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The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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790 Port Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468
+1 707-882-3400
11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for Friday dinner while travelling. Place was almost empty around 7, but filled up by 7:45. Beautiful view of cove and sunset. I had coconut shrimp and crab cakes. My husband had the crab stuffed salmon. Food arrived hot and fast, waitress was on top of drinks, etc. Our food was excellent, with perfect sized portions. Hubby finished up... More 

Thank namhla
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the coconut shrimp chowder, and my husband had the New England clam chowder. Both were delicious! Nice view overlooking the ocean and pier. Cute place! Glad we went.

Thank gizmoMn
Fairfax County, Virginia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to go to try local & IPA beer on tap. Frequent events held (we attended a beer sampling and 4th of July- Of Course!)

Thank Donna M
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came in for lunch during a huge storm. The power went out in the restaurant and along the coast. Then my bread bowl of chowder was delivered and all was right with the world. I'm a New England chowder snob and Im jealous of anyone who can have this chowder more than once in a lifetime. But the biggest... More 

Thank PBD22
Martinez, California
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207 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

No pun intended- The Pier Chowder House is down a steep hill from the Wharfmaster Inn in Point Arena, We ate here in November 2015 and thought it was pretty good, but something has changed for the worse. We were here with another couple this time, and my wife and the other man do not eat seafood, so they both... More 

Thank Steven C
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for fish and chips and we were not impressed. The batter was a bit odd, I think it had dill in it. There was uncooked batter in parts of the fish. The French fries were limp but the onion rings were perfect. The servers were very nice.

Thank Gloria P
Roseville, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I'm a bread-aholic and loved the Manhattan Clam Chowder in the bread bowl. My wife enjoyed the Boston Clam Chowder. We went back 2 days later for me to have another hearty bread bowl and she had the crab cake sandwich.

Thank Barb B
Santa Rosa, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Wharf Master Inn, so this was certainly a place to take meals being just down the hill and all. The menu tends to be on the greasier side, but with that said, they have the best mozzarella sticks I've ever had! Their quesadillas and sandwiches are really good too. The bar service the first night was really... More 

Thank Amanda F
Borne, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Everything you can want in a boat house enviroment. Perfect views, perfectly cooked crab. Fitting small town charm. We loved going here, food was good, service exactly as expected.

Thank Tibbe1234
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Enjoy the sunset or the world class surfers as you dine in a casual pub with good food and great beer selections. Cheers!

Thank Jo L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Port Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Point Arena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-882-3400

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