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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 - 4:00 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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Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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247 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Poulsbo, WA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in the Café for a late lunch in mid May. I had 3 oyster shooters that were served with their own recipe cocktail sauce and a crab melt. The crab sandwich was absolutely the best I've ever had with large, very fresh and generous portions of crab meat and a wonderful sandwich sauce. My husband chose the Captains'... More 

Thank Laurice R
Atwater, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off, the food was good. Not the best on this trip, the BowPicker across the bridge was better, but good. They seemed to be out of a few things on the menu, steamer clams, salmon fishing and chips, unavailable. What got me was how inefficient this place was. First off, you stood in line to order, the line was... More 

Thank John S
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with two other friends. I ordered the baked oysters. They were not cooked and pretty much watery and raw. I have no problem with raw oysters but when they say baked, they should be baked. I will say that the Hispanic lady who took our order at the counter could not have been more unfriendly. :-( One... More 

Thank Ineedsun21
Dubuque, Iowa
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for crab to make crab cakes. There was a pretty good selection of packed crab in the case. To be honest, it was just ok tasting, maybe not so daily fresh. But too expensive really. So also bought scallops. These were definitely not fresh and with both crab and scallops it was almost 60.00.

Thank Glenn B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This was recommended to us by a merchant in Ilwaco. We went there twice even though it was the furthest place from our condo. The food and service were good. It's fast food. Views of the harbor whether you eat inside or out. You can purchase fresh seafood at the market in back.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
American, Seafood, Soups
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
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?