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American, Seafood, Soups
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood was delicious! I have visited various restaurants with seafood menus. The Chowder House is by far the best. The food is freshly made and lacks the "commercialized" taste that comes with most chain restaurants. In addition, some additional areas I consider is the...service from the waiter/ waitress as well as the cleanliness of the bathroom which I feel truly adds to the overall dining experience. Needless to say, the bathroom was clean and sanitized. The waitress (Sarah Jo) was very knowledgeable about the menu items and worked incessantly to ensure all aspects of our dining experience were outstanding. If you are ever in the Zephyrhills, FL area and love seafood, I highly recommend dinning at the Chowder House.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

The Food was by far more than I thought it was portion wise. The server Robin was very knowledgeable on the menu(Specials) Very Nice people all around. Food was once again really well cooked. Crab legs were AWESOME, my Lobster was AWESOME. Shrimp were HUGEEEE...mini lobsters. We will be coming back again!!! Thanks Ladies job well DoneMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022

Well, We decided to try this place again after a 2 yrs. 1st. We entered the eatery. No body in there at all. Servers all standing around. One says, be with you in a minute. Well we stood there for 15 minutes in an empty...place waiting to be seated. Then server comes and takes drink order, brings drinks, and we say give us 2 minutes, She says ok. We waited another 15 minutes to order, again in an empty place. Wife ordered her dinner, then i ordered mine. I ordered the 1/2 # burger. Requested grilled onions as raw onions kill me, well, you'd have thought i asked for a kidney or something. OH NO we cant do that.. Well at that point i was fed up with their Arrogance and ignorance, and lack of caring about their diners.. So we just up and left. This place has most deffinately NOT changed in our 2 year absence, maybe even a bit worse, Which would explain the fact of why at 5:00 on a Friday it was empty of patrons.. Not worth the stress..More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022

First and last time. Food is way over priced for what you get. Very disappointed in the food. There are much better restaurants in Zephyrhills!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022 via mobile

Coconut shrimp - excellent Grilled cod - good Rice pilaf - okay Lobster bisque - good, great with crackers This is a cozy restaurant with friendly staff. Be aware that they are short staffed so you may have to wait a while, but I think...that’s to be expected these days. Would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 3, 2021 via mobile

Shrimp , scallops and chicken tenders were excellent. Service was very good. Bread pudding was also good. Will go back again.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

Clam Chowder OK Coconut Shrimp OK Side of Cinnamon Applesauce - small side dish $4.11 - Didn't plan on this type of price, way out of the ball park. Questioned the price - told it's correct.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

Service lacking. We have been here before so thought we would go back. Our server was a young man who didn’t have much of a grasp on how to wait on tables. We had to ask passing servers to have him come over several times,...including asking for the check! Food was good and hot, but the visit was marred by the very bad service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 3, 2021

We have eaten here several times previously but probably will not in the future. First of all let me say that the clam chowder has been wonderful every time. That being said... the last time the fried scallops were very greasy. The pasta seafood was...dry and tasteless. The salads had croutons that were made in house but were fried in oil and were soggy and tasted just like fish . The bread they served on the side was a hot dog roll. Everything except the chowder was such poor quality that we won't be giving them the second that we usually give.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 27, 2021 via mobile

We have dined here several times and the food has always been very good. The staff is friendly but seemed overworked on this visit

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

We drove up from Riverview to eat here at 1The Chowder House in Zephyrhills! Really good! Our 2nd time here and waitress Sara Jo was the best waitress. Hope we get her every time! The clam chowder is excellent. I had the shrimp trio. The...my girlfriend had the shrimp scampi.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

As a CIA/New Haven, CT graduate and professional chef, I would recommend The Chowder House. I know there’s no way to please everyone, but my wife and I had a great meal. The seafood was fresh and cooked nicely. The service was professional but fun...to talk with. The longer I live in Florida (30 years and counting) the more I miss New England. This brought me back. I can tell you about many restaurants in New England that make a horrible seafood dish...so? Try this one. You’ll like it (maybe love it) unless you want a fast food taste. This is not that placeMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

We drove an hour to get here. 2 couples. The other couple ordered a whole clam plate for $24.99. Lots of clams, but he didn't care for the batter. It was greasy ! His wife got a Coconut Shrimp plate. Again, lots of shrimp, but...kind of tasteless, as i got the TAKE TWO. Coconut Shrimp and hand battered fried shrimp. The hand battered shrimp were very chewy. A bit over done i think. My hubby got clam chowder and haddock. He loved it. We also had delicious onion rings. to start. Very expensive, but if the food was tasty it would have been worth it . I would go for appetizers again...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

Ordered online from Chowder House menu I got on Google. Their logo, their menu, their phone number! When I got there the bill was twice what the menu stated. Sarah Jo said that isn’t their menu Google just created it... the only menu they honor...is on FB. THEN HAVE THEM TAKEN DOWN. THIS IS BAIT AND SWITCH AND WILL BE REPORTED TO BBB.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

We were there for an early dinner. We started off with clam chowder and conch fritter. The chowder was thick and creamy. The conch fritters were some of the best I've had outside of the Bahamas. My GF had the shrimp and spinach Alfredo and...said it was very good I had the pink shrimp and snow crabs. Both meals were large. I also enjoyed the gingerbread.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Yes, you are correct. we have ate there many times, The food is good 95% of the time, They DO NOT respond to comments or reviews, it's like they just don't care. Also they do not respond to complaints abut the food either... More
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Yes they're open on Monday. You're going to love the food and the service there!
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Yes, The Chowder House Restaurant offers takeout services.

The Chowder House Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5