and Dining in Seaside, Oregon
Homemade Ice Cream
Dive into scrumptious homemade
ice cream - plus they make their own fudge. Of note is their
take on chocolate with malted milk balls in it. It's quite
a mouthful. Or the powerful fresh fruit taste of the marionberry,
using real Marion County berries. Also spectacular are the
other fruit flavors, such as the tangy (and very real) strawberry,
and the seriously wowing (but only periodically available)
mango. All the fruity ones have chunks of the real thing
inside, waiting to surprise. Sugar free and diabetic options
are available, but mostly Zinger's specializes in frozen
excess. Singles are actually the size of two scoops and
doubles - well, they're twice as large. 210 Broadway. (503)
Buoy of Seaside/ Buoy's Best Fish House
That ancient sign - that
quaint bit of old time Americana on the roadside of 101
in Seaside - is also a sign of great grub. It's famous as
a fresh seafood market, but last year Bell Buoy added a
much-lauded restaurant: Bell Buoy's Best Fish House. There,
you can grab all manner of seafood melts, cocktails, shooters
and baskets of yummy stuff. Let your tummy bask in the warm
glow of excellent melts with local Dungeness crab, shrimp,
smoked salmon and oysters, as well as delicious seafood
cocktails of a large variety. All is quite reasonably priced.
And whatever you do, DON'T miss their tuna melts! 1800 S.
Roosevelt Dr., Seaside. (503) 738-6348. You can order this
yummy stuff online as well, at www.bellbuoyofseaside.com.
BEACH Dining, Restaurants
Pizza Cannon Beach
Gourmet Italian and a Family Price. This
one delivers to local hotels, and they feature slices for
lunch. There's a special thin crust recipe that's especially
tasty, crunchy and yet still tender in a way that manages
to combine both those latter qualities seamlessly.
There are many of the standbys, as well as
gourmet varieties like the Margherita (garlic and herb olive
oil, three cheeses, red onion and more), a Greek-themed
specialty, a Goat Cheese pizza, and specialties with Teriyaki
Chicken, Linguica, BBQ Chicken and a variety of seafood
selections. One item features a distinctive sausage with
mashed grapes for the sauce, providing a subtle, sweet tang.
The sausage is spicy and zippy, making a nice balance to
the slight sweetness.
One must-try is their pasta
(about $10). They have a homemade tomato sauce that stacks
up against anything Europe could dish out. This is one stunning,
mother-of-all sauces, and their penne pasta with meatballs
is a seriously addictive dish. 200 N. Hemlock and Second
(503) 436-9717. (Family Restaurant)
The Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill. Soaring ceilings and polished wood surroundings make for classy but beachy laid back, with a lovely bar and yet very family friendly. Lunch boasts plenty of soups and salads, including chili, clam chowder, BBQ Rotisserie Chicken Salad. Main entrees are often around $10 to $16, and include rotisserie pot pie, a rib-eye chili dog, ribs ‘n’ fries. Seafood includes a spicy prawn quesadilla, halibut or salmon fish ‘n’ chips. Sandwiches like pork sliders or rib-eye philly are around $10. Large burgers chicken, chili, halibut or sirloin are around $10 - $15. 10-inch gourmet hearthstone pizzas. For dinner there are many of the same dishes, burgers and pizzas, and they also feature rotisserie chicken, rotisserie turkey, steak, top sirloin, fettuccine alfredo, baby back ribs or a herb-infused turkey whole breast. Child’s menu, and many drink specials. Patio dining. $14 - $28. 264 Third Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon (503) 436-0285. www.thelumberyardgrill.com
The Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge. A timeless and upscale classic, it’s the only dining view of Haystack Rock. Breakfast features various styles of eggs, omelettes, hash browns and more with special touches like seafood, wild mushrooms, marionberry butter, local hazelnuts and Rogue River blue cheese, in the $6 to $15 range. Lunch features a large selection of appetizers from $10 - $15, like avocado with blue cheese, Dungeness crab cakes or a smoked salmon arancini. Large sandwiches include meats, seafoods and burgers around $13, with unique touches like a jalapeno lime jelly. There are tacos from local rockfish, prawns, clams, or a wild forest mushroom and cheese ravioli, among others. Dinner becomes even larger with dishes like potato crusted halibut cranberry and brown butter sauce, a cedar planked honey mustard salmon, or steamer clams - most $25 to $30. Also filet mignon, porterhouse steak, wild mushroom chicken, and chicken and crab. Award-winning wine list in Wine Spectator. 1190 Pacific Drive. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1108. www.wayfarer-restaurant.com/ or Online reservations.
Stephanie Inn Dining Room. A four-star restaurant inside an equally stunning hotel. A soaring wood ceiling is accentuated by a chandelier, with a historic atmosphere like a classic lodge from bygone days. Seating times and days change seasonally and reservations are required. $59 per person for a masterful four-course prix fixe dinner in an innovative Northwest cuisine style, featuring fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Their wine list has numerous awards from Wine Spectator Magazine. The menu changes nightly. A sample menu could be: Butternut Squash Risotto with toasted pine nuts, brown butter and aged balsamic vinegar. Tomato Basil Soup with gorgonzola cream. Seared Beef Tenderloin with Duchess potatoes, grilled onions and peppercorn reduction sauce. Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon with snow peas and béarnaise sauce. Savory Duck Confit with spiced lentils. For dessert you may find a Meyer Lemon Curd Tart. Complimentary breakfasts for those staying at the hotel. 2740 South Pacific. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 800-633-3466. www.stephanieinn.com
café inside an art gallery creates more than a place
to simply sit, sip and down truly inspired cuisine, with
bright colors, a multitude of levels of things to look at
and intriguing furniture. All this comes with a green slant
and emphasis on local organic ingredients, including fair
trade, shade-grown coffee. Munch on handcrafted flatbreads
(about $7), like the Italian (herb infused mozzarella, goat
cheese, parmesan and sundried tomatoes), or the Southwestern
(spiced beans, corn salsa, pepper jack cheese), or the savory
Indian (curried sweet potato, mango, goat cheese). On-site
baked goods include Gorgonzola walnut bread (half loaf,
$7; full loaf $12), as well as other fine breads and muffins.
Fruit plates available too. To drink you’ll find a
large menu of gourmet teas, as well as fine wines, imported
beers and Oregon-made, organic sakes. At the corner of 1st
and Hemlock in Cannon Beach. 503-436-1533. www.DragonFireStudio.com.
Or see the Cannon Beach Dining, Restaurant Guide
San Dune Pub.With a historical, even slight maritime vibe, the San Dune Pub is a classy staple among locals, regulars and tourists alike. A super friendly staff serves up fine microbrews as well as scrumptious grub in the American and seafood vein with homemade sauces. Appetizers in the $3 - $9 range include hummus, cheese bread, various tots/fries, hot wings or calamari. Plenty of burgers in varied incarnations like chili, bacon, cheese, teriyaki, BBQ, chipotle, veggie or chicken come with tons of interesting additions. Got seafood? There’s strips, chips, burgers, tacos and more with fishies or oysters. Wraps and ciabatta sandwiches around $8 include chicken, Caesar, pesto, turkey and bacon/swiss, among others. Soups and salads abound. Less than ten minutes from the surfing paradise of Short Sands, weekends abound with live music frivolity. 127 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, Oregon. 503-386-5080. www.sandunepub.com
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in Nehalem, Wheeler
Tsunami Bar & Grill. Sandwiches, burgers, fish ‘n’ chips and a large variety of Asian cuisine with a view of Nehalem Bay. Set in a cozy, wood-themed interior, this very reasonably priced family dining favorite specializes in tasty delights from Korea, Japan and Thailand. Spring rolls, curry chicken, char grilled pork, Korean short ribs and bentos are some of the highlights. Most large dishes around $9.50. Stir fry yakisoba noodles come with chicken beef or tofu. Hot wings are Asian-style. Fish ‘n’ chips baskets are enormous and legendary among locals ($8 - $12). Full compliment of sides like tots, fries, steamed or fried rice and more. Cheeseburgers come in interesting varieties like BBQ bacon, mushrooms, chipotle black bean, gardenburger, chicken sandwich with honey Dijon, and others – all around $8. Full bar in back has one of the coolest retro interiors in Oregon. 380 S Marine Dr. Wheeler, Oregon. . 503-368-3778. www.beachconnection.net/tsunami_grill_wheeler/
Vacation Rentals. About 70 homes to
choose from in north Oregon coast hotspots like Manzanita, Neah-Kah-Nie,
Rockaway Beach, Nedonna Beach and the secretive Falcon Cove. These
beauties sleep anywhere from two to 20 and many are pet friendly.
Cozy bungalows to large homes with vaulted ceilings – beach
funk to cutting edge. Huge array of amenities, such as vintage appliances,
woodstove, DSL, wraparound deck, fireplace, soaker tub or wet bar
and more – depending on home. 186 Laneda Ave., Manzanita,
Oregon. 503-368-7969. 800-883-7784. www.ssvr.com.
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BEACH Dining, Restaurants
Roadhouse Bar & Grille
Classy yet not pretentious,
this gem is another shot in the arm for Rockaway Beach,
with the feel of a cozy, neighborhood bar you’d feel
good about taking your grandma to. Exceptional food populates
the menu throughout the day, such as the gargantuan toasted
sub sandwiches. Turkey, pastrami, chicken and an exceptional
Italian meatball sub all come with a gourmet touch (all
around $8). There’s a hefty helping of coastal comfort
foods, such as large portions of halibut and chips, prawns
and chips, chicken wings, etc. Burgers have some nifty new
takes, such as the chili burger, or the ones with cube steak
or grilled mushrooms (all around $7). There’s a small
selection of Mexican favorites, and some interesting extras
like steak fingers, polish hot dogs or egg rolls. They feature
karaoke at night as well. 184 Highway 101. Rockaway Beach,
Oregon. 503-355-2052. (Adult Dinning). www.beachconnection.net/ricks_roadhouse_rockaway/
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City Dining, Restaurants
Oyster, Bay City
It's hard to get fish fresher than this,
as it's processed right here after coming in from the sea.
At the end of the dock here, it's probably Bay City's only
recognizable feature, with piles of shells near the landward
side. But it's also a famous little family eatery, where
the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight
into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties,
of course, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and
cheese breads (from $3 to $14). Fish 'n' chips come in various
incarnations, like oysters, halibut, cod, rock fish, prawns
or chicken strips (about $8). Find seafood sandwiches with
shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers, around $9. Finally,
a small but tempting selection of dinners includes pan fried
oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops
and other goodies around $12. Stunning views of the bay
- during the summer you can sit outside and take in the
sea air. All sorts of fresh seafood and flavorings on sale
to take home. Also visit their Portland and Newport locations.
5150 Oyster Drive, Bay City, Oregon. (503) 377-2323.
City, Oceanside, Neskowin Dining, Restaurants, Eateries
Pub & Brewery.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and microbrews – all
in a family restaurant with an amazing ocean view. It all
begins with breakfast (generally around $10), that includes
a large menu of egg concoctions, omelets, pancakes and surprises
like breakfast burritos and benedict a la Florentine. Lunch
($9 - $11) has bundles of salads, seafood, chowder, sandwiches,
fish and chips, and interesting morsels like wings, calamari,
bangers and mash and even shark. Plenty of pizzas dominate.
Amidst the usual toppings you can find chicken, spinach
or even a barbecue sauce. Calzones as well. Dinner ($10
- $20) brings a fancier slant to the gourmet vibe, including
salmon, beef brisket, prime rib, beef medallions, chicken
and other seafood specialties dishes. Many pastas and a
kids menu rounds out the culinary action. 33180 Cape Kiwanda
Drive. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-7007. www.pelicanbrewery.com.
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City Dining, Restaurants, Eateries
Dine to one of the most breathtaking views
on the entire coast, several stories above the surf, inside
the Inn at Spanish Head. Breakfast features various griddle
classics like pancakes, waffles, French toast to pigs in
a blanket around $7, along with a large array of omelets
in the worlds of seafood, veggies and meats around $10 -
$13, or build your own. A choice of more elaborate breakfast
skillet dishes is available too. For lunch, there’s
plenty of seafood specialties, pastas, salads and sandwiches.
At dinner, steaks, clams, fish, chorizo, pastas and dozens
of intricate, gourmet dishes grace the menu, made with extravagant
flair and creativity, often in the $20 - $30 range. Find
delicacies like Surf ‘n’ Turf, Blackened Ahi,
Wild Mushroom Risotto, Lobster Tails and chicken dishes,
featuring interesting additions like stuffed mushrooms or
Thai-influenced aspects, all creating the many layers of
delirium. 4009 SW Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-1601
or 800-452-8127. www.spanishhead.com/site/restaurant.html
(Fine dining, family, lounge)
Mo's Lincoln City. Situated on Lincoln City’s Siletz Bay, where seals and other marine life abound, creating an unparalleled show. Start off with appetizers like oyster shooters or in the half shell, skewers, seafood cocktails, fries, clam strips and fried goodies ($3 - $10). Salads include many seafood varieties. Sandwiches (around $7) may find you munching a tuna melt, cod, sole, deep fried shrimp, clam fritter, or various hamburgers. Mo’s famous clam chowder comes in various sizes, including a gigantic sourdough bread bowl. Also, there’s chili and a scrumptious slumgullion (chowder w/ shrimp), and a bouillabaisse of shrimp, salmon, cod oysters, halibut and clams. For the land-dwellers, there’s BBQ ribs, chicken strips, grilled chicken and country fried steak (served with mashed potatoes and country gravy). Dinners come with chowder, salad and choice of rice, fries, vegetables or mashed potatoes – all with just about any seafood option possible, as well as fish ‘n’ chips. 860 SW 51st Street. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-2535. www.moschowder.com.
in Depoe Bay, Oregon
Tidal Raves. Upscale yet casual dining, with massive windows to a raging surf that often provides views of cavorting whales and their young. Tidal Raves specializes in seafood and more. Varied menu caters to different tastes and budget. Appetizers include much seafood as well as a goat cheese tart; lots of salads. Smaller items: Halibut tacos, green curry halibut, flat iron steak, fish ‘n’ chips or a hearty cioppino are about $12. Dinner entrees includes seared sea scallops, salmon or rib eye char grilled, crab casserole, Thai-spiced barbecued shrimp or a fancy pasta with various seafood (around $20). Breaded halibut or pacific cod, tiger shrimp with grape tomatoes and mushrooms, char grilled top sirloin, panko breaded razor clams or a wild salmon and shrimp with basil salsa – all around $20. Nice details like crab cakes that come with Basmati pilaf; some dishes available Cajun-style or Asian. Lunch menu features some of the same but smaller and less cost. Fanciful homemade desserts. 279 NW Hwy 101. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541-765-2995. www.tidalraves.com
Baywalk Café. Along the bustling bay front and bridge of Depoe Bay, it’s a cozy charmer of homemade deliciousness. No dish is over $8. Legendary clam chowder made from scratch daily - and gluten-free. Settle down to a variety of fish n chips to a view of the ocean, including clam strips and shrimp choices (around $7). Chicken nuggets, chicken strips and a fried chicken sandwich also around $7. Burgers include cheeseburger or a massive chili and cheese burger or veggie burger - a la carte $4.50 or around $7 with fries. Six-inch hoagie roll sandwiches come with chips, choice of cheeses: ham, pulled pork, turkey, tuna, roast beef or grilled cheese around $6. Garlic fries, cheese fries, chili cheese fries and beer batter onion rings under $3. Small pizzas, taquitos, nachos, egg rolls, even hot dogs - all under $5. Plenty of coffee and espresso selections. 16 flavors of Tillamook ice cream ($1.75 - $5.50). Milkshakes too. Wi-fi. 16 S Highway 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. (541) 765-7674.
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in Newport, Oregon
Mo's Newport. The iconic original, with an open wall to the bayfront. Appetizers are large and serve a family, ($5 - $26), including a wide variety of deep friend seafoods, onion rings, zucchini, chicken strips, or cheese breads. Entrees ($10 - $14) come with the signature Mo’s clam chowder, salad and choice of rice pilaf, garlic mashed potatoes, garlic green beans or fries, which accompany large dishes of halibut, local oysters, calamari, prawns, cod, clam strips or massive combo plates. There’s a filling cioppino, fish tacos and of course fish ‘n’ chips. Seafood sandwiches ($7 - $13) include shrimp, halibut, a tuna melt, shrimp melt or cod. A luscious pasta alfredo offers cod, shrimp, salmon or chicken. Their famous clam chowder comes in various styles: New England, slumgullion, oyster stew and even chili. Burgers, chicken, hot dogs and more for the landlubbers as well. 622 SW Bay Blvd. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2979. www.moschowder.com.
Mo's Annex. An entrancing view to the bay is just the beginning. Appetizers are gigantic, meant for a whole family (feeding four to six for around $10), like a seafood sauté with scallops, steamed clams, prawns and mussels in garlic and chardonnay. Also: a mélange of oyster shooters, shrimp cocktail and clams; and more. Seafood specialties ($10 - $15) come with the famed Mo’s clam chowder and dinner salad. These include: a cioppino crammed with local oysters, clams, salmon shrimp and cod in a rich Italian sauce; and fish tacos with a zesty jalapeno-cilantro sauce. Many salads, or chowder in a massive bread bowl, or slumgullion or even chili. Large entrees ($10 - $16) feature petroli sole, halibut steak, salmon and codfish. Seafood sandwiches (around $9) include a large halibut, grilled oyster, cod or tuna. Flat landers can get a good selection of burgers, grilled cheese and hot dogs. 657 SW Bay. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7512. www.moschowder.com..
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Adobe Restaurant and Lounge. Views of the area’s dramatic ocean are available from every seat. For breakfast French toast selections are about $8.50, and can include a variety of toppings. Waffles, biscuits and gravy; eggs done with a Mexican flair, or with oysters, diced ham, mushrooms and even grilled top sirloin. Numerous egg dishes and seafood. Lunch includes lots of salads, large entrees to fish n’ chips, club steak, crab cakes, pastas and burgers. For dinner, appetizers around $8, like oysters, escargots in burgundy. Seafood entrees are $17 - $24, such as grilled local oysters rolled in bread crumbs, fettuccine with bay shrimp, shrimp in a corn tortilla (Mexican style), a large crab pot in various cheeses and a massive captain’s platter. Numerous vegetarian specialties are also available. Lots of chicken and beef, including pepper steak, filet mignon, New York steak, chicken teriyaki, stir-fry chicken and a seven-ounce chicken breast baked or broiled ($18 - $27). Early bird specials from 5 to 6 p.m. 1555 Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon. 800-522-3623. (541) 547-3141. www.adoberesort.com/dining.htm
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