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Vivolo's Chowder House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Oysters Rockefeller
Full order (6)
Oysters Rockefeller
Half order (3)
Oyster on the Half Shell Raw(6)
Fried Oysters
Fried Monterey Bay Calamari
Fried Artichoke Hearts
Steamed Artichoke
Fresh Fish Taco
French Fries
Baked Oysters of the Day (6)
Boston Pan Roast
Prawns, scallops, oysters & bay shrimp in a creamy bisque
Boston Pan Roast
In a bread bowl. With garlic cheese lid add
New England Chowder
In a bread bowl. With garlic cheese lid add
New England Chowder
New England Chowder
Oyster Stew
French Onion, Au Gratin
Cajun Salad
Baby greens, tomatoes, bacon, avocado, egg, cucumber, blue cheese, & your choice of cajun grilled chicken or fish
Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, egg, bacon
Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, egg, bacon, w/ bay shrimp or chicken
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic croutons tossed w/ caesar dressing
Caesar Salad
With bay shrimp or chicken
Caesar Salad
With crab
Dungeness Crab Louie
Baby greens w/ dungeness crab, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots & more. Served w/ louie dressing
Shrimp Louie
Baby greens w/ bay shrimp, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots & more. Served w/ louie dressing
Julie's Seafood Salad
Baby greens w/ bay shrimp, tomato, cucumber, carrots & more. Served w/ louie dressing
Dinner Salad
Baby greens
Soft Drinks
Iced Tea
Crystal Geyser
Voted best clam chowder for many years! Enjoy fresh sustainable seafood at affordable prices. A local favorite and a must for visitors. Two blocks up from the Montetey Bay Aquarium. Family friendly with a children's menu. Enjoy local seafood, pasta, burgers, soups, salad and house made desserts!
$10 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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All reviews chowder fish and chips garlic bread bay shrimp cioppino sandwich crab sand dabs chicken pan roast cocktail sauce cannery row house specialty nice lunch kids menu few blocks great little place
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in on a Friday afternoon and the servers were friendly and helpful. I had the famous chowder with a parm/garlic topper which was fantastic. my husband had the fish and chips with slaw. He thought both the fish and the slaw were really...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Marisa429
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the portions were big! I had the crab and spinach salad which was full of crab meat! The chowder was yummy as was everything else we tried! Definitely worth the stop!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Cntrychica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our initial reaction was not good service as we were ignored when we came in but once sieated our waiter was extremely nice and efficient. The fried oysters were good but would have preferred less breading. The clam chowder was good with lots of clams...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Chiili
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been at this chowder house a few times. Very good chowder in a bread or a regular bowl. Very clean, good vibe. I did almost walk out once, I was alone and it took several minutes to get anyone to acknowledge I was waiting...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fernando G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had the chowder (spicy) with shrimps extra. excellent. very good fried oysters too. They could have a wider wine diversity (only 3 common reds to chose). High quality to price ratio

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Renato D
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Excellent chowder and pan roast! Courteous and friendly server. Don’t judge by outside, quite pleasant, clean and comfortable inside.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank X1621NTlindam
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Chowder was salty so not that enjoyable as expected. Other food was ok, nothing spectacular. Reserve a table because it gets filled up easily since the place is small.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TAGT2010
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Vivolo's was one of the restaurants nearby recommended by a long-time PG shopkeeper. My wife enjoyed her clam chowder and I really liked my seafood linguini. The fish was cooked perfectly. We just beat the ct

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nick C
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

The clam chowder is so good. My husband's from the Pacific northwest and says it's up there with the best. Lots of flavor and clams. I had the Boston Pan Roast. It was rich with a little tomato but staring the cream with a load...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bettina P
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

We arrived for an early dinner,5pm. Waited to be seated and the place was virtually empty. Once seated our beverage order was taken and refilled frequently.We had the chowder and deep fried calamari both great tasting.I recommend spending $2 more for toasting the top of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Yosemitesteve
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susan s
September 11, 2016|
Response from Julievdavis | Property representative |
Delicious but very rich, lots of seafood, great on a cold day or when you would like something special!
susan s
September 11, 2016|
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Response from jdl307 | Reviewed this property |
Did not have this dish, but everything we ordered was excellent.
June 25, 2015|
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Response from rbitner2016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they do. Our visit was NE chowder. Check online menu. Great food
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