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OleBob's Seafood Market and Gallery

151 Howerton Way, Ilwaco, WA
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Ranked #2 of 9 restaurants in Ilwaco
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Sturgis, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I'm not much for seafood but decided on the Fish N Chips. I fell in love with seafood at this little restaurant. Seriously amazing! Crab cakes weren't as amazing as they claim but do not pass up the fish here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were in seafood heaven at OleBob's and got to sit out on the deck overlooking the Ilwaco marina. My husband's cod & chips were outstanding. They were so flaky they were clearly fresh fish. I got fish tacos, real lemondade, and clam chowder, three of my favorite things and they were all great. The salsa was too spicy for... More

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Yakima, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

For fresh fish off the boat this place can not be beat. I have purchased fresh crab in the past and have been very satisfied with the product. I had halibut lightly breaded that was light and crunchy. It was not fancy but on the dock and very enjoyable.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I went here, because it was recommended by a few locals. Everyone said that the crab cakes were the best. That's what I ordered, and they were amazing! If you eat here, and like crab cakes, I would definitely recommend getting them. The view of the docks, with all of the fishing boats is cool too. It... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had been visiting Cape Disappointment state park, and drove into Ilwaco for lunch. We just happened to find Olebobs down by the fishing docks. Although it doesn't look like much from the street side, it was a great find! It was right on the water with a view of the boats and River. The food was very good, and... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Depending which side your walking on it's either Ole Bob's Seafood Market or Ole Bob's Café, but they both mean fresh fish. I just had an order of Cod fish and chips and I'll be back. Fresh, flaky, tasty fish in a balanced crisp, if ordinary batter. Simple but right on. The place is right on the pier's board walk... More

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Independence or
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had lunch here on our coastal travels. I had the crab melt which must have had half a crab on it. It was delicious. Husband had a whole crab. He loved every bite!! We bought several cans of salmon, tuna and smoked fish to take home. The service was good and the people friendly.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The crab cakes have a very yummy sauce, and the restaurant has a great view of the Port of Ilwaco. I also really like the little take out calamari salad available in the seafood market.

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Astoria, OR
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Seafood Market (streetside) and Cafe on the Waterfront/ Portside. Great fish tacos and halibut fish and chips. Also love the crab cakes and special sauce. My son loves the grilled tuna sandwhich. Fresh cooked crab too!

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Portland, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Went by to grab some fish with my mom, who is still a local, and found my old swimming instructor behind the counter, from when I was in elementary school. Super nice people, very fresh seafood.

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