. Couldn't have been happier.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place was amazing from the view to the food. The oysters were so fresh and flavorful. Our prime rib was a tad bit to done but was delicious. Service was nice and friendly. The only bad thing I can say is they were out of crab cakes.

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pnjaban
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

As a part time Sea Ranch resident, this is our favorite place when we are craving spanking fresh local ling cod fish & chips, which come right off the adjoining dock and are dished up fresh. Not a fancy place -- this is more of a family type tavern, but with wide open and inspiring views of the Point Arena... More

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Sun Lakes Az
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great place to eat and watch the fishing boats come in. Service we excellent and so was the food! It is fun to walk out on the pier/wharf and see the fish that were caught.

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Cardiff
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289 reviews 289 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was almost noon on a Sunday after touring the Lighthouse (which was fabulous), and given the name, we thought a bowl of hot chowder sounded wonderful as there were no other options that looked decent in town. The view of the harbor was GR8, but that is about it. Service was very slow with two servers and two tables... More

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Healdsburg, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Reasonably priced and with great service, we enjoyed a return trip to the Chowder House. I had a Ceasar salad with crab cakes, and my husband the Cobb salad. Both were well prepared, tasted fresh and were delivered in a timely fashion.

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The World
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250 reviews 250 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We wanted to have pasta for dinner so we could put our fresh sea urchin on it. Pier Chowder House (790 Port Rd., Point Arena, CA, tel. 707-8822400) was accommodating. They made us linguine with garlic and olive oil and we tossed our sea urchin into it. It was delicious. With that we ordered the grilled salmon ($24) which was... More

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