On the day that I checked out of my resort, I walked over to Splash Café to order clam chowder to go. You can order a variety of sizes to go, so I ordered the largest, a quart (32 oz), frozen. I noticed that they had the popular baked sourdough bread bowl filled with clam chowder for $5-6. When we got there, it began to fill up. I waited inside and looked at the décor. It was decorated with the typical beach diner things like photos of the ocean and other nautical items. There were postcards of Splash Café that were pre-stamped. You could write in your postcard and put it into a box at the counter. They will mail it for you. Luckily, it only took a few minutes for my order to be filled since mine was frozen. When we left, the line was going out the door.
When I got home, I heated it up. After a 6-hour drive home, it was still fairly frozen. There was quite a bit of cream or butter in it. After heating it and serving it to my parents to see how they liked it, I decided it was a little too salty. My father agreed. My mother, on the other hand, really liked it. We all agreed that the price was somewhat expensive, $9.50 for a quart, but it was chock full of clams, mussels, and vegetables. I feel like it would have been perfect without so much salt. Next time that I visit Pismo Beach, I’ll try out the sourdough bowl.
by E. B.
July 4, 2004
From journal Road Trip to Pismo Beach