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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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Milton, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband enjoyed Bob's more than I did. I thought it was too expensive, but my husband thought the prices were fine. We both enjoyed our food, however I was sick for two days after eating here. I doubt my sickness was related to the food, but not sure. It is a casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining.

Thank Dragonfly8155
Everett, Washington
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sign says best chowder in town. I have to agree. Thick, with lots of clams and not overloaded with potatoes. Bread Bowls were fresh (I have stale bread!). Wife had the chicken strips. Should have a size warning, they were huge! Bigger than my entire hand stretched out! Nice outdoor seating area that surprisingly had zero birds or droppings. I... More 

Thank Brian H
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate dinner here in April 2017. We have been here before and love their chowder and oysters. Oysters are fried and large. A Beer batter frying would make them better !! But that's my Boston preference. Quick service .Reasonable prices, locals eat here too. Not fancy...food served in baskets and paper soup cups , plastic utensils but food is good.... More 

Thank Corrine J
Helena, Montana
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant after a long day at Orcas Island. The restaurant seem bright and pleasant, but I was not interested in dining in that evening. I heard great things about their Clam Chowder, and so I sought take out on this trip. They have excellent menu with some good choices. Their take out service was fast and the... More 

Thank Scott R
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were hungry and wanted a sit-down/dine-in place where the service would be fast and the food would be good. Bob's hit both marks and we left satisfied and willing to return at another time we're in Anacortes! The lemon salad dressing on the Cole-slaw was excellent and we left with a bottle to use at home.

Thank Hoopy2
Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My son loved their clam chowder. We went twice during our six day stay. Salmon tacos also very good.

Thank travelgirl101228
Bradenton, Florida
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182 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Loved finding this friendly little spot at the end of a travel day. It's at the very entrance into town and it exudes a funky, upbeat style. The chowder was very tasty. I ordered the fried oysters and they were tender inside and crunchy outside. Even the fries were crisp and crunchy.

Thank AvaE27
Anacortes, Washington
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

First time being here since I moved to Anacortes last October. I had the salmon wrap and some clam chowder and they were both amazing. The wrap was so fresh and the sauce they put on the wrap is very tasty. The chowder is thick with hardy portions of clam. If you are visiting Anacortes for the first time and... More 

Thank Amber M
Granite Falls, Washington
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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I took one of our weekend road trips through Anacortes and were looking for a restaurant that served great fish and chips (and we have been to many). I checked Trip Advisor re: Bob's and thought we would give it a try. We were there for lunch and were instantly seated (it was busy). There were 2... More 

Thank Athan S
Bellingham, WA
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the clam chowder. Friendly service and casual atmosphere. My husband had the fish and chips and loved them. Not "fishy" tasting. The also had a nice lemon flavor to their slaw and loved that.

Thank washingtoncountygirl

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?