The Oregon Coast

Restaurants in The Oregon Coast

It's no surprise Oregon Coast restaurants feature some of the freshest seafood dishes statewide. Salmon, oysters, crabs and more are all pulled fresh of the docks to serve as the foundation of the region's culinary traditions. Served alongside wines from the nearby Willamette Valley and picturesque ocean views, the results are sure to please.

One of the best restaurants on the Oregon Coast is The Dining Room at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, where diners can enjoy an upscale steak and seafood menu while looking out over the Siletz Bay. And, its wine cellar is one of the largest in the state. Other outstanding Oregon Coast restaurants include Restaurant Beck at the Whale Cove Inn in Depoe Bay. Here, the contemporary-chic menu prepared by award-winning chef Justin Wills features ingredients that were grown on local farms or foraged nearby. For seaside dining with a little-added international flair, stop in at Newmans at 988 in Cannon Beach, where the menu features French and Italian-fusion fare.

Restaurants on the Oregon Coast with a loyal following of locals include Mo's Seafood Restaurants, a small chain found in seaside towns up and down the state. The low-key eateries have earned national recognition for their creamy clam chowder. The Pacific Way Bakery & Cafe in Gearhart attracts fans both with grab-and-go baked goods and winningly prepared seafood dishes.

Chef Michelle Bursey has a loyal following, thanks to sublime dishes like rare Oregon albacore tuna wrapped in alder-smoked bacon; Dover sole over Dungeness crab with heirloom rice; and the “three meatloaf,” made with grass-fed beef, lamb, and pork, all sourced from local ranches and farms.

The Painted Lady Restaurant has become even more of a destination with the opening of an adjacent two-bedroom cottage. After dinner, husband-and-wife owners Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley-Routt will send you to bed with a box of fresh scones.

Jars of homemade green tomato ketchup and pickled vegetables line the shelves at Community Plate, the latest farmer-driven restaurant in McMinnville.

If you need some picnic fare, head to Red Hills Market in Dundee for hazelnut-topped salads and sandwiches like roast beef with blue cheese and caramelized onions. Or come for the weekday happy hour (3–6 p.m.), when Margarita pizzas are $7 and wine by the glass is $2 off.

The restaurant serves excellent fish and is surprisingly affordable.

The sophisticated spot has delicious muffins and coffee, along with a lunch-and-dinner menu that includes bay shrimp, designer pizzas, and perfectly realized crab cakes.

The restaurant offers exceptional views of the river and bridge, a tasting room for the Oregon Coast's Flying Dutchman Winery, and a small-plates menu featuring watermelon-and-feta salad and a savory cheesecake with Dungeness crab.

The restaurant serves fresh seafood and popular wood-fired pizza.

The best of the area’s seafood cafés, the restaurant serves excellent Dungeness crab cakes and fish-and-chips.