Angelina’s Pizzeria and Cafe is a great casual venue to sample some tasty New York style pizza. Procuring the freshest ingredients available, the culinary team at this café makes everything from scratch, including the dough and focaccia bread. The menu offers a variety of pizzas along with sandwiches, calzones, and salads that will tickle the taste buds of meat lovers, vegetarians, and gluten free diners. Pizzas to note include the pesto Toscana topped with black olives, artichoke hearts, roma tomatoes, fresh basil, and pesto and the seaside cowboy with grilled chicken or pulled pork, bacon, jalapeños, cheddar, and mozzarella. This cozy pizzeria even has an apple pie dessert pizza.
Tucked inside an old bank building, Bagels by the Sea is a wonderful café with a comfortable and homey atmosphere. Specializing in bagels that are kettle boiled and baked fresh every day, the café offers a wide choice, including sesame, garlic, and seven grain, and even ‘designer’ bagels, such as bacon and cheddar, pepper jack, and tomato herb. Many spreads are available as well, including plain cream cheese, strawberry, and mild green chile to name but a few.
Bagels by the Sea, 201 S. Holladay Dr., Seaside, OR, USA, +1 503 717 9145
Seafood lovers know to head to Buoy’s Best Fish House for some of the freshest seafood dishes available. Next door to Bell Buoy, their seafood specialty store, this family-owned and operated café is a casual joint where guests can savor some of the tastiest clam chowder around. The menu also features great options such as fish and chips made with halibut, wild salmon, or cod, seaside razor clams either grilled or deep fried, and crab cakes. Seafood melts are also available in shrimp or crab varieties along with cocktails and shooters.
Buoy’s Best Fish House, 1800 S. Roosevelt Dr., Seaside, OR, USA, +1 503 738 6348
Established in 2012 and named after the town’s old firehouse, Firehouse Grill is a family friendly venue delighting customers again and again with its home style breakfast and lunch (dinner is served Friday and Saturday nights). Within a casual environment, guests can feast upon a variety of enticing options including the house made grilled biscuit topped with sausage gravy and served with two eggs and grilled potatoes, the cinnamon French toast topped with fresh fruit and berry butter and the meatloaf scramble with house made meatloaf, mushrooms, scallions, and jack cheese. The lunch crowd will enjoy the variety of fish items, burgers and sandwiches.
Firehouse Grill, 841 Broadway St., Seaside, OR, USA, +1 503 717 5502
Osprey Café is an enjoyable brunch spot. Within a welcoming space, complete with art adorned walls, guests are presented with a broad menu . Must try options include French toast made with thick sliced sourdough bread and served with real maple syrup or raspberry jam and nasi goreng (Indonesian rice with sautéed vegetables), wild-caught shrimp, and chicken served with a sunny side up egg and kecap manis. Mouthwatering sweet treats, such as cinnamon rolls, bread pudding, and cookies, are available as well.
Osprey Café, 2281 Beach Dr., Seaside, OR, USA, +1 503 739 7054
A recent addition on the culinary landscape in Seaside, Sea Star Gelato opened its doors in early 2015 delighting anyone with a sweet tooth. Specializing in gelato and dairy free sorbet, this family owned business features a colorful interior and friendly staff, making it a delightful place to enjoy some of the creamy, hand crafted goodness available. Some of the incredible flavors visitors might find include sea salted caramel, cookies and cream, marionberry, banana, hazelnut latte, rocky road, pink grapefruit, and the POG (passion orange guava), which is a sorbet. Looking for something savory before dessert? Sea Star Gelato also offers a selection of paninis.
Owned and operated by the Saucedo family, The Stand is a popular eatery serving tasty Mexican cuisine. Open Monday through Friday, this fast casual establishment features a cozy interior in which to try an array of zesty dishes from tostadas to tamales to burritos to tacos and much, much more. Highlights include the carne asada taco featuring a homemade corn tortilla filled with seasoned grilled beef, pico de gallo, and lime; the spicy vegetable burrito with a variety of grilled veggies, spicy salsa, lettuce, tomato, and cheese, and the chile rellano, a mild green chile stuffed with jack cheese, battered and fried then topped with salsa, more cheese, plus sour cream.
The Stand, 109 N. Holladay Dr., Seaside, OR, USA, +1 503 738 6592