The Best Restaurants In Lincoln City, Oregon

Mexican chef Enrique Olvera is the owner, head chef and mastermind behind Pujol in Mexico City
Mexican chef Enrique Olvera is the owner, head chef and mastermind behind Pujol in Mexico City | © REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Marcelina Morfin

Located on Oregon‘s Central Coast, Lincoln City is a lovely town with scenic views provided by the forests, beaches, and the Pacific Ocean. The area is also brimming with incredible bounty, which often finds its way into delicious dishes that will satisfy many diners. From fine dining establishments to local eats, Lincoln City’s dining scene is varied with something for everyone. We find out more.

The Bay House

Established in 1978, The Bay House is a lovely fine dining establishment set in a location with beautiful views of the Siletz Bay. Nestled inside a 1937 building, this restaurant features changing menus highlighting the freshest ingredients available. Delectable choices include the Columbia River Chinook salmon with zucchini-sweet corn hash, fingerling potatoes, and sauce beurre rouge and the vegetarian pasta with fettuccine, roasted yellow bell pepper, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, basil-hazelnut pesto, and parmigiano-reggiano cheese. To complement the meal, an award winning wine list, including regional and international varieties, is also offered.

Blackfish Cafe

Hwy 101 Burger

Hwy 101 Burger is a family-friendly burger shop that has plenty of games, including pool, pinball, and more, that will provide much jollity. While the menu is small, the flavors are bold with only the best ingredients being used, including fresh beef. The burgers come with one, two, three, or for the truly ravenous, four patties plus gooey cheese, if wanted, complemented by sides, including fries and cheesy meat fries. On certain days, there are special toppings with jalapeños on Mondays, bacon on Wednesdays, and pastrami on Fridays. A selection of beverages, including creamy milkshakes, are also available.

J’s Fish & Chips

Anyone looking for great fish and chips should head to the cozy J’s Fish and Chips. A casual venue where customers order at the counter before sitting, J’s uses only the best ingredients possible, including the freshest fish from local fishermen. The menu offers something for every seafood lover, with lightly breaded options such as cod, halibut, shrimp, and clam strips, which are served with fries and coleslaw. Fish tacos, also served with chips and slaw, plus award winning clam chowder are also available at this tasty stop.

Nelscott Café

Nelscott Café is a friendly place with a selection of tasty American dishes. For breakfast, the menu features both sweet and savory items, including the almond crunch French toast, which is Texas toast battered and covered in crushed corn cereal and almonds, and the breakfast bowl with potatoes, scrambled egg, choice or bacon, sausage, or ham, country sausage-bacon gravy, chopped green onions, cheese, mushrooms, and tomatoes. The chicken, bacon and dill sandwich made with a buttermilk marinated chicken breast grilled with diced green chiles and topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion is a flavorful lunch choice. For a great summer time treat, try a slushy with soft serve ice cream on top.

Pacific Grind Cafe

A locally owned, independent coffee house, Pacific Grind Cafe is a great venue to relax while sipping coffee drinks along with delicious nibbles. Offering a host of baked goods, including bagels, pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and more, the café also serves a great selection of breakfast burritos, sandwiches in both deli and panini styles, salads, and more. The egg burrito stuffed with bacon, cheddar and jack cheeses and Mediterranean vegetables is an excellent option for breakfast while the Tuscan tuna melt made with Tuscan tuna salad, hickory smoked bacon, Tillamook cheddar, tomatoes, and lettuce will make a satisfying lunch.

Puerto Vallarta

A family-owned restaurant, Puerto Vallarta specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine. Its budget friendly menu and its colorful, festive interior makes it a wonderful place the entire family will enjoy. From meat to poultry to seafood to vegetarian options, the menu is brimming with delicious dishes that will suit many tastes. Must try options include the carne tampiqueña, which is a New York steak stuffed with bell pepper, onions, tomatoes, and ham all wrapped in bacon and smothered with a special sauce and the enchiladas del mare stuffed with shrimp, crab meat, and scallops then topped with green sauce and cheese.

Wildflower Grill

Wildflower Grill is a charming restaurant in a truly idyllic location. Nestled inside a converted cottage on a hill, surrounded by lush scenery with views of a wetland brimming with wildlife – including ducks, deer, and beavers – this grill features a homely interior in which to savor a variety of eats that will appeal to many tastes. A creative spin on the brunch favorite, eggs benedict, finds local crab and poached eggs atop wildflower toast with a choice of regular, Cajun, or salsa hollandaise and served with hash browns. The lunch menu has a flavorful portabella po’boy with marinated grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, Swiss cheese, sun-dried tomato and roasted garlic spread plus many other great options.

Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

landscape with balloons floating in the air

KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?

Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

X
Edit article