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“Great find and reassonable prices” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vivolo's Chowder House

Vivolo's Chowder House
Ranked #11 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Petaluma CA, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great find and reassonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Found this place on Yelp and Trip advisor. We ate dinner there and came back the next day for lunch. Food was very good and prices were quite reasonable. I had the calimari steak. I hadn't seen whole calimari on a menu since visiting Greece. It was very well cooked and seasoned. My wife had the sand dabs which we used to see on menus often but have not seen in a while. They were also very well cooked with generous portions. The fried calimari appetizer was a generous portion and very tasty. They have a number of homemade desserts. We got tiramisu to split because it was so huge and delicious. We liked dinner so well that we came back for lunch the next day before leaving Monterey. The restaurant is on Central Street within easy walking distance from the Aquarium.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Michael H
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Kelowna, Canada
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247 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“First class clam chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

New in Pacific Grove and stopped here for dinner. The Chowder House lived up to our expectation - great clam chowder. I had a salad with fish and it was HUGE. In fact I could only eat about 60%. All ingredients in the salad were fresh. My wife had a sole dinner with lemon butter sauce and said it was delightful and perfectly cooked. Good service from Kelly and good food. What is not to like about this restaurant. Will head back for lunch one day so we can enjoy another bowl of the clam chowder soup.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PeachlandCalculator
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Fresno, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Everything we ordered was great! The service wasn't the best but they said they had a rookie working and i can look past forgetting my beverage order and refills for good food. My wife and i had a ceasar and house salad. Everything is very fresh and tasty. We shared the chowder and the smoked salmon ravioli. Excellent! We dipped the cheese bread in the chowder. Yummo! We had to order desert after dinner from curiosity and the white chocolate cheese cake didn't disappoint.
I am def coming back and you should too!!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank scottamuspotamus
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Central Valley, CA
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always a Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Our getaways to the Monterey area always begin with an arrival lunch at Chowder House. We love their delicious chowder and usually have a small side salad with shrimp along with it. Great service, reasonable prices and away from all the touristy spots - but close enough to walk there after lunch.

Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Alwaysonthego_10
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Oakville, Canada
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Chowder was excellent but so was the fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Very good service- there was a line-up even at lunch. Food was good value and wait-staff very knowledgeable- you didn't feel rushed.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Pat L
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