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OleBob's Seafood Market and Gallery

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151 Howerton Way Ilwaco, Ilwaco, WA 98624
360-642-4332
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bit greasy, but was fresh

Locals sent us to OleBob's. It wasn't so great for us because we don't like deep fried foods. BUT, it was the only place we found that used fresh (not frozen) seafood. They sell the seafood there. The location at the harbor is fun. The people were nice. Be sure and check their hours if you go... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Locals sent us to OleBob's. It wasn't so great for us because we don't like deep fried foods. BUT, it was the only place we found that used fresh (not frozen) seafood. They sell the seafood there. The location at the harbor is fun. The people were nice. Be sure and check their hours if you go during the winter... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a small place near the harbor in Ilwaco. Not fancy, yet very good. The grilled tuna sandwich is da' bomb, and their clam chowder is very good, too. Only one lady was working while we were there (off-season); their service nonetheless was wonderful. We've visited Long Beach twice, and twice we've trekked into Ilwaco to have lunch at... More 

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Seattle, WA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Sadly, Ilwaco is a ghost town during the week this time of the year. We went into town on Monday and except one pizza place, there was no place to eat. We saw that two restaurants on the waterfront went our of business. Tuesday, OleBob's Seafood Market and Gallery was open. The clam chowder was very thick with some potatoes... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ilwaco Washington is a timeless working harbor town, near the 5 mile wide mouth of the Columbia River. Complete with a marine service facility abundant with various boats in stages of restoration All reminiscent of past simpler lifestyles, it maintains interest through several seasonal attractions, Long Beach Peninsula Rod Runs etc. Ole Bob's near the Ilwaco Harbor docks, allows diners... More 

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Crestline, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped here for a quick bite and were glad we did! Its not fancy, its pretty basic but the food was great. We had the fish and chips and couldn't believe how fresh it was. There was no fishy taste at all. I've never had anything like it. The fries were crispy, the tartar sauce was perfect. We also... More 

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BC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Chowder was the thickest I have ever had. Flavour was good but could have used a few more clams. Had the crab cakes. Delicious but a little salty. Loved the seaweed and the slaw. Husband had the seniors fish and chips. Large portions but no white vinegar for us Canadians.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Fish and chips is the name of the game here. A bit pricey for what you get, IMO. The place is a long way from luxury, and the service is okay. I got some good prawns in the fish market. I probably wouldn't go back again after two visits two years apart.

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Spokane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fish market and restaurant combined. The halibut fish and chips are good but I recommend skipping the crab cakes. The back door of the restaurant opens up to the waterfront where the Saturday Farmers Market is held.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had been told this would be a good place for fish and chips, but it smelled so bad we did not stay.

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Ladner, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Usually a busy spot is a great indicator that the food will be good right? Not so with this place unfortunately. We placed our order at the counter and then had to clear the dirty dishes off a table to sit down, where's the staff to do this? The food took a while to arrive but I don't mind waiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Howerton Way Ilwaco, Ilwaco, WA 98624
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco
  • Phone Number: 360-642-4332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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