We drove over to Zephyrhills today and ate lunch at the Chowderhouse. The big draw for me was that their website said they had whole belly clams. We both started out with clam chowder, one New England style and the other Boston style.
The main difference between the two is that one was more creamy than the other. They both tasted ok. I actually liked the creamy one more and Loren liked the other, so that worked out pretty well. For his entrée, he got the blackened grouper sandwich.
He said it was good. It came with fries & cole slaw. I ordered the whole belly clam roll. They were perfectly cooked and had that flavor I craved, but they were a bit on the small side.
There was no way I was going to be able to pick it up and eat it like a sandwich, so I just picked the clams off the bun. The macaroni salad was good too. The waitress brought around the dessert tray and we decided to try the homemade blueberry and coconut cream pies.
These were both somewhat disappointing. The crust wasn’t crispy and flaky at all. It was very dense and doughy. I don’t know if it’s because they had been in the fridge or what, but nowhere near as good as the pies at Yoder’s in Sarasota. That’s pretty much my baseline for pie now. Total bill with a drink was $42.
The Chowder House
36626 SR 54