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Vivolo's Chowder House

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$$ - $$$
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127 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
+1 831-372-5414
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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San Luis Obispo CA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal and friendly service. The clam chowder was delicious. Kid friendly restaurant with kid's menu

Thank lecsm
Sioux City, Iowa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a bowl of clam chowder and garlic cheese bread, and we weren't disappointed! The bowls were large and very tasty, and the bread was wonderful!

1 Thank Donna B
Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the street, this place is hardly stands out from the other surrounding businesses. It is very unassuming in nature. The décor is basic tables and chairs-nothing fancy at all. The FOOD is where this place shines-BIG TIME!! The variety of menu items will really amaze you. The Boston pan rub soup is a must have as well as their... More 

Thank terry k
Sao Paulo
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Checked the reviews and decided to try it. Portions are big. Family atmosphere Food is very tasty. Loved the clam chowder Worth coming while in Monterey.

Thank fjancso
Danville, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is by far the best seafood restaurant I have eaten at in Monterey. Prices are the same as Sea Harvest Market but food and service are much better. This is a small 40 seat restaurant, same menu you will find at Wharf or Cannery Row seafood restaurants but about 1/2 the price. I've had chowder at 5 restaurants in... More 

Thank Rosanne925
East Bay, California
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397 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We enjoyed our meal at the Vivolo's Chowder House. Fish and chips were delicious. Chowder was filling and very good also. Casual atmosphere that worked for our younger children. Good variety for kids meals. Paper on the table to keep them coloring while waiting for their meal. Good service. Prices good. Would recommend.

Thank theheatonfamily
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Chowder, bread bowl, cheese lid. Nothing else needs to be said. Place is great for kids with the paper tables and crayons

Thank Kevin P
Suffolk, Virginia
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I found Vivolo's from browsing places that had good reviews near the Monterey Bay Aquarium where we were visiting. There was a group of 15 of us so we would never get a seat together at the aquarium's cafe or anywhere near the entrance on the Friday before Christmas. This place is about 3 blocks from the aquarium entrance and... More 

1 Thank Samuel E
Union City
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I walked from downtown to Vivolo's just to try their clam chowder. I was walking with my dog and ordered a cup to go. Sat on a big boulder with a view of the ocean and ate. It was delicious! Creamy and full of clams.

1 Thank Angela M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent chowder! 5 minute walk from the aquarium. There was no shortage of clams in their chowder and it was so tasty!! Whether you get the bread bowl or just a bowl, you can't go wrong! The staff was top notch as well, quick and friendly.

1 Thank Jeff W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?