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Captain Bob's Chowder

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409 Pacific Ave S, Long Beach, WA 98631-4021
+1 360-642-2082
11:00 - 17:00
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a cup of chowder for lunch . We tried the clam and shrimp chowder. Delicious, never had shrimp chowder before, and was pleasantly surprised. One (two) of better chowder that we had during the weekend.

Thank andrea c
coopercathy, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

Thank you Andrea for the review. It makes us very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. See you next time. More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just a little hole in the wall type place, but those are usually the best places for a meal. We had a bowl of chowder and a crabroll too and they were both excellent.

Thank ROZ R
coopercathy, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

We are little with big flavors. Thank you so much for your review. It keeps us going knowing our cooking is making customers happy. Again, thank you for taking your time to give us a great review. More 

Ridgefield, Washington
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I don't understand why everyone raves about this clam chowder. We came here because of all the great reviews on tripadvisor. The flavor is very odd, it tastes like they use instant potatoes with lots and lots of water. (very starchy) We could not taste any cream in this chowder, and lots of salt. The only reason for 2 stars... More 

Thank tim a
Cathy T, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your Clam Chowder. We use half and half in all of our chowder and very little salt. We do make several different Chowder. Please join us again and sample each. We want our customers to be happy and enjoy our food. Capt. Bob More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The place is a hole in the wall, but many a times the hole in the walls have delicious food, and this one does. The clam chowder has a unique flavor- reminded me of scalloped potatoes with a pleasant twang, and it had BIG chunks of clams. Recommend the meal deal with salad or bread bowls. Yummers!

Thank Daelyn R
Cathy T, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

Thank you Daelyn for your review. We might be little, but we have big flavors. See you next time you're in town. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visit Long Beach once a year, and had the good fortune of trying Captain Bob's Chowder a year ago. The husband and I shared a chowder and a crab roll, and then immediately ordered another because you just shouldn't be sharing Crab Rolls when they're this good. Do check to see when they're open - because they do close... More 

Thank Minnie L
Cathy T, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

We are sorry we missed you Minnie. We are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday during the off season. If you are coming during the holidays we are going to be closed for a few day also. Please check our Facebook page we list if we are going to be closed and what we are having for the day. If you... More 

New River, AZ
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We love Captain Bob's and looked forward for two years to going back for chowder. This is a charming hole in the wall with just 4 booths, a very bare bones operation, but the best white clam chowder and an even more wonderful red seafood chowder. Bob has also added fish n' chips since were there last, but we'll have... More 

Thank happy2bcamping
Cathy T, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are little and keep it simple to do what we do best. Make sure to let us know a couple days before you come to Long Beach so Capt. Bob can have your red chowder for you. Happy fall More 

Tacoma, Washington
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539 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful fish and chips! So flakey and the right amount of breading. Chowder was very good - nice and thick the way it should be. Great friendly service. Must try this little place.

Thank Susan H
Cathy T, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

Thank you Susan for taking your time to give us a wonderful review. See you next time. More 

kennewick wa
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were sent here to try the best Clam chowder in town. Sorry, Captain Bob, but we thought it was too thick and mostly potatoes for our liking. It lacked the big chunks of clams that we were hoping for. Next time we'll have to try your lobster rolls that do get good reviews!

Thank dtgundy
coopercathy, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We do make a classic New England Chowder with several pounds of clams per pot. We also make several different chowder, they may be more to your liking. Please do stop in and try our Crab Roll served on homemade New England Buns. I don't think you'll be disappointed. More 

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133 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We are on a mission to find the best chowder in the area. So far, Bobs is the winner. Tried the clam and the smoked salmon and loved them both! Very small venue- we took ours down to the beach , but there are a few tables there if you prefer to eat there- very nice folks that own it,... More 

Thank Mary H
coopercathy, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

Thank you Mary for taking your time to give us a great review. See you next time. More 

Yerington, Nevada
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's been some time since we were here. Thursday we had a crab roll, fish sandwich and clam chowder. Everything was so yummy. Today, Saturday we got there pretty close to closing time. We got the last of the clam chowder (tomorrow Sunday it will be smoked salmon chowder, then closed for a 2.5 week vacation). The kids meal was... More 

Thank Charlene L
Cathy T, Owner at Captain Bob's Chowder, responded to this review

Thank you Charlene. Glad to see you both again. Every Sunday is Smoked Salmon Chowder. It is a favorite. We take vacation every year at the end of September. Season is over, but we want to make sure we are here for our clammers. Claming season starts mid October. If you have never clammed before you should come give it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Pacific Ave S, Long Beach, WA 98631-4021
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 360-642-2082
We have moved to new location. 2 Blocks North, right next to Marsh's Museum

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