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The Chowder Bowl

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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
Good lunch, but very busy

We had lunch there on a drive to Depoe Bay from Lincoln City. We got there just in time as the place was slammed with customers at lunch time. The food was excellent, we both had the crab melt, although they were a little cheap with the fries. The service was a little slow because they were so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had lunch there on a drive to Depoe Bay from Lincoln City. We got there just in time as the place was slammed with customers at lunch time. The food was excellent, we both had the crab melt, although they were a little cheap with the fries. The service was a little slow because they were so busy, not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our family recently stayed in Depot Bay for a fishing trip. We decided to get chowder to go and took it back to our hotel room, which was walking distance up the street. For a restaurant called "Chowder Bowl" we expected something delicious..right? WRONG. ..it was absolutely the worst we had ever tasted. There was an awful taste of uncooked... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My second time here and the chowder is amazing not too thick not too runny. Clams are perfectly cooked and no bacon or anything added! Your perfect traditional west coast chowder! Thanks chowder house!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The chowder is amazing. Perfect texture and classic clam chowder taste. Also, there is not bacon or other meats in the chowder other than clam so pescatarians are welcome. Been here multiple times and we are never dissatisfied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've had the crab melt twice at the chowder bowl and both times it was absolutely amazing! The fries there are also really good!! They were fast and the price was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Chowder is creamy with big pieces of clam. Best chowder on the coast in our opinion. We ventured out and tried the crab cakes which were just ok. Service was great and so was blackberry cobbler. This is a must eat at place if you are in Depoe Bay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Clam chowder was not as good as we expected; not bad. There was an obvious flour taste that did not appeal to my husband or myself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

This place was listed on the 'Top Ten Chowder Spots' pick in the official Oregon Coast 2016-16 visitor guide. The chowder was thick, with few clams, lots of potatoes and tasted full of flour. Skip it and eat chowder at Mo's at nearby Otter Rock. The Whale Watching Center and the beautiful bay are Depoe's claim to fame, not The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Bland chowder, American cheese in their melts and coleslaw is tasteless. Go down the street Tidal Rave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We tried their hamburgers with fries and did ok. Mine was the Chowder hamburger (two patties) and my wife had the single patty version with fries as well. we enjoyed the meal after waiting maybe 15-20 minutes (they were busy). $20 was the cost which is typical around Depoe Bay it seems. The prices around our home are far less... More 

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

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  • 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, Soups

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