VIDEO: Dead rat allegedly found in bowl of chowder at B.C. restaurant

A Vancouver Coastal Health inspector is looking into claims a rat was found in meal at Crab Park Chowdery

  • Dec. 28, 2018 2:10 p.m.

Black Press Media staff

A rat was allegedly found in a bowl of Manhattan clam chowder at a Vancouver eatery this week, according to social media posts by a pair of customers.

In a video posted to Instagram on Dec. 27, a customer with the handle @pisun_ne_ne claims she was eating at Crab Park Chowdery earlier that day with a friend, who ordered the clam chowder and “found a little surprise in it – A RAT.”

According to the comments, the customer said that the owner apologized over the phone. But that didn’t stop the customer from posting the allegations on social media, sparking hundreds of negative reviews on Yelp and Facebook. Black Press Media has reached out to the customer for further comment.

According to Vancouver Coastal Health, an inspector is investigating the claim.

View this post on Instagram

So i am going to talk about this place @crabparkchowdery . Today my friend ordered Manhattan clam chowder and had a little surprise in it – A RAT. Well i don’t know what else to say about it…. this place just need to be closed or at least people have to be aware about this situation. The cafe is kinda popular though… I’m just trying to help people to avoid places like that. Its an awful feeling, it’s not a fly or a bug it’s a fucking big fat rat boiling in the soup pot, which means my friend was not the only who had a chance to try it. Thank you for you attention. #crabparkchowdery I do not force anyone to believe. This is my personal experience that I shared. Thanks for attention again. My main page is @adelaiiine 😉

A post shared by (@pisun_ne_ne) on

Prior public health inspections show pests have been found in the restaurant twice in the past year.

Black Press Media has reached out to the owner for comment by phone and email but has not received a response.

Social media posts by the restaurant indicate it also owns a food truck. On Dec. 20, Crab Park Chowdery posted on its Instagram that its “Chowdery Shack” would be at Surrey Memorial Hospital for 10 days.

“Come get your Chowder Surrey!” the post stated, alongside an image of a food truck set up in a parking lot, selling lobster salad sandwiches and bread bowls, among other offerings.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cariboo ranchers, lodge operators say Indigenous land title shuts them out

Tsilhqot’in jurisdiction affects grazing, access to private property

B.C. government eyes antlerless moose harvest increase in bid to save caribou

Antlerless moose hunts reduce predation for threatened mountain caribou, says ministry

BC SPCA team helps discover new feline virus after outbreak at Quesnel shelter

Fechavirus is a kind of parvovirus, which makes cats and kittens very sick

COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities

Many don’t have access required to utilize online platforms, says First Nations Technology Council

Commercial salmon fisheries delayed for Bella Coola area

DFO notice says Area C gill net fisheries in Area 8 have been delayed until June 15

If Trudeau won’t stand up to Trump, how will regular people: Singh

Trudeau did not directly answer a question about Trump’s actions amid protests

VIDEO: Internal investigation into aggressive arrest by Kelowna Mountie

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

John Horgan says COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally

B.C. Liberals urge ‘tailored’ response based on infections

Feds get failing grade for lack of action plan on anniversary of MMIWG report

‘Instead of a National Action Plan, we have been left with a Lack-of-Action Plan’

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

Greater Victoria drive-thru window smashed after man receives burger without mustard

Greater Victoria Wendy’s staff call police after man allegedly rips Plexiglas barrier off window

Murder charge upgraded in George Floyd case, 3 other cops charged

Floyd’s family and protesters have repeatedly called for criminal charges against all four officers

Young killer whale untangles itself from trap line off Nanaimo shore

DFO marine mammal rescue unit was en route as whale broke free from prawn trap line

Most Read