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OleBob's Seafood Market and Galley Restaurant

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151 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9088
+1 360-642-4332
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our party of 4 stopped here on a visit to Ilwaco recently. Having been to Ole Bob's a couple of years prior, we were expecting the usual fresh seafood delight. There is nothing fancy about this place. It is mostly just simple deep fried fish and shrimp, etc. But in the past it was always fresh and well cooked. This... More 

Thank Smerryfield
Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cafe not a fancy restaurant. So you order your food enjoy the harbor view and then dig in. I had the captains plate my wife the crab cakes. Both were great And we shared so it was even better. So if you want seafood this is the place not 5 star but good food. Quit the whining... More 

Thank BonsaiMe
Liberty Lake, Washington
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is right along the marina in Ilwaco. You pay in advance so my husband paid and left a nice tip. We waited, and waited, and waited. Finally they brought my sandwich out and told my husband they were out of oysters for his sandwich. She said he could substitute and we wouldn't have to pay. We already paid! What... More 

Thank jacknval97
Portland, OR
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Ilwaco and it was lunchtime. This is not a 'restaurant' it's a few tables in a seafood market. The shrimp was ok, but the French fries were definitely of the frozen variety. The 2 women working there were not at all friendly, and tables were stacked with previous diners leftovers and glasses. None of the tables were... More 

Thank Sophie_Linn
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fair food, less than fair service for the price. It's a basic order at the counter little place. The fish and chips were mediocre. I did like slaw and the crab cakes were tasty.

Thank Bev L
Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really want to like OleBob's. It is in a great location, cute chowder-house atmosphere, and the people are nice. This is the third time we've gone, spaced out by several months. We start out optimistic, but each time has been disappointing. This time was the worst. Not only did we wait an inordinately long time, which we remembered from... More 

Thank DebbieonDawson
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm the type of guy who only posts reviews when the experience is either exceptional or horrible. Unfortunately this place falls into the horrible category. Surprisingly this place was recommended by one of the travel guidebooks. Maybe there's been a change of ownership that accounts for the overall horrible experience. The service was bad right from the start. Being the... More 

Thank ScottyMac291
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

In June and Juy we have eaten lunch here several times. The clam chowder, fish and chips and clam cakes are always great and consistant. Service is above par. They have a nice little outdoor seating area that looks out on the harbor.

Thank panda77769
Hillsboro, Texas
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288 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Yummy good, either take some home and cook it yourself or sit and have a meal right there. You can sit there on the patio or inside either way your looking right out at the marina. The baked oysters on the half shell are superb and good size too. Scallops plump, sweet, juicy and lightly fried. I'm sure whatever you... More 

Thank Dogpilot
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice clean building and the food is fantastic. It's a place you want to bring your family and Friends. The staff is friendly and courteous.

Thank Myrt55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9088
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco
  • Phone Number: +1 360-642-4332
Enjoy fresh and local seafood in a casual setting with a great waterfront view of the marina.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?