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The Chowder Bowl

Chowder, Seafood
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40 S Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
541 765 2300
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  • 20
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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
Take out chowder

Chowder was OK but both Tidal Raves and Gracie's have better. I thought they used too much flour to thicken the chowder and gave it a pasty taste.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Charles W
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Stoney Lake
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Stoney Lake
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Chowder was OK but both Tidal Raves and Gracie's have better. I thought they used too much flour to thicken the chowder and gave it a pasty taste.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The service is very good, I was not overly impressed with the chowder, but my husband loved the burger and fries.

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is located in the heart of Nye Beach on the small street that goes down to the public parking lot. The food is okay and the service good. The atmosphere is friendly and kind of like Mo's without all the hubbub.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I took my two teenage boys following a whale watching tour. I think the Chowder Bowl has some of the better clam chowder in the area. My son ordered a large plate with a variety of seafood and was pleased with his choice.

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California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have tried clam chowder up and down the coast. This was delicious clam chowder. We had seen many advertisements about this restaurant. We arrived in Depoe Bay a little after 9:00 and waited until 10:30 for them to open. It was well worth the wait. The Chowder was delicious and the service was good. We will come back again,... More 

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Redding, California
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Not only is the Chowder the best we've had but the service was great!! They also have fun trivia on the tables that ignites table conversation with who ever you are with.

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West Valley City, Utah
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148 reviews 148 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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: Chowder, Seafood

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