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Clam Chowder Bread Bowl?

ipsedixit Dec 15, 2010 07:21 AM

Where does one go for a Clam Chowder Bowl, y'know the kind served in a sourdough bread bowl?

I'll settle for just a good one, doesn't even have to be great.

Please, no recommendations for Gladstone ...

I think the best that I've had in Southern CA was probably at Club 33 in Disneyland, which is different from what you get at the public areas of the park.

But I digress, other than private dining rooms at the Happiest Place on Earth, where does one go for a good Clam Chowder Bowl?


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  1. wienermobile RE: ipsedixit Dec 15, 2010 07:24 AM

    At Blue Plate Oysterette in Santa Monica they have a very good clam chowder that is not quite as thick as most. Ocean Ave. Seafood also has a very good one if you prefer the more traditional kind and you can sit at the oyster bar if you just want the chowder.

    Ocean Avenue Seafood
    1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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      ipsedixit RE: wienermobile Dec 15, 2010 08:33 AM

      Sorry, but I should have been more clear in my OP (which has now been edited), but am looking for the ones that come in a sourdough bread bowl.

      Is this what BP and/or Ocean offer?

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        wienermobile RE: ipsedixit Dec 15, 2010 09:31 AM

        No it is not. Sorry.

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      ns1 RE: ipsedixit Dec 15, 2010 08:19 AM

      I thought Porto's clam chowder bowl was pretty damn good (Friday's only)

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        ns1 RE: ns1 Dec 15, 2010 04:17 PM

        dropped by today and can confirm it's in a bread bowl

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          ipsedixit RE: ns1 Dec 15, 2010 06:16 PM


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        kirschbaums RE: ipsedixit Dec 15, 2010 09:13 AM

        San Marino Seafood.

        San Marino Seafood
        2150 Huntington Dr, San Marino, CA 91108

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          mc michael RE: ipsedixit Dec 15, 2010 09:37 AM

          Have not had it, but it's on the menu at Clancy's in Glendale.

          Clancy's Crab Broiler
          219 N Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203

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            Ogawak RE: ipsedixit Dec 15, 2010 10:26 AM

            The Boudin at/near the South Coast Plaza comes in a good sourdough bowl. I enjoy the Boudins in San Francisco whenever I visit. I hope that's good enough for you.

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              ns1 RE: Ogawak Dec 15, 2010 10:40 AM

              I used to work at this boudin. Getting the soup in a cup and the bread bowl on the side is the way to go.

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                J.L. RE: Ogawak Dec 15, 2010 04:05 PM

                +1 for Boudin South Coast Plaza

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                garyis RE: ipsedixit Dec 15, 2010 07:21 PM

                try tony p's dockside grill in marina del rey. it is thick style clam chowder.

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