The Oregon Coast is peppered with numerous towns, giving locals and tourists alike a diverse mix of culinary delights. Here are the best restaurants along the Oregon Coast.
Established in 2006 by Jeremy Buck and Lian Schmidt, Alloro Wine Bar and Restaurant — located in Bandon — specialises in Italian coastal cuisine and features regional and international wines. As with many of the restaurants on the coast, Alloro maintains relationships with local and regional purveyors to gather the freshest and best quality ingredients possible while also importing important items from Italy. The menu often changes to highlight seasonal products; past dishes included pappardelle pasta with local oxtail ragu, sultanas, orange peel, and pine nuts and a basil-pesto crusted grilled pork chop served with cheddar au gratin potatoes, Swiss chard, and saffron aioli. Reservations are recommended at this gem.
Popular with both locals and tourists, Bowpicker Fish & Chips — located in Astoria — is renowned, predictably, for its fish and chips. Situated across the street from the Columbia River Maritime Museum, this casual establishment sits in an old, dry-docked gillnet boat. Featuring only one dish, diners can feast upon lightly breaded albacore tuna on a bed of steak fries. The days and hours they are open can vary — sometimes they sell out of fish or the weather can play a factor — so be sure to check the status on their social media accounts. While the lines are often long, Bowpicker Fish & Chips is definitely worth a visit.
Bowpicker Fish & Chips, 1636 Duane St., Astoria, OR, USA, +1 503 791 2942
Housed in the oldest cannery building in the west, on the Columbia River in Astoria, Coffee Girl is a coffee house specialising in caffeinated plus sweet and savoury edibles. Popular with locals and tourists alike, this friendly café features high-quality espresso crafted into delicious speciality beverages, plus they serve tasty treats, such as sandwiches, soups, and pastries, to those seeking a light breakfast or lunch. Highlights on the menu include the signature caprese panini with tomato, provolone, and pesto, delicious house-made soup — past flavours included creamy tomato and creamy broccoli — and pastries, such as cherry-almond and maple bacon scones.
Coffee Girl, 100 39th St. Suite 2, Astoria, OR, USA, +1 503 325 6900
The owners of Crêpe Neptune served their edibles at coastal farmers markets before they ever opened a brick-and-mortar shop. Specialising in sweet and savoury crêpes, guests visiting this European-style eatery can order their preferred crêpe, watch it being made before taking it away to eat — the beach is a lovely spot to enjoy the tasty treat. Open every day, the menu includes over 20 crêpes, including the Fort Stevens with wild smoked salmon, cream cheese, scallions, spinach, and mustard dill sauce, and the sweet Twin Rocks with caramel, chocolate, and sea salt. Crêpe Neptune will appeal to many tastes as it also features vegetarian options, plus buckwheat batter for those who need something gluten-free.
Crêpe Neptune, 175 E. 2nd St., Cannon Beach, OR, USA, +1 503 436 9200
Wanting ‘to give people the best seafood experience of their lives,’ Local Ocean Seafoods is a restaurant and fish market located in Newport that procures the majority of their fish and seafood from the local fishermen located across the street from their venue. With a firm belief in the sustainable movement, they use local in-season organic produce whenever possible, will never have farmed salmon or shrimp on the menu, plus offer an impressive list of regional and international wines, some of which are organic. Adding to the diner’s experience, the restaurant has an open-plan kitchen so that guests can watch their meals being prepared and features big windows and glass doors that roll up so that guests will also be able to enjoy a fantastic view of the Yaquina Bay.