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OleBob's Seafood Market and Galley Restaurant

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151 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9088
+1 360-642-4332
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 17:30
Thu 11:00 - 17:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you like Fish and chips, you will like this place. However if you want to healthy grilled fish meal this is not the place for you. Nothing is grill. We had the crab melt, and it was good., it was at about $18

Thank Phoenix2-12
Richland, Washington
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

For years we've travelled to Ilwaco for fresh crab. This is our first time getting it at Ole Bob's. Young man cleaned them nicely & packed them in ice in our cooler. Took them home & had them for dinner with family. YUM!!!

Thank Harry G
Gig Harbor, Washington
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were craving Dungeness crab & weren't disappointed here by ordering the whole crab dinner! We were able to sit outside & enjoy a beautiful day & look at all the boats in the marina.

Thank Olivia S
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our party of 4 stopped here on a visit to Ilwaco recently. Having been to Ole Bob's a couple of years prior, we were expecting the usual fresh seafood delight. There is nothing fancy about this place. It is mostly just simple deep fried fish and shrimp, etc. But in the past it was always fresh and well cooked. This... More 

1 Thank Smerryfield
Glendale, Arizona
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is a cafe not a fancy restaurant. So you order your food enjoy the harbor view and then dig in. I had the captains plate my wife the crab cakes. Both were great And we shared so it was even better. So if you want seafood this is the place not 5 star but good food. Quit the whining... More 

Thank BonsaiMe
Liberty Lake, Washington
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is right along the marina in Ilwaco. You pay in advance so my husband paid and left a nice tip. We waited, and waited, and waited. Finally they brought my sandwich out and told my husband they were out of oysters for his sandwich. She said he could substitute and we wouldn't have to pay. We already paid! What... More 

Thank jacknval97
Portland, OR
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were in Ilwaco and it was lunchtime. This is not a 'restaurant' it's a few tables in a seafood market. The shrimp was ok, but the French fries were definitely of the frozen variety. The 2 women working there were not at all friendly, and tables were stacked with previous diners leftovers and glasses. None of the tables were... More 

1 Thank Sophie_Linn
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Fair food, less than fair service for the price. It's a basic order at the counter little place. The fish and chips were mediocre. I did like slaw and the crab cakes were tasty.

1 Thank Bev L
Portland, Oregon
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We really want to like OleBob's. It is in a great location, cute chowder-house atmosphere, and the people are nice. This is the third time we've gone, spaced out by several months. We start out optimistic, but each time has been disappointing. This time was the worst. Not only did we wait an inordinately long time, which we remembered from... More 

1 Thank DebbieonDawson
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I'm the type of guy who only posts reviews when the experience is either exceptional or horrible. Unfortunately this place falls into the horrible category. Surprisingly this place was recommended by one of the travel guidebooks. Maybe there's been a change of ownership that accounts for the overall horrible experience. The service was bad right from the start. Being the... More 

Thank ScottyMac291

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9088
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco
  • Phone Number: +1 360-642-4332
Enjoy fresh and local seafood in a casual setting with a great waterfront view of the marina.

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