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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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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
Good light lunch!

We ate a light lunch of chowder and salad. The service was quick and friendly. We remember the owner from 2 years ago, when he had less help. Even then, with more stress, he was friendly. We would return to eat here. We also noticed the staff being friendly to a group of disabled adults. As the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We ate a light lunch of chowder and salad. The service was quick and friendly. We remember the owner from 2 years ago, when he had less help. Even then, with more stress, he was friendly. We would return to eat here. We also noticed the staff being friendly to a group of disabled adults. As the parents of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Heavenly....the whole family devoured the chowder. Then we stopped at another town and they claimed to have the best chowder..yuck... We will be back to the chowder bowl!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was surprised how good their chowder was. It has the charm of the Oregon Coast and good service. It gets very busy on weekends so get there early.

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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We are a family of foodies--14 strong, kids to 60something with many many worldwide traveling adventures. We checked Trip Advisor for good food. We knew Tidal Raves was good from previous adventures so we wanted to try something else. First the good news, our server did a great job of taking care of a large group. Both the halibut and... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was our third year coming to Depoe Bay. Love their chowder. We asked to have the fish grilled and not fried and it was delicious! Beware of sticky tables.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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
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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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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, Soups

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