Dine With An Exquisite View of The Harbor At This Popular Oregon Coast Restaurant

by | Jun 29, 2023 | Featured, Fishing, Food & Drink, Interesting, Newport, Oregon Coast, Restaurants, Travel

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Newport, Oregon, with its picturesque coastal beauty and thriving fishing industry, is a haven for seafood aficionados. In the heart of this charming town, Local Ocean Dockside Grill and Seafood Market stands as a beacon of sustainable seafood practices and culinary excellence. With a commitment to supporting local fishermen and showcasing the freshest ingredients from the region, this culinary gem has become a must-visit destination.

Local Ocean Dockside Grill In Newport

The modern interior of Local Ocean. There are light wood tables and chairs, and light green walls. There is lots of natural light coming in through the windows.
Photo by Roger M via Yelp.

Located on the central Oregon coast, Newport is a captivating seaside town known for its breathtaking views, historic charm, and vibrant fishing industry. Visitors can explore the iconic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, stroll along the picturesque Nye Beach, or visit the fascinating Oregon Coast Aquarium. Newport's proximity to the Pacific Ocean ensures a constant supply of fresh seafood, making it the perfect destination for seafood lovers. One of our favorite spots to grab a bite to eat in Newport is Local Ocean Dockside Grill.

The view of the bridge over the bay in Newport at sunset from the window inside the restaurant. There are boats docked in the bay.
Photo by Audreah H. via Yelp.

This gorgeous restaurant located across from Newport's commercial marina boasts a delicious menu that showcases the best flavors of the sea. The fresh fish served here is caught on boats docked right out in the marina. Guests can get a great view of the boats and marina from inside the restaurant. Fresh fish is brought in every day right off the boats, so when you eat here you're supporting local fishermen who put their heart and soul into their work and their love of the ocean.

Someone holding up an alcoholic drink in front of the window overlooking the bay and docks in the evening. You can see ships docked in the background.
Photo by Kyle W via Yelp.

Among the standout dishes at Local Ocean is the Chilled Seafood Platter And Sauce Trio, a bountiful assortment of delights. Featuring calamari, fresh oysters, Dungeness crab, wild prawns, scallops, pickled fish, mint basil gremolata, Thai-cucumber relish, and guajillo sauce, this platter is a feast for the senses. Each component is expertly prepared and presented, allowing diners to savor the natural flavors of the ocean.

A red stew with crab sticking out and lemon. It looks delicious.
Fishermen's Wife Stew. Photo by Alexandra L via Yelp.

For those seeking warmth and comfort, the Roasted Garlic and Dungeness Crab Soup is a perfect choice. The rich and creamy soup combines the sweetness of Dungeness crab with the earthy flavors of roasted garlic, creating a delectable bowl of warmth and indulgence.

Black cod with grill lines going across it. Looks tasty!
Black Cod. Photo by Hieu L via Yelp.

The Steamer Clams are a classic coastal favorite. Cooked with garlic, white wine, butter, shallots, and served with toasted garlic bread, these clams are a simple yet incredibly satisfying dish. The tender clams, bathed in a flavorful broth, are best enjoyed by dipping the bread and savoring every bite.

A table full of various plates of food including nicoise salad and crab cakes.
Nicoise salad, crab cakes, fish sandwich and cocktails at Local Ocean. Photo by Courtney N. via Yelp.

Seafood enthusiasts will also relish the Coconut Prawns, which are coated in a sweet sesame chili sauce and accompanied by fried rice noodles and wild Pacific prawns. The combination of the prawns, the delicate sweetness of the sauce, and the noodles creates a delightful symphony of flavors and textures.

A black bowl filled with black muscles and coconut curry.
Coconut Curry Mussels. Photo by Chelsea L via Yelp.

For those seeking a touch of international flair, the Thai Curry Mussels are a must-try. The mussels are simmered in a fragrant green curry coconut milk broth, infused with hints of lemon and complemented by rice noodles and sesame chili sauce. This dish showcases the kitchen's ability to expertly blend exotic flavors with locally sourced ingredients.

Local Ocean Fish Market In Newport, Oregon

The counter and display case inside the seafood market.
Local Ocean Seafood Market. Photo by Roger M. via Yelp.

Local Ocean Dockside Grill is not only a restaurant but also a bustling seafood market. Visitors can take home the flavors of the Oregon coast by purchasing locally sourced seafood.

Scallops over greens. It looks tasty!
Scallops. Photo via Lori H. via Yelp.

This isn't just your run of the mill seafood market. There's something special about the way the fish and the fishermen who bring them in are treated.

A smoked salmon salad. This looks delicious.
Smoked Salmon Salad. Photo by Ilona S. via Yelp.

Take a look at the OPB special on the very special woman who purchases the fish straight off the boat and then takes time with every customer to make sure they get what they need.

The outside of Local Ocean. It's a nice looking modern building with big glass windows overlooking the docks.
Photo by Panchita J. via Yelp.

From fresh Dungeness crab and wild Pacific salmon to succulent shrimp and oysters, the market offers a wide range of choices for seafood enthusiasts.

Fishermen's stew with bread. It looks really good.
Fishermen's Stew. Photo by Robbie B. via Yelp.

By supporting local fishermen and offering sustainable options, Local Ocean Seafood Market promotes the well-being of both the environment and the community.

Local Ocean Dockside Grill And Fish Market Newport Information

A tuna wrap with a pickle, sauces and a little salad. It looks really good.
Tuna wrap. Photo by Lino R. via Yelp.
A delicious looking black cod over soba noodles with vegetables drizzled with hoisin sauce.  This looks so good!
Hoisin sauce black cod and soba noodles. Photo by Roger M. via Yelp.

We think you'll also like reading about all the fun things there are to do in the area on our Guide To Newport. You might also like to read about this cool riverboat AirBnb in Newport, and the nearby Oregon Coast Aquarium.

The view of the docks and boats from inside the restaurant.
View from the corner window table at Local Ocean. Photo by Lori H via Yelp.

Have you ever eaten at the Local Ocean Dockside Grill and Fish Market in Newport? What's your favorite dish there? Have you tried their scrumptious Thai Curry Mussels? Let us know in a comment and tag the friends and family you want to go on a Newport adventure with!

  • Location: 213 SE Bay Blvd in Newport, Oregon
  • Phone: 541-574-7959
  • Information: Get more information on the Local Ocean website.

Don't forget to check out out our Guide to Newport for more to do in the area.


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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