Restaurants in Pacific City, Oceanside, Netarts - Oregon Coast Dining Guide
(Pacific City, Oregon) - Dining along the Three Capes Loop means jaw-dropping views in little towns like Neskowin, Pacific City, Netarts and Oceanside. The restaurants here are few and far between, and merely a handful, but their menus boast a wide variety of culinary possibilities. One is actually a tiny B&B that serves up some awe-inspiring grub for guests, while others are legendary beachfront eateries that can even come with famed microbrews.
You’ll find them in diverse little burghs like Pacific City, Oceanside, Tillamook Bay and even Rockaway Beach, and some are often known for their family atmospheres as well as accommodating grown ups in happy ways.
Meridian Restaurant & Bar, Pacific City. A soaring ceiling with hardwood exposed native wooden beams gives way to tall windows that provide a stunning ocean view. The centerpiece to this dreamy atmosphere is a towering fireplace that doubles the cozy yet shimmering, seamless ambiance. The other centerpiece is the catch of the day and seafood that’s already become famous. All dishes sourced from Northwest farms, most entrees are $20 to $30, some up around $45. The menu changes periodically, but a sampling of approaches includes: A smoked, black cod with pickled mustard seed, grilled cauliflower steak in a burnt carrot mole, abalone with mushrooms, or a rockfish rapini that graced with wasabi, Cara Cara orange and hot honey. Innovative breakfasts take on delights like hash pork confit or eggs benedict. Brunch and lunch menu features burgers, crab cakes, plenty of seafood and salad options. 33000 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Pacific City, Oregon. 503.483.3000. Meridian Restaurant website.
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
Sandlake Country Inn. While not a restaurant per se, Sandlake Country Inn provides some stunning breakfast possibilities for those who are guests. Lovely, four-course gourmet breakfasts are served in the morning. A continental breakfast is also available. For the romancers, there’s a special cheese fondue for two available. It contains cheese fondue, cubed artisan bread from a local bakery and sliced Oregon apples ($35). Relaxation and romance are the keys at this cozy B&B secret, hidden away in a country setting, along the Three Capes Scenic Loop, approximately one mile from the ocean and just ten minutes from Pacific City. The first certified green B&B on the Oregon coast: this historic landmark was even built from salvaged bridge timbers in 1894 from the shipwrecked Struan. 8505 Galloway Rd. Pacific City, Oregon. www.sandlakecountryinn.com. 877-726-3525. 503-965-6745.
Pelican Tillamook Tap Room. Inside a soaring family-friendly facility, you are dining with a view of the tap room, where much of the Pelican Brewery action happens. Deep in the heart of inland Highway 101 and the area's green, rolling hills, about 12 miles from the beaches. Indulge in a more downhome version of the Pelican's favorite cuisine, with specialties for kids as well. Start with appetizers like fries, a hummus based on their beer that comes veggies and chips, oyster shooters or fried cheese curds. Big sandwiches and burgers on tap such as various burgers, including one very spicy one with chipotle and fried jalapenos. Take to the ocean with the oyster basket (local Netarts oysters) or their famed fish and chips. A scrumptious Reuben is literally piled high with corned beef, while the elk burger will intrigue you. 1708 First Street. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-7007. Website here
Dining, Restaurants Near Pacific City and Oceanside
Fathoms Restaurant. You’ll indulge in culinary excellence with one of the more breathtaking on the entire coast, several stories above the surf. Breakfast boasts 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 you’ll find an abundance 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 (About 30 minutes from Pacific City, Oregon; about 50 minutes from Oceanside)
San Dune Pub. A historical, even slight maritime vibe; a classy staple among locals and tourists alike. Homemade salad dressings, sauces, and desserts. Appetizers in the $3 - $9 range include hummus. Plenty of burgers in varied incarnations like chili, bacon, cheese, teriyaki, BBQ, chipotle, veggie or chicken; lots of seafood possibilities. Wraps and ciabatta sandwiches around $8. Ten minutes from surfing paradise of Short Sands; legendary live music hotspot. 17 beers, large wine selection, full bar. 127 Laneda Ave., Manzanita (25 mins from Tillamook, 45 mins from Oceanside, Oregon). 503-368-5080. www.sandunepub.com
MacGregor's A Whiskey Bar, Manzanita upscale, intimate cocktail lounge in the heart of Manzanita. Mixologists can whip up anything you desire, though the focus is obviously on whiskey - MacGregor's has over 200 bottles of brown liquor. Great food, beer, wine, and a variety of liquors, starting at moderate prices. Tasting adventures: they have pre-set and custom flights available, like the Oregon Bourbon flight or the Japanese Whisky flight, or maybe a tequila or rum flight. Coastal nights and MacGregor's front porch firepits make for the perfect setting for a wee dram. 387 Laneda Avenue. 503-368-2447. Website here.
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