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

The outside of Crabby's Bar And GRill. It has wood siding, nice wooden signs, accents of red, blue and orange. There are painted crabs and two wooden picnic tables.
Crabby's Bar And Grill. 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

Philly Chicken two ways. There are two kinds of delicious looking Philly Chicken sandwiches.
Philly Chicken two ways. Photo by Crabby's Bar And Grill via Yelp.

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.

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.

Two quesadillas sitting on a green deck railing looking out to the bay.
Photo via Crabby's Bar And Grill via Yelp.

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

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.

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 bacon, Tillamook cheese, and other things sticking out the top of the drink on skewers.
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.

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.

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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The outside of Crabby's Bar and Grill.
Crabby's Bar And Grill In Winchester. Photo by Rick Obst via Flickr CC2.

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