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40 S Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
541 765 2300
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good economical Burger and Fries in Depoe Bay

My husband and I stopped in after browsing all the shops along the highway. Restaurant has a train track around the rim on the inside. When we were there we were the only ones there at that time, of course it was during their off season. Food was great, we both had the special of cheeseburgers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Rebecca J
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped in after browsing all the shops along the highway. Restaurant has a train track around the rim on the inside. When we were there we were the only ones there at that time, of course it was during their off season. Food was great, we both had the special of cheeseburgers and fries. Very economical... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Depoe Bay is small but nice and quaint. The Chowder Bowl was a nixe quick stop for what I wanted ...a cup of chowder and a fish sandwich...pretty good...hit the spot...but not so much that I must go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I had fish abd chips with chowser. I enjoyed the chowder, creamy and salty. The fish was a over cooked but the fries were top notch.

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Sherwood, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Chowder Bowl in Depoe Bay is by far my favorite place to get clam chowder. The chowder is smooth, full body in taste and very filling. Not only is the chowder tasty, but the menu is full with a wide variety of choices. The Chowder Bowl is very family oriented and kid friendly. There is always a train rolling... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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201 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband and I stopped at Depoe Bay to go to the Whale Center and toured the little seaport. Here we found The Chowder Bowl on the main drag. The restaurant was clean and had plenty of seating. The place was about 1/3 full with one waiter. He was excellent. Really organized, quick and everyone was waited on quickly with... More 

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Depoe Bay, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Bowl is what I expected from a seaside restaurant. A nice variety on the menu, decent prices and a friendly staff make for a laid back experience with a great view. I had a seafood salad and a bowl of chowder, tasty and economical.

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Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very clean place. Quick service. Food was hot. The chowder was nothing to write home about. Added cornbread, pepper and Tabasco sauce to add favors.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good food, good service, nice view. Good chowder. Tasty fish. One girl working in the place and she managed to keep everyone happy. Would recommend.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not clean. The table and salt / pepper shakers were tacky to touch. I got the fish and chips. I grew up on the coast and have eaten a lot of fish and chips and am pretty certain this was the worst I've ever had. I only ate half, which is way out of character. It was like they fried... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped last year and loved the food! A well kept secret and a Must do stop! We shared a basket of onion rings beer and chowder! Service was great and the kids and adults like to watch the trains!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 S Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Depoe Bay
  • Phone Number: 541 765 2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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