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Taylor's Chowder House

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3538 W Calavar Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053-5513
+1 602-978-1815
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Love the whole belly clams and chowder. The coleslaw- not so much. Love the nautical theme and the server was very friendly and nice. I live across town but always try to make it to Taylors every few months.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This not my first visit to Taylor's Chowder House. I am from New England so I would never eat clam strips. My meal started with fresh hot bread with a garlic butter. I ordered fried clam and scallop plate at $19.95. The strip plaza is run down, but inside the place decorated with maritime items. I stop here when I... More 

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Thank Walt P
Surprise, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Food was very bland. Chowder was watery. The squid was tender but was really Octopus. The garlic butter had no flavor, the salad had two slices of tomato and cucumber, and the fish was fresh but also bland. One waitress for the entire place on a Sunday. Service was slow! We visited 15 years ago and I believe the accessories... More 

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Thank 73Elaine73
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

being from New Hampshire I was astonished to find a place here in the valley that had Ipswich clams. Ipswich clams are some of the best in the world. Have been there many times on our way from apache junction to the coyotes games in glendale. I grow up on new england seafood and these clams put me right back... More 

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Thank Dave K
Surprise, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Went back to Taylor's a couple weeks ago. Food is fabulous & we loved it. It's the only restaurant I know in my area that serves whole belly fried clams. Being from the East coast I really appreciate being able to get those here.

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Thank Jackie T
Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Best codfish strips on the westside and you can order and pick up. Friendly staff and super service. If you haven't been here before, I would call ahead for directions as it is hidden in the corner of a small business plaza.

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Thank 411margaretb
Mesa, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Anyone who tells you they are from the northeast and that this place has good fried clams is high. The fried clams just edible but that's the best that can be said. It's been a very long time since these clams have seen a shell - more likely a jar. The chowder is gelatinous and full of rubbery pieces of... More 

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Thank Patricia N
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Our first time, not our last! Homemade clam chowder was excellent. Fresh bakery bread with a perfect garlic butter, fresh crisp side salad, perfect rice pilaf (use the garlic butter to enhance). The baked cod was absolutely PERFECT! Thick white perfectly baked tasty pieces. Exactly what I was craving. Gillian, the manager, was our server and she was excellent. Our... More 

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Thank AZLORNA
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Taylors is located in a failed strip mall on a side street on the west side of Phoenix. That it has survived for decades in such a location is a tribute to the excellent, although dated, seafood dishes they continue to offer. The clam chowder is delicious, very thick and creamy, lots of clams. No floury thickening taste. Many of... More 

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Thank PHXtravlr41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Great food....I could care less about a little dust on the pictures. We go there often. They want me to say 100 words....great food great service great food great service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3538 W Calavar Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053-5513
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-978-1815

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