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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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Helena, Montana
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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179 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Spokane, Washington
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195 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?