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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
pnjaban
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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277 reviews 277 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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
147 helpful votes 147 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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Pioneer, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Twenty of us adults & one child experienced great service both prior to our meal and during. Half of our group arrived early by enjoying the patio area overlooking the pier then the rest of us upon our arrival were immediately asked if beverages were in order prior to our meal. We were all able to catch up after our... More

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The King Salmon were in season as we had a fantastic grilled salmon with mixed veggies. Also the chowder was very good. It is a good place to watch the fishermen come in and have dinner with a great view.

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San Leandro, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Good food, great beer selection, amazing location and views of the ocean. While the food was good, the server we had when we had lunch in the bar was, well, awful. She was distracted, inattentive and not a people person. Being a server is clearly not her calling. By contrast, we went back with friends the next day and the... More

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San Jose, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

First off I really loved the food, don't get me wrong. I loved loved loved my food as did everyone at my table. That isn't enough to give it an excellent though only because the service was poor. My glass of water was empty for most of the meal and our server didn't check on us at all. I had... More

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Sacramento, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The food & service was good. The location was nice. Good place for the family to relax after a stroll along the pier.

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