20 Iconic Oregon Coast Restaurants To Indulge In 2024


Welcome to 2024, a year brimming with possibilities and adventures waiting to be discovered! For those bitten by the wanderlust bug, now is the perfect time to chart your journeys. And what better place to start than in our very own magnificent state, a treasure trove of endless wonders!

Imagine embarking on an epicurean odyssey along the stunning Oregon Coast, from the charming vistas of Astoria to the serene shores of Brookings. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your travel experience with our curated list of 20 Iconic Oregon Coast Restaurants.

These are not just meals; they are culinary milestones that will define your travels in 2024. Dive into our guide and prepare to indulge in some of the most unforgettable dining experiences the Oregon Coast has to offer!

1. Bowpicker in Astoria

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If you're looking for Astoria Oregon Fish And Chips, The Bowpicker is the place to be. Photo via Bowpicker Fish & Chips.

There are few Astoria restaurants with more name recognition than Bowpicker Fish & Chips. And, even if you didn’t know the name of the restaurant, you’ve almost certainly seen it while driving through town since it’s an actual boat and it usually has a line snaking out full of hungry customers. Bowpicker is essentially a food truck, and there are only a few tables outside for eating, or else you’ll have to take your food to go. Also worth noting is that it’s cash only. There are only two things on the menu here—fish and chips—which makes ordering a breeze. All you have to figure out is if you want a whole order (five pieces) or a half order (three pieces). The fish is a perfectly-seasoned, beer-battered albacore and the steak fries are crispy on the outside and tender in the middle. Grab some tartar sauce and malt vinegar and you’ve got one of the best meals on the Oregon coast. 

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm (note that hours change depending on the season)

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Address: Corner of 17th & Duane St., Astoria

Phone: 503-791-2942

Menu: bowpicker.com

2. Osprey Cafe in Seaside

The Osprey Cafe is a Seaside institution for those in the know and consistently serves up phenomenal breakfast and lunch options, drawing their inspiration from the fresh local seafood available as well as cuisines from around the world. Regulars love the French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Chiliquilies, or Nasi Goreng for breakfast.

Nasi Goreng at Osprey Cafe
Osprey Cafe Delani Miller Google Local

For lunch, grab a sandwich like their Oyster Po’ Boy, Turkey and Chimichurri, or go for their signature Arepas plate. You can taste the quality and love that go into every dish and feel the warmth and hospitality at this exemplary seaside cafe.

Hours: Thursday - Monday, 8:00am - 2:00pm

Address: 2281 Beach Dr #5117, Seaside

Phone: 503-739-7054

3. Yolk in Manzanita

Brunch is one of my favorite meals to eat out and Yolk in Manzanita is possibly the best brunch spot I’ve ever been to. The only downside is they’re only open Friday through Monday so you’re on your own during the rest of the week.

Brunch at Yolk
brunch at Yolk, Michelle Douglas Google Local

For traditional breakfast fare, try the Huevos Rancheros, Corned Beef Hash, or Crispy French Custard Toast. For lunch options go for the Rueben or the simple, yet perfectly-done Beef Burger. Manzanita is a fairly small beach community and is a popular spot for Portlanders on the weekends so expect a wait. Also note that they don’t offer any espresso drinks, just drip coffee, but you can pop right across the street to Manazinta News & Espresso while you wait!

Hours: Friday - Monday, 8:00am - 2:00pm

Address: 503 Laneda Ave, Manzanita

Phone: 503-812-3378

4. Oshen’s Chophouse at Salishan in Gleneden Beach

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of seafood-only restaurants on the coast, try Oshen’s Chophouse in the Salishan Lodge that just opened in early 2023 to rave reviews. The dishes and drinks here are as inventive as they are delicious, but the star of the show here are the steaks. You can choose from a filet mignon, prime New York, or a dry-aged tomahawk.

They also make a perfect burger with unique flavor combinations like their Wild Burger made with grilled elk, buffalo, boar and wagyu meat served on a pretzel bun with Gruyere cheese, greens, red onion, tomato, and remoulade sauce. Another must-order item? A smoked cocktail that feels like a magic trick presented at your table. 


  • Thursday - Sunday, 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Sunday & Monday, 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Address: 7755 N Hwy 101, Suite C-4, Gleneden Beach

Phone: 541-764-9026


5. The Bay House at Salishan in Gleneden Beach

The Bay House at sunset / Tripadvisor

Another phenomenal restaurant housed in the Salishan Lodge is The Bay House that’s been in business for 44 years, but only relocated to Salishan in 2020. Even though the food is always great, the Bay House is proud to offer one of the most extensive wine collections in the state.

dining room at the Bay House
Dining room at the Bay House, Marc Thayer Google Local

The Bay House Wine Shop and Wine Cellar has over 10,000 bottles of wine and the knowledgeable staff at the restaurant can help you find your perfect pairing. This is definitely fine dining, so be prepared to drop some money but know that it will be well worth it and you’ll have an unforgettable evening. The menu is well-curated and you can choose from a three, four, or five-course tasting menu. 

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Address: 7760 US-101, Gleneden Beach, OR

Phone: 541-996-3222

Menu: https://www.thebayhouse.org/

6. Burger 101 in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay

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The BEST place on the coast for a classic burger and fries! Burger 101 is a no-frills roadside restaurant, but they seriously know what they’re doing. They use only fresh ingredients, grass-fed beef and your choice is basically how many patties you want on your burger—one, two, three, or four. Each combo meal comes with perfectly seasoned fries and a side of their special sauce and they write your name in it with ketchup!

Burger 101
Burger 101, Matt Google Local

Also worth trying is their Cheesy-Meaty Fries, or you can kick your burger up a notch by adding on secret toppings like pastrami or jalapeno. It’s a fun, casual, environment with a little arcade attached making it the perfect place to bring the fam.


  • Monday - Thursday, 11:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday, 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday, 11:00am - 7:00pm

Address: 5054 SW HWY 101, Lincoln City / 106 S HWY 101, Depoe Bay

Phone: Lincoln City: (541) 418-2305 / Depoe Bay: (541) 921-4647

7. Side Door Cafe in Gleneden Beach 

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The Side Door Cafe is housed in an old brick factory but has since been renovated into a bright and airy dining room with local art and verdant plants surrounding you. The cafe has been in business since 1997 and everything on the menu is made from scratch and uses locally-sourced ingredients.

Side Door Cafe
Side Door dining room, Side Door Cafe Google Local

Stand out items are the Dungeness Crab Cakes, Parmesan Panko Crusted Fresh Halibut, Northwest Seafood Bouillabaisse, and their rotating list of delectable desserts like the coconut cream pie or marionberry crisp. And, though the Side Door Cafe is a slightly upscale restaurant, they don’t skimp on portions so you really get your money’s worth. 


  • Tuesday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Address: 6675 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach, OR

Phone: 541-764-3825

Menu: sidedoorcafe.com

8. Local Ocean in Newport

Local Ocean has made a name for itself not just in Newport, not just on the coast, but in the entire state. Since 2005, the team at Local Ocean has been earning accolades for their freshness and quality, but also for being committed to sourcing all their fish directly from fishermen and highlighting local species.

Halibut at Local Ocean
Halibut, Local Oceans Seafood Google Local

The restaurant serves as a traditional fish market, a beer and wine bar, and an upscale (but not stuffy) cafe—one where you can look out directly at the very fishing boats that brought in your meal. They’ll always have daily specials depending on what the fresh catch of the day is, but you can also count on perennial favorites like the Roasted Garlic & Dungeness Crab Soup, Grilled Hoisin Black Cod, and the Lingcod Fish and Chips.


  • Sunday - Thursday, 11:00am to 8:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am to 8:30 pm 

Address: 213 SE Bay Blvd., Newport

Phone: 541-574-7959

Menu: www.localocean.net

9. Tony’s Crab Shack in Bandon

The Bandon Boardwalk on the southern coast is a great place to take in the fresh ocean air, check local art and shops, and eat! One can’t-miss place is the bright blue building called Tony’s Crab Shack—a part seafood restaurant, part bait & tackle shop.

Tony's Crab Shack, Keith Jackson Google Local

Way back in 1989 the proprietor, Tony Roszkowski, took over this little shack and initially rented out crab rings and bait to tourists, then offered to steam the crabs after they were caught. Over the years he expanded the shop, called the Port O’ Call, to be a gift shop as well as renting out fishing and crabbing gear, and the restaurant grew to include more menu items like their now legendary Lobster Roll, Bandon’s Famous Crab Sandwich, and New England Clam Chowder. Going to Tony’s is more than just visiting a restaurant—it’s a whole experience and one that you can’t pass up.

Hours: Every day, 10:30am - 7:00pm 

Address: 155 1st St SE, Bandon

Phone: 541-347-2875

Menu: tonyscrabshack.com

10. Pacific Sushi & Grill in Brookings

Pacific Sushi is known for their high quality and commitment to sustainable practices when sourcing their fish, poultry and meat, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better sushi restaurant anywhere on the coast.

sushi plate
Pacific Sushi and Grill, Google Local

If you’re here for the sushi, try their popular Redwood Roll, Bruce Lee Roll, or Red Dragon Roll, but they also make a fantastic burger and have fun with their desserts like their unique wasabi cheesecake. The restaurant is small but cozy, the service is top notch, and the attached Star Lounge slings out creative cocktails and late night snacks.

Hours: Every day, 11:00am - 9:00pm 

Address: 613 Chetco Ave, Brookings

Phone: (541) 251-7707

Menu: https://pacificsushi.com/

11. Clearwater

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Clearwater Restaurant, nestled in Newport, Oregon, offers a unique dining experience that combines breathtaking views of Yaquina Bay and sea lion entertainment with an exquisite culinary adventure. As the only full-service restaurant in the area with a complete view of the sea lions at Port Dock 1, it stands out for its captivating setting.

The restaurant boasts both indoor and outdoor waterfront dining options, including a newly added tented bar/lounge area. Their menu, curated by award-winning chef Douglas Soriano, features chef-inspired cuisine that highlights the freshest seafood, including dishes like clam chowder, fish and chips, fish tacos, and whole crab.

In addition to seafood, they serve flavorful burgers and prime steaks, ensuring a variety of choices for all tastes. Clearwater is particularly renowned for its top-notch coastal cuisine and is also an ideal location for large groups, offering not just delicious food but also exceptional views and genuine service. Specialty cocktails and dishes like the Pan Seared Filet Mignon add to the appeal of this establishment, making it a must-visit spot on the Oregon Food Trails.

Address: 325 SW Bay Blvd., Newport, OR 97365

Phone: 541-272-5550


12. Fishtails Cafe

Fishtails Cafe / Facebook

Fishtails Cafe began its journey in April 2000, starting with a small team of three and a big ambition: to provide delicious food while achieving financial success. The cafe takes great pride in its homemade offerings. Every item, including bread, biscuits, muffins, pies, gravy, and desserts, is freshly prepared from scratch. They also take special care in hand-breading their signature Chicken Fried Steak.

Fishtails in Newport stands out for its excellent service and welcoming ambiance. This charming cafe caters to both breakfast and lunch crowds, including vegan options. Their Northwest omelette with Basil Pesto comes highly recommended. Don't miss their renowned Marionberry French Toast, a delightful blend of homemade bread, sweet cream cheese, and a topping of Marionberry Sauce and whipped cream. It's a crowd favorite for its exquisite taste.

Hours: Open every day from 8 AM to 3 PM

Address: 3101 SE Ferry Slip Rd # 18, Newport, OR 97365

Phone: 541-867-6002


13.  Bridgewater Bistro

Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria, Oregon, epitomizes a foodie's paradise with exceptional service and a stunning river view. Set in a historic boatyard and cannery, this eatery is renowned for embracing local, sustainable ingredients, contributing to the unique flavors of its dishes. The bistro offers both indoor and outdoor seating options, with the latter providing a scenic dining experience. Reservations are recommended due to its popularity. The location itself adds to the charm, with the restaurant perched on stilts above the Columbia River, offering panoramic views of the river, the Willapa Hills, and Victorian homes.

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The culinary experience at Bridgewater Bistro is both visually and gastronomically pleasing. Whether you dine on the main floor with access to the breezy deck or in the mezzanine area, suitable for larger gatherings, the restaurant offers mesmerizing river and bridge views. Unique to its menu is the Dungeness crab cheesecake, a creative blend of crab and cheesecake on a pecan crust, served with a wild mushroom meunière sauce. Their dessert menu is equally inventive, featuring items like the award-winning Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake. Complementing the food, their extensive wine collection, boasting over 300 bottles, ensures a perfect pairing for every dish.

Hours: Sunday from 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Wednesday from 7 AM to 6 PM, and Thursday to Saturday from 7 AM to 9 PM.

Address: 20 Basin St suite A, Astoria, OR 97103

Phone: 503-325-6777

Menu: bridgewaterbistro.com

14. Barnical Bistro

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Barnacle Bistro, situated in Gold Beach, Oregon, is a cherished local establishment known for its cozy and inviting atmosphere. This casual cafe is a family-run business, managed by Evan and Erin, who are dedicated to offering bold and delicious dishes that highlight locally sourced ingredients. The bistro is celebrated for its American cuisine with a focus on seafood, which is the highlight of their menu. Large windows in the cafe allow for plenty of natural light, enhancing the warm ambiance.

Barnacle Bistro / Facebook

Rated as one of the top restaurants in Gold Beach, Barnacle Bistro offers a range of delectable dishes. Popular choices include fish and chips, wasabi fish tacos, clam chowder, crab cakes, Brazilian seafood tacos, and a tuna melt, each dish reflecting their commitment to freshness and flavor. The restaurant's menu encourages guests to indulge in classic favorites or to explore new culinary delights, ensuring there's something to satisfy every palate.

Hours: Open Sunday from 10:30 AM to 3 PM and 4 to 8:30 PM, while Monday through Thursday it operates from 11:30 AM to 3 PM and 4 to 8:30 PM, and extends its hours on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 3 PM and 4 to 9 PM.

Address: 29805 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444

Phone: 541-247-7799

Menu: barnaclebistro.com

15. Tidal Raves

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Tidal Raves Seafood Grill in Depoe Bay, Oregon, is a celebrated destination for seafood lovers, offering a delightful dining experience with its oceanfront setting and a menu boasting the freshest Northwest ingredients. Opened in 1990 to meet the seafood demands of the small town of Depoe Bay, Tidal Raves quickly established itself as a key player in the local culinary scene. The restaurant is known not just for its seafood but also for its New American cuisine, providing a diverse array of choices for diners.

Rod Estrabo / Google Local

The ambiance at Tidal Raves strikes a perfect balance between casual and sophisticated, making it an ideal spot for both locals and visitors traveling through the Central Oregon Coast. With its friendly, knowledgeable service and an unbeatable view of the ocean, the restaurant promises an outstanding dining experience. Additionally, Tidal Raves boasts an excellent selection of Northwest wines and classic cocktails, complementing the exquisite menu. The owner, Jon Hamlin, a graduate of New York’s Culinary Institute of America, brings over 35 years of experience to the table, ensuring that each dish is crafted using Oregon’s finest ingredients.

Hours: Open daily 11 AM - 8 PM

Address: 279 US-101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341

Phone: 541-765-2995


16. Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe

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Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe, located in Astoria, Oregon, is a unique culinary establishment that specializes in vegetarian cuisine, artisan breads, pastries, and handcrafted seasonal foods. It operates as a worker-owned cooperative, emphasizing a community-focused and collaborative approach to its operations. The bakery and cafe take pride in using local and organic ingredients to create their offerings, ensuring both freshness and support for local producers.

One of the standout aspects of Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe is its commitment to serving high-quality coffee drinks. These are made with locally roasted, organic fair trade coffee from Astoria Coffee Roaster, along with Organic Valley Farms organic milk or milk substitutes, and homemade organic syrups. The cafe's popular dishes, like the Tempeh Reuben, highlight their dedication to creating delicious vegetarian options. Open daily from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe has become a beloved spot for both locals and visitors, known for its wholesome food and welcoming atmosphere.

Hours: Open daily from 7 AM to 3 PM.

Address: 1493 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103

Phone: 503-338-7473

Menu: www.bluescorcher.coop

17. Luna Sea Fish House

Luna Sea Fish House in Yachats

Luna Sea Fish House, a renowned seafood restaurant in Yachats, Oregon, has been a local favorite for over a decade. Known for serving freshly caught fish directly from the owner's boat, it provides a genuine taste of the Oregon coast. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining options, making it a versatile choice for different weather conditions and preferences. Its location and quality have made it a must-visit destination for both locals and travelers.

Rated highly by patrons, Luna Sea Fish House is considered one of the top dining options in Yachats. It offers a range of American seafood dishes, with options to suit various budgets. The restaurant's reputation is reflected in its TripAdvisor rating, where it stands as one of the top restaurants in Yachats. The combination of its fresh seafood, welcoming atmosphere, and scenic location contributes to its status as a beloved dining spot in the region.

Hours: Open daily 10:30 AM - 8 PM

Address: 153 US-101, Yachats, OR 97498

Phone: 541-547-4794

Menu: lunaseafishhouse.com

18. The Drift Inn Hotel & Restaurant

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The Drift Inn, located in Yachats, Oregon, is a vibrant and welcoming restaurant known for its cozy atmosphere and diverse menu. As a family-friendly establishment, it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The menu at The Drift Inn features an eclectic mix of family favorites and original dishes, all focused on fresh ingredients typical of the Pacific Northwest. Patrons can also enjoy a variety of coffee drinks, homemade soups, fresh-baked bread, and decadent desserts. I can personally speak to their wood-fired pizza, which was a delightful treat the first time we had an opportunity to try this spot.

I don't care if you think pineapple doesn't belong on pizza.  Lila C

In addition to its culinary offerings, The Drift Inn is recognized for its lively environment, hosting live music and showcasing local art. Whether guests are looking for a hearty breakfast, a fresh seafood lunch, or a romantic dinner, the restaurant offers a range of options to satisfy various tastes. The atmosphere is further enhanced by the colorful and inviting decor, making it a popular spot for both locals and visitors.

The Drift Inn has garnered positive reviews for its food, service, value, and atmosphere, achieving a high rating on platforms like Tripadvisor. It's also noted for being women-owned and provides a range of dishes suitable for different dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The restaurant's commitment to quality and its unique blend of a warm ambiance and delicious food make it a standout destination in Yachats​.

Address: 124 US-101, Yachats, OR 97498

Phone: 541-547-4477

Menu: the-drift-inn.com/about-the-restaurant/

19. The Hungry Clam

The Hungry Clam in Brookings, Oregon, is not just any seafood restaurant; it's a celebrated local gem that I've frequently enjoyed visiting. Holding the title of Best Seafood in Curry County for the last five years, its reputation is well-earned. This acclaim is echoed by Coastal Magazine, which has recognized The Hungry Clam as one of the top three seafood restaurants on the Oregon Coast.

But it's not just the accolades that make The Hungry Clam special. The menu is a seafood lover's paradise, featuring local favorites like clam strips, crab cakes, halibut bites, oysters, and scallops. A standout is their thick, sumptuous clam chowder served in a bread bowl, a dish that epitomizes the essence of coastal cuisine. The Hungry Clam also caters to a variety of dietary preferences, offering gluten-free bread and garden burgers, ensuring there's something for everyone. It's this combination of quality, variety, and a welcoming atmosphere that has made The Hungry Clam a personal favorite and a must-visit for anyone in Brookings.

This establishment's popularity is reflected in its ratings across multiple platforms. With a 3.9 rating from 354 reviews on Restaurantji and further high ratings on Google, Foursquare, and TripAdvisor, it's evident that The Hungry Clam's charm and quality are widely recognized​​​​. The Hungry Clam's commitment to offering an authentic seafood experience in the heart of Brookings, coupled with its accolades and customer satisfaction, makes it a standout destination on the Oregon Coast.

Hours: Open daily 11am-7pm

Address: 16350 Lower Harbor Rd # 205, Brookings, OR 97415

Phone: 541-469-2526

Menu: menupix.com/oregon/restaurants/370002429/Hungry-Clam-Brookings-OR

20. Nana's Irish Pub

Nana's Irish Pub (Image courtesy of nanasirishpub.com)

Nana's Irish Pub in Newport, Oregon, holds a special place in my heart as one of my personal favorite haunts. Ranked impressively as the seventh out of 57 restaurants in Newport, it's not just me who thinks highly of it. This cozy establishment combines the best of American and Irish traditions in both cuisine and ambiance. With its diverse menu offerings, including American, Irish, bar, pub, and soups, and a price range of $7 to $20, Nana's caters to a wide range of tastes and dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The authentic Irish flavors, coupled with a warm, inviting atmosphere, have always brought me back for more.

Each visit to Nana's has been a delight, thanks to their meticulously crafted menu. From tantalizing appetizers like Baked Brie and Scotch Eggs to hearty main courses such as Bridget's Chicken Pot Pie and the iconic Shepherd's Pie, the food never fails to impress. The 'Traditional Irish Fare' section, featuring dishes like Nana's Meatloaf and Bangers & Mash, encapsulates the essence of Irish comfort food. These dishes, rich in flavor and tradition, are complemented by Irish soda bread, making each meal at Nana's a memorable experience. For anyone seeking a genuine taste of Ireland in Newport, Nana's Irish Pub is, without a doubt, a must-visit destination.

Hours: Open Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Thursday from 11 AM to 8 PM, and Friday to Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM.

Address: 613 NW 3rd Street, Newport, OR 97365

Phone: 541-574-8787

Menu: nanasirishpub.com

As we journey through the culinary tapestry of the Oregon Coast, each of these 20 iconic restaurants presents a unique story, rich with flavors, tradition, and coastal charm.

In 2024, these establishments not only serve meals but memories, inviting us to indulge in experiences that are as diverse as the stunning Oregon coastline itself. Now, I turn to you, dear readers, to add your own brushstrokes to this ever-evolving masterpiece.

Are there hidden gems, local favorites, or personal culinary sanctuaries along the coast that you believe deserve a spotlight in our gastronomic exploration? Share your treasured picks, and let's continue to celebrate the rich, flavorful journey that the Oregon Coast offers to every palate and heart.