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Bob's Chowder Bar & BBQ Salmon

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3320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-4226
+1 360-299-8000
11:00 - 19:00
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Spokane, Washington
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195 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I were here in late September 2016. This place is conveniently located upon arrival in Anacortes, as soon as you enter through the roundabout in Commercial Avenue. We came to dine here for their self-acclaimed famous Chowder. In my opinion, spending $38.49 for a hamburger with fries, Chowder, two cans of beer ($2 apiece) and eating on... More 

Thank MimieW
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Fish and chips my wife had was fine. I had the clams, and in my opinion, it was more like a dusting of clams on a basket of French fries. Clams were tasty, but I was disappointed in the portion size. Asked for ice for the bottle of tea I purchased from their cooler and was told ice is not... More 

Thank Bonden-in-Florida
Bellingham, Washington
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I relied on reviews to choose a place to have chowder on a cold day. All I can positively say, is that it was warm. Talk about bland. Try 'The Loft' in Bellingham for chowder and you'll want to change your review. I shared the Captains plate with my husband. The oysters were large and oozed the goo inside. Disgusting!... More 

Thank CharleneLP P
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

First time I've been here. Absolutely delicious fish and chips. The chowder was very good as well. The toast piece was a nice touch with the chowder. The coleslaw has the Lemon Love dressing, which I love. (they sell the Lemon Love in the store as well). I will definitely be back!

Thank seattlechris2
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Place is clean and well kept. Simple. The fish was great, Alaskan cod done right. They also were happy to substitute salad for the chips (I have to watch the carbs) . Happy surprise the salad was great, fresh high quality mixed greens. They even had a good quality hard cider to top it off.

Thank Donald C
Gig harbor
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My husband and I are usually critical of food served at restaurants, but we had the unexpected pleasure of eating at the Chowder House while staying next door at the Marina Inn (also a great place to stay). The chef has excellent taste in food. My hubby and I both had the wild salmon and salad. The salmon was grilled... More 

Thank tandori
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Such a great array of choices. Of course I had the clam chowder. The people working there are so helpful and happy. Will go back next time I am in Anacortes.

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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My husband and I went to Bob's today for a late lunch. We are visiting here so first day here. Our chowder was really good and the gentlemen at the counter was very friendly. I got the salmon tacos, not very good, very little salmon and the sauce is just tartar sauce which I don't like tartar sauce so it... More 

Thank elsielou
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I was hoping for a better meal, it really was an assortment of deep fried food that tasted like it was all prefrozen. Not the best. Thought maybe they would have a selection of Washington state beer but the choices were limiting. the service is fast and it is very clean and has a cool decor. great little patio to... More 

Thank Q8703DAlisas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016

There was also a deli not more than a couple miles from hotel that was very good,. Wonderful lunch place. Soups, salads, fresh meat deli sandwiches or buy by the lb. if you chose. Daily specials. Loved the quiche.

Thank Vickie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-4226
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Fidalgo Island  >  Anacortes
  • Phone Number: +1 360-299-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?