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“Better than expected.”

The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room
Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Point Arena
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Better than expected.”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We did not expect much from this place and went there just because it was the nearest to our hotel (Wharf Master Inn). We were pleasantly surprised by the food. The fish and chips were excellent with the freshest cod we've ever had and the sweet potato fries cooked correctly. The clam chowder was good but not superior, with large pieces of clams but a few too many potatoes. The Ceasar salad dressing was fresh and well done. The servers were friendly and attentive. We had planned to just try one meal here, but liked it enough to return a second night.

Visited January 2013
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Gualala, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great views”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We've eaten here off and on for years. Sometimes it is excellent, other times mediocre. The fish is definitely fresh, as is the produce. Their specials are usually reliably good.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Flies”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Liked 31 beers on tap and muscles & sourdough.

Disliked all the flies at the bar, baby back ribs overcooked, mashed potatoes over garlic.

Visited November 2012
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Las Vegas
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Friendly and a great setting.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Located at Arena Cove, you have the option to sit on the deck overlooking the pier. The food was good and the servers helpful and friendly. The fish and chips were offered with several choices; french fries, garden salad, caesar salad, or sweet potato fries. Not many places give you so many options. House wine was nice as well.

Visited November 2012
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Guelph
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188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“An excellent restaurant on the Pier at Point Arena.”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We spent a week in Point Arena and had dinner here 3 times, choosing different menu items each time. The food was fabulous! The price is very reasonable and the view, especially at sunset is breathtaking. The service was great. The bar is really nice, with big screen to watch any games you want to see. I would most definitely plan to eat here if you are in the area.

Visited October 2012
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