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Dec 15, 2010 07:21 AM

Clam Chowder Bread Bowl?

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. 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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    1. re: wienermobile

      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?

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

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      1. re: ns1

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

      2. San Marino Seafood.

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

        1. 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

          1. 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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            1. re: Ogawak

              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.

              1. re: Ogawak

                +1 for Boudin South Coast Plaza