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The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room

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790 Port Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468
+1 707-882-3400
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
790 Port Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468
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Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

After a day of hiking in the woods we came down to the pier for dinner. From the restaurant you could watch the ocean, surfers, and local fishermen. This eatery is in the perfect location - the staff is friendly and helpful and the food...More

Thank Edie R
Reviewed July 2, 2016

The other food was generous in portion, we went on the prime rib special night, but mediocre in quality.

Thank Lee R
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here and we enjoyed our food for the most part. The restaurant is casual and enjoys a nice view of the ocean and a dock that appears to service fishing boats. They serve wine and beer, but no liquor....More

Thank T B
Reviewed June 21, 2016

As the name implies - if you want great chowders and a wide assortment of local, domestic and imported beers -- this is the place. We gave high marks to the 4 types of chowders (New England, Manhattan, Thai and Corn). The Blue Bacon Burger...More

Thank au_Goldie
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Point Arena is pretty small and out at the port your restaurant choices for dinner are just one. The Chowder House has some good points, notably the pleasant outlook over the jetty and the bay, and if you like beer, a good selection on tap....More

Thank Robbo51
Reviewed June 18, 2016

We have visited the Pier Chowder house every time we stay in Sea Ranch--usually two times every year. The food is delicious and is always well presented. We enjoy the many choices on the menu and of course the view of the pier and the...More

Thank WineyGma
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Very friendly servers, not a complicated menu to choose from. The server gave good guidance as to what was fresh and it was Delicious. Had the cod with a cheese crust. A nice glass of wine to finish it off. The place was clean, interesting...More

Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean place, beautiful bar area. Good food, nice feel throughout. The Bloody Mary's are delicious, though they are not made with vodka, not a full bar.

Thank Georgia N
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a timely sunset on a pier and had excellent seafood meals along with a good selection of beer and wine. This place had a great ckan chowder with chorizo.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Stopped in because we heard their clam chowder had won awards. Of course being from new England I just had to check it out. Very tasty and worth the drive. Also had oysters with barbecue sauce that was outstanding. highly recommend.

Thank David W
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Hello, Wharf Masters Inn. My husband and I have been frequent guests in the past. The last time we visited was for our wedding anniversary in November 2012 or 2013. We stayed in the top room closest to the ocean. A maintenance crew fixing a leaky roof in that area didn't know that room was occupied, came down from the roof onto our balcony, and caught me standing there looking out the glass doors nude. The Innkeeper at the time - an elderly man, and what a wonderful character! - gave us a certificate for a free night in the same room with no expiration date. I still have the certificate (somewhere). My husband's birthday is coming up and we'd like to get away for a night or two between 10/2 and 10/4. I'm wondering if the certificate I have will still be honored. I'm disabled, so we will need an ADA room, hopefully with a balcony and an excellent ocean view. Please let me know if you can accommodate us that weekend and if you will honor my free stay certificate. Thanks, -Helen Dr. Helen E. Wilbur (Mrs. Mitchell Stegner)
September 26, 2015|
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Response from Eva T | Reviewed this property |
In California state Law says that a certificate for which something was paid, never expires. For examplease "pay $20 towards a $50 meal" the twenty dollars would still be honored after the expiration date. If it was just a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Port Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Point Arena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-882-3400
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