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40 S Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
541 765 2300
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just acceptable

We had the clam chowder and a salad combo. For almost $9 each, the food should have been much better. I can't say anything about other things on the menu, but I would not come back to this place in the future. All that and our server disappeared when wr need to pay. Not recommended

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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West Valley City, Utah
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West Valley City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had the clam chowder and a salad combo. For almost $9 each, the food should have been much better. I can't say anything about other things on the menu, but I would not come back to this place in the future. All that and our server disappeared when wr need to pay. Not recommended

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

With a name like that, one would expect some good clam chowder. However, that is not the case here. The chowder is below average. Way better chowder on the coast than this place. The steamer clams were good as were the crab cakes. We had ordered two bowls of clam chowder and they were not given to us. Like I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a place that had a relaxed, casual atmosphere that would offer a delicious bowl of chowder and decided to stop in at The Chowder Bowl. The restaurant is clean and the tables can accommodate parties of most sizes. We had a wonderful server named Amber who was friendly, kind and informative. Amber made her customers feel... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

After 20 years of dining at the chowder bowl I have to throw in the towel. Lunch there was a huge disappointment. Rotten old fish and canned soup. Its sad to see the old icon slide so far down hill. Best to skip the chowder bowl and try something new.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We stopped into chowder bowl after arriving in depoe bay for the first time. Fish and chips was great, more fish than breading and not greasy. Salad was fresh. Though a pretty standard greens sals, but certainly wasnt your regular iceberg chink, so thats a plus. Good info on parks and beaches. A big plus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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