Hidden Gem Alert: The Unassuming Crab Shack On The Oregon Coast That’s Worth The Drive

The front of Crabby's Bar And Grill. An attractive brown wooden building with picnic tables out in front.
Crabby's. Photo by Lorrie P. via Yelp.

Boasting an impressive selection of seafood and burgers, not to mention a great view of Winchester Bay from the deck, Crabby's Bar And Grill is a must visit when on the Oregon coast. I can't think of a better way to end a day on the coast than watching the sunset with loved ones and enjoying good food and drinks.

Crabby's Bar And Grill In Winchester Bay, Oregon

Sand dunes at sunset with a view of the ocean in the background.
Sand Dunes at Winchester Bay. Photo by Rachelle Bender via Oregon Department of Transportation Flickr CC2.

Located just north of Coos Bay, Winchester Bay is known for sand dunes, gorgeous views, stretches of sandy beaches, the historic Umpqua Lighthouse (the first on the Oregon coast, and one of the few you can climb to the top of), and some of the best sports fishing and crabbing on the Oregon coast.

The Umpqua lighthouse. It's white with a light at the top and a small round red roof.
Umpqua Lighthouse. Photo by TJflex2 via Flickr CC2.

If you like to enjoy stellar seafood in a beautiful location, Crabby's is the hidden gem you've been looking for. One of the standout features of Crabby's Bar and Grill is its outdoor seating area, which offers a great view of the harbor. Visitors can enjoy their meals while watching fishing boats come and go, or simply relax with a drink and soak in the serene atmosphere.

Quesadillas on a deck railing overlooking the docks.
Photo by Crabby's Bar And Grill via Yelp.

The indoor dining area is also charming, with nautical décor and a cozy atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.

A delicious looking bread bowl filled with clam chowder next to an outdoor fire pit.
Clam chowder. Photo by Stephanie B. via Yelp.

Locals love the mouth-watering menu at Crabby's. The clam chowder is thick and creamy with tender potatoes. It has salty and smoky undertones and the fading bitterness of fresh clams.

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Steamer clams and toast.
Steamer clams. Photo by Crabby's Bar and Grill via Yelp.

The crab cakes, made with fresh Dungeness crab in hand-pressed patties and grilled to crisp perfection is a local favorite, along with the crispy Rangoons, which are hand stuffed with cream cheese, onion, and sweet premium Dungeness crab. The Rangoons are delicious dipped in Crabby's signature dipping sauce!

A bloody mary with Tillamook cheese on top with other toppings.
Photo by Kim B. via Yelp.

From DJ Night Sushi Bites, to steamed clams, the Crab Melt, and the Ahi Burger, you're going to want to come back again and again to try all the delicious seafood on offer.

Two Philly chicken sandwiches.
Philly chicken two ways. Photo by Crabby's Bar and Grill via Yelp.

For those that don't want seafood during your visit, there are awesome sliders, a thick hand-pressed beef burger on a warm brioche bun and slaw base, the chicken bacon ranch sandwich, waffle fries, and a variety of delicious deserts! Check out the full menu here.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, be sure to make a stop at Crabby's on your next trip to Oregon's coast.

The outside of Crabby's Bar and Grill in Winchester Bay, Oregon.
Crabby's Bar And Grill in Winchester Bay. Photo by Rick Obst via Flickr CC2.

Crabby's Bar And Grill Information

  • Location: 196 Bay Front Loop in Winchester Bay, Oregon
  • Hours:
    • Sunday - Thursday: 11 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Friday - Saturday: 11 AM - 9 PM
  • Phone: 541-271-3474
  • Website: Get more information at the official Crabby's website here.

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Have you ever been to Crabby's Bar And Grill in Winchester Bay? What's your favorite thing to order there? Let us know and tag the friends and family you want to go with!